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Grand 130 year old Feilding villa for sale in immaculate condition

August 2023

Grand 130 year old Feilding villa for sale in immaculate condition

A meticulously preserved 130 year old grand villa on 1.5 hectares within a short distance of the Feilding town centre is for sale. Awatea, built in 1893 from heart matai and totara, is presented to...
7 steps to choosing the right real estate agent for your rural or lifestyle property

June 2023

7 steps to choosing the right real estate agent for your rural or lifestyle property

If it’s been awhile since you’ve had to engage the services of a real estate agent, or you’ve never had to do it at all, the process can be rather overwhelming. When there are so...
10 things to consider when thinking of buying a rural or lifestyle property

June 2023

10 things to consider when thinking of buying a rural or lifestyle property

For many, their dream life is living on a block of land. And whether you’re looking to buy a farm or lifestyle property, the prospect of finding the right place to set up ‘home’ is...
‘We Live Here Too’  why choose PGG Wrightson Real Estate

June 2023

‘We Live Here Too’ why choose PGG Wrightson Real Estate

With uncertainty in the property market and fluctuating interest rates, it’s now more...
Well loved Western Bay of Plenty garden business for sale

April 2023

Well loved Western Bay of Plenty garden business for sale

A well established and broadly appreciated Bay of Plenty business is for sale. Located at Te Puna, 14 kilometres west of Tauranga, Carine is an English style garden centre of 40 years standing with a...
Waipara ‘lifestyle masterpiece’ attracts plenty of interest to sell well

April 2023

Waipara ‘lifestyle masterpiece’ attracts plenty of interest to sell well

A five-hectare Waipara, North Canterbury lifestyle property sold well recently after attracting plenty of interest. Maria Rickerby of PGG Wrightson Real Estate, Amberley marketed the property,...
From start to finish: The process of selling your residential or lifestyle property

March 2023

From start to finish: The process of selling your residential or lifestyle property

Selling your home can be one of the most stressful life events we can experience. It’s no wonder that many people experience worry and anxiety at the thought of going to market. Perhaps the...
Is it better to build new or buy an existing lifestyle block? 

March 2023

Is it better to build new or buy an existing lifestyle block? 

So you’re in the market for a new lifestyle property, but you’re not sure if you should...
5 things to consider when selling your lifestyle block in 2023

March 2023

5 things to consider when selling your lifestyle block in 2023

A lifestyle block comes with considerably more features and amenities than a normal residential house, so selling a lifestyle home will require more than a lick of paint on the letterbox and a tidy...
Is the growing trend of moving to a lifestyle block for you?

March 2023

Is the growing trend of moving to a lifestyle block for you?

From fresh country air, to peace and quiet, faraway neighbours and space for animals (and the kids) to roam, lifestyle living sounds idyllic. But for most, it hasn’t always been that...
Innovative cherry orchard promises fossil fuel free future for horticulture

March 2023

Innovative cherry orchard promises fossil fuel free future for horticulture

A Central Otago cherry orchard is pioneering technology that aims to de-carbonise horticulture. Forest Lodge Orchard was established by Mike and Rebecca Casey, who co-own the business with Euan and...
Classic Marton villa maintained in immaculate original condition

March 2023

Classic Marton villa maintained in immaculate original condition

In 2018 Margaret and Mike Webster bought a 4.3 hectare property on the northern outskirts of...
Rekindled love of horses prompts lifestyle move

March 2023

Rekindled love of horses prompts lifestyle move

Since she was a teen living on her family’s Prebbleton lifestyle block south of Christchurch, Anna Grainger has loved horses.  She became a keen equestrian, enjoying the sport as both a...
Nelson’s climate and outdoor recreation make it perfect for lifestyle property

March 2023

Nelson’s climate and outdoor recreation make it perfect for lifestyle property

Blue sky and sunshine, easy access to the great outdoors, and a relaxed pace combine to make Nelson one of the country’s most sought after lifestyle property locations. Originally from...
Country estate ranks as one of Rotorua’s finest

March 2023

Country estate ranks as one of Rotorua’s finest

Growing up in Natal, South Africa, Derek Clarke’s family home neighboured a dairy farm.  Derek and his brother spent many hours with the cows, so knew where milk comes from, not to...