A thank you from Blair Haddow

Blair Haddow here from Bayleys Ponsonby. I hope you and the Ponsonby News crew are all keeping well under Level 3.

Case in point - in August last year, Ponsonby News ran an article reporting on how I sold $40 million worth of residential property in just nine weeks after coming out of the first Covid-19 lockdown – selling properties around the Ponsonby, Grey Lynn, and Herne Bay suburbs.

A loyal Ponsonby News reader in Grey Lynn read the article at the time and said to his wife: ‘Sweetheart, if we ever decide to sell our place, this is the guy I want to sell it.”

Well, Martin, fast-forward a year and their home has come on the market for sale as one of my new listings. The couple regaled their Ponsonby News story to me as I visited them for an initial appraisal of their lovely residence.

So I just thought I’d let you know about the longevity and loyalty which Ponsonby News has with its readers. But I’m sure you already know that.

The home in question is a two -bedroom penthouse apartment on the fifth floor within the boutique high-end 505 SOMA building at 12 MacKelvie Street. With stunning north-west aspect views stretching from the Waitakere Ranges around to Ponsonby, the ultra-chic and clean-lined penthouse has two bathrooms and two car parks. It’s a beauty.

So thank you Ponsonby News and thank you Martin for paving the way for this wonderful listing to come to me at Bayleys Ponsonby.

Also on my books for sale at the moment are a range of other beautiful homes to suit most buyer tastes. They include:

· 1 Ariki Street in Grey Lynn – a three bedroom/two-bathroom/two-living area villa. This family home on a flat north-east facing section situated near Grey Lynn ridge has double car garaging and additional off-street parking for another vehicle. Extensive decking wraps around the kitchen and dining room – making for a relaxed al-fresco space accessed by large bi-fold doors.

· 16A Tawariki Street – a contemporary three-bedroom/two-bathroom family home down a private driveway. This Ponsonby home is built over two levels giving plenty of space for the family.

· 7/26 Crummer Road in Ponsonby – a modern one-bedroom ground-floor apartment providing an entry-level buying opportunity to get a foothold on the Ponsonby real estate ladder.

These listings are sure to go like wildfire with high buyer demand resonating in the market at the moment – exemplified by my 100 percent auction clearance rate in September.

One of my other listings at 57 Williamson Avenue in Grey Lynn, which Ponsonby News featured last month, sold within a week of coming onto the market. The classically-styled three-bedroom villa with off-street parking for two vehicles had been a rental for its current owners for quite some time so there was plenty of scope to add value through renovation and modernisation.

The auction was brought forward after a pre-auction offer of $2.56million was accepted. However, other bidders had eyes on the prize too and it sold under the auctioneer’s hammer for $2.675million. So thanks again to Ponsonby News and you Martin for giving readers so much information about what is happening in the suburb’s residential real estate market. Long may it continue.

Blair Haddow, leading salesperson, Bayleys Ponsonby

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Published 5 November 2021