With all the negativity going around Building Recruitment thought it was time to share the good news.
Yes there are good things happening out there and to prove it read below.
Jennian Homes looking positive -
Building industry starts to stabilise:
comment from Dave Wilson, Business Development Manager, Jennian Homes
Building consent figures are beginning to stabilise and we are seeing this reflected in the level of both enquiries and sales at Jennian Homes.
June has been our best month this calendar year with more than double the sales we've seen in the previous months. Activity has picked up particularly in the regions, with Northland, Waikato, Nelson and Canterbury showing noticeable growth, and the metropolitan areas beginning to follow. We are now seeing that momentum continue into the start of Spring and it appears that the filling pipeline is indicative of a positive climb throughout 2010.
Now is a good time to consider building a home as interest rates are low and land has become cheaper. We're seeing a noteworthy increase in enquiries from people who have already purchased land at a good price and are now ready to start turning their dreams of a new home into reality.
The past year has seen potential home builders taking a conservative approach, holding back from making significant financial decisions, but this seems to have settled and more people are prepared to commit to longer-term plans. Our network of franchisees across the country report that they are seeing less of the wait-and-see approach of the past few months and more people ready to build now.
The increase in net migration is also driving activity at Jennian from two perspectives. New Zealanders returning from around the world are increasingly enquiring about building a home in preparation for coming back to settle down. In addition, investors are seeing an opportunity to build rental properties to meet the increased demand for housing. This demand comes from both immigrants and potential first-home buyers who are delaying getting onto the property ladder as they save to meet the increased deposit requirements. The points in favour of building your own home are fairly well known, but the same benefits apply to building investment properties. A new home built specifically with tenancy in mind is far more likely to be tenanted quickly and for a longer, stable time.
The home can be built according to the likely specifications of the type of tenants who predominate in a specific area. And of course a new home is just that - new, not tired or worn out - and can be constructed with low maintenance in mind for property investors.
Adding to the positive feel within Jennian Homes are the regional results from the annual Master Builders' House of the Year Awards. Jennian Homes has been consistently New Zealand's most awarded group home builder and this success continues in 2009. With news of another bag of awards coming in from around the country, the team at Jennian Homes are particularly proud of multiple Gold and category awards topped by a home built by Jennian Homes Auckland West achieving Gold Reserve National Finalist status.
Right House revs its engines and takes to the roads!
Leading home energy efficient experts, Right House is now mobile!
Right House recently rolled out bright new signwriting of its fleet of vehicles which are out on the roads bringing Right House closer to energy efficient New Zealanders
The 1st July saw Right House open the doors of its new branch in Hamilton.
Right House noted an increasing demand in consumers enquiring about options for building and renovating energy efficient homes. The opening of this branch means Waikato residents are now a step closer to finding a customised Right House energy efficient home solution.
In June, Right House signed an exclusive agreement with property developer, Hopper Developments to offer residents of Marsden Cove, the ultimate in energy efficient living.
Right House plans to create New Zealand's first and only street of energy efficient homes and once complete, the Marsden Cove development will comprise 230 berth marina and waterfront boulevard at its heart.
EECA and Right House - a busy pair!
As an approved EECA Energywise service provider, Right House is being kept busy! Thanks to the new Government Insulation initiative, Right House has already helped hundreds of New Zealanders upgrade their homes by providing insulation and heating. Talk to Right House about making your home warmer, healthier and more comfortable this winter.
But it isn't just homeowners benefiting; all of Right House's branches nationwide have been bursting at the seams with enquiries and Right House has recently employed over 20 new staff members to help satisfy the demand, and this figure looks set to grow!