Demand for Lifestyle property is strong

Interest in lifestyle property and small farms in the Lower North Island over the Winter period remains high and the shortage of listings has been working to the favour of sellers.

Palmerston North house prices have recently hit a new average high of $390,000 and as this is where many lifestyle buyers are coming from, is clearly contributing to the increased demand/prices we are experiencing for lifestyle property.

On the larger scale farms, the Winter period is typically quieter, but farms do still all year round.

By example we commenced marketing a 198 hectare finishing farm at Kumeroa (between Woodville and Dannevirke) in late May and concluded the sale in early July after receiving several competitive tenders.

Over the past few weeks the team have been busy assessing a number of rural and lifestyle properties  for sale and Spring campaigns are starting to be planned.

To receive a complementary appraisal of where your own property value may lie with the current market contact one of the Team or use the form on the lower right of this page.


About Robert Dabb

Mobile 027 255 3992
Office 06 323 3363
Home 06 353 0298
Robert has been involved in the rural sector his whole working life and in real estate since 2006. He has experience as a Dairy Farm Consultant and was the lower North Island Regional Manager (Shareholder Services) at Fonterra Co-operative Group from 2000 through to 2006. He holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Science degree from Massey University. He has a wide network of contacts across rural industry and enjoys professionally marketing rural and lifestyle properties. Robert together with Richard Anderson formed Rural and Lifestyle in 2012