Nelson Marlborough West Coast 2017 House Of The Year Awards

A huge congratulations to our Jennian Homes Nelson Bays Franchise on achieving SIX Awards at Friday nights Nelson Marlborough West Coast 2017 House of the Year Awards.

2 Silver Awards for 2 entries in the PlaceMakers Volume/Group Housing New Home up to $450,000 Category.

The Volume/Group Housing New Home $450,000 – $700,000 – Gold Award. Category Award, The Lifestyle Bathroom Excellence Award and The Heart of The Home Kitchen Award.

Take a look at our fantastic results by clicking the links below:

Award Winners – Jennian Homes North Waikato & Jennian Homes Coromandel

On Friday the 14th of July, the Registered Master Builders Association, Waikato House of the Year Gala Dinner was held at Claudelands in Hamilton.

Congratulations once again to our Jennian Homes North Waikato & Jennian Homes Coromandel Franchises who walked away award winners.

The team from Jennian Homes North Waikato were awarded Gold in the GIB Show Home category and our Jennian Homes Coromandel team won Silver in the competitive New Home $550,000 – $700,000 category.

Congratulations! Click the links below to view the award-winning homes:

http://houseoftheyear.co.nz/houses/2017/wk-12289-2-14/
http://houseoftheyear.co.nz/houses/2017/wk-7378-1-6/

Best Presented Display Home

North Waikato Franchise Scoops Best-Presented Display Home

Jennian Homes North Waikato is building on its foundations as a consistent top performer by being named as a winner of the display home of the year award.

The Hamilton-based franchise was announced as one of the winners for the display home of the year award at Jennian Homes’ annual awards evening in Fiji recently, marking the conclusion of the organisation’s national conference.

Owned by husband and wife couples, Dave and Jo Bennett along with Howard and Shelley Baker, the team are proud to once again be among the top echelon of the 30 franchise areas operated around the country.

“We take pride in ensuring all our homes are at a consistent high standard and are very pleased this has been recognised,” says Mr Bennett.

“We are a home-building company and our priority is service and great construction so we continue to attract repeat customers. We do this through constant communication with our loyal sub-contractors, ensuring our timelines are met and high standards of workmanship are maintained.”

Jennian Homes North Waikato director Dave Bennett says the achievements are a testament to a team that continues to step up to the plate and deliver top-quality service within the local community.

“We’ve worked really hard to build a reputation for excellence in customer service, design and craftsmanship in every home we build, so being recognised yet again as one of the best in our business is both reassuring and motivating,” says Mr Bennett.

“The team have worked hard, they’ve had great results and they’ve really deserved these accolades.”

The winning home, a sophisticated, superb residence in Hamilton proves you can have it all. The designers were thinking big – four bedrooms, two bathrooms, an office, store room, separate laundry and ample living spaces are spread over a very comfortable 299sqm.

“We are proud of the growth and progress of all our regional franchisee teams. However, once again Jennian Homes North Waikato excelled in all expectations,” says franchisor Aidan Jury.

“They have worked hard to establish themselves as a consistent performer within Jennian Homes, and an integral part of the local Waikato community, and are reaping the rewards of this.”

As well as being a high-achieving business, the franchise is also very community-spirited, sponsoring a number of local sporting teams and events and organising the Hamilton leg of the Jennian Homes Mother’s Day Fun Run/Walk – an annual event that aims to raise funds for the Heart Foundation and generate awareness about women’s heart health.

This year’s Hamliton leg, held at the Hamilton Gardens, saw more than 1000 people take part in the 5km run/walk on May 14 (Mother’s Day) – a record attendance for the city.

Rookie of the Year

Wellington Sales Consultant Scoops Rookie Of The Year

Jennian Homes Wellington’s newest home consultant is quickly making a name on the national new-home sales market after being named as a Rookie of the Year.

Tim Kunz was announced Rookie of the Year for highest sales for a new-starter in 2016 at Jennian Homes’ annual awards evening in Fiji, marking the conclusion of the organisation’s national conference.

Having worked on the Kapiti Coast within the new home market for many years, Mr Kunz joined the Jennian Homes Wellington team in 2015.

Jennian Homes undertakes a sales benchmarking programme with all new home consultants. Mr Kunz competed against all consultants who were completing their first full year at Jennian Homes.

Jennian Homes Wellington’s memorable awards night was capped off with Mr Kunz’s colleague and fellow new home consultant Craig Kirk announced as a finalist in the New Home Consultant of the Year category.

“We are honoured to not only receive the top award and to have a finalist in the New Home Consultant of the Year category. We have a great team and are constantly challenging ourselves to improve,” say Jennian Homes Wellington owners Simon and Belinda Barber.
“Both Tim and Craig are a credit to our business. Their honest, reliable and hard-working nature is the epitome of what we stand for.”

Jennian Homes chief operating officer Aidan Jury says Mr Kunz has become a consistent top performer and is an integral part of the Wellington team.

“Tim is making a great name for himself and for Jennian Homes on the Kapiti Coast,” says Mr Jury.

“Our entire team congratulates Tim and Craig for their efforts and achievements throughout the broader Wellington region.”

As well as being a high-achieving business, the Wellington franchise is very involved in the community, supporting local sports teams and organising the Wellington leg of the Jennian Homes Mother’s Day Fun Run/Walk – an annual event that aims to raise funds for the Heart Foundation and generate awareness about women’s heart health.

This year’s Wellington leg, held on the Wellington Waterfront, saw more than 1150 people take part in the 5km run/walk on May 14 (Mother’s Day) – a record attendance for the city.

Sales Consultant of the Year

Wairarapa Home Sales Consultant Takes Top Spot In Franchise Awards

A Wairarapa sales consultant is quickly making a name for himself on the national stage by being named as New Home Consultant of the Year.

Brian Brewster is the winner of the supreme individual award for results achieved in 2016, announced at Jennian Homes’ annual awards evening in Fiji, marking the conclusion of the organisation’s national conference.

Jennian Homes undertakes a sales benchmarking programme with all new home consultants through New Zealand.

“We are honoured to have Brian receive the top award. We pride ourselves on having a great team and are constantly challenging ourselves to improve,” say Jennian Homes Wairarapa Franchise owners Gareth and Kate Norris.

“Brian is a credit to our business. His honest, reliable and hard-working nature is the epitome of what we stand for.”

Jennian Homes chief operating officer Aidan Jury says Mr Brewster is a consistent top performer with a great name across the Wairarapa and our entire Jennian business.

“Our entire team is proud of Brian and his achievements. He has been working away in a market that has been known to roll with its sales highs and lows,” says Mr Jury.

“We congratulate him for his efforts and achievements throughout the wider Wairarapa region.”

As well as being a high-achieving business, the Wairarapa franchise is very involved in the community, supporting local netball and organising the Wairarapa leg of the Jennian Homes Mother’s Day Fun Run/Walk – an annual event that aims to raise funds for the Heart Foundation and generate awareness about women’s heart health.

This year’s Wairarapa leg, held at Masterton’s Henley Lake, saw more than 330 people take part in the 5km run/walk on May 14 (Mother’s Day).

Franchise of the Year (Top Three) – Coromandel

Coromandel Franchise Among New Zealand Building Elite

Jennian Homes Coromandel is building on its foundations as a consistent top performer by being named as a Franchisee of the Year finalist.

The Whangamata-based franchise was announced as one of three finalists for the supreme award at Jennian Homes’ annual awards evening in Fiji, marking the conclusion of the organisation’s national conference.

The other finalists were Jennian Homes Otago and Jennian Homes Nelson Bays, with Jennian Homes Otago named the overall winner.

Owned and operated by Stephen and Haley Trebilco, the franchise is well respected in the Thames-Coromandel/Hauraki area not only as a great building company but also for the community involvement and support it provides the region.

Jennian Homes Coromandel owner Stephen Trebilco is honoured to be among the top echelon of the 30 franchises operated around the country.

“We take pride in ensuring all our homes are at a consistent high standard and are very pleased this has been recognised,” says Mr Trebilco.

“We are a home-building company and our priority is service and great construction so we continue to attract repeat customers. We do this through constant communication with our loyal sub-contractors and ensuring our timelines are met, and high standards of workmanship are maintained.”

Mr Trebilco says the achievements are a testament to a team that continues to step up to the plate and deliver top quality service within the local community.

“We’ve worked really hard to build a reputation for excellence in customer service, design and craftsmanship in every home we build, so being recognised as one of the best in our business is both reassuring and motivating.”

“The team have worked hard, they’ve had great results and they’ve really deserve these accolades.”
All Jennian franchisees are benchmarked by a rigorous scoring programme which details financial and non-financial indicators, including local market share, use of national support office systems and processes, as well as community involvement.

Jennian Homes chief operating officer Aidan Jury says the Coromandel franchise is deserving of its finalist status as its ability to be a consistent top performer raises the standard within the organisation.
“We are proud of the growth and progress of all our regional franchisee teams. However, once again Jennian Homes Coromandel excelled in all expectations,” says Mr Jury.

“They have worked hard to establish themselves as a consistent performer within Jennian Homes, are an integral part of the local Thames Coromandel/Hauraki community, and are reaping the rewards of this.

As well as being a high-achieving business, the Coromandel franchise is very involved in the community, supporting local netball and organising the Coromandel leg of the Jennian Homes Mother’s Day Fun Run/Walk – an annual event that aims to raise funds for the Heart Foundation and generate awareness about women’s heart health.

This year’s Coromandel leg saw more than 200 people take part in the 5km run/walk on May 14 (Mother’s Day) in Whitianga.

 

Franchise of the Year (Top Three) – Nelson Bays

Nelson Bays Franchise Among New Zealand Building Elite

Jennian Homes Nelson Bays is building on its foundations as a consistent top performer by being named as a Franchisee of the Year finalist.

The Nelson-based franchise was announced as one of three finalists for the supreme award at Jennian Homes’ annual awards evening in Fiji, marking the conclusion of the organisation’s national conference.

The other finalists announced were Jennian Homes Otago and Jennian Homes Coromandel, with Jennian Homes Otago named the overall winner.

Nelson Bays’ finalist position follows the franchise winning the supreme award in 2016, jointly with Jennian Homes Otago.

As well as the finalist position the Nelson Bays team, owned by Simon Collett and managed by general manager Daryl O’Reilly, was awarded Best Sales Process of the Year recognising the quality of the full client experience from the initial sales contact to handing over the keys to the home – an award the franchise also won in 2015 and 2014.

Jennian Homes Nelson Bays owner Simon Collett is proud to once again be among the top echelon of the 30 franchise areas operated around the country.

“We take pride in ensuring all our homes are at a consistent high standard and are very pleased this has been recognised,” says Mr Collett.

“We are a home-building company and our priority is service and great construction so we continue to attract repeat customers. We do this through constant communication with our loyal sub-contractors, ensuring our timelines are met and high standards of workmanship are maintained.”

Jennian Homes Nelson Bays general manager Daryl O’Reilly says the achievements are a testament to a team that continues to step up to the plate and deliver top-quality service within the local community.

“We’ve worked really hard to build a reputation for excellence in customer service, design and craftsmanship in every home we build, so being recognised yet again as one of the best in our business is both reassuring and motivating,” says Mr O’Reilly.

“The team have worked hard, they’ve had great results and they’ve really deserved these accolades.”

All Jennian franchisees are benchmarked by a rigorous scoring programme which details financial and non-financial indicators, including local market share, use of national support office systems and processes, as well as community involvement.

Jennian Homes chief operating officer Aidan Jury says the Nelson Bays franchise has developed a sales process that is 100 per cent customer-focused. It supports the Jennian Homes ethos of creating a superior customer experience and ensuring the customer clearly understands what is happening every step of the way.

The process has been so successful it is being used as a model for franchises throughout the country.

“We are proud of the growth and progress of all our regional franchisee teams. However, once again Jennian Homes Nelson Bays excelled in all expectations,” says Mr Jury.

“They have worked hard to establish themselves as a consistent performer within Jennian Homes, and an integral part of the local Nelson community, and are reaping the rewards of this.”

As well as being a high-achieving business, the franchise is also very community-spirited, sponsoring a number of local sporting teams and events. The Nelson Bays team were the visionaries behind the Jennian Homes Mother’s Day Fun Run/Walk – an annual event that aims to raise funds for the Heart Foundation and generate awareness about women’s heart health.

This year’s Nelson Bays leg saw more than 650 people take part in the 5km run/walk on May 14 (Mother’s Day).

Franchise Of The Year – Otago

Otago Franchise Secures Back-To-Back Supreme Awards

Jennian Homes Otago continues to set the bar high after scooping its second successive Franchisee of the Year Award.

The Dunedin-based franchise was awarded the supreme award at Jennian Homes’ annual awards evening in Fiji, marking the conclusion of the organisation’s national conference.

It’s Otago’s second trip to the top of the podium after its previous win in 2016 (shared with Nelson Bays) after having been and in the top three in 2014.

Debbie Payne, who owns the franchise with Hayden Davies, says the continued recognition acknowledges the great effort the team puts into keeping the business among the best of the 30 franchises operated around the country year after year.

“We take pride in ensuring all our homes are at a consistent high standard and this award is both reassuring and motivating,” says Payne.

“We are a home-building company and our priority is service and great construction so we continue to attract repeat customers. We do this through constant communication with our loyal sub-contractors and ensuring our timelines are met, and high standards of workmanship are maintained.”

Jennian Homes chief operating officer Aidan Jury says the Otago franchise is once again deserving of the top award, as its ability to be a consistent top performer raises the standard within the organisation.

All Jennian franchisees are benchmarked by a rigorous scoring programme which details financial and non-financial indicators, including local market share, use of national support office systems and processes, and community involvement.

“We are proud of the growth and progress of all our regional franchisee teams. However, once again Debbie and Hayden have excelled in all expectations.

“They have worked hard to establish themselves as a consistent performer within Jennian Homes, and an integral part of the Otago community, and are reaping the rewards of this.”

As well as being a high-achieving business, the Otago franchise is very involved in the community, supporting local netball and organising the Otago leg of the Jennian Homes Mother’s Day Fun Run/Walk – an annual event that aims to raise funds for the Heart Foundation and generate awareness about women’s heart health.

This year’s Otago leg saw more than 500 people take part in the 5km run/walk held at Hancock Park on May 14 (Mother’s Day).

Heart Foundation Lottery 105

Read the heartwarming story of our latest Heart Foundation Lottery NO.105 winner, below:

Wishful Note Comes True

When busy Lyn McDonald found out she had won Lottery No. 105’s first prize, she made a quick call to her mum, saying, “I can’t talk right now, but I’ve just won a house!”

Her news was met with scepticism by her family, with someone even telling her daughter that it was a scam. But it was all very real, especially when Lyn received the keys to her brand new Papamoa dream home. She celebrated this special moment with a number of her family, including her mum and daughters, with party poppers and sparkling grape juice to toast the new home.

“I wrote ‘Lyn won this, woohoo!’ on the house picture,” Lyn says. “And it obviously worked.”

A deserving winner, Lyn is quite well-known around Auckland having run a bird rescue service there for years. “I’ve spent 32 years in bird rescue,” she says, “and many locals have brought me a bird to care for at some stage.”

Lyn says her new home will be great for the family to stay at when visiting her mother, who lives in Papamoa, as well as for holidays at the beach.

 

New Wellington Office Opening Soon

New Office Opening Soon

We are moving in early August into our new Plimmerton Office

Jennian Homes Wellington’s new Office and Studio J selection centre is centrally based just off State highway One on the roundabout at James Street in Plimmerton.

Simon & Belinda are working hard on the latest design and products for the spaces. The staff can’t wait for this stunning new office to open.

Watch the progress with our weekly updated photos below.

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Sir Bob Charles Promotion Winners

From left to right: Alan Harris, Jude Parke, Brian Jones, Sir Bob Charles, Frank Edwards, Garth Johnston, Gordon Smith, Stu Munro (Jennian)

Recently, we gave New Zealand Golf members the chance to tee off with legend Sir Bob Charles. Congratulations to our six lucky winners who shared the golfing experience of a lifetime with Sir Bob Charles at the world-class Christchurch Golf Club.

Most of you should have known that he’s a lefty and won the Open Championship – for those of you who didn’t, now you do. Build with Jennian Homes and as a New Zealand Golf member you get brand new set of Cobra Golf Clubs, your membership paid for a year and a donation towards junior golf.

Click here for more info.

Jennian Homes signs on with Athletics

Athletics New Zealand have  announced Jennian Homes as the naming rights sponsor of the New Zealand Track and Field Championships for 2017 and 2018, to be held at Porritt Stadium in Hamilton.

The Jennian Homes NZ Track and Field Champs, one of the countrys oldest sporting events dating back to 1889, will be held on 17-19 March, 2017, at Porritt Stadium in Hamilton and will feature many of New Zealands top athletes, from Rio Olympians like Eliza McCartney, Tom Walsh and Hamish Carson to name a few, right through to the best U18 and U20 provincial talent, all vying to win a national title, and for some, qualification for higher honours.

Jennian Homes joins Aon New Zealand and Harcourts Cooper & Co, who have both recently joined the growing stable of commercial partners keen to align with the sport as it enters into a new era of success.

In announcing the new partnership, Athletics New Zealand Chief Executive, Linda Hamersley, said “Its fantastic to have Jennian Homes on board to support this national championship event. Were grateful to have a growing family of sponsors who contribute so much to enabling us to grow the grassroots of the sport as well as helping us run major events like the Jennian Homes New Zealand Track and Field Champs, which will double as the main qualifying event for the IAAF World Championships in London later this year”.

“We have seen, after the successes of Rio, young people watch their sporting heroes and are inspired by them. Having Jennians sponsorship means we can organise this key event, meet our financial targets and our members expectations and invest some money back into the local area to help grow the next generation,” says Hamersley.

Jennian Homes have shown an increasing support of sport and the community with partnerships with the New Zealand Olympic Committee, NZ Golf as well as providing long standing assistance to the Heart Foundation, their main charity.

Jennian Homes Chief Operating Officer Aidan Jury said, “Throughout history we can all remember moments of sporting greatness around the Athletics track and the current level of talent with NZs finest athletes is no exception.

The Jennian Homes team is proud to be supporting young Kiwis in their effort to excel in sport while continuing the long Jennian track record of community support.

As a proud supporter of the NZ Olympic and Commonwealth teams, Jennian understands the importance and pressure of qualification for major international events, and wish all athletes well in the NZ Track & Field Championships.”

The Jennian Homes NZ Track & Field Champs are sure to attract a lot of attention from athletics and sports fans alike with so many of New Zealands elite athletes competing.

Tickets will go on sale shortly. For more details go to www.athletics.org.nz

Mum’s The Word As Olympic Heroes Step Out For Heart Health

A silver medallist sharp shooter, a former women’s hockey captain and a runner whose sportsmanship and “Olympic spirit” captured international attention, will headline this year’s Jennian Homes Mother’s Day Fun Run/Walk.

Tickets go on sale today for the highly anticipated event taking place in over 20 locations nationwide, with women from Paihia to Invercargill preparing to walk and run their way through Mother’s Day on May 14 – all in the name of heart health. Into its sixth year, the New Zealand-wide event is part of an initiative run by Jennian Homes to support the Heart Foundation’s ‘Heart Foundation For Women’ campaign, which aims to improve the heart health of New Zealand women.

While 2016 was the annual fun run/walk’s largest to date, with more than 7000 mums, daughters or sisters participating, this year is predicted to be even bigger with a trio of Olympic athletes fronting the event, including Natalie Rooney (shooting), Kayla Whitelock (hockey), and Nikki Hamblin (middle distance runner). Heart disease is the number-one cause of death for women in New Zealand, claiming the lives of more than 50 women each week. Therefore, as a proud supporter, Jennian Homes is committed to working with the Heart Foundation to reduce this alarming statistic, and will be giving $20,000 to the charity to support women’s heart health as a result of the Mother’s Day events. Heart Foundation medical director Gerry Devlin says it’s a sad fact that heart disease is the number-one killer of women in New Zealand and more needs to be done to address this worrying statistic.

Dr Devlin says the Heart Foundation encourage women around New Zealand to start the conversation about heart disease and also take the steps necessary to look after their hearts, including through this year’s fun run/walk.

“It’s great to see Jennian Homes’ getting behind our annual ‘Heart Foundation for Women’ campaign once again. “Jennian Homes has been a longstanding supporter of the Heart Foundation and we greatly appreciate their efforts to help raise much-needed funds for womens heart health research. Since the Heart Foundation began, it has invested more than $57m into research and specialist training for cardiologists,” says Dr Devlin.

The inclusion of Olympians Natalie, Kayla and Nikki is all thanks to Jennian Homes, who partnered with the New Zealand Olympic Committee ahead of last year’s games in Rio de Janiero to help Kiwi athletes achieve their goals on the world stage. Natalie claimed the nation’s first medal for 2016 with a silver in the women’s trap event, Kayla is the former captain of the Black Sticks women’s hockey team, and Nikki, along with American Abbey D’Agostino, were presented with the Rio 2016 Fair Play Award by the International Fair Play Committee for their sportsmanship and “Olympic spirit” after the pair fell during the 5000m and Nikki stopped to help Abbey finish the race. Jennian Homes COO Aidan Jury says it is at a time like Mother’s Day that we are reminded of just how important families are. He encourages all mothers and families to make a great start to their Mother’s Day by participating.

“It is fantastic to have these three Olympians showing their support to an event that continues to grow in popularity each year. We are all mindful of the toll that results from heart health issues and Jennian is proud to champion the need for better heart awareness in New Zealand.

“Just 5 kms through some of New Zealand’s most scenic areas gets your day started in a great fun way with family and you’ll be doing your bit to help save lives and keep more families together.”

Jennian Homes has also teamed up with iconic New Zealand artist Dick Frizzell to help design the Jennian Homes Mother’s Day Fun Run/Walk official T-shirts, which all participants will receive. Participants who enter this year’s event will also go in the draw to win part of a $25,000 prize pool through a variety of ways including Early Bird ticket sales, before the end of March, and entering in a group of 10 or more.

For a full list of locations and to register for the 5km event go to http://www.jennianmothersday.com/

Build A New Beginning In 2017

2017 is shaping up to be a busy year for the building industry throughout New Zealand. With the Auckland housing shortage, the ongoing Reserve Bank exemption of new dwellings from the LVR restrictions, the building industry appears set for another great year.

With an unprecedented level of building anticipated over the next few years, if you’ve been considering building a new home as part of your New Year’s resolution, now is a good time to put those plans into action.

The team at Jennian Homes can guide you through this process. We even host regular building information sessions to arm you with lots of great information to help you on your journey to building your own home.

Jennian Homes has been building homes Kiwi’s love for over 34 years and remains NZ’s most awarded group home builder, with truly national coverage. Build new and take advantage of the capital gains in property value (in most regions) even between contract signing and the completion of your beautiful new Jennian Home.

Whether this is a proven plan or your own design let our team show can you the benefits of building new versus old. Take advantage of smart technologies like home automation for lighting, security and entertainment; as well as future-proofing for solutions like solar and electric vehicles.

The LVR Rules, and the exemption of new homes from the lending criteria, makes it a better option for New Zealanders to realise the dream of building their own home instead of purchasing an existing house and exposing themselves to the LVR criteria.

However, 2017 doesn’t just promise to be a good year for potential home builders.

The construction industry is an exciting option for school leavers or those considering a career change. Good quality workers will be required to help meet demand and completing an apprenticeship is an ideal foot in the door to the industry. An increase in new apprenticeships is likely as related trades begin to expand to meet growing workloads.

Aside from builders, increased demand for housing also means there will be an upturn in work for the suppliers and tradespeople who make the industry tick.

As an industry as a whole, we have a great opportunity this year nationwide to watch building and construction grow from strength to strength. Now we have to take advantage of it.

Act now and talk to the team at Jennian Homes.

New Home Builders’ Information Session

Avoid ‘OH NO’ moments when building…by heading along to a free New Home Builders’ Information Session with your local Jennian team.

Building a new home is an exciting adventure and Jennian Homes has been building the homes New Zealanders want for more than 34 years.

Come and learn from the experts about the hidden costs of building and how to avoid surprises by designing a home, customised for you, to work within your true budget.

Our regular building Information Sessions arm you with lots of great information to help you on your journey to building your own home including:

  • Establishing your construction budget and how to avoid hidden costs.
  • The impact of designing your home in an environmentally friendly way, to save you money.
  • Planning the home you’ve always wanted.
  • Residential construction industry knowledge and advice.

Click here to register and to reserve your complimentary seats.

 

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The Perfect Storm Could Be Brewing

Is the Investment Property market set to expand further with the updated New Zealand Reserve Bank LVR rules introducing further restrictions on ‘existing homes’, but potentially encouraging investors to ‘build new homes’?

The perfect storm could be brewing!

  • The new Auckland Unitary Plan encourages more construction in Auckland’s expanded borders to manage the desperate shortage of quality new homes.
  • Net migration has now passed 68,000 migrants annually and shows no immediate signs of slowing. These immigrants will need housing.
  • A threefold increase in Britons wanting to move to NZ after the Brexit vote, and the slowing Australian Minerals Boom all point to the strong need to continue to build new houses.
  • The Reserve Bank continues to exempt new construction from its nationwide LVR restrictions which creates opportunities for home owners and investors alike.

While there has been some scaremongering that the LVR restrictions may not be good for the economy, at Jennian Homes, we disagree. If you own a home and you want to build an investment property, you may now need *30% less total equity or deposit to build a new house than may be required to buy an existing house.

Working with Jennian’s Financial Partners, Jennian Homes is now able to provide innovative solutions to get you into an investment property with less equity or deposit than buying an existing home (which you occupy as your primary dwelling). The dream of an investment home is now achievable for many kiwis.

Many investors want both a capital gain and income, making building a great choice for the long term. With the correct loan structuring, a Jennian partnered finance option may not require loan repayments until your new investment property is completed, meaning your cashflow may not be interrupted until you have a tenant*.

Jennian Homes has been building homes Kiwi’s love for nearly 34 years and remains NZ’s oldest and most awarded group home builder, with truly national coverage.

Ask your nearest Jennian representative how to start your Investment Property tomorrow, with less equity or deposit than you might think. Our team will guide you through this process.

You may be surprised just how simple it can be to navigate what looks like a complicated mine field of barriers and LVR rules.

It is now time to act and talk to Jennian.

 

*Lending criteria applies.  The equity example above is based on an owner occupier building an investment property. Every customer’s situation may differ. 

 *The Jennian finance solution is bank funded, with specialist skills in new builds.

 *Jennian recommends all investors obtain proper independent advice. Jennian is not itself in the business of providing finance for a new home nor providing advice on property investment. 

 

Reserve Bank Announces New Rules

Jennian Homes applauds the Reserve Bank on its recent revision to Loan Value Restrictions (LVR).

While these changes may challenge investors who wish to stay in their current home and purchase an investment property, there has now never been a better time for an owner occupier to build a new home in NZ.

Jennian and our Finance Partners remain committed to assisting owner occupiers into new homes for as little as 5% deposit.

Existing housing stocks now require 20% equity across the entirety of NZ and now not just limited to Auckland. Investor purchases will move to 40% equity.

It is critical that additional housing stock be provided in NZ.

Current net migration data to the end of May 2016 is now 68,000 per annum which is a growth of at least 10,000 over the past year.

Currently the level of New Housing being provided into the NZ market saw a little over 28,000 residential consents issued to the end of May 2016.

Given current inflationary pressure most financial commentators and now picking an almost certainty of a further Official Cash Rate (OCR) cut before the end of 2016. These record lows are likely to remain in place for some time.

The now revised LVR conditions will in a small way assist to the correct the ongoing undersupply of housing stock in NZ.

While the complexity of the data may be scary and at best hard to understand, there has never been a better time than now to explore a new home over existing stock.

Jennian Homes Partners with NZ Olympic Team

The New Zealand Olympic Committee is proud to announce their partnership with Jennian Homes to help New Zealand athletes achieve their goals on the world stage. The organisation’s aim is to inspire excellence and pride in New Zealanders and enable New Zealand’s elite athletes to achieve on the world’s stage. The organisation also delivers school and education programmes and connects young New Zealanders with Olympic Ambassadors and the significant Olympic digital museum collection. Together with our sports and athletes the New Zealand Olympic Committee inspires New Zealanders and makes them proud.

 

Jennian Homes & New Zealand Olympic Team

For… all the people of New Zealand

Who… enjoy feeling connected and inspired through Olympic sport

What we’re offering is… a team everyone can really believe in

Because… the New Zealand Olympic team unites the nation with inspirational role models

Providing… the belief that with hard work and determination anyone can achieve their goals – however big or small

New homes pre-wired for solar

One of New Zealand’s leading home builders has opted to pre-wire every new home for solar power, solar batteries and electric car chargers.

Aidan Jury, chief operating officer of Jennian Homes, says the first system will be installed in a new show home in Auckland later this month, and will be rolled out for all new homes built by the company.

“Jennian has a clear vision that all new homes in New Zealand should be built with energy efficiency and the future of our planet firmly in mind,” he says. “We believe we need to be socially responsible and economically responsible, so we are looking at making a home energy efficient on a continuing basis, over its complete lifecyle.”

Jennian Home says all its new homes will be pre-wired to accommodate electric car chargers, as well as solar roof panels and batteries.

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Jennian Home says all its new homes will be pre-wired to accommodate electric car chargers, as well as solar roof panels and batteries.

Jury says it’s not just about introducing better building materials. “We also need to consider the cost per square metre of running a house, not just the cost per square metre of building the house. Building energy-efficient homes, locking in a low price for green power and reducing reliance on grid power is a powerful combination that is set to change the face of the residential building market in New Zealand.”

Jennian Homes and NZ Golf announce new partnership

New Zealand Golf and Jennian Homes have announced a new partnership, making New Zealand’s most awarded franchise builder the first naming right sponsor of the Charles Tour.

Jennian Homes supporting the Charles Tour in this capacity has enabled New Zealand Golf to secure the continued development of the Tour’s future, ensuring longevity and a stable playing pathway to help New Zealand’s aspiring amateur and professional golfers.

Dave Wilson, Business Development Manager for Jennian Homes, says: “This is the first sports sponsorship Jennian Homes has ever undertaken from a national perspective. Aligning ourselves with golf, a great kiwi pastime, fits perfectly with the iconic New Zealand owned Jennian brand that’s been around for 33 years, and supporting the Charles Tour definitely extends our ‘building for the future’ philosophy – not only in houses but now in emerging golfers as well.”

Jennian Homes isn’t only focused on helping our up and coming golfers ‘build for the future’, they will also add another layer which will be of benefit to every day golfers throughout New Zealand.

Any New Zealand Golf member who builds a new home with Jennian Homes will not only have a brand new quality finish, they will also receive a new set of Cobra Golf Clubs, their golf club membership paid for one year*as well as enable a $1,000 donation back to the New Zealand Junior Golf Foundation to help ‘build the future’ of the young golfers throughout the country.

Nick Rowland, Commercial Manager of New Zealand Golf says; “It was imperative for us to not just find a partner for the Charles Tour, but to find the right fit. Jennian Homes reflects the same values of New Zealand Golf, where longevity and quality take precedence, and we are proud to be working in partnership with them.”

Jennian Homes has also added a new aspect to the Tour, The Jennian Homes Trophy. This is to be of similar mould to the FedEx Cup on the US PGA Tour and rewards players for being consistent over the full season as well as competing in more events.

This is an exciting time for all involved in the game of golf. Our current professional golfers performing well on the world stage such as Danny Lee, Lydia Ko and Ryan Fox, have all played on the Charles Tour, highlighting how this pathway has helped them launch their careers.

 

The 2015/16 Jennian Homes Charles Tour schedule is as follows; The Carrus Open, Tauranga Golf Club September 17. The Taranaki Open, Augusta Funds Management New Plymouth Golf Club October 1. John Jones Steel Open, Harewood Golf Club October 22. Lawnmaster Classic, Manawatu Golf Club, March 17. Barfoot and Thompson Akarana Open, Akarana Golf Club April 14. Autex Muriwai Men’s Open, Muriwai Golf Club April 28.

Tips for Building a Safer Home

With another summer ending and with the clock hurtling towards Easter and the winter months, now is a great time to ensure your home is a safe haven, whether it’s already in existence or you are taking the plunge and building your dream home from scratch.
Safety begins with the home’s layout. Think about which parts of a home represent the greatest risk to safety and keep those areas away from busy thoroughfares. The kitchen is a prime example. It’s full of sharp edges, breakable objects and numerous heat sources. It’s not a place for people to be coming and going on their way to other parts of the home. Ideally, the kitchen should have its own dedicated space. If you have your heart set on a central kitchen with open access, it’s wise to separate cooking areas with an island to keep foot traffic well away from the potential hazards.
According to ACC statistics there were 830,000 claims for injuries around the home in 2013, many of which can be prevented by taking a few measures to improve safety. Falls around the home are common and can be caused by such things as a single step separating your living areas. How often have you been caught out going up or down a step that you didn’t know was there when you’re out and about? It’s a good idea to differentiate floor levels with several steps, which are harder to miss than with a solitary, single step.
It’s also important to plan your living room so that there are no extension cords lying across the room, where tripping is almost a certainty. If you’re building new, you will have a chance to meet with an electrician to wire your home. Ensuring the sockets are laid out efficiently is a great way to make your home safer for you, your family and visitors. Nowadays it is common practice to prewire a home during construction for audio visual equipment such as sound systems, home theatres and wall hung televisions so that wiring of any type is safely and neatly hidden within the walls out of harm’s way.
Sadly, a great number of claims lodged with ACC involve children being injured around the home. As a precaution, choose tinted glass for living area windows and sliding doors where running children (or adults) could mistake a closed door for an open one. Even if you don’t have young children yourself, attention to safety will widen the appeal of your home should you choose to sell in the future.
Of course building new means you have the best opportunity to plan a fully safety conscious home, but even if you’re adding rooms, renovating, buying new furniture or just having an Autumnal change around, safety of your loved ones can still be a discerning factor without having to compromise on style.