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Case study: Off-the-plan buy allowed time for purge

Janet Gorst sold her townhouse in Isaacs and moved into a new apartment at Kingston Foreshore.Janet Gorst sold her townhouse in Isaacs and moved into a new apartment at Kingston Foreshore. Photo: Rachel Packham

Buying off the plan gave Janet Gorst a 16-month window in which to prepare for her move.

“It gave me time to really purge,” Janet says.

She purchased the Kingston Foreshore apartment through Peter Blackshaw Manuka’s Albert Stavaruk and decided he would be well placed to sell her Isaacs townhouse.

She knew he would be able to plan the sale to match the construction timeline of her new home, but she says he also made the process easy.

“I was very lucky,” Janet says.

“He kept me up to date, gave good advice and got a deal for me that I was very pleased with.”

She sold her Isaacs home via private treaty, a method she felt comfortable with.

Low-maintenance apartment living will give the keen traveller more time to see the world. Ireland and Africa are next on the list.