Lucky break for first-home buyers

After months of looking for their first home Sam Wilkinson and Jayme Caccia-Birch were having no luck breaking into the property market – until one text message changed it all.

Mr Wilkinson and Miss Caccia-Birch had put in a pre-auction offer for a property in Gate Pa when they learned the vendors had texted their realtor saying they wanted the property to be sold to the young couple. The auction was cancelled to eliminate potential investment buyers.

Bay of Plenty Times
By: Amy Diamond