We are just drawing to the end of our finding out section. Students have been learning about using primary and secondary sources to do the research necessary for their topics.
Primary sources are information learned from interviews, questionnaires, and emails. Secondary sources include books, research, magazines, the internet, recordings, videos and photographs.
The students are getting rapid responses from a lot of the companies they have approached. One group is looking into the house prices in Auckland. They emailed a real estate company in Auckland, and were very excited to receive this reply.
Dear Jason, Josiah and Fletcher,
Wonderful to hear from you guys. I applaud your initiative in taking on such a huge subject.
First up, in answer to your questions. I will give you links which will have answers to the questions you have asked:
property/77049/reinzs-median- price-central-auckland- dropped-84500-july NOTE: within this link you will see the full REINZ report in a pdf format for even more detail. Alternatively, the REINZ website is full of good data.
property/76978/price-ordinary- 1960s-house-ordinary-auckland- suburb-rises-417000-850000- four-years
2. Can be answered by the link and data above.
property/76818/record-portion- asb-survey-respondents-expect- house-prices-keep-rising
4. Immigration - http://www.interest.co.nz/
property/77186/flood-student- migrants-who-will-move- workforce-and-want-their-own- homes-has-serious
Cheap mortgages - http://www.interest.co.nz/
news/76999/anz-and-asb-both- announce-new-low-special- rates-key-terms-asbs-new-low- offers-deserve
Supply of homes - http://www.interest.co.nz/
property/77192/aucklands- housing-shortage-has- underpinned-rapid-escalation- house-prices
Plenty there to get you under way on your project.
Next up though, to help you with your project, on behalf of Bayleys I would like to invite the three of you and your teacher up to Auckland for the day to see the residential property market in action first hand.
One of Bayley's senior residential managers can show you around some of the big residential development sites around Auckland (such as Millwater or Hobsonville Point) to show you how the city is growing. Then we can take you to suburban locations which have seen a huge demographic change in recent years.
We would then like to offer you the chance to have lunch in our head office boardroom and have the opportunity to meet our managing director, Mike Bayley, whose grandfather started this business more than 40 years ago.
After lunch, we would like to host you all at one of our residential auctions so you can see the Auckland residential market in action – with live bidding for homes which are often worth more than a million dollars.
Of course, your headmaster and teacher will have to approve all of this, but we can easily make it happen if this is something you guys would like to follow up to assist with your project.
Have your teacher give me a call and we can take it further from there.
In the meantime, good luck with your project.
Can you send me through a copy when you have completed it – I’d be very interested in your findings.
As you can imagine, the boys were very excited to receive this reply and are working with their mentor to make the day happen.
Here are some pictures of students researching: