The number of new dwellings consented reached a 10-year high in November 2015, Statistics New Zealand said today.
Owner and chairman of Century 21 Australasia, Charles Tarbey, believes the Trans-Tasman property market is returning to what could be defined as 'true real estate’.
In December the sales price of Auckland housing remained stable but there was a significant fall in the number of sales compared to those in November and December 2014.
Central Otago joins Auckland as one of only two regions in the country where average asking prices of homes for sale now exceed $800,000, according to data from Realestate.co.nz, New Zealand’s largest website dedicated only to property.
There was good and bad news for first home buyers in November with housing affordability worsening in some regions and improving in others, according to Interest.co.nz's Home Loan Affordability Report.
Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ ("REINZ") shows there were 42 more farm sales (+11.2%) for the three months ended November 2015 than for the three months ended November 2014.
Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ ("REINZ") shows there were 568 more lifestyle property sales (+34.8%) for the three months ended November 2015 than for the three months ended November 2014.
"With the average weekly rent across the Auckland region now in excess of $500 and some interest rates falling below 4.5%, many renters will contemplate becoming buyers and for some it will make much more sense," says Geoff Barnett, National Manager of Century 21 New Zealand.
Lodge Real Estate’s managing director Jeremy O’Rourke, today said six (6) houses sold above the million dollar mark in Hamilton during the month of November 2015. This was a record month for sales at this level for 2015.
Any softening of the property auction market in Auckland is likely to be merely a temporary, cautious reaction as new financial restrictions come into play, says Harcourts NZ CEO Chris Kennedy.