Home Inspection News – Issue 17

House Prices May 2018

In May a new NZ median house price was recorded at $562,000 which represented a 5.0% increase on the price in May 2017. Of the 16 regions in New Zealand, 13 saw price increases. Only Auckland, Gisborne and Southland saw a decrease in prices compared to 12 months ago. Despite the year on year price decrease in Auckland the market this year is slowly moving up with prices up $2,000 compared to prices last month.

The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand have a House Price Index (HPI) figure which shows that the HPI for Auckland year on year is actually up 0.6%. This suggests that the negative year on year Auckland median price is a result of a few $1,000,000 sales dragging down the median figure.

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Home Inspection News – Issue 16

House Prices March 2018

Over the whole of New Zealand house prices increased in 13 out of the 16 regions compared to March 2017. The only regions not to experience an increase were Northland, Auckland and Taranaki. The result was for New Zealand to reach a new record median house price of $560,000 and 3 regions achieved new record prices.

The 3 regions were Gisborne, up 17.9% to $330,000, Hawkes Bay was up 11.7% to $445,000 – incidentally that is the 3rd new record in a row and Wellington up 10% to $583,000. Although Auckland prices were not up on March 2017 (which was a record month) they did increase from last month by a solid 2.9%.

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Home Inspection News – Issue 15

Median House Prices in February 2018

The median house price across New Zealand rose 6.9% in February compared to February 2017. The median New Zealand house price is now $530,000. Auckland prices seem to be moving again in 2018 and rose 4.6% from January to February.

The median price in Auckland is now $858,000. Of the 16 regions across New Zealand there were only 2 regions where prices did not increase which were the West Coast and Gisborne. Hawkes Bay set new records in January and again in February—now $444,000.

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Home Inspection News – Issue 14

House Prices in January 2018 

January saw the median house price across New Zealand increase by 7.1% compared to January 2017. For the first time in over 1 1/2 years the number of properties sold increased compared with the corresponding numbers a year ago.

It took 5 days longer to sell than in January 2017. The number of properties sold by auction was up almost 4.5% compared to January last year. Otago and the Hawkes Bay set new record
median sales values in January 2018, Otago $475,000 and Hawkes Bay $438,000.

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Home Inspection News – Issue 13

December Sales 2017

The month of December ended the year on a strong note with house prices up 5.8% for the 2017 calendar year. Of the 16 regions in the country, 13 saw prices increases in December. Only Marlborough, West Coast and Canterbury were negative.

New record high prices were recorded in Waikato up 11.7%, Jan-Dec to $525,000. The Bay of Plenty was up 20.4% to $598,000 and Wellington up 4.7% to $560,000. The number of sales across NZ fell compared to December 2016.

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Home Inspection News – Issue 12

November 2017 House Prices

November saw a large increase in the number of houses sold across New Zealand and was the largest increase over an October month for 6 years. Every region in the country except the West Coast saw sales numbers increase over October. Prices too increased in November across the country with Auckland showing the largest increase for the month at 3.8%. November saw record prices in the following areas:

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Home Inspection News – Issue 11

September House Prices Down on August 2017 Figures

Nationally across New Zealand September house sales dropped significantly from August figures which were already down 20% compared to last year. The fall was another 8.5%. The reason almost certainly was people waiting for the result of the general election. Median prices showed no change in Auckland, Canterbury / Westland and Otago.

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Home Inspection News – Issue 10

New Zealand Property Prices in August 2017

In August the number of properties sold across New Zealand was down by 20% compared to August last year. Every region throughout the country showed lower sales numbers than August 2016. Prices have however increased across the country last month. Auckland prices increased 1.2% compared to July. Southland, Nelson, Hawkes Bay, Manawatu / Whanganui and Marlborough all set new record price levels in August.

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Home Inspection News – Issue 9

July Property Market 2017

The July property market reflected that of a July winter month. Auckland sales were down 12.6% on June and 26.8% on July last year. Prices flattened at 0% price increase for the 2nd month in a row. Hamilton saw slowing numbers of sales with a 0.4% growth in prices over the past 3 months. Christchurch values have dropped 0.2% over the past 3 months and sales numbers have also fallen.

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Home Inspection News – Issue 8

Property Prices Slow Down June 2017

In June property markets continued to slow in many of the larger centres. Auckland sales were down 27% compared to June last year, the lowest June sales for the last 7 years. Prices were down about 3% over the past 3 months. Sales number have also fallen in Hamilton, Wellington and Dunedin. The Canterbury market is flat with little change from last month. Tauranga showed a small price increase of 1.6% for the past 3 months.

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