Edition Nine

February 2018

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Contents

The Market Pulse

House Prices

The Real Estate Market

The Rental Market

Market Influences

The Market Pulse in January 2019

January has been an eventful month with Waikato, Manawatu/Wanganui, Marlborough, Otago and Southland achieving record median house prices. Auckland and Canterbury on the other hand, saw a fall, dropping by 2.44% and 0.71% respectively. New Zealand’s median house prices are up 5.77%, from $520,000 in Jan 2018, to this year’s $550,000.

Auckland’s median house price of $800,000 is the lowest we’ve seen for 35 months. Although areas such as Manukau City, Waitakere City and Auckland City have experienced decent annual increases, showing that there is still good growth within the Auckland region.

In total, 14 of the 16 regions are showing an increase in median house price when compared to January 2018, with 9 regions reporting more than a 10% increase. When compared to last month, 9 of the 16 regions are showing an increase, 3 more than last months report.

The median number of days to sell a property has lengthened when compared to this time last year. Nationally – 48 days (from 46 days in January 2018), New Zealand excluding Auckland – 46 days (the same as January 2018) and Auckland reporting 51 days (6 days longer than January 2018).

Looking at the mean weekly rent for our six main city centres, there is an overall upward trend compared to last month. The only exceptions being Auckland’s 0.1% decrease and Wellington’s 4% decrease. When compared to January 2018, we are seeing an increase across the board with a notable increase of 11% in the Bay Of Plenty.

Reported mortgage interest rates for January do not display any notable change. Fixed rates have been tracked with some minor decreases and the floating rates continue to hold stable at 5.8% (reference https://www.interest.co.nz/charts/interest-rates/mortgage-rates).

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Median House Prices

New Zealand Median House Price$550,000
New Zealand Median House Price – Excl Auckland$473,300

Source: https://www.reinz.co.nz/residential-property-data-gallery

Median House Prices City / Region Breakdown

Source: https://www.interest.co.nz/charts/real-estate/median-price-reinz

This table shows monthly median house prices. The data is sourced from REINZ via interest.co.nz and is subject to revision. The ‘median price’ is the middle price. It is different from the ‘average price’ (also known as the ‘mean price’). REINZ uses medians to provide a more accurate measure of the “mid-point” of house prices that reflects what most people are going to be buying and selling houses for. For more information about Median Prices see https://www.reinz.co.nz/statistics

Source: CoreLogic Monthly Property Market & Economic New Zealand Update Jan 2019

Median Days To Sell

LocationJan 19Jan 18
Nationally4846
New Zealand – Excluding Auckland4646
Auckland5145

Source: REINZ Monthly Property Report 14 Feb 2019

Nationwide Sales Volumes

Source: CoreLogic Monthly Property Market & Economic New Zealand Update Jan 2019

Regional Sales Volumes Year-on-Year

Source: CoreLogic Monthly Property Market & Economic New Zealand Update Jan 2019

Total Listings

Source: CoreLogic Monthly Property Market & Economic New Zealand Update Jan 2019

Buyer Classification – New Zealand

Source: CoreLogic Monthly Property Market & Economic New Zealand Update Jan 2019

Average Value of Housing Stock – Auckland

Source: CoreLogic Monthly Property Market & Economic New Zealand Update Jan 2019

Gross Rental Yield – National

Source: CoreLogic Monthly Property Market & Economic New Zealand Update Jan 2019

Median Weekly Rent and Yield (Main City Centres)

Medium Weekly Rent Source: http://www.mbie.govt.nz/info-services/housing-property/sector-information-and-statistics/rental-bond-data

Gross Yield Source: CoreLogic Monthly Property Market & Economic New Zealand Update Jan 2019

Mortgage Interest Rates %

Source: CoreLogic Monthly Property Market & Economic New Zealand Update Jan 2019

Population Growth Compared to Building Consents

Source: CoreLogic Monthly Property Market & Economic New Zealand Update Jan 2019

Property Pulse

Edition Nine: February 2019 
Date of Publication: 22 February 2019

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Disclaimer: The Property Pulse contains information about the New Zealand property market and wider New Zealand economy. The information in this publication has been sourced from a number of external independent sources. Whilst every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy, currency and completeness of the data, no warranty of this is provided. The Property Crowd are not liable for any loss or damage, except that which cannot be excluded by law, arising in connection with the data and commentary contained in this publication. The information in this report is not advice, and should not be treated as such. It is general information only, it has been prepared without considering your personal situation and investment objectives. Before making any decision in relation to The Property Crowd, seek independent financial advice.

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