Edition Eight

January 2018

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Contents

The Market Pulse ………..………………………………………………………………. 3

House Prices ……………………………………………………………………………… 4

The Real Estate Market ………………………………………………………………… 7

The Rental Market ……………………………………………………………………… 11

Market Influences ………………….……………………………………………………13

The Market Pulse in December 2018

The 2018 year did not end with a bang. New Zealand saw the lowest number of residential sales for the month of December in the last seven years. December is typically a quiet month as it’s the start of the holiday season, but this one was particularly quiet with 787 fewer sales than December 2017. Auckland’s median house price had shown an increase of 0.2% compared to last month.

All 16 regions are showing an increase in median house price when compared to December 2017, with Manawatu, West Coast, and Gisborne all reporting double-digit increases. However, when compared to last month, only 6 of the 16 regions are showing an increase.

The median number of days to sell a property has lengthened when compared to this time last year. Nationally – 35 days (from 32 days in December 2017), New Zealand excluding Auckland – 33 days (2 days shorter than December 2017) and Auckland reporting 39 days (5 days longer than December 2017).

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 Otago’s 4% decrease and Auckland’s 0% change. When compared to December 2017, 5/6 regions have increased, with Otago decreasing by 0.9%. Wellington is reporting the largest increase of close to 10%.

Reported mortgage interest rates for August do not display any notable change. Since the start of 2018 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$560,000
New Zealand Median House Price – Excl Auckland$480,000

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 Dec 2018

Median Days To Sell

Dec-18Dec-17
Nationally3532
New Zealand – Excluding Auckland3331
Auckland3934

Source: REINZ Monthly Property Report 13 Jan 2019

Nationwide Sales Volumes

Source: CoreLogic Monthly Property Market & Economic New Zealand Update Dec 2018

Regional Sales Volumes Year-on-Year

Source: CoreLogic Monthly Property Market & Economic New Zealand Update Dec 2018

Total Listings

Source: CoreLogic Monthly Property Market & Economic New Zealand Update Dec 2018

Buyer Classification – New Zealand

Source: CoreLogic Monthly Property Market & Economic New Zealand Update Dec 2018

Average Value of Housing Stock – Auckland

Source: CoreLogic Monthly Property Market & Economic New Zealand Update Dec 2018

Gross Rental Yield – National

Source: CoreLogic Monthly Property Market & Economic New Zealand Update Dec 2018

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 Dec 2018

Mortgage Interest Rates %

Source: CoreLogic Monthly Property Market & Economic New Zealand Update Dec 2018

Population Growth Compared to Building Consents

Source: CoreLogic Monthly Property Market & Economic New Zealand Update Dec 2018

Property Pulse

Edition Eight : January 2019 
Date of Publication: 2 February 2019

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The Property Pulse has been proudly prepared with data & insight from CoreLogic.

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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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