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Inventory of homes for sale falls while asking prices remain high

House sellers benefit further as inventory of homes for sale falls while asking prices remain high The average asking price of houses for sale in December remained at high levels across the country, while inventory of available homes for sale declined reaching record low levels in Auckland. Overall, the latest monthly data from indicates that the […]

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National average asking price reaches record high of $497,840

November saw a 1.9% increase over the previous month in the national average asking price of homes for sale, reaching an all-time high of $497,840. In addition, the number of new property listings remains high with 13,512 new listings in November, a 2% lift on the same month last year. The November property data was […]

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Listing method preference: it’s a regional thing.

agent profile image I came across this great article put together by Jonno Ingerson who is Director of Research at Corelogic . For home sellers, listing method options can be a difficult decision to nail down. Jonno and his team have reviewed the listing methods both nationally and regionally over the past year and the results show clear […]

‘As is’ market builds momentum

agent profile image It would be fair to say that the “as is where is” market is continuing to build momentum as the practice has simply become an accepted option when considering which way forward with a quake damaged property. Since late last year we have noted that competition for these perceived bargain properties has moved up a […]

International House Sizes

agent profile image Most of the international studies of average floor areas seem to focus on Oceana, North America, and Europe. I would expect that houses in the Middle East, most of Africa, Central and South America and Asia would be smaller on average. I have the Japan figure. The floor areas below are for new houses built […]

SBHS & AGHS relocation a coup for the east

agent profile image Afters years of campaigning, Christchurch’s north-east will soon have its very own secondary school – two even! The Press reports: Christchurch high schools Avonside Girls’ and Shirley Boys’ will both be built at Queen Elizabeth II Park. They will share the site with a multimillion-dollar recreation centre. Feedback from members of the Parklands and New […]

Slow December & January (But not our experience)

agent profile image There were only 18 sales of residential properties through all real estate agencies in Feilding in January and only 22 in December, whereas  the long term monthly average is just over 30. To be fair, the long term monthly averages for January and December are 23 and 28 respectively, as they are the quietest months. […]