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Media Release: Dunedin and Wellington continue to lead the way

Media release  Wednesday 5 December New Zealand’s ‘more affordable’ main centres, particularly Dunedin and the wider Wellington region, continue to show a strong rate of growth in a cooling market. Dunedin, with a relatively affordable entry-level price coupled with attractive premium areas, continues to appeal to a variety of buyers, leading to strong quarterly value growth of 3.8%.   The wider Wellington region, with quarterly growth of 4.0%, continues to see values steadily increase as buyer...



Media Release: Value growth remains modest

Media Release   1 November   Spring has injected energy into the market, with open homes busy across many parts of New Zealand. Despite this pick-up in activity, supply still remains low which is keeping values at or near their current levels.   First home buyers continue to be a major force across many parts of New Zealand, particularly in the more affordable parts of the Wellington and Christchurch regions. At the same time, New Zealand’s high-value areas - those containing properties with an...



Media release: Spring sees significant lift in listings

Media Release   3 October 2018   The onset of Spring has seen a significant rise in listings although quarterly value growth remains modest, with low supply and stable interest rates keeping values at their current levels.   Despite slow quarterly growth, annual growth rates remain strong particularly in areas where first home buyer activity is relatively high such as Porirua, Upper Hutt and Dunedin City as well as many other smaller regional towns.   The latest QV House Price Index shows natio...



Media release: First home buyers and low supply remain key market forces

Media Release  6 September 2018 The winter chill has undoubtedly put the brakes on value growth and market activity, but annual growth rates remain solid as key market drivers remain prevalent. First home buyers continue to benefit from less competition and are driving modest value growth particularly in low-to-mid value areas. Constrained housing supply coupled with a stable interest rate environment is another key market driver supporting a seemingly steady market. The latest QV House Price I...



Media release: More affordable properties attract first home buyers

Media release  1 August 2018 Lower value, more affordable properties are selling at a faster rate, due to continued demand from first home buyers. Our analysis shows that most property transactions are taking place at the low-to-medium price bracket, a section of the market where value growth remains comparatively strong despite relatively static average house values across the country.     The latest monthly QV House Price Index shows nationwide residential property values for July increased 5...

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