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QV costbuilder media release: Cost of building a home in NZ continues to rise but at a slower rate

The latest QV costbuilder report shows the average cost of building a new home in six of New Zealand’s main centres rose on average by 2.7% in the year to October 2017 and has risen 27.4% since the previous peak of 2007.   This is faster than the annual rise of 2.1% in the year to October 2016, but slower than the annual rise of 3.5% seen in the year to May 2017, suggesting the rate of increase in the sector is affected by the slowing of the Christchurch region. It also shows the average cost o...



QV Media Release: Nationwide value growth rallies as summer arrives for the housing market

The latest monthly QV House Price Index shows nationwide residential property values for November increased 6.4% over the past year which is a much faster rate of increase than last month’s annual growth of 3.9%. Values rose by 3.6% over the past three months which is also much faster than last month when the market slowed to a quarterly growth of 0.9% and the nationwide average value is now $664,485 which is 60.4% above the previous market peak of late 2007. When adjusted for inflation the nat...



This year’s Kapiti Coast rating revaluation is a good chance to check your property’s details are up to date

Property rating valuations are one factor used by councils to distribute rates for the region and every property in the Kapiti Coast District will be getting an updated rating valuation this year. A rating valuation is based on the estimated market value of a property at a particular point in time and as assessed during a district or city wide property rating revaluation which is done usually every three years on behalf of your local council. This is happening in the Kapiti Coast District this ...



Sharp jump in values across Waikato District reported

Waikato District Councillors received a detailed report from Quotable Value (QV) this week on the district’s Rating Revaluation for 2017. The rating revaluation figures compiled by QV show the total ratable value of the 31,271 properties within Waikato District Council is now $27.69 billion with the land value of those properties now valued at $17.12 billion. The Council reported last week that Waikato district property values had risen by an average of 33.7 per cent overall in the past three y...



Ruapehu Revaluation shows property values rising but not yet up to previous peak of 2007

The Ruapehu District Rating Revaluation for 2017 is now confirmed and property owners will soon receive a 2017 Notice of Rating Valuation with an updated rating value for their property. The new rating valuations have been prepared for 9805 properties on behalf of the Ruapehu District Council by Quotable Value Ltd (QV). Rating valuations are carried out on all properties in New Zealand, usually once every three years to specifically help local councils set rates for the following three year per...

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