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Whether buying, selling, doing some renovations or just interested in the property market QV provides you with the latest information and insights.

 

Our articles and media releases detail what is really happening in your area with the property market. They include industry expert commentary on the latest stats and trends, what is happening with rating values for regions being re-valued this year as well as some practical advice for making the most out of your property.

Latest news, articles and media releases

01

Apr

Where does the housing market go from here?

The latest QV House Price Index data for March provides us with a view of the housing market as New Zealand headed into lockdown on 25th March. But what it doesn’t tell us is what happens beyond the proverbial brick wall that the Covid-19 lockdown has created. The data shows the property market was continuing to perform strongly throughout early-mid March with all 16 of the major cities we monitor showing quarterly value growth for the fourth consecutive month, indicating strength right across ...

20

Mar

COVID-19 – A Property Market in Quarantine

As we navigate these unprecedented times, QV Senior Valuer Paul McCorry advises calm as a collapse in property values is highly unlikely. As 2020 started and news that COVID-19 was discovered far from our shores in Eastern China, the New Zealand market was pushing new boundaries. Only two weeks ago our QV House Price Index reported national values increasing 5.3% year on year. Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch were all showing positive growth in the last three months. Real Estate Agents wer...

09

Mar

Residential market continues to strengthen as summer comes to an end

The latest QV House Price Index data for February shows the property market is continuing to perform strongly with all 16 of the major cities we monitor showing quarterly value growth. This is the third consecutive month this has occurred, indicating strength right across the country. The average value nationally has increased 5.3% year on year and is now $722,475. This represents an increase of 2.6% over the past three months, slightly up from last month.  The average value in the Auckland Reg...

08

Jan

Property market ends the year with a flourish

The latest QV House Price Index data for December shows the property market has finished the year with a show of strength, with all the 16 major cities we monitor showing quarterly value growth. This is the first time this has occurred since November 2018. The average value nationally has increased 4.0% year on year and is now $710,129. This represents an increase of 2.7% over the past three months. The average value in the Auckland Region sits at $1,047,110, up 1.9% over the last quarter, but ...

06

Nov

Late spring surge as we head into summer.

The continued shortage of quality real estate listings, coupled with record low mortgage interest rates have combined to add some zing to the property market over October. Spring normally brings with it a surge in house listings, but listings are generally down throughout New Zealand.  With lower interest rates enabling new buyers to enter the market, competition for limited stock has contributed to the October results. The average value nationally has increased 2.8% year on year and is now $69...

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