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Media release: Market remains quiet through winter months

Wednesday 7 August    The New Zealand property market remains quiet through winter, with quarterly value growth remaining at 0.1%. Despite this subdued growth, many regional areas including the Western Bay of Plenty, Hutt Valley and Porirua continue to see values steadily rise, supported by a strong regional economy. Over the past year, average national property values steadily increased, up 2.2%.   Meanwhile, residential property value growth across the Auckland Region decreased by 2.6% year o...



Media Release: First home buyers snap up outer city properties

QV Media Release: First home buyers snap up outer city properties Wednesday 3 July New Zealand’s property market remains quiet although first home buyers remain very busy, particularly on the outskirts of New Zealand’s main centres.   The wider Wellington region is a great example of this, where many outer city suburbs continue to attract high numbers of first home buyers. According to recent Corelogic Buyer Classification data, over half of all buyers in many outer city Wellington suburbs are ...



Media Release: Lifestyle regions continue strong growth

Lifestyle regions continue strong growth Thursday 6 June New Zealand’s more affordable lifestyle regions continue to see strong value growth, in a market that is quietening heading into winter. The Bay of Plenty region is an excellent example of a lifestyle region continuing to experience steady growth over the past quarter. Tauranga, with a relatively high average value of $741,501, has seen values increase by 2.3% over the past quarter.   Despite the strong regional growth figures, the latest...



Media Release: Affordable regions continue strong value growth

Affordable regions continue strong value growth Wednesday 1 May Value growth continues to slow nationally although some of New Zealand’s more affordable regions continue to see strong growth.   New Zealand’s annual rate of value growth dropped from 7.6% in April last year to 2.7% last month.   The key market of Auckland continues to see a reduction in value levels, down 1.5% year on year across the region.   Much of regional New Zealand continues to see value growth, led by Gisborne, Horowhenua...



Media Release: Affordability constraints put the brakes on value growth

Media Release: Affordability constraints put the brakes on value growth   Wednesday 3 April   Affordability constraints have put the brakes on national value growth, particularly in high-value regions.   Dunedin continues to see the strongest value growth out of all the main centres, while steady growth continues in Wellington and values drop slightly in Auckland.   Dunedin, with an average value of $451,199 - well below the national average of $686,523 – has seen solid growth for yet another m...

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