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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 ...



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...



Announcing new professional synergies. QV and Darroch amalgamate.

We are pleased to announce that this November, property management and valuation specialist business Darroch will be amalgamated into its parent company QV. The Darroch brand will remain and for customers, it will be business as usual with our current Darroch team. The merger offers great opportunities and advantages for Darroch and its customers. QV is New Zealand’s trusted property intelligence company, using industry leading data tools and platforms. It has wide reach across New Zealand and ...



Media Release: Affordability hampering spring resurgence

Media Release 2 October 2019 The first month of spring hasn’t brought about the lift in activity or property prices that prospective vendors would have been hoping for.  September normally brings about a surge in market activity as vendors, having weathered the winter months, decide to list their properties for sale while buyers enjoy a wider range of housing stock to choose from.   Commentators were divided over what this spring activity could bring to the market, with an increase in supply po...



Media release: Rate of decline easing as spring signals a return of positive sentiment.

Tuesday 3 September 2019   Steady as she goes is the ongoing theme in the New Zealand property market as we enter the first week of spring. We continue to see growth in our regional towns and cities where affordability is less of an issue. In the North Island, Gisborne, Palmerston North and Porirua City have performed well over the last three months and continue to show double digit growth year on year. In the South Island, Dunedin and Invercargill values are up 2.0% and 3.0% respectively in th...

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