Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

NZ median house price sets new record as spring sales roar

NZ median house price sets new record $380,000 as spring sales roar

Nov. 9 (BusinessDesk) – The median house price in New Zealand rose to a record $380,000 last month as sales jumped by almost a third compared to October 2011, according to the Real Estate Institute.

Sales rose 32.6 percent to 6,640 in October from a year earlier and were 17.5 percent higher than in September this year, the institute said in its monthly report. The median house price rose from $371,000 in September.

The REINZ Stratified House Price Index, which adjusts for the proportion of higher or lower-value homes sold, climbed 6.9 percent from October last year to a record high index level of 3,495.1. Auckland’s median house price also set a new record, rising 2.9 percent to $530,000.

All regions recorded an increase in sales volumes from the same month last year, with the biggest gains coming for Central Otago Lakes jumping 54 percent, Northland up 52 percent and Hawkes Bay up 47.7 percent.

The national median days to sell improved to 32 days from 35 days a year ago. In Canterbury/Westland days to sell fell to 28, the second lowest since April 2007.

(BusinessDesk)

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

'Irregular Accounting': Voluntary Suspension Of Fuji Xerox Govt Contracting

This suspension gives the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment time to understand the full implications of the report from FUJIFILM Holdings into irregular accounting practices at FXNZ. More>>

ALSO:

MPI: Cow Disease Detected In NZ For First Time

MPI is responding to the detection of the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis in a dairy herd in South Canterbury... The disease is commonly found in cattle globally, including in Australia, but it’s the first detection of it in New Zealand. More>>

South Island Flooding: Focus Moves To Recovery

As water recedes throughout flood-impacted areas of the South Island, Minister of Civil Defence Nathan Guy has praised the efforts of those who were involved in the response to the flooding... More>>

ALSO:

Superu Report: Land Regulation Drives Auckland House Prices

Land use regulation is responsible for up to 56 per cent of the cost of an average house in Auckland according to a new research report quantifying the impact of land use regulations, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. More>>

ALSO:

Fund For PPP Plans: Govt Embraces Targeted Rates To Spur Urban Infrastructure

The government's latest response to the Auckland housing shortage will see central government and private sector firms invest in 'special purpose vehicles' to fund essential roading, water and drains that Auckland Council can't fund without threatening its credit rating. More>>

ALSO: