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3-apartment auction attracts no bid

All 3 apartments taken to auction at Barfoot & Thompson’s city office this morning were passed in without a bid being offered.

Image above: The Wiltshire, across Victoria St from the SkyCity casino & hotel, is unusual for providing owners with extra income from a billboard on the western side. Behind it in the picture, Conrad Properties’ Victoria Residences apartment development is nearing completion.

CBD

Uptown

Eclipse, 156 Vincent St, unit 7C:
Features: 62m², 2 bedrooms
Outgoings: body corp levy $5079/year
Outcome: no bid, back on the market at $590,000
Agents: Bett Shao & Rico Zhao

Victoria Quarter

Wiltshire, 89 Victoria St West, unit 8A:
Features: 88m², 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, balcony; the building earns owners $125,775/year + gst from a billboard up the western side
Outgoings: body corp levy $4237/year
Income assessment: $630/week, fixed until 28 February
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Jason Buckwell

Lord on Nelson, 11 Nicholas St, unit 7A:
Features: 131m², corner 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, enclosed balcony, tandem carpark; the building is leaky and owners launched proceedings against the developer & Auckland Council in 2011; the vendor has agreed to assign rights & obligations from that claim; based on a $6 million remediation estimate (tenders to go out soon), this unit’s repair share would be $294,000
Outgoings: body corp levy $8689/year
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Livia Li & Alan Guo

Attribution: Auction.

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Spread of sales & leases by Shore agents

Latest transactions signed by Bayleys’ North Shore agents included sale of a hostel in the university precinct of downtown Auckland, the lease on a Ranui shop and a sale & 2 leases in the Rosedale area of Albany.

Sales

CBD

Uptown

47 St Paul St, unit 2B:
Features: 179m² 10-room Central Hostel, parking space
Outcome: sold in September for $1.18 million + gst
Agent: David Han

North-east

Rosedale

27-29 William Pickering Drive, unit F4:
Features: 210m² office, 6 parking spaces
Rent: about $55,600/year net + gst
Outcome: sold in September for $765,000 + gst at a 7.27% yield
Agents: Ildy Meixner & Alex Strever

Leases

North-east

Rosedale

1-3 Parkhead Place, unit 2:
Features: 448m² office unit, 9 parking spaces
Rent: leased in September for $95,000/year net + gst, parking $16/space/week      
Agents: Alex Strever, Laurie Burt & Matt Mimmack

10 Vega Place, unit G:
Features: 330m² industrial unit – warehouse 190m², showroom 70m², office 70m², 6 parking spaces
Rent: leased in September for $53,000/year net + gst, premises rental $160.61 (including parking)
Agents: Alex Strever & Laurie Burt

North-west

Ranui

20B Pooks Rd:
Features: 90m² retail
Rent: leased in August for $20,000/year net + gst, premises rental $222/m²
Agents: Dev Choudhury & Damian Stephen

Attribution: Agency release.

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Summit on Symonds commercial units & Grey Lynn demolition yard sell

3 commercial units on the ground floor of the Summit on Symonds building (pictured), at the corner of Karangahape Rd & Symonds St at the top of the cbd, have been sold by Bayleys agent Millie Liang.

Also sold is a Grey Lynn property currently used as a demolition yard.

CBD

Uptown

Summit on Symonds, 103-105 Symonds St, new retail units on ground floor of apartment building on the corner of Karangahape Rd:

105 Symonds St, unit 9:
Features: 43m² unit occupied by Wash Station NZ laundromat
Rent: 8-year lease from March 2016, 2 4-year rights of renewal, 2% annual rental increases & reviews to market every 4 years       
Outcome: sold for $570,000 at a 5.33% yield
Agent: Millie Liang

103 Symonds St, unit 10:
Features: 40m² unit, parking space, occupied by physiotherapist
Rent: 3-year lease from August, 2 3-year rights of renewal, 2% annual rental increases & reviews to market at renewal
Outcome: sold for $600,000 at a 5.2% yield
Agent: Millie Liang

105 Symonds St, unit 11:
Features: 68m² unit occupied by The Corner Café
Rent: 8-year lease from March 2016, 2 4-year rights of renewal, 2% annual rental increases & reviews to market every 4 years
Outcome: sold for $890,000 at a 5.37% yield
Agent: Millie Liang

Isthmus west

Grey Lynn

18 Westmoreland St:
Features: 2782m² development site zoned mixed use (18m height limit), warehouse & office building of about 1850m², currently used as demolition sales yard
Outcome: sold with vacant possession for $8.5 million at $3055/m²
Agent: Alan Haydock

Attribution: Agency release.

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Docks unit with parking sells

A leasehold Docks apartment (pictured) plus 4 parking spaces sold at Ray White City Apartments’ auction today, while an Eden Terrace unit attracted no bid.

CBD

Quay Park

The Docks, 4 Dockside Lane, unit 138:
Features: terminating leasehold (in 2161) – next review November 2018, 45m², one bedroom, 4 parking spaces (2 tandems); discovery underway for remediation works, now estimated at $8.5 million
Outgoings: rates $1604/year including gst; body corp levy $9687/year including $3722 ground rent
Income assessment: current $490/week for unit + one tandem space, rented long-term
Outcome: sold for $150,000
Agents: Dominic Worthington & Ady Huang

Isthmus west

Eden Terrace

Newton Rise, 121 Newton Rd, unit 4A:
Features: 93m², 2 bedrooms, parking space
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Susan Woods-Markwick & Clarissa Searle

Attribution: Auction.

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4 of 10 apartments & units sell at Barfoots

4 sold out of 10 apartments & suburban units auctioned at Barfoot & Thompson’s city office yesterday & today. The auction offering of a total 20 homes on the agency’s main 2 days compares to 80/day at the peak late last year.

CBD

Kitchener St

Metropolis, 1 Courthouse Lane, unit 2006:
Features: 48m², one-bedroom apartment
Outcome: sold for $592,500
Agent: Cindy Yu

Victoria Quarter

Hobson Gardens, 205 Hobson St, unit 2F:
Features: 158m², 3-bedroom apartment, 2 bathrooms, 2 basement parking spaces
Outgoings: body corp levy $5994/year
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Zoran Farac & Stephen Shin

Isthmus east

Ellerslie

2 Ellerslie Park Rd, unit 1:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, carport
Outcome: sold for $610,500
Agent: Linda Reid

Onehunga

15 Heretaunga Avenue, unit 4:
Features: cross-lease, 1/7 of 1604m², 2-bedroom unit, carport
Outcome: sold for $590,000
Agent: Paul Hodgman

132A Selwyn St, unit 2 (pictured):
Features: cross-lease, 1/4 of 1163m², 2-bedroom unit, covered patio, 2 parking spaces
Outcome: sold for $670,000
Agents: Jerry & Fong Khoo

St Heliers

244 St Heliers Bay Rd, unit 3:
Features: 3-bedroom unit, 2 bathrooms, internal-access garage
Outcome: passed in at $700,000
Agents: Andrew Pender & Lynette Boyd

Stonefields

Illico, 4 Bluegrey Avenue, unit 410:
Features: one-bedroom top-floor apartment, deck, parking space
Outcome: passed in at $520,000
Agent: Thelina Nuval

Isthmus west

Sandringham

16 Halesowen Avenue, unit 2:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, conservatory, basement garage
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Jim Liu & Coy Zhao

Attribution: Auctions.

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2 of 6 apartments & units sell

A central city apartment in the Avoka (arrowed) and a suburban unit sold at Barfoot & Thompson auctions yesterday & today, out of 6 on offer.

7 of the 18 homes offered at the 2 Wednesday sessions were sold, including one of the 4 intensive homes (a duplex, a suburban unit & 2 apartments) in the afternoon.

At the Thursday afternoon session, a Mt Roskill brick-&-tile unit sold under the hammer while there was no bid for one in Sandringham.

2 of the 3 standalone houses in the auction were sold.

In the agency’s regular Thursday morning apartments auction, 3 were auctioned and all were passed in (see separate story link below).

CBD

Uptown

Avoka, 31 Day St, unit 10C:
Features: 81m², one-bedroom apartment, balcony, roof deck, covered parking space
Outcome: sold for $330,000
Agents: Jack Atherton & Sherryl Jones

Isthmus east

Royal Oak

14 Campbell Rd, unit 5:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, garage
Outcome: passed in, back on market at $779,000
Agent: Sylvia Lu

Isthmus west

Herne Bay

105 Jervois Rd, unit 3B:
Features: 185m² including balcony, 2-bedroom apartment, 2 bathrooms, study, double garage, storage locker
Outcome: passed in
Agents: George Damiris & Carl Madsen

Mt Roskill

1542 Dominion Rd Extension, unit 4:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, basement, double internal-access garage
Outcome: sold for $690,500
Agents: Kam & Yogesh Dahya

Sandringham

1 Begbie Place, unit 2:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, offstreet parking
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Paresh Patel

Three Kings

4 McCullough Avenue:
Features: 440m² section, 2-bedroom duplex unit + one-bedroom sleepout, bathroom in each unit, carport
Outcome: passed in, back on market at $859,000
Agent: Qi Li

Related story today: All 3 apartments passed in

Attribution: Auctions.

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Leaks & slow market count against apartment sale

An apartment in the Westmount – one of the earlier ventures into city fringe intensification in the mid-1990s, now with an expensive remediation programme – was passed in at Ray White City Apartments’ auction today after 2 low bids, a vendor bid and a $1000 raise on that.

Auctioneer Ted Ingram wanted $50,000 raises to get near a saleable price and lifted the bidding to $200,000 with a vendor bid, before closing on the $1000 raise.

Passing the unit in with no further offers in sight, he commented: “These people want to sell their property, they don’t want to give it away.”

But, like so many who have found they own a leaky building, these owners face a hefty levy, over $263,000 levied a week ago, for their share of an $11 million remediation bill.

They’re also in a market which Chinese investors have almost completely abandoned and where banks are tightening their credit criteria, including increasing the minimum size of apartment they’re likely to lend on.

CBD

Uptown

Westmount, 23 Upper Queen St, unit 4F:
Features: 89m², 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1474/year including gst; body corp levy $6396/year
Income assessment: $550/week current, appraisal $630-680/week furnished
Outcome: passed in at $201,000
Agents: Damian Piggin & Daniel Horrobin

Attribution: Auction.

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All 3 apartments passed in

Only one of the 3 apartments auctioned at Barfoot & Thompson today attracted a bid, and it was eventually passed in too.

CBD

Albert St

Quay West, 8 Albert St, unit 1705:
Features: 74m², one bedroom, balcony, secure parking space
Outgoings: body corp levy $7104/year + gst (total $8170)
Outcome: passed in at $695,000
Agent: Lily Zhang

Learning Quarter

Darlinghurst, 50 Eden Crescent, unit 1C:
Features: 54m², one-bedroom corner apartment, 3m ceilings, balcony, secure storage locker
Outgoings: body corp levy $4182/year
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Grace Dong

Victoria Quarter

Fiore 2, 168 Hobson St, unit 406:
Features: 67m², 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, balcony
Outgoings: rates $1952/year including gst; body corp levy $3265/year
Income assessment: $680/week current, fixed until 28 February
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Stephen Shin & Yasu Ka

Attribution: Auction.

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Kitchener St studio & Luna apartment sell

Both apartments auctioned at Bayleys’ city office today were sold under the hammer, one across the street from Albert Park and the other in Luna, between the motorway & Khyber Pass Rd.

CBD

Kitchener St

Kitchener St Studios, 22 Kitchener St, unit 2D:
Features: studio, basement storage, 75% seismic rating
Outcome: sold for $495,000
Agents: Julie Prince & Diane Jackson

Isthmus east

Grafton

Luna, 16 Burton St, unit 5N:
Features: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, deck, secure basement parking space
Outgoings: rates $1661/year including gst
Outcome: sold for $355,000
Agents: Dave Hamlyn & Wendy Nichols

Attribution: Auction documents.

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Council starts public process for city centre & waterfront planning refresh, plus 3 subdivision plan changes

Auckland Council’s planning committee agreed yesterday to a refresh programme for the city centre & waterfront, but it will be 10 months before the final version of it is decided.

It’s also complicated by requirements evolving for the America’s Cup yachting contest to be held in Auckland in 2019, and where the estimated 30,000m² of land for the bases plus water spaces for the yachts might go.

The large programme of works for city centre & waterfront would be implemented under a review of the original central business district & waterfront plans completed in 2012.

But first the councillors & Independent Maori Statutory Board members have to put their money caps on, in their roles as the finance & performance committee, to prioritise works. That committee’s scheduled to meet (twice) in a fortnight.

And then the whole shebang has to go out to public consultation early next year as part of the council’s long-term plan review, returning to the council for signoff just before the start of the new financial year on 1 July 2018.

3 plan changes & a tidy-up under the new unitary plan

A second novelty yesterday came in the form of 4 plan changes – the first batch under the super-city’s unitary plan, which combines an updated composite of all the district plans of the councils 7 territorial predecessors and also includes an updated regional policy statement.

The unitary plan is still not fully operative, with parts of it before the courts. 2 of the proposed changes to it before the committee yesterday were private – from Karaka & Drury Ltd (Charles Ma) to extend its Auranga subdivision at Drury, and from Fletcher Residential Ltd, recognising an agreement with opponents of the company’s Three Kings quarry residential development.

The other 2 plan changes were brought by the council, one for its rezoning of land at Whenuapai from future urban so development can start on part of it over the next 4 years, with later stages set for development starting in 2028.

The last change, from the council, is to correct technical errors & anomalies discovered in the unitary plan.

  • You can check the detail in the refresh and the plan change proposals through the links below. I’ll roll out articles on each of them, and yesterday’s debate, over the next few hours.

Planning committee agenda, Tuesday 5 September
9, City centre & waterfront planning refresh
11, Auckland unitary plan (operative in part) – private plan change request from Karaka & Drury Ltd – Auranga B1
12, Auckland unitary plan (operative in part) – private plan change request by Fletcher Residential Ltd – Three Kings 
13, Auckland unitary plan (operative in part) – proposed plan change – Whenuapai 
14, Auckland unitary plan (operative in part) – proposed plan change – administrative plan change – to correct technical errors & anomalies

Story, 1 September 2017: Grand downtown & waterfront plans raise the question: The money?

Attribution: Council committee agenda & meeting.

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