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2 apartments sell at Ray White auction

2 of the 5 units auctioned at Ray White City Apartments today were sold under the hammer, one in the Grand Chancellor hotel building and the other in Eden Terrace.

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Learning Quarter

Forte, 37 Symonds St, unit 1302:
Features: 48m² corner unit, 2 bedrooms, balcony
Outgoings: rates $1383/year including gst; body corp levy $4149/year, special levy $703 to fireproof riser shafts
Income assessment: $500/week fixed until 30 April, appraisal $530-560/week furnished
Outcome: passed in after bid at $300,000, vendor bid at $400,000
Agents: May Ma & Mark Li

Uptown

Q Central, 36 Liverpool St, unit 3A:
Features: leasehold, 59m², 2 bedrooms
Outgoings: rates $1188/year including gst; body corp levy $3534/year, ground rent $7173/year, next ground lease review December 2018
Income assessment: $1894/month on Housing NZ lease expiring in March 2019
Outcome: passed in on sole bid from vendor of $100,000
Agents: May Ma & Mark Li

Victoria Quarter

Grand Chancellor, 1 Hobson St, unit 803:
Features: 57m², one bedroom, with a new title excluding the parking space (and reducing rates & body corp levy accordingly)
Outgoings: rates $1812/year including gst; body corp levy $4763/year
Outcome: sold for $612,000
Agent: Josh Muriwai

Waterfront

Sebel Suites, 85 Customs St, unit 610:
Features: leasehold, 57m², one bedroom, study, balcony overlooking Viaduct Basin
Outgoings: rates $1913/year including gst; body corp opex levy $8852/year, ground lease $6806/year
Income assessment: $500/week current, appraisal $620-680/week furnished
Outcome: passed in at $201,000
Agents: Damian Piggin & Daniel Horrobin

Isthmus west

Eden Terrace

10 Ruru St, unit 9:
Features: 114m², 3 levels, 2 bedrooms, deck, tandem internal-access garage, storage
Outgoings: rates $1596/year including gst; body corp levy $2913/year
Income assessment: appraisal $650-700/week
Outcome: sold for $700,000
Agent: Krister Samuel

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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.

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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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Updated: Empire unit goes well over declared reserve

Published 30 August 2017, updated 2 September:
A unit in the Empire apartment building on Whitaker Place (pictured) was sold $40,000 above the $100,000 declared reserve at Bayleys’ auction on Wednesday.

2 other apartments were passed in, but the first of these, in Portland Tower on Queen St, was sold post-auction and the second, in the Hopetoun Residences off Karangahape Rd, is under contract.

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Learning Quarter

Empire, 23 Whitaker Place, unit 514:
Features: 3 bedrooms; the body corporate has brought proceedings against Downer EDI Ltd, the developer & builder of the Empire apartments, relying on the watertightness guarantee and has settled another claim; the unit has a deed of lease agreement with Theta Management Ltd (John Chen) and the lease has been extended to 20 April 2026
Outgoings: rates $1214/year including gst; body corp levy $4708/year
Outcome: declared reserve $100,000 + gst, sold for $140,000 + gst
Agents: Dave Hamlyn & Wendy Nichols

Queen St

Updated: Portland Tower, 62 Queen St, unit 12B:
Features: one bedroom, deck, managed by hotel
Outgoings: rates $3995/year including gst; body corp levy $6436/year
Outcome: passed in at $188,000, sold post-auction for $195,000
Agents: Dave Hamlyn & Marcus Fava

Uptown

Updated: Hopetoun Residences, 15 Hopetoun St, unit 7D:
Features: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2.7m stud height, parking space, storage room
Outgoings: body corp levy $6156/year
Outcome: no bid, post-auction under contract
Agents: Trent Quinton & Julie Prince

Attribution: Auction documents.

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Slow, but a 61% success rate at auctions

Image above: The Oxford on Mount St – one apartment sold, one passed in.

It took auctioneer Murray Smith 30 minutes & much twiddling of his thumbs this morning before he banged his hammer down for the sale of one apartment. Next up, there were 3 bidders and a sale ensued in a few minutes.

In 5 sessions this week, auctioneers at Barfoot & Thompson’s city office put through 41 residential properties, 16 of them which I categorise as intensive (apartments, townhouses, suburban units – I wasn’t at all sessions and don’t know if any others were cross-leased).

A year ago, that would have been the throughput on a Wednesday or Thursday morning, so volume is well down.

But the sales ratio under the hammer this week was strong – 25 sold out of 41 homes offered, a 61% success rate. For the intensives, 9 sold out of 16 offered, a 56% success rate.

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Albert St

Quay West, 8 Albert St, unit 1202:
Features: 74m², one-bedroom apartment, balcony, parking space
Outcome: sold for $695,000
Agents: Cici & Miro Wang

Commerce/Gore

HarbourCity, 16 Gore St, unit 28I:
Features: 38m², one-bedroom apartment
Outgoings: body corp levy $2851/year, $5099 special levy for leaks remediation
Outcome: sold for $279,000
Agent: Jason Buckwell

Federal St

207 Federal St, unit 506:
Features: 61m², 2-bedroom apartment, balcony
Outcome: sold for $536,000 at auction brought forward
Agents: Cici & Miro Wang

Learning Quarter

Celestion, 19 Anzac Avenue, unit 1002:
Features: 55m² apartment including balcony, 2 bedrooms
Outgoings: body corp levy $4536/year
Outcome: sold for $535,000
Agents: Zoran Farac & Leo Shin

Oxford, 13-15 Mount St, unit 4H:
Features: 34m² studio, deck
Outgoings: body corp levy $2147/year
Outcome: sold for $290,000
Agents: Leo & Stephen Shin

Oxford, 13 Mount St, unit 13F:
Features: 42m², one-bedroom apartment
Income assessment: $360/week current
Outcome: passed in
Agent: Yuyu Cao

Victoria Quarter

Marina Park, 146 Fanshawe St, unit 12:
Features: one-bedroom apartment, garage
Outcome: withdrawn from auction
Agents: Bella Stefano & Sherry Shao

Waterfront

Princes Wharf, 137 Quay St, unit 10:
Features: leasehold, 57m², one-bedroom apartment, balcony
Outgoings: 5-yearly ground rent review has been replaced with a fixed annual increase of 3% or CPI, whichever is greater
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $228,000
Agent: Anah Jordan

Isthmus east

Ellerslie

178A Ladies Mile:
Features: 3-bedroom standalone townhouse, deck, carport
Outcome: passed in at $730,000
Agents: Anna Stephens-Brown

Epsom

22 Rangiatea Rd, unit 3:
Features: 98m², 2-bedroom unit, garage, storage, 2-year-old roof, ceiling insulated
Outcome: passed in at $880,000
Agent: Helen Lam

Mt Wellington

51 Ireland Rd, unit 41:
Features: 2-bedroom terrace, study, carport, in gated complex
Outcome: passed in at $480,000, back on market at $560,000
Agent: Kevin Liu

Panmure

10B Allenby Rd:
Features: 2-bedroom upstairs end unit, garage, storage
Outcome: no bid
Agents: George Fong & Paul Sun

Parnell

28C Stanwell St:
Features: 2-bedroom garden apartment, 2 bathrooms, study, courtyard, 2 parking spaces
Outcome: sold for $775,000
Agent: Cindy Yu

St Johns

35 Simkin Avenue, unit 2:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, carport, basement workshop
Outcome: passed in, back on market at $698,000
Agent: May Long

Isthmus west

Mt Eden

14 Lovelock Avenue, unit 10:
Features: 2-bedroom apartment, balcony, parking space
Outcome: sold for $640,000
Agent: Prasanna Kumar & Aaron Julian

Waterview

1510 Great North Rd, unit 15:
Features: 88m², 3-bedroom apartment, 2 bathrooms, parking space, newly reclad & code compliance certificate issued in January
Outcome: sold for $380,000
Agents: David Dowse & Susie Calderwood

North-west

Henderson

16 Buscomb Avenue:
Features: 1033m² site, 3-bedroom house + 2 separate 2-bedroom units, all redecorated, new kitchens & bathrooms; house has basement garage, carport, storage; units have their own entrance from Sel Peacock Avenue, offstreet parking; zoned terrace housing & apartments
Outcome: sold for $1.771 million
Agent: Jim Murray

Attribution: Auctions, auction documents.

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4 out of 5 apartments sell at auction

All but one of the 5 apartments auctioned at Ray White City Apartments yesterday were sold under the hammer, or shortly after. Pictured are the Embassy Apartments on Wakefield St.

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Learning Quarter

Forte, 37 Symonds St, unit 909:
Features: 46m², 2-bedroom corner unit, deck
Outgoings: rates $1370/year including gst; body corp levy $4494/year
Income assessment: $540/week current
Outcome: passed in at $481,000
Agents: Aileen Wu

Embassy, 18 Wakefield St, unit 6M:</strong
Features: 109m², 2 bedrooms, balcony, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1825/year including gst; body corp levy $4688/year
Outcome: sold for $792,000
Agents: Daniel Chen & Amy Tsai

The Quadrant, 10 Waterloo Quadrant, unit 1910:
Features: 32m², one bedroom, balcony, out of the hotel lease
Outgoings: rates $1237/year including gst; body corp levy $3930/year
Income assessment: $430/week, fixed until March
Outcome: sold for $388,000 shortly after being passed in at $360,000
Agents: Lucia Gao

Isthmus west

St Marys Bay

Hargreaves, 23 Hargreaves St, unit 201:
Features: 57m², one bedroom, study, parking space, remedial work underway
Outgoings: rates $1116/year including gst; body corp levy $2516/year
Outcome: sold for $121,000
Agent: Victor Liu

North-east

Takapuna

Spencer on Byron, 9-17 Byron Avenue, unit 1501:
Features: 48m², one bedroom, under hotel management
Outgoings: rates $4154/year including gst; body corp levy $3247/year
Outcome: sold for $271,000 + gst
Agents: James Mairs & Gillian Gibson

Attribution: Auction.

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Updated: Now 3 commercial sales but homes passed in at auction

Published 17 August 2017, updated 22 August 2017
2 of the 3 commercial properties auctioned at Bayleys on 16 August were sold under the hammer. The other, an Avondale development site (pictured), was passed in at $5.3 million and has since been sold, price confidential.

Both apartments & a cross-leased Grey Lynn home in the auction were passed in.

Apartments

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Learning Quarter

Celestion Waldorf, 19 Anzac Avenue, unit 1502:
Features: furnished 2 bedrooms
Outgoings: body corp levy $4725/year
Income assessment: in hotel pool, lease 2020 + 2 10-year rights of renewal
Outcome: passed in at $265,000
Agents: Caleb Rufer & Julie Prince

Isthmus west

Grey Lynn

14A Westmoreland St:
Features: leasehold (999-year lease), cross-lease, half share in 697m², 3 bedrooms, study; neighbouring property at 16-18 Westmoreland St a potential development site in business local centre zone
Outcome: passed in at $1.1 million
Agents: Robyn Clark & Peter Tanner

St Marys Bay

117 Shelly Beach Rd, unit 1:
Features: 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 living rooms, central vac system, 2 parking spaces
Outgoings: body corp levy $7206/year
Outcome: passed in at $1.5 million
Agents: Sally Ridge & Daryl Spense

Commercial

Isthmus east

Mt Wellington

132D Marua Rd:
Features: 170m² industrial unit – high stud warehouse, office, mezzanine & amenities, 3 parking spaces
Outgoings: body corp levy $2449/year for year ending today
Outcome: sold for $675,000
Agents: Greg Hall & James Valintine

Isthmus west

Avondale

Updated: 1843 Great North Rd:
Features: 2309m² site, 250m² floor area – café & villa; height limit under unitary plan 32.5m in business town centre zone 
Outcome: passed in at $5.3 million, sold post-auction, price confidential
Agents: Laurie Bell & Kate Kirby

Mt Roskill

58 & 60 Dornwell Rd:
Features: 2 properties offered together, vacant, each of 825m², zoned business – light industry, No 60 on corner of Carr Rd, floor area 1088m² contains warehouse showroom & office
Outcome: sold for $2.8 million
Agents: Mike Adams, Genevieve Thompson-Ford, Cameron Melhuish

Attribution: Company release.

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2 apartments sell at Ray White auction

2 apartments in the Cintra & Altitude buildings were sold and 2 passed in at Ray White City Apartments’ auction today.

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Learning Quarter

The Whitaker, 2 Whitaker Place, unit 8H:
Features: 29m² studio
Outgoings: rates $1071/year including gst; body corp levy $3817/year
Income assessment: $350/week, fixed until February; appraisal $380-400/week furnished
Outcome: passed in at $200,000
Agents: Damian Piggin & Daniel Horrobin

Crown on Cintra, 3 Whitaker Place, unit 11E:
Features: 30m² fully furnished studio, under hotel management; remediation project pending
Outgoings: rates $929/year including gst; body corp levy $3409/year
Income assessment: $350/week current
Outcome: sold for $198,000
Agents: James Mairs & Lucia Gao

Quay Park

Waldorf Scene 2, 18 Beach Rd, unit 709:
Features: leasehold, 58m², one bedroom, balcony, secure parking space
Outgoings: rates $1461/year including gst; body corp levy $4086/year, ground rent $5564/year
Income assessment: vacant; appraisal $600/week
Outcome: passed in at $125,000
Agents: James Mairs

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Altitude, 34 Kingston St, unit 3C:
Features: 40m², 2 bedrooms, balcony
Outgoings: rates $1084/year including gst; body corp levy $3633/year
Income assessment: $460/week, fixed until February; appraisal $460-480/week furnished
Outcome: sold for $337,000
Agents: Damian Piggin & Daniel Horrobin

Attribution: Auction.

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Interest withers at apartments auction

A Connaught apartment was sold at Ray White City Apartments’ auction yesterday, interest in another fell well short of vendor aspirations and there was just one bid for the final 3 properties on offer.

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Learning Quarter

The Connaught, 14 Waterloo Quadrant, unit 7D:
Features: 48m², one bedroom, 13m² balcony
Outgoings: rates $1832/year including gst; body corp levy $4252/year
Income assessment: $530-580/week furnished
Outcome: sold for $547,000
Agents: Judi & Michelle Yurak

The Whitaker, 2 Whitaker Place, unit 5B:
Features: 33m² studio; according to the pre-contract disclosure statement, the building’s goods lift is out of order and the body corporate is assessing roof remediation
Outgoings: rates $1088/year including gst; body corp levy $4271/year
Income assessment: $320/week current, appraisal $380-400/week furnished
Outcome: passed in at $202,000
Agents: Adam Gurr

Lorne St

Lorne St Lofts, 4 Lorne St, unit D:
Features: 40m² studio
Outgoings: rates $1367/year including gst; body corp levy $7372/year
Income assessment: $430-460/week furnished
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Judi & Michelle Yurak

Quay Park

Scene 3, 30 Beach Rd, unit 714:
Features: leasehold, 62m², one bedroom, balcony, covered parking space
Outgoings: rates $1331/year including gst; body corp levy $2977/year, ground rent $6188/year, next review in 2018
Income assessment: $550/week current
Outcome: passed in at $100,000
Agents: Ann Bennett

Uptown

Bianco off Queen, 2 White St, unit 11G:
Features: 81m², 2 bedrooms, balconies facing east & west, secure parking space; the vendor has given no warranty on weathertightness or structural integrity and wants to sell without liability
Outgoings: rates $1608/year including gst; body corp levy $7124/year plus an additional $3800 levy
Income assessment: unit $680-700/week, parking $70-80/week
Outcome: no bid
Agents: May Ma & Mark Li

Attribution: Auction.

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2 uptown apartments sell

2 of the 3 city centre apartments auctioned at Barfoot & Thompson today – both at the top of the hill – were sold under the hammer. The other attracted no bid.

One of the units sold is leasehold, in Q Central (pictured) on the Methodist Church land at the top of Queen St, and the other is across on Pitt St, just down from the new rail station to be developed around the Karangahape Rd intersection.

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Learning Quarter

The Quadrant, 10 Waterloo Quadrant, unit 1016:
Features: 20m² furnished studio, balcony
Outgoings: rates $1133/year including gst; body corp levy $2710/year
Income assessment: $380/week current, fixed until February; appraisal $380-420/week
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Selina Zheng

Uptown

Q Central, 48 Liverpool St, unit 3B:
Features: leasehold term runs until 2086, 2 bedrooms, double garaging
Outgoings: body corp levy $8612/year for unit & parking
Income assessment: unit $520/week, parking $50/week
Outcome: pre-auction offer $165,000, sold at auction for $186,500
Agents: Zoran Farac & Leo Shin

The Chatham, 70 Pitt St, unit 702:
Features: 50m², one bedroom, storage locker, secure parking space
Outgoings: body corp levy $6487/year
Outcome: sold for $505,000
Agents: Wendy Feng & Jack Li

Attribution: Auction.

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5 intensive homes, 4 standalones sell at auctions

Out of 18 intensive homes (apartments, suburban flats & homes on cross-leased sites) auctioned at Barfoot & Thompson’s city office over 5 sessions this week, 3 apartments & a cross-lease were sold under the hammer, and another cross-lease was sold post-auction.

Both apartments taken to mortgagee auction were sold. The auction of one apartment was postponed.

All up, 32 residential properties were offered at those 5 sessions (from Tuesday afternoon to Thursday morning). On top of the 5 intensive homes sold, 4 standalone homes were sold out of the 14 auctioned.

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Albert St

Quay West, 8 Albert St, unit 2703:
Features: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 covered parking spaces
Outgoings: body corp levy $19,999/year + gst ($13,888 opex, $6111 reserve)
Outcome: passed in at $1.73 million, back on market at $1.79 million
Agents: Helen Lin & Cici Wang

Learning Quarter

UniLodge, 138 Anzac Avenue, unit 201:
Features: leasehold, one-bedroom student apartment
Outgoings: body corp levy $7520/year ($3014 operating fund, $4507 ground rent), $18,274 of arrears owed at 30 June
Outcome: sold for $58,000 at mortgagee auction
Agent: Philip Davis

Uptown

C-Vu, 36 Day St, unit 6G:
Features: 2 bedrooms, deck, parking space; building is undergoing remediation, this apartment now ready for occupation
Outgoings: I don’t have these details, which would affect price
Outcome: sold for $461,000 at mortgagee auction
Agent: Philip Davis

Chatham, 70 Pitt St, unit 702:
Features: 50m², one-bedroom apartment, parking space, storage locker
Outgoings: body corp levy $6487/year
Outcome: auction postponed
Agents: Wendy Feng & Jack Li

132 Vincent St, unit 3C:
Features: 81m², 2-bedroom apartment, 2 bathrooms (both with underfloor heating), balcony, parking space, high stud ceilings
Outcome: passed in at $760,000
Agents: Stephen Shin & Justin Choi

132 Vincent St, unit GC:
Features: 81m², 2-bedroom apartment, 2 bathrooms (both with underfloor heating), 11m² covered deck, high stud ceilings, option to buy a parking space
Outgoings: body corp levy $5004/year + $473 lift special levy
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $769,000
Agent: Betty Shao

Isthmus east

Epsom

562B Manukau Rd:
Features: 3-bedroom townhouse, 2 bathrooms, 2 toilets, internal-access double garage
Outgoings: body corp levy zero – owners will maintain their own units
Outcome: passed in, back on market at $1.36 million
Agents: Allen Wang

Meadowbank

7 Hawkins St, unit 1:
Features: 2-bedroom unit
Outgoings: body corp levy $1158/year
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Danny Upton & James Yu

Panmure

43 Kings Rd, unit 5:
Features: cross-lease, 1/5 share in 1230m², 2 bedrooms, deck, carport
Outcome: sold for $644,000
Agents: Margaret Johnston & Phyllis Brooks

Parnell

9-11 Fox St, unit 1:
Features: 95m², 2-bedroom apartment, high stud, parking space, 2 large outdoor living areas, parking space
Outgoings: body corp levy $7707/year
Outcome: sold for $700,000
Agent: Cindy Yu

Remuera

82 Bassett Rd, unit 4:
Features: cross-lease, 7/50 share in 3192m², 2 levels, 3 bedrooms, decks, garage
Outcome: passed in, back on market at $1.39 million
Agents: Cici Wang & Leo Liu

Isthmus west

Mt Albert

101 Richardson Rd, unit 2:
Features: cross-lease, 1/5 share in 1439m², 2 bedrooms, carport
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $659,000
Agents: Christine Wooding & Joanne Yu

101 Richardson Rd, unit 3:
Features: cross-lease, 1/5 share in 1439m², 2 bedrooms, carport
Outcome: no bid, sold post-auction
Agents: Christine Wooding & Joanne Yu

Mt Roskill

14A Glass Rd:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 822m², 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, garage
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $865,000
Agents: Frances Li & Ian Thornhill

Sandringham

11A Watson Avenue:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 1181m², 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, office, deck, internal garage
Outcome: passed in, back on market at $1.565 million
Agents: Kath & Dayle Barnes

North-west

New Lynn

34 Miro St, unit 3:
Features: cross-lease, 1/3 share in 1011m², 67m² unit, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, carport
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $729,000
Agent: Lawrence Yuan

Attribution: Auctions.

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