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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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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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6 intensive homes sell at auction but “no bids” raise questions

6 of the 10 intensive homes auctioned at Barfoot & Thompson’s city office yesterday were sold under the hammer.

Out of a total residential offering of 20 properties at 2 auctions, 8 were sold, so a strong outcome on intensive dwellings, weaker on standalone homes.

But the more interesting factor arose at the end of the second auction. Of the 7 properties, 2 had sold just short of $1.5 million, 2 had sold below $1 million, one was passed in, and remaining were a cross-leased townhouse at Bucklands Beach and a modest 3-bedroom standalone in Glen Eden. Neither attracted a bid, with the auctioneer closing after seeking a $550,000 start for the Glen Eden home.

In a short few months, the residential market has gone from overpricing enthusiasm to underpricing by neglect, the inability to finance at lower levels or exclusion of likely bidders by regulation.

CBD

Victoria Quarter

The Galleries, 23 Graham St, unit 26:
Features: 200m², 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, study, balcony, 2 parking spaces, storage locker
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Louise Allan & Alex Allan

Isthmus east

Ellerslie

3 Ellerslie Park Rd, flats 2 & 3:
Features: 2 2-bedroom flats, parking space each
Outcome: sold for $1.16 million
Agents: Barry Saxon

Epsom

26 Orakau Avenue, unit 2:
Features: cross-lease, 1/3 share in 839m², 2-bedroom unit, garage
Outcome: sold for $951,000
Agent: Dee Brennan

Greenlane

24 Puriri Avenue, unit 4:
Features: 88m², 2-bedroom unit, internal-access garage
Outcome: sold for $860,000
Agents: Janice Hamilton-Cox & Philip Cox

Mission Bay

21A Comins Crescent:
Features: 3-bedroom townhouse, 2 bathrooms, courtyard, terrace, carport
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Alex Baker

Remuera

117 Grand Drive, unit 2:
Features: refurbished 3-bedroom townhouse, 2 bathrooms, 2 carport spaces, pool, bordering Waiatarua Reserve
Outcome: sold for $1.05 million
Agents: Stephen Rendell

Royal Oak

13C Raurenga Avenue:
Features: 419m² section, 4-bedroom townhouse, 3 bathrooms, double internal-access garage
Outcome: sold for $1.461 million
Agents: Frances Li & Ian Thornhill

North-east

Takapuna

9B Puriri St:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 1012m², 3 bedrooms, garage
Outcome: sold for $875,000
Agents: Will Gluestein

South

Bucklands Beach

119 Bucklands Beach Rd, unit 1:
Features: cross-lease, 1/5 share in 1618m², 4-bedroom townhouse, 2 bathrooms, internal-access garage
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Frances Li & Raymond Chan

Papatoetoe

81A Huia Rd, unit 1:
Features: 69m², 2-bedroom unit, tandem carport
Income assessment: $440/week current
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Neno Radinovich

Attribution: Auctions.

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Auction results, and a market assessment

Amid the noise over a decline in residential sales, it’s important to establish where that’s happening and in what types of market.

In Auckland, it was not at all surprising that a steep rise in prices should be followed by a decline, while Reserve Bank measures tightening borrowing have forced a further decline through the inability to borrow, and the absence of Chinese borrowers this year – compared to auctionrooms last year that were filled with Chinese buyers who appeared to have no limits – has taken further steam out.

The auction results presented below are from Barfoot & Thompson’s cbd apartments auction yesterday – 2 units, one sold – and from residential auctions on Tuesday & Wednesday.

Of the total 13 properties listed below, 8 sold, but the selection I’ve focused on is presented for the geographical mix as much as for the housing type.

Now that Auckland Council’s unitary plan is almost entirely in place, the real estate world has begun presenting more properties for their redevelopment potential, and many of those with such potential at lower prices are in isthmus fringe areas such as Point England & Glen Innes to the east, Mt Roskill & Mt Albert to the west. Unlike the regional fringes where new subdivisions are being developed – on the Hibiscus Coast to the north, across the top of the harbour to the west, and in a number of districts through old Papakura & Franklin to the south – these ones are close to the city centre, within 10km compared to beyond 25km or 40km.

On the isthmus, a house that was once in a bad neighbourhood can now command a price tag above $1 million, and all it’s done is age. Bad neighbourhoods could be defined as having a high state housing ratio, low-decile incomes, large families squeezed into small homes, poorer construction materials, and a general lack of foliage on sections and in streetscapes.

Those new price tags will force the old families out, and little is being created for them to move to. Those price rises in the bad neighbourhoods will also help lift already-soaring prices in the good neighbourhoods – the leafy areas of the eastern suburbs, for example.

Much of the entry-level housing is in cross-leased houses or mostly old brick-&-tile units. The prices for those can be as high as a modern product such as a 3-year-old GJ Gardner home (one in Mt Albert is listed below).

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Learning Quarter:

Forte, 37 Symonds St, unit 505:
Features: 2-bedroom apartment, 2 bathrooms, deck
Outgoings: rates $1253/year including gst; body corp levy $3634/year
Outcome: sold for $540,000
Agents: Justin Choi & Zoran Farac

Longview, 6 Whitaker Place, unit 4D:
Features: 55m², one-bedroom apartment, deck
Outgoings: rates $1278/year including gst; body corp levy $3996/year
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Justin Choi & Stephen Shin

Isthmus east

Ellerslie

50 Amy St, unit 9:
Features: 3-storey townhouse, 3 bedrooms, carport
Outcome: sold for $785,000
Agent: Karin de Leeuw

Epsom

10 Orakau Avenue, unit 2:
Features: 2-bedroom townhouse, internal-access garage
Outcome: sold for $1.32 million
Agents: John Zhang & Louissa Bao

Glen Innes

52 Taniwha St:
Features: 837m² section, 3 bedrooms, study, garage, 4 offstreet parking spaces – in redeveloping Wai O Taiki Bay area bordering Glendowie, zoned mixed housing suburban
Outcome: sold for $1.09 million
Agents: Paul Neshausen & Sam Bowen

Mt Wellington

13A Wilkie Place:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 935m², 5-bedroom house – 3 bedrooms upstairs, separate & consented 2-bedroom flat downstairs with own entrance, carport, 2 offstreet parking spaces
Outcome: sold for $920,000
Agents: Jane Wang & Luke Shi

Stonefields

10 Robert Sale Rise:
Features: 354m² section, 235m² townhouse, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 family rooms & separate lounge, double garage
Outcome: sold for $1.6 million
Agents: Frances Li & Ian Thornhill

Isthmus west

Mt Albert

60D Taylors Rd:
Features: 291m² section, 4-bedroom house, 3 bathrooms, family room, separate lounge, double internal–access garage, built 3 years ago by GJ Gardner
Outcome: sold for $1.36 million
Agents: Paul Donovan & Sharon Walls

Tremont Apartments, 4 Wagener Place, unit 409:
Features: top-floor apartment, 2 bedrooms, secure parking space
Outcome: passed in
Agents: George Fong & Laura Mc Auley

Mt Eden

706 Mt Eden Rd & 2A Watling St:
Features: 2 houses on 809m² corner section, each with own half-share cross-lease – 80m² 2-bedroom house on Mt Eden Rd, 140m² 3-bedroom house, double garage on Watling St
Income assessment: current rental expectation $1000-plus/week
Outcome: passed in when both offered together, no bid on Watling alone
Agents: Kelly Zhang & Hattie Liu

Mt Roskill

98 Melrose Rd, unit 3:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, carport
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Richard Han

North-west

Henderson

16 Matuhi Rise:
Features: 3-bedroom duplex, garage & workshop, carport, in-ground pool
Outcome: passed in, back on market at $649,000
Agents: Repeka Lelaulu & John Elgar

Te Atatu Peninsula

8 Celsmere Lane:
Features: renovated 2-bedroom house on 528m² section
Outcome: sold for $1.12 million
Agents: Angel Li & Louis Lai

Attribution: City apartments auction, auction documents.

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6 intensive units sell out of 15 offered at Barfoot auctions

One of 3 apartments on offer sold at Barfoot & Thompson’s specialist apartments auction on Thursday, another had sold at an auction brought forward to Monday, and a townhouse sold at mortgagee auction on Wednesday.

Then at the later Thursday auctions sessions, one apartment & 2 townhouses sold.

Those 6 intensive-property sales were among 15 sales out of 43 residential properties (including 2 sold prior & one withdrawn) on the agency’s city branch auction lists over Tuesday-Thursday.

Those auction lists for the 3 days compare with lists of 80 properties/day at the height of the market late last year & early this year. The success rate is well down and, although I can’t be sure of how far vendors have bent to achieve a sale on the day, I’m aware that many vendors have met the tougher market over the last few months.

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Learning Quarter

The Quadrant, 10 Waterloo Quadrant, unit 1612:
Features: 45m² internal, 13m² deck, 2-bedroom corner apartment, parking space
Outcome: sold for $660,000
Agent: Paul Studman

Connaught, 14 Waterloo Quadrant, unit 3F:
Features: 90m², 2-bedroom corner apartment, storage locker, parking space
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Casey Chen

Shortland St

Shortlands, 5C/97 Shortland St, unit 5C:
Features: 54m², one-bedroom corner apartment, balcony
Outcome: sold for $537,500
Agents: Sarah Garlick & Estee Zeng

Uptown

Eclipse, 156 Vincent St, unit 11J:
Features: 41m², fully furnished one bedroom
Outgoings: rates $1215/year including gst; body corp levy $3556/year
Outcome: passed in, back on market at $415,000
Agents: Selina Zheng & Tommy Zhang

Waterfront

Princes Wharf, 137 Quay St, shed 19, unit 21:
Features: leasehold, one bedroom, deck, parking space
Outcome: sold at pre-auction on 3 July
Agents: Ian Waddams & Donna Rugay

Isthmus east

Ellerslie

10 Hawthorne Place, unit 1:
Features: 2 bedrooms, deck, carport
Outcome: sold for $725,000
Agent: Nick Lyus

19 Robert St, apartments 1 & 2:
Features: 4 bedrooms in 2 apartments in villa, 2 bathrooms, separate lounges, carport for 3 cars + 3 offstreet parking spaces
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $1.385 million
Agent: Steve Hood

Epsom

39 Onslow Avenue, unit 3:
Features: m², 3-bedroom townhouse, 2 bathrooms, deck, carport
Outgoings: rates $/year including gst; body corp levy $/year
Income assessment: $/week
Outcome: sold for $1.453 million
Agents: Sara Knight & Vern Hines

Newmarket

Mosman, 4 Sarawia St, unit 1:
Features: 80m², ground-floor end unit, 2 bedrooms, carport
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Liz Derbyshire

Remuera

71 Ngapuhi Rd, unit 2:
Features: 3-bedroom unit, deck, garage
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $829,000
Agent: Jason Li

78 Waiatarua Rd, unit 2:
Features: 2-bedroom garden unit, garage + utility room
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Stanley& Barbara Armon

St Heliers

30K Tarawera Terrace:
Features: 134m², 2-bedroom penthouse apartment, balcony, tandem garage + guest parking
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $875,000
Agent: Kelly Midwood

3 Walmsley Rd, unit 3:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, basement garage, carport
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $785,000
Agents: Margot Torrance & Lynette Boyd

St Johns

20 Simkin Avenue, unit 1:
Features: 100m², 2-level 2-bedroom townhouse, plus basement, deck
Outcome: sold at mortgagee auction for $120,000
Agent: Philip Davis

Attribution: Agency.

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2 cbd apartments & 3 suburban units sell

2 of the 4 central area apartments auction at Barfoot & Thompson on Thursday were sold under the hammer.

Of 12 suburban intensive residential properties auctioned during the week, 3 were sold under the hammer. 4 new townhouses in a group in Mt Albert were all passed in.

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Learning Quarter

Emily, 22 Emily Place, unit 5E (ex-Four Seasons):
Features: 118m², 3 bedrooms, balcony, in 8-storey art deco former office & warehouse building
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Leo Shin & Zoran Farac

Uptown

Amora, 100 Greys Avenue, unit 7F:
Features: one-bedroom hotel unit
Income assessment: management contracted until 2020, hotel pays the body corporate levies & council rates, annual CPI increase in income, owner has 4300 shares in the company, net income just under $9000/year
Outcome: sold for $215,000 at pre-auction on Friday
Agent: Mike Campbell

Victoria Quarter

Imperial Gardens, 135 Hobson St, unit 218:
Features: 2 bedrooms, storage locker, parking space
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Wendy Feng & Jack Li

SugarTree Prima, 27 Union St, unit 412:
Features: 75m², 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, balcony, parking space
Outgoings: body corp levy $/year
Income assessment: $610/week unfurnished current
Outcome: sold for $695,000
Agent: Aaron Cook

Isthmus east

Ellerslie

14 Ballarat St, unit 1:
Features: 116m², 3-bedroom unit garage
Outcome: passed in, back on market at $698,000
Agents: Kelly Midwood

39 Celtic Crescent, unit 3:
Features: 3-bedroom unit, carport
Outcome: sold for $645,000
Agent: Steve Hood

Epsom

1 Epsom Avenue, unit 9:
Features: 3-bedroom unit, balcony, carport
Outcome: passed in, back on market at $765,000
Agents: George Fong & Paul Sun

Mt Wellington

8 Monaco Place:
Features: 364m² section, 2-bedroom duplex unit, internal-access garage
Outcome: sold for $739,500
Agents: Margaret Johnston & Phyllis Brooks

Newmarket

9 Sarawia St, unit 405:
Features: one-bedroom apartment, carport
Outcome: passed in
Agent: Ray Qu

Remuera

171A Portland Rd, unit 2:
Features: 1/6 share in cross-lease, 2-bedroom unit, carport
Outcome: sold for $724,000
Agent: Steve Hood

Isthmus west

Mt Albert

135 Mt Albert Rd, lot 1:
Features: 368m² section, 227m² floor area, 5.2m² balcony, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 5.2m² balcony, double internal-access garage
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Jane Wang & Angela Qi

135 Mt Albert Rd, lot 2:
Features: 369m² section, 232m² floor area, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 9.4m² balcony, double internal-access garage
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Jane Wang & Angela Qi

135 Mt Albert Rd, lot 3:
Features: 390m² section, 222m² floor area, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 12m² balcony, double internal-access garage
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Jane Wang & Angela Qi

135 Mt Albert Rd, lot 4:
Features: 390m² section, 220m² floor area, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 11.5m² balcony, double internal-access garage
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Jane Wang & Angela Qi

23A Malvern Rd, units 1, 2 & 3:
Features: 1171m² section, 3 2-bedroom flats fronting Fowlds Park, , each with a carport
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Ashley Tait & Lisa Te Brake

Mt Eden

23 Fairview Avenue, unit 8:
Features: one-bedroom flat, deck, carport
Outcome: passed in, back on market at $548,000
Agent: Kun Hong    

Attribution: Company release.

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Lessor sells 3 Ellerslie titles

The lessor’s interest in 3 Ellerslie titles is among 3 eastern suburbs sales by Bayleys commercial agents. An East Tamaki live/work unit has also been sold.

Isthmus east

Ellerslie

19-23 Kalmia St:
Features: Lessor’s interest in 3 titles totalling 1599m², 20-year perpetually renewable ground lease paid by 3 occupants, with 5-yearly rent reviews calculated by multiplying unencumbered freehold market value of land by 6.5%, next review November 2020; rezoned business – mixed use under the unitary plan with height limit increased to 18m
Rent: $114,000/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $2.75 million at a 4.16% yield
Agents: Alan Haydock &Damien Bullick

Mt Wellington

284F Marua Rd:
Features: 91m² office/showroom unit with kitchen & amenities
Outcome: sold vacant for $430,000
Agents: Greg Hall & Sunil Bhana

Onehunga

37 Princes St:
Features: 320m² site zoned mixed use, 185m² industrial workshop, 2-year lease to auto tenant, final expiry in June 2018
Rent: $22,000/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $850,000
Agents: James Valintine & Greg Hall

South

East Tamaki

7 Torrens Rd, unit 4A:
Features: 2-level work/live premises totalling 145m² plus balcony & private courtyard, 3 parking spaces; ground-floor showroom/office and low stud warehouse, 3-bedroom apartment on first floor
Outcome: sold for $650,000 with vacant possession
Agent: Mike Marinkovich

Attribution: Agency release.

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7 of 19 intensive homes sell at Barfoots

7 intensive properties sold out of 19 auctioned at Barfoot & Thompson’s city office over the last 3 days. They include apartments, suburban units, townhouses & homes on cross-leases.

At times the auctionroom was busy, more often quiet – not surprisingly so, given that the agency is putting through about the same number of properties in a week as it was pumping through in a day at the frenzied height of the market last year & briefly this year.

The properties listed below were auctioned between Tuesday afternoon & Thursday morning.

CBD

Learning Quarter

Silo, 23 Emily Place, unit 11H:
Features: 3-bedroom apartment, deck, 2 parking spaces
Outgoings: body corp levy $8677/year for the unit, $746/year for each parking space
Outcome: passed in at $900,000
Agents: Aaron Cook & Leo Shin

Argent Hall, 2 Eden Crescent, unit 14F:
Features: one-bedroom apartment, storage unit, parking space
Outgoings: body corp levy $6183/year
Outcome: passed in at $540,000, sold shortly after the auction for $557,000
Agents: Zoran Farac & Justin Choi

Isthmus east

Ellerslie

22 Marua Rd, unit 3:
Features: cross-lease, quarter share in 1214m², 4 bedrooms, double carport
Outcome: sold for $858,000
Agents: Alex Yang & Xia Wang

Mt Wellington

16 Bertrand Rd, unit 4:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, carport
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Robben Li & Will Liu

Newmarket

Queens Lodge, 176 Broadway, unit D505:
Features: one-bedroom apartment, secure parking space
Outgoings: body corp levy $1353/year for unit, $638/year for parking
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $580,000
Agent: Duncan Wu

Onehunga

90 Victoria St, unit 2:
Features: cross-lease, 1/9 share in 2056m², 2 bedrooms, garage
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $589,000
Agents: Leonie Stabler & Di Lynds

Parnell

4 Churton St, unit 4:
Features: 3-bedroom townhouse, 2 bathrooms, 2 parking spaces
Income assessment: appraisal $1350/week
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $1.775 million
Agent: Linda Galbraith

4 Churton St, unit 5:
Features: 3-bedroom townhouse, 2 bathrooms, 2 parking spaces
Income assessment: appraisal $1350/week
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $1.775 million
Agent: Linda Galbraith

4 Churton St, unit 7:
Features: 3-bedroom townhouse, 2 bathrooms, 2 parking spaces
Income assessment: appraisal $1350/week
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $1.775 million
Agent: Linda Galbraith

Isthmus west

Grey Lynn

23A Pollen St, unit 102:
Features: one-bedroom apartment, study nook, balcony, storage unit, secure parking space
Outgoings: body corp levy $3382/year
Outcome: sold for $741,000
Agents: George Damiris & Carl Madsen

Herne Bay

27 Wallace St, unit 1:
Features: one-bedroom apartment, parking space
Outgoings: body corp levy $3193/year
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Ashley Tait & Andre Bodde

Kingsland

52 Aitken Terrace, unit 1A:
Features: one-bedroom apartment, double garage
Outgoings: body corp levy $4743/year
Outcome: sold for $930,000
Agents: George Damiris & Carl Madsen

Mt Roskill

41A Marion Avenue:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 839m², 4 bedrooms, carport
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Denis Dias & Calvin Roche

25A Rogan St:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 813m², 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, garage
Outcome: passed in
Agent: Tanzi Rose

Sandringham

32 Fowlds Avenue, unit 3:
Features: cross-lease, quarter share in 655m², 2-bedroom unit, garage
Outcome: sold for $687,000
Agent: Felix Bogdanovic

24 Morningside Drive, unit 4:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, garage
Outgoings: body corp levy $591/year
Outcome: sold for $639,000
Agent: Repeka Lelaulu

St Marys Bay

101 Shelly Beach Rd, unit 1:
Features: cross-lease, 1/6 share in 695m², 2-bedroom unit, deck, private courtyard
Outcome: passed in at $800,000
Agents: Carl & Rosanne Madsen

117 Shelly Beach Rd, unit 9:
Features: 3-bedroom terrace, 3 bathrooms, balcony, double garage
Outgoings: body corp levy $5418/year
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Carl & Rosanne Madsen

North-west

Henderson

85 Edmonton Rd, unit 18:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, offstreet parking
Income assessment: $360/week fixed until August
Outcome: sold for $489,000
Agent: Rosemary Giborees

Attribution: Auctions.

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Auction raises more questions than bidders’ hands

Barfoot & Thompson’s apartments auction today raised more questions than bidders’ hands.

In a sparsely population city auctionroom, the 4 properties on offer were a cbd apartment, a cross-lease in Ellerslie, a unit in Papatoetoe where the unit title wasn’t yet issued, and a Glen Innes house on a section – like thousands around Auckland now – with subdivision potential following rezoning.

The Connaught apartment had a bidder, but the margin between them and the vendor was about $200,000, setting the vendor’s target about $20,000 above the price achieved for a larger unit last July, when the market was far more active.

Excluding parking & balcony, the vendor would have been seeking about $14,000/m² internal, compared to a bid set at about $9000/m².

New apartment developments’ prices have moved well above the $10,000/m² that was a benchmark 2 years ago – construction costs have helped push some about $15,000/m² – but for older buildings those sorts of returns raise a question of how much of the windfall arising from price rises over the last 4 years is acceptable or readily achievable.

The Ellerslie cross-lease sold under the hammer after the vendor edged down but the other 2 properties attracted no bid.

A unit where the unit paperwork hadn’t been completed presented a risk most wouldn’t take in a declining market.

And, while the far eastern Tamaki suburbs on the isthmus started to attract more interest late last year, the unitary plan has opened thousands of residential properties up for potential subdivision, negating windfall opportunities and (in theory at least) opening suburbia up to cheaper new housing.

The mindset of cheaper new suburban development hasn’t set in yet, and may need a council push in terms of infrastructure provision & pricing, but the number of sections starting to come to the market indicates enough willingness to sell, and for intensification to gradually get underway.

CBD

Learning Quarter

The Connaught, 14 Waterloo Quadrant, unit 5I:
Features: 50m² including balcony, one-bedroom apartment, parking space
Outgoings: body corp levy $4455/year
Income assessment: $400/week
Outcome: passed in at $450,000
Agent: Bernard Scahill

Isthmus east

Ellerslie

141 Celtic Crescent, unit 5:
Features: cross-lease, 1/5 share in 1760m², 3-bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, internal-access garage
Outcome: sold for $800,000
Agent: Paul Studman

Glen Innes

16 Epping St:
Features: 688m² site in terrace housing & apartments zone under the unitary plan, 4 bedrooms
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Jack Hu

South

Papatoetoe

81A Huia Rd, unit 2:
Features: 69m² 3-bedroom unit, 25m² sleepout with own bathroom, double carport – unit title yet to issue and body corporate levy yet to be determined
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Neno Radinovich

Attribution: Auction.

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10 sell at Bayleys’ commercial auction

9 properties were sold under the hammer and one post-auction of the 17 in Bayleys’ commercial auction yesterday. Another 3 were sold prior.

[Today’s report is short on some detail.]

CBD

Learning Quarter

5 Eden Crescent, units A & B:
Features: 600m² strata title, renovated, licensed karaoke bar & restaurant
Rent: $161,000/year net + gst
Outcome: passed in at $2.5 million
Agents: Oscar Kuang & Nicolas Ching

Queen St

239 Queen St, unit 1A:
Features: new 12-year lease
Rent: $150,657/year net + gst
Outcome: withdrawn from auction
Agents: Quinn Ngo & James Chan

Isthmus east

Ellerslie

38 Eaglehurst Rd, unit 7:
Features: warehouse
Outcome: declared reserve of $600,000, sold for $800,000
Agents: Andrew Wallace & Cameron Melhuish

Epsom

206 Manukau Rd:
Features: 898m² corner section,
Rent: $67,340/year holding income
Outcome: passed in at $3.55 million
Agents: Owen Ding & James Chan

Mission Bay

2 Atkin Avenue, unit 1:
Features: 374m² site zoned mixed use (up to 18m) under unitary plan, 3-bedroom unit, garage
Outcome: sold for$1.955 million
Agents: Phil Haydock & Angela Yang

Onehunga

18 George Terrace:
Features: 342m² site zoned mixed use, warehouse, office, amenities
Outcome: sold for $1.072 million
Agents: James Valintine & William Gubb

4 Newsome St:
Features: 493m², permissible height 20m
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Tony Chaudhary & James Valintine

Panmure

100 Queens Rd:
Features: town centre zone under unitary plan
Rent: $121,000/year net + gst
Outcome: passed in at $1.6 million
Agents: Mark Pittaway

Isthmus west

Eden Terrace

12 Fleet St:
Features: 336m² site
Rent: $52,260/year
Outcome: sold prior at declared reserve of $1.25 million
Agents: James Were & Scott Kirk

Mt Roskill

439 Mt Albert Rd:
Features: corner site, 4-bedroom home, internal garage, 3 commercial tenancies on ground floor
Outcome: auction postponed
Agents: Phil Haydock & Angela Yang

Ponsonby

91 College Hill:
Features: 337m² site zoned mixed use, 275m² gross floor area, 5 secure parking spaces
Outcome: sold for $2,577,500
Agents: Nigel McNeill & Meredith Graham

Sandringham

513 Sandringham Rd:
Features: retail + refurbished 3-bedroom flat
Rent: $88,060/year
Outcome: sold for $1.75 million
Agents: Scott Kirk & Damien Bullick

North-east

Northcote

44 Akoranga Drive:
Features: 946m² corner site, mixed use zone next to AUT
Outcome: sold for $2.5 million
Agents: Michael Nees & Simon Aldridge

Takapuna

6 & 6A Blomfield Spa:
Outcome: withdrawn from auction
Agents: Simon Aldridge & David Huang

Wairau Valley

170 Wairau Rd, unit 18:
Features: Hell Pizza on long-term lease
Rent: $54,000/year net + gst + outgoings
Outcome: sold for $990,000
Agents: Paul Dixon & Tony Chaudhary

North-west

Glendene

3 Bancroft Crescent:
Features: 3584m² site, long-term tenant, 6-year lease term with renewal rights
Rent: $225,000/year net + gst
Outcome: passed in at $2.775 million
Agents: Dave Stanley & Stuart Bode

New Lynn

3019 Great North Rd & 2 Bentinck St:
Features: 1459m² corner site in 2 titles, vacant possession
Outcome: passed in at $1.625 million at $1114/m²
Agents: Mike Adams & Scott Kirk

South

Botany Downs

286 Cascades Rd:
Features: 7493m² site opposite Pakuranga golfcourse, 70m frontage to Cascades Rd
Outcome: sold for $6.1 million
Agents: Dave Stanley & Graeme Sun

Botany South

Bishopsgate business centre, 2 Bishop Dunn Place, unit 32:
Features: 134m² first-floor office, storage, 2 parking spaces
Outcome: sold for $465,000
Agents: Geoff Wyatt & Dave Stanley

Takanini

292 Great South Rd:
Features: 2209m² site, standalone office & warehouse building anchored by long-term office lease + 2 warehouse tenants
Rent: $152,592/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $2.68 million
Agents: Sunil Bhana & Peter Migounoff

South of the Bombays

Gisborne

412 Gladstone Rd:
Features: 670m² store, seismic rating 100% new building standard, 6-year lease term
Rent: $122,569/year
Outcome: passed in at $1.5 million, sold post-auction for $1.52 million at an 8% yield
Agents: Paul Garland & Colin McNab

Attribution: Auction.

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