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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.

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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

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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.

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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.]

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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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Corrected: Ellerslie development site & Freemans Bay apartments site sell

Corrected 13 April 2017:
A development site on the Ellerslie side of the Ellerslie-Panmure motorway roundabout (pictured) has been sold by Colliers agents at $880/m², and a site in Freemans Bay has been sold with consent for 29 apartments in place. The size of the Hargreaves St site and an agent’s name have been corrected.

Isthmus east

Ellerslie

43 Wilkinson Rd:
Features: 4547m² commercial development site, consent in place for an office development comprising over 6000m² of lettable floor space plus 140 parking spaces
Outcome: sold for $4 million, at $880/m²
Agents: Gareth Fraser, Kris Ongley & Charlie Oscroft

Isthmus west

Freemans Bay

Corrected: 25 Hargreaves St:
Features: 1219m² mixed use site with consent for 29 apartments, 4 retail units & 33 parking spaces
Rent: $241,341.27/year + gst net current from several tenants, vacant possession available with 6 months’ notice
Outcome: sold for $5.4 million + gst
Agents: Kris Ongley (Colliers) & Scott Kirk (Bayleys)

South of the Bombays

Manawatu – Palmerston North

433-441 Rangitikei St:
Features: 1.32ha heavy industrial site, floor area 2727m²
Rent: holding income $305,000/year
Outcome: sold for $2.8 million
Agents: Grant Lloyd, Phil Nevill & Doug Russell

Attribution: Agency release.

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3 suburban commercials sell but Vic Park Market premises all passed in

2 light industrial properties and an Ellerslie office building were sold at yields ranging from 5% (Airport Oaks) up to 6.9% (Ellerslie) at Colliers’ auction today.

They were followed by the Victoria Park Market (pictured above) management office, which was sold, and 4 restaurant & hospitality premises at the market, none of which received a bid (apart from one vendor bid on the first restaurant).

The market properties were all taken to auction by Drake City Ltd (Shahin Behrooz Kermani).

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Victoria Quarter – 5 premises in the Victoria Park Market

Management office:
Features: 40.25m²
Rent: $15,750 + gst, reviews 2 years to cpi + 2% or market, whichever is higher
Outcome: sold for $292,500 at a 5.4% yield
Agents: Gareth Fraser & Simon Felton

Indian Village, units 4A, 5A, 6 & 7, Drake St:
Features: 207m², original 10-year lease runs until 28 February 2023, 2 5-year rights of renewal
Rent: $134,745/year net + gst, reviews on market soft ratchet
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Gareth Fraser, Simon Felton & Tony Allsop

The White Rabbit, unit 73, Drake St:
Features: 490m², rooftop deck, original 10-year lease runs until 30 April 2022, 2 5-year rights of renewal
Rent: $212,341/year net + gst, reviews to market
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Gareth Fraser, Adam White & Tony Allsop

The Oakroom, unit 74, Drake St:
Features: 224m², original 12-year lease runs until 31 October 2023, 6-year right of renewal
Rent: $100,794/year net + gst, reviews on market soft ratchet
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Gareth Fraser, Adam White & Simon Felton

Hansik Restaurant, unit 75, Drake St:
Features: 303m², original 5-year lease runs until end of 2019, 2 5-year rights of renewal
Rent: $100,000/year net + gst, reviews structured
Outcome: passed in after vendor bid at $1 million
Agents: Gareth Fraser, Tony Allsop & Adam White

Isthmus east

2 Kalmia St, Ellerslie.

Ellerslie

2 Kalmia St:
Features: 2032m² mixed-use site, net lettable area 1477m² in 4-level air-conditioned building, multiple tenants, dual road access, 45 parking spaces
Rent: $373,992.13/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $5.4 million at a 6.9% yield
Agents: Gareth Fraser, Simon Child & Greg Goldfinch

South

Airport Oaks

46 Andrew Baxter Drive:
Features: 2940m² light industrial site, tenant Aquafit NZ Ltd, net lettable area 1816m² – offices & amenities 253m² at $200/m², warehouse 1031m² at $112/m², canopy 532m² at $60/m²
Rent: $197,992/year net + gst, new 5-year lease, 12-month bank bond
Outcome: sold for $3.9 million at a 5.08% yield
Agents: Brad Johnston & Paul Jarvie

East Tamaki

9 Bostock Place:
Features: 7099m² site, 3526m² floor area, longstanding tenant, potential to split building, large yard, dual road access
Rent: $392,532/year net + gst, 6-year lease
Outcome: withdrawn from auction
Agents: Paul Higgins & Greg Goldfinch

90 Lady Ruby Drive:
Features: 849m² light industrial site, gross lettable area 724m² – office 180m² at $210/m², workshop 38m² at $125/m², mezzanine above workshop 38m² at $60/m², warehouse 505m² at $125/m², canopy 31m² at $55/m², 100% seismic rating, tenant Tex Onsite Ltd
Rent: $109,802/year net + gst, new 5-year lease
Outcome: sold for $1.93 million at a 5.7% yield
Agents: Paul Jarvie & Jolyon Thomson

Attribution: Auction.

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3 auction sessions, 4 sales

12 homes were auctioned for 4 sales at Barfoot & Thompson’s city office this week, short of an active audience each time.

On Wednesday: 8 homes, 3 sold at auction. 2 units on cross-leases, 6 standalone houses.

This morning: One CityLife apartment, a 29-minute auction with little bidding and resulting in sale at a price the vendor had been offered over 3 months ago. It was also the same price as an identical unit 6 storeys up the building was sold for at auction last September. After stalling at $415,000, it was declared on the market and sold after a quick series of $500 raises.

This afternoon: 2 cross-leased suburban units & a house, one of the units sold.

My focus

I report on the general residential auctions primarily from an intensification perspective – apartments as an investment sector, which they largely still are, but last year I added details of cross-leases to these reports because the cross-lease seems both a way of intensifying land coverage and raising land prices while making it harder to extend more intensive uses such as apartment blocks.

Looking at yesterday’s selection of 8 properties, you will see 2 suburban units, one in a single-storey block, the other 2 storeys, effectively “sausage blocks” but on cross-leases.

2 of the houses are on very small sections – 300m² & 344m², and another sits on 475m², all heading towards the modern section of 2-300m², which limits both storage & building expansion.

2 were in the range of the traditional quarter or fifth of an acre (1012 or 809m²), which are often regarded these days as development prospects and priced on that basis. And those land prices vary widely, at yesterday’s auction from about $700/m² up to $4800/m² (ignoring the value of improvements), the differences depending on the suburb they’re in.

Little of that has the young owner-occupier as the next buyer, which means suburban infill will continue as it’s been happening for the last 30 years. If the courts confirm the unitary plan provision of the ability to intensify over a wide swathe of Auckland suburbia, more intensive infill will speed up, competing at times with larger development proposals.

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Queen St

CityLife, 171 Queen St, unit 1310:
Features: 48m², fully furnished one-bedroom apartment
Outgoings: body corp levy $5922/year
Outcome: sold for $420,000
Agents: Livia Li & Alan Guo

Isthmus east

Ellerslie

9 Arron St:
Features: 300m² section, 3-bedroom bungalow, basement storage, garage
Outcome: passed in at $1.1 million
Agents: Di Lynds & Leonie Stabler

16 Lonsdale St, unit 1:
Features: cross-lease, 1/6 share in 1992m², 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, internal-access garage
Outcome: sold for $925,000
Agents: Debbie-Lee Wallace

Epsom

149A The Drive:
Features: 344m² section, 4-bedroom house, office, covered deck, garage
Outcome: sold for $1.65 million
Agents: George Fong & Laura McAuley

Onehunga

181A Arthur St, unit 1:
Features: cross-lease, 1/5 share in 1844m², renovated ex-state house duplex, 2 bedrooms, deck
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Elvira Abdrazakova

Isthmus west

Hillsborough

40 Aldersgate Rd:
Features: 690m² section, 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, study, patio, double carport, pool, overlooking Manukau Harbour
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Helen Lam

Mt Eden

5 Atanga Avenue:
Features: 531m² section, 3-bedroom house, study, internal-access garage
Outcome: passed in at $2.125 million
Agents: Frank Excell & Ketiesha Elliott

91 Valley Rd, unit 2:
Features: cross-lease, 1/5 of 999m², 2-bedroom unit, garage
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Frank Excell & Ketiesha Elliott

Mt Roskill

20 Gilletta Rd:
Features: 475m² section, 3-bedroom bungalow, deck
Outcome: sold for $875,50
Agents: Kevin He & Gail Beaton

New Windsor

160 Methuen Rd:
Features: 911m² section, 3-bedroom house
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Kelly Zhang

Sandringham

255 Balmoral Rd, unit 6:
Features: cross-lease, 1/6 of 911m², 2-bedroom unit, garage
Outcome: sold for $702,000
Agents: Leonie Stabler & Di Lynds

North-west

New Lynn

6 Cutler St:
Features: 1115m² section, 4-bedroom house, basement garage, storage
Outcome: passed in at $800,000
Agent: Jennifer Peary

Attribution: Auctions.

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3 homes sell, 3 get no bid

7 properties were offered yesterday at Barfoot & Thompson’s first residential auction of the year, 4 of them cross-leased and one in a body corporate. 3 sold, 3 attracted no bid and one was passed in after bidding. The agency has 2 apartments on offer at its first regular apartments auction this morning. Yesterday’s results:

Isthmus east

Ellerslie

102 Michaels Avenue, unit 1:
Features: cross-lease, 1/5 share in 1308m², 2-bedroom unit, offstreet parking
Outcome: sold for $700,000
Agents: Leonie Stabler & Di Lynds

Epsom

123 Owens Rd, unit 1:
Features: cross-lease, 1/24 share in 5721m², 999-year lease on 2-bedroom unit, courtyard, carport
Outcome: passed in at $690,000
Agents: Doug Lum & Sue Saywell

Isthmus west

Avondale

28 Wingate St:
Features: 3-bedroom bungalow on 610m², deck, carport
Outcome: sold for $807,000
Agents: Travers Smyth & Ryan Harding

Blockhouse Bay

152A Taylor St:
Features: cross-lease, 1/3 share in 1087m², 3-bedroom house, deck, courtyard, internal garage + double garage
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Ricky Yap & Alice Chen

Mt Eden

6 Penrhyn Rd, unit 2:
Features: cross-lease, 1/6 share in 2161m², 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, deck, pool, internal-access garage
Outcome: sold for $1.32 million
Agents: Frank Excell & Keteisha Elliott

Mt Roskill

9 Anita Avenue:
Features: 4-bedroom house on 789m², double internal-access garage
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Repeka Lelaulu

Three Kings

Providence on Eden, 21 Hunters Park Drive, unit 57:
Features: m², 3-bedroom house, 2 bathrooms, courtyards, double internal-access garage
Outgoings: body corp levy $6595/year
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $745,000
Agents: Frank Excell & Keteisha Elliott

Attribution: Auction.

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Sockburn sale & Ellerslie lease for Knight Frank

Knight Frank agents have sold a Sockburn industrial property in Christchurch and leased in office in the Stanway business park at Ellerslie in Auckland over the summer.

Sale

South Island – Canterbury

Christchurch, Sockburn

42 Parkhouse Rd:
Features: 4927m² site zoned business 5/heavy industrial, 2356m² building
Outcome: sold for $3.65 million + gst
Agent: Sam Stone

Lease

Isthmus east

Ellerslie 

646 Great South Rd, tower 2, ground floor, unit 2:
Features: 201.9m² office space
Rent: $54,820 + gst
Agent: Damon Wyllie

Attribution: Agency release.

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The $1 million property, and the intensive auction results

The $1 million property – the average value in Auckland – moves around. It used to be in suburbs like Remuera, but that’s $2 million territory now, even in some cases for a cross-lease with negligible land.

Yesterday, at Barfoot & Thompson’s large city residential auction, the $1 million property was in the western isthmus suburb of Avondale, between the back fence of the racecourse and the suburb’s business area on Great North Rd, and it wasn’t ultra-flash. An old kauri villa on a 632m² section, 3 bedrooms, a carport, “a do-up” according to the agent’s promotion, and it sold under the hammer for exactly $1 million.

In these auction columns I note properties which are development prospects, but the house on Elm St isn’t one of those. Nor are most of the properties listed below, largely because 19 of the 31 are cross-leased – the intensification already done, resetting the land price as a consequence and presenting a barrier to real intensification that would be more than filling in backyards with a second dwelling.

Barfoot & Thompson ran 2 residential auctions in 2 rooms at its city office yesterday – back to the heyday of listings, but not of sales. All up, the 4 auctions put 70 homes before buyers, with another 6 sold prior.

27 were sold under the hammer for a 39% clearance rate, or 43% counting the sold priors, and 17 of the auctionroom sales were of intensive properties – apartments, suburban units or on cross-leased land (another couple were development prospects). From an intensive list of 31 properties (the list below), that’s a clearance rate of 55% (I’ve added one since yesterday, reducing the clearance rate from 57%). Results from the intensive offering:

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Learning Quarter

Oxford, 13 Mount St, unit 5K & parking unit 1Q:
Features: 2-bedroom apartment, parking space
Outgoings: body corp levy $4234/year
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $590,000
Agent: Duncan Wu

Quay Park

QuBA, 2 Tapora St, unit 425:
Features: leasehold, expiring 31 July 2046, one bedroom, secure parking space
Income assessment: $490/week current
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $290,000
Agents: Jill Jackson & Emma John

Isthmus east

Ellerslie

126 Marua Rd, unit 4:
Features: cross-lease, 1/6 share in 1398m², 2-bedroom unit, carport
Outcome: sold for $650,000
Agent: Steve Hood

Epsom

38 Epsom Avenue, unit 2B:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, covered parking
Outgoings: body corp levy $3201/year
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Ricky Yap

22 Pah Rd, unit 5:
Features: cross-lease, 1/5 share in 1290m², 2-bedroom unit, study, basement, garage
Outcome: sold for $805,000
Agent: Dee Brennan

10 Penrhyn Rd:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 1271m², 4 bedrooms, double internal-access garage
Outcome: sold for $1.975 million
Agents: Diana Buczkowski & Peter West

11 Woodhall Rd, unit 2:
Features: cross-lease, 1/6 share in 1474m², 2-level 2-bedroom townhouse, study, garage
Outcome: sold for $1.205 million
Agent: Dee Brennan

Glendowie

321 Riddell Rd:
Features: cross-lease, 1/6 share in 2036m², 3 bedrooms + sleepout, double garage
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Grant & Moira Marshall

Greenlane

24 & 26 Garland Rd:
Features: 2 homes on 1705m², one of one bedroom + study and the other of 3 bedrooms
Outcome: passed in
Agents: John Zhang & Louissa Bao

11 Tawera Rd, unit 9:
Features: cross-lease, 1/21 share in 2756m², 2-bedroom unit
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Danny Upton & James Yu

Meadowbank

25A Fancourt St:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 860m², 3 bedrooms,
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Neno Radinovich

Mission Bay

Bay Terraces, 47 Tamaki Drive, unit 4:
Features: 123m², 2-bedroom apartment, 2 bathrooms, deck, 2 secure parking spaces
Outgoings: body corp levy $12,028/year
Outcome: passed in, back on market at $2.2 million
Agents: Amanda Zhou & Yuyu Cao

Mt Wellington

24 Bailey Rd, unit 1:
Features: cross-lease, 1/6 share in 1501m², 2 bedrooms, carport
Outcome: sold for $550,000
Agent: Karin de Leeuw

Onehunga

93J Mays Rd:
Features: 80m², 2 levels, 2-bedroom terrace, 2 parking spaces
Outgoings: body corp levy $579/year, + special levy of $53,685, estimated to be 40% of total funding for remediation, recently reclad
Outcome: sold for $573,000
Agents: Sue Ma & Hattie Huo

Remuera

1 Mainston Rd:
Features: cross-lease, 1/6 share in 1948m², 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, study, 2 parking spaces
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Steve Hood

34B Monteith Crescent, unit C:
Features: 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 parking spaces
Outgoings: body corp levy $3133/year
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Lily Zhang & Jacquie Jia

10A Muir Rd:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 814m², 3 bedrooms, double garage
Outcome: sold for $1.02 million
Agents: Julie Fitzpatrick & Kathy Bower

St Heliers

17 Ashwell St, units 1, 2 & 3:
Features: cross-lease, 3 1/3 shares in 657m², 3 units, total 5 bedrooms, 3 parking spaces
Outcome: sold for $2.36 million
Agents: Thomas & Helen Weber

26A McArthur Avenue:
Features: 317m² + 1/5 share in 578m², 313m² 5 bedroom terrace, 3 bathrooms, 2 parking spaces
Outcome: sold for $1.5 million
Agent: Andy Dye

41 Sylvia Rd, unit 2:
Features: cross-lease, quarter share in 1199m², 4 bedrooms
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Kelly Midwood

St Johns

2 Strong St, unit 3:
Features: cross-lease, 1/3 share in 619m², 2-bedroom apartment, carport
Outcome: sold for $626,000
Agent: Helen McVicar

Isthmus west

Kingsland

4F Don Croot St:
Features: 60m², one-bedroom unit, storage shed, offstreet parking
Outcome: sold for $627,000
Agents: Matt O’Brien & Anah Jordan

Mt Eden

45 Edenvale Crescent:
Features: villa in 3 flats, 2 of one bedroom & one of 2 bedrooms,
Outcome: sold for $1.545 million
Agent: Kathy Bower

Mt Roskill

61A Boyce Avenue, unit 2:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 928m², 3-bedroom duplex, 2 parking spaces
Outcome: no bid
Agents: David Chen & Joey Zhuang

1193A Dominion Rd:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 809m², 3 bedrooms, garage
Outcome: passed in
Agent: Kelly Zhang

78 Haycock Avenue, unit 2:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 685m², 2-bedroom unit, garage
Outcome: sold for $655,000
Agents: William & Simon MacLean

639 & 2/641 Richardson Rd (listed as Avenue):
Features: one 716m² section fee simple and the other on cross-lease, half share in 867m², 2 3-bedroom homes
Outcome: no bid together or separately
Agent: Sunny Yang

Pt Chevalier

5 Kanuka St:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 710m², 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleepout, carport
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Andrew Gallagher & Matt O’Rourke

Waterview

6A Alverston St:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 1060m², 4 bedrooms, double internal-access garage
Outcome: sold for $1.216 million
Agents: Stephen Shin & Barry He

North-west

Henderson

15 Universal Drive:
Features: 2 homes on 1158m², one of 3 bedrooms, the other of 2 bedrooms
Outcome: no bid
Agents: George Fong & Maggie Xue

South

Pakuranga

1 Greenhill Crescent, unit 1:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 1060m², 3 bedrooms, garage
Outcome: sold for $934,000
Agents: Dong & Lucca Liu

Attribution: Auctions.

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Intense bidding followed by no bids

Intense bidding for the first 3 properties on Ray White City Apartments’ auction list yesterday was followed by 2 which received no bid, weak bidding on the next 2 and no bid again on the last.

The contrast is a mark of the times, as the question “Where’s the market going?” is on the lips of regular participants in this market. Some auctions demonstrate the general slowdown, sometimes vendors have been able to secure a sale by dropping their reserve, and sometimes buyers are just not interested in a cash deal on the spot.

CBD

Learning Quarter

Queens Residence, 8 Airedale St, unit 1507:
Features: 50m², 2-room flexi-apartment, 5m² balcony
Outgoings: rates $1924/year including gst; body corp levy $2670/year
Income assessment: $500/week fixed until February
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Steve King

Tetra House, 85 Wakefield St, unit 606:
Features: 45m², fully furnished 2 bedrooms
Outgoings: rates $3563/year including gst; body corp levy $4539/year
Income assessment: $500-530/week furnished; the apartment is under a Waldorf hotel management lease
Outcome: sold for $365,000
Agents: Damian Piggin & Daniel Horrobin

Waterloo Towers, 20 Waterloo Quadrant, unit 8:
Features: 158m², occupies entire floor, 2 bedrooms, 3 parking spaces
Outgoings: rates $2332/year including gst; body corp levy $11,568/year
Income assessment: $650-700/week unfurnished, parking $50/space/week with apartment, $60-80/space/week individually rented
Outcome: sold for $650,000
Agents: Damian Piggin & Daniel Horrobin

Victoria Quarter

Aura, 53 Cook St, unit 1315:
Features: 49m², 2 bedrooms, secure covered parking space
Outgoings: rates $1341/year including gst; body corp levy not given
Income assessment: $500/week current
Outcome: passed in at $410,000
Agents: Ryan Bridgman & Mitch Agnew

Wiltshire, 89 Victoria St West, unit 2C:
Features: 55m², one bedroom, low body corp levy owing to large LED billboard on western wall
Outgoings: rates $1430/year including gst; body corp levy $2208/year
Income assessment: $480-530/week furnished
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Ron Yang

Isthmus east

Ellerslie

Ellerslie Court, 3A Harrison Rd, unit 6:
Features: 43m², one bedroom, secure parking space
Outgoings: rates $1080/year including gst; body corp levy $2976/year
Income assessment: $325/week
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Keisha Gutierrez

Isthmus west

Grey Lynn

Pulse, 80 Richmond Rd, unit 3S:
Features: 58m², one bedroom, secure parking space, building recently reclad
Outgoings: rates $801/year including gst; body corp levy $3689/year
Income assessment: $500-550/week furnished
Outcome: passed in with vendor indicator bid of $400,000
Agents: Iza Kimura & Ron Yang

Ponsonby

One on Ophir, 1 Ophir St, unit 1A:
Features: 70m², 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 8m² deck, secure covered parking space
Outgoings: rates $1486/year including gst; body corp levy $4135/year
Income assessment: $650/week furnished
Outcome: sold for $583,900
Agent: Dominic Worthington

Attribution: Auction.

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