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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Those 6 intensive-property sales were among 15 sales out of 43 residential properties (including 2 sold prior & one withdrawn) on the agency’s city branch auction lists over Tuesday-Thursday.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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Augusta closes Mercury HQ syndication 34% short, underwrites balance

Augusta Funds Management Ltd closed its $83.5 million syndication of Mercury Energy Ltd’s new headquarters in Newmarket 34% short on Friday, but subscribed for the balance itself and expects to reduce the shortfall to 26% by the end of July.

Augusta is funding its own underwrite with an ASB Bank debt facility.

Managing director Mark Francis said the $83.5 million target for the 33 Broadway, Newmarket, syndication was Augusta’s largest capital-raising and drew $61.8 million of applications.

Of that total:

  • Applicants for $55.15 million had completed all anti-money laundering requirements before the closing
  • Applications for a further $2.4 million were complete but funds hadn’t been received by Friday. Mr Francis said Augusta would transfer units to these investors on Monday, immediately reducing the underwrite by $2.4 million
  • A further $4.25 million of applications were from investors who either needed to complete final anti-money laundering requirements or didn’t have funds available until July. Mr Francis said Augusta would subscribe for these units and transfer as funds became available.

Accordingly, Mr Francis said, Augusta subscribed on Friday for $28.35 million of units funded by the debt facility, reducing this to $25.95 million on Monday and anticipating a reduction to no more than $21.7 million by the end of July.

“Those units remain available for sale and inquiry remains strong,” he said.

Earlier stories:
28 March 2017: Augusta unconditional as second tenant signed for Broadway development
20 February 2017: Augusta launches Mercury syndication
22 December 2016:  Augusta takes new step in syndication

Attribution: Company release.

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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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Industrial unit & 2 apartments sell

An industrial unit in St Johns and 2 apartments were sold under the hammer at Barfoot & Thompson’s city auction today.

A Queens Lodge apartment in Newmarket, with 3 parking spaces, didn’t attract a bid.

Apartments

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Victoria Quarter

Harvard on Hobson, 147 Hobson St, unit 12K:
Features: 2 bedrooms
Outgoings: body corp levy $4762/year
Outcome: sold for $352,500
Agents: Livia Li & Alan Guo

Zest, 72 Nelson St, unit 1328 (building pictured):
Features: 48m² corner unit, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1290/year including gst; body corp levy $5303/year
Income assessment: $495/week + $70/week for parking, current; assessment $565/week
Outcome: sold for $445,000
Agents: Selina Zheng & Alan Guo

Isthmus east

Newmarket

Queens Lodge, 176 Broadway, unit B309:
Features: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 covered parking spaces
Outgoings: rates $2031/year including gst for unit & parking; body corp levies $1824/year for unit, $566, $522 & $522/year for the 3 parking spaces
Income assessment: $590/week for apartment & 3 parking spaces
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Simon Cai

Commercial

Isthmus east

St Johns

65 Elizabeth Knox Place, unit 4:
Features: vacant 230m² industrial unit, 80m² mezzanine, small office, 5 parking spaces
Outcome: sold for $880,000 + gst
Agent: Mike Jensen

Attribution: Auction.

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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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Warehouse sells Broadway site

The Warehouse Group Ltd has entered into an unconditional contract to sell its property at 66-80 Broadway, Newmarket, for $65 million.

The company said yesterday – 2 days before a call for offers was due to close – it would continue to lease the site until October 2018, when it’s agreed to vacate. Settlement of the sale is expected to be completed in July.

The Warehouse said the sale proceeds would generate a pre-tax gain of about $12 million, which it will use to reduce debt.

The Warehouse bought the site opposite the Newmarket Olympic pool in 1993 and the 1.4ha, in 6 titles, is occupied by the Warehouse, Warehouse Stationery, Noel Leeming, Torpedo7 & some smaller retail tenants.

Under the Auckland unitary plan, the site is in the metropolitan centre zone and resource consent was granted in 2014 for a 47,914m² mix of residential, retail & office that would have incorporated 160 apartments, a 40-room hotel, 9615m² of office, 18,245m² of retail & 720 parking spaces.

Attribution: Company release.

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Grey Lynn retail property sells

A Grey Lynn property containing 4 shops plus upstairs space was sold under the hammer at Barfoot & Thompson’s city commercial auction today. A Newmarket shop was passed in.

Isthmus east

Newmarket

33D Remuera Rd:
Features: 82m² shop
Rent: $38,250/year net + gst, lease up for renewal in 12 months
Outcome: passed in at $790,000
Agents: Kim Loo & Rex Fowler

Isthmus west

Grey Lynn

596-602 Great North Rd:
Features: 488m² section, 357m² floor area on 2 levels, 4 shops + upstairs accommodation or office
Outcome: sold for $2.38 million
Agents: Chris Peterson

Attribution: Auction.

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Paddington terrace sells

A 3-level Paddington terrace across the road from the Domain in Newmarket was sold at Bayleys’ Remuera branch auction last week, brought forward after an acceptable offer was received.

This week was a quiet one for the agency as far as intensive properties were concerned – the auction of the only other unit on the listings round the region was postponed until next Wednesday.

Isthmus east

Newmarket

1H George St:
Features: 208m², 4-bedroom terrace, 2 bathrooms, 2 parking spaces, storage locker
Outgoings: rates $3881/year including gst; body corp levy $7682/year + long-term maintenance fund $4568/year
Outcome: sold for $2.4 million at auction brought forward
Agents: Gary & Vicki Wallace

Onehunga

346 Onehunga Mall, unit 10:
Features: 2-bedroom unit
Outcome: auction postponed to Wednesday 12 April
Agents: Irene Shulruf

Attribution: Agency release.

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Augusta unconditional as second tenant signed for Broadway development

Augusta Capital Ltd has gone unconditional on its purchase for syndication of Mercury Energy Ltd’s new headquarters at 33 Broadway, Newmarket, where construction is just starting.

Mercury Energy will be the anchor tenant, consolidating its 4 Auckland offices in the one 5-green-star building and occupying over half the development at the roundabout across the road from the Newmarket Olympic pool. The company will be on a 12-year lease. Augusta managing director Mark Francis also confirmed Tegel Foods today as an office tenant.

Augusta subsidiary Augusta Funds Management Ltd will raise $83.5 million of equity through a unit trust to be established to acquire the property. Augusta Capital will underwrite $33.5 million and other parties the balance of the capital raising.

Mr Francis said a product disclosure statement was being prepared and the offer should be open for investment in mid-April. No money is being sought yet.

The building is under construction by Mansons Broadway Ltd with settlement (but not building completion) scheduled for 1 July. Mansons will provide a 10-year capex guarantee from completion.

When Augusta entered into the agreement in December to acquire the unfinished development, Augusta managing director Mark Francis said it was a new phase in syndicate investment strategy: “Augusta believes this transaction signals a key strategic step as it moves from not simply being a buyer of investment grade assets but into funding & development of investment grade assets.”

The total consideration is $143,111,878, with a fixed amount payable at settlement, further drawdowns made on a cost-to-complete basis as the development progresses, and retention amounts payable on achievement of certain development & leasing milestones.

Earlier stories:
20 February 2017: Augusta launches Mercury syndication
22 December 2016:  Augusta takes new step in syndication

Attribution: Company release.

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5 sell out of 13 intensive units auctioned at Barfoots

5 units sold out of 13 apartments, townhouses, suburban units & cross-leases auctioned at Barfoot & Thompson’s city office yesterday, and one cbd apartment was withdrawn. Among the sales was a 2-bedroom apartment overlooking Parnell Rd (pictured).

CBD

Learning Quarter

The Quadrant, 10 Waterloo Quadrant, unit 2207:
Features: 2-bedroom apartment, balcony, parking space
Outcome: withdrawn from auction
Agent: Dong Liu

Isthmus east

Epsom

218 Green Lane West, unit 37:
Features: 3-bedroom unit, 2 bathrooms, study, double garage
Outgoings: body corp levy $4250/year
Outcome: passed in at $900,000
Agents: George Fong & Laura McAuley

Newmarket

73C Carlton Gore Rd, unit 3:
Features: one-bedroom 1930s apartment, private courtyard
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Cheryl Burgess & Ian Griffiths

Kings Square, 26 Remuera Rd, unit 506:
Features: over 100m², 3-bedroom apartment, 2 bathrooms, double garage
Outgoings: body corp levy $3421/year
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $1.019 million
Agents: Cici & Miro Wang

9 Sarawia St, unit 408:
Features: one-bedroom apartment in former motel, offstreet parking
Outcome: sold for $432,500
Agents: Jill Jackson & Emma John

Parnell

387 Parnell Rd, unit 6:
Features: 2-bedroom apartment, tandem garage
Outgoings: rates $2183/year including gst; body corp levy $7232/year
Outcome: sold for $830,000
Agents: Silvia Poletti & Bobby McMillan

Remuera

11 & 13 Hapua St:
Features: 2 adjoining properties on combined 1602m², 4-bedroom duplex with double internal-access garage on 641m², 3 bathrooms, and vacant 961m² section with resource consent for 2 houses
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Cindy Yu

Isthmus west

Freemans Bay

47 Napier St:
Features: 119m², 3-bedroom terrace, 2 bathrooms, courtyard, internal-access garage
Outgoings: body corp levy $4834/year
Outcome: sold for $972,500
Agent: Ric Parore

116 Wellington St, unit 3:
Features: one-bedroom unit, private courtyard, storage, offstreet parking
Outgoings: body corp levy $2512/year
Outcome: sold for $665,000
Agent: André Boddé

Grey Lynn

7C Scanlan St:
Features: 136m², 2-level 2-bedroom apartment in warehouse conversion, storage, 2 parking spaces
Outgoings: body corp levy $1646/year
Outcome: no bid
Agent: David Dowse

Kingsland

52 Aitken Terrace, unit 1B:
Features: 2-bedroom apartment, deck, double basement garage
Outgoings: body corp levy $4900/year
Outcome: sold for $920,000
Agents: Susan Murdock & Sue Cohen

Mt Eden

68 Ellerton Rd:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 976m², 3-bedroom villa, attic, study, carport
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Derek Helliwell & Di Lynds

Mt Roskill

7 Jasper Avenue:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 837m², 3-bedroom bungalow, carport
Outcome: passed in at $935,000
Agents: Bella Stefano & Sherry Shao

Sandringham

99B Lambeth Rd:
Features: cross-lease, quarter share in 1214m², 3-bedroom house, deck, carport
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Mal MacElvanna

Attribution: Auctions.

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