Archive | Isthmus west

Sales indicate softening in property markets

The softening in property markets has been evidenced by 2 sales, one in New Lynn passed in at auction in April and sold 4 months later for the same figure, the other a Mt Roskill property (pictured) with a mix of uses and sold $230,000 below the recent asking price.

They were among 5 properties in Kelston, Mt Roskill, New Lynn & Swanson sold by Bayleys agents, and 3 leases in Avondale & New Lynn.

Sales

Isthmus west

Mt Roskill

74 Carr Rd:
Features: 835m² site, 697m² low-stud industrial building constructed in the 1950s
Outcome: sold vacant to an owner occupier for $1.615 million
Agents: Tony Chaudhary & Sunil Bhana

439 Mt Albert Rd:
Features: 2/3 share of 888m² residentially zoned section, 564m² mostly vacant mixed-use building with low seismic assessment (25% new building standard); 3 retail/commercial tenancies totalling 237m² on ground level, 4-bedroom home above
Rent: one commercial tenancy leased at $25,000/year; estimated fully leased rental income of about $100,000/year
Outcome: sold for $1.32 million + gst after being on market at $1.55 million
Agents: Phil Haydock & Alan Haydock

North-west

Kelston

39 Cartwright Rd, Kelston.

39 Cartwright Rd:
Features: 1032m² site zoned mixed use, partially leased 735m² standalone industrial building, recently refurbished externally; front 435m² warehouse plus 81m² of offices & amenities occupied by automotive tenant, 219m² vacant rear warehouse
Rent: $30,000/year net + gst (2017 rental valuation $81,859/year)
Outcome: sold for $950,000
Agents: James Valintine, William Gubb, Sunil Bhana & James Hill

New Lynn

3019 Great North Rd & 2 Bentinck St:
Features: 1458m² corner site in 2 titles; owned & occupied by a family car dealership since the early 1980s, the 647m² Great North Rd title has a 140m² office/workshop building while the 812m² Bentinck St title has a house & shed totalling 120m²
Outcome: passed in at auction in April at $1.625 million, now sold at that price post-auction, vacant possession
Agents: James Were, Scott Kirk, Mike Adams & James Chan

Swanson

260 Swanson Rd, unit E:
Features: 100m² retail unit in suburban retail centre; Ezy Cash (Massey) Ltd has been a tenant for 8 years and renewed for a further 4 years in January 2016, with 3 further 4-year rights of renewal
Rent: $30,000/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $585,000 at a 5.12% yield
Agent: Mark Pittaway

Leases

Isthmus west

Avondale

14 Copsey Place
Features: 1846m² site, 1273m² standalone older-style industrial building, about 1000m² of warehousing, 3 roller doors, 2 levels of offices; leased to grocery wholesalers for 5 years with 3 5-year rights of renewal
Rent: $125,000/year net + gst
Agents: Mark Preston & Simon Davies

7 Jomac Place
Features: New premium grade industrial premises comprising 1000m² of high stud warehouse, 200m² office & amenities, 110m² canopy plus large yard area, 10 parking spaces; 3-year sub-lease to a pharmaceutical company with no renewal rights
Rent: $135,000/year net + gst
Agents: Mark Preston & Laurie Bell

North-west

New Lynn

13 Crown Lynn Place:
Features: 1500m² standalone medium-stud industrial building, about 100m² of office, leased for 9 months, no right of renewal
Rent: $110,000/year net + gst
Agents: Mark Preston & Laurie Bell

Attribution: Agency release.

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2 commercial sales but homes passed in at auction

2 of the 3 commercial properties auctioned at Bayleys yesterday were sold under the hammer.The other, an Avondale development site (pictured), was passed in at $5.3 million.

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

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
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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Flats, townhouse & apartment sell

3 of the 4 intensive homes auctioned at Bayleys this week were sold under the hammer – a Takapuna development site currently in 2 flats (outlined), a Scotia Place apartment with remedial work set to start, and a Mt Albert townhouse.

A Hopetoun Residences apartment was passed in and the auction of an Avondale property was postponed.

CBD

Uptown

Hopetoun Residences, 15 Hopetoun St, unit 402:
Features: 2-bedroom corner apartment, 2.7m ceilings, 2 bathrooms, covered balcony, 2 parking spaces
Outcome: passed in, back on market at $1.395 million
Agents: Trent Quinton & Julie Prince

Scotia Tower, 8 Scotia Place, unit 7C:
Features: one bedroom, parking space, remedial work set to start in 2018
Outcome: sold for $156,000
Agent: Marcus Fava

Isthmus west

Avondale

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: auction postponed
Agents: Laurie Bell & Kate Kirby

Mt Albert

8 Soljak Place, unit 36:
Features: 84m², 2-level terraced townhouse, 2 bedrooms, courtyard, balcony, 2 parking spaces, gated entrance
Outcome: sold for $575,000
Agents: Gay Kelly & Peter Cashmore

North-east

Takapuna

8 The Terrace:
Features: 2 flats, one of 3 bedrooms with double garage, the other of 2 bedrooms, conservatory, parking space, listed as a development site with holding income
Outcome: sold for $2.508 million
Agents: Allan Boot

Attribution: Agency release.

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Updated: 2 post-auction sales; strong yields for some, no bid on others as 6 sell at Bayleys’ commercial auction

Published 3 August 2017, updated twice on 9 August 2017
Sale of a small character building at the foot of College Hill at Bayleys’ Total Property commercial auction last Wednesday showed the right property could still sell at a yield under 5%.

That was confirmed by the post-auction sale of a Hurstmere Rd property in Takapuna, at a yield just below 4%. Also sold post-auction was a 2-storey building in East Tamaki occupied by a bar & gaming lounge, sold on a 6.5% yield.

Mind you, sub-5%, or even below 4%, isn’t quite a match for the sub-3% yields 2 old converted houses at the top of College Hill went for at auction in June.

Still, there was a buzz in the auctionroom which has been missing from most auctions in recent months, as auctioneers have tried to squeeze an offer from a smattering of mostly reluctant bidders.

6 properties were sold under the hammer at yesterday’s commercial auction. 4 attracted no bid out of the 7 passed in. Another 2 properties on the list had their auctions postponed and one was withdrawn completely.

Finance has become a central issue in all forms of property transaction, and agents told me of numerous new barriers in the way of a sale, such as insistence on tighter lease terms where those terms had previously not even been raised.

Scores of properties have been passed in without attracting a bid at auctions around Auckland this year, but the absence of a bid on the ANZ premises in the Lincoln North shopping centre in Henderson yesterday was in stark contrast to the frenzy of bidding that occurred when developer Frank Reynolds sold the centre down in 2009.

That was about 18 months into the global financial crisis, a time when caution abounded, but it was also a time when there were plenty of Chinese buyers keen on small retail & fast-food premises and willing to bid strongly. With a new 9-year lease in place, the ANZ premises sold in 2009 for $3.03 million at a 5.47% yield. On that day, all 22 units in the centre sold under the hammer.

CBD

Victoria Quarter

20 Centre St:
Features: 260m² – 83m² café, 177m² office & showroom,
Rent: $100,000/year net + gst
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Oscar Kuang, Ben Wallace & James Chan

Isthmus east

Otahuhu

21 Hall Avenue:
Features: 397m² site zoned business town centre, vacant 269m² building previously occupied by a bank, 5 rear parking spaces  
Outcome: sold for $1.23 million
Agents: Piyush Kumar Peter Migounoff, Tony Chaudhary & Janak Darji

Parnell

11 Farnham St:
Features: 269m² site, standalone building with 4 levels built 10 years ago, 659m² floor area, private lift to penthouse on top 2 floors, conservatory, 4 bedrooms, 5/6-car garage + secured yard parking on ground floor, partitioned office & amenities on level 1, air-conditioned on levels 1-3
Outcome: auction postponed
Agents: Millie Liang

Isthmus west

Avondale

1843 Great North Rd:
Features: 2309m² site zoned multi-use commercial with 32.5m height limit, café & villa with 250m² floor area
Rent: $42,898/year net + gst
Outcome: auction postponed
Agents: Laurie Bell & Kate Kirby

Freemans Bay

3 College Hill:
Features: 276m² site, fully leased 592.5m² 3-level character building, retailer Boardertown occupies basement & ground floor, office tenant above, on leases running to 2023 & 2024 plus signage lease
Outcome: sold for $3.075 million at a 4.92% yield
Agents: Cameron Melhuish, Andrew Wallace & Genevieve Thompson-Ford

North-east

Rosedale

100 Bush Rd, units C & D:
Features: unit C 245m², Unit D 167m², corner office building, new 6-year lease from 1 June, 15 parking spaces
Rent: $118,575/year net + gst
Outcome: withdrawn from auction
Agents: Laurie Burt & Dean Gilbert-Smith

1 Cebel Place, unit B:
Features: 668m² warehouse, showroom & office unit, 15 parking spaces, Wesfarmers subsidiary NZ Safety Blackwoods renewed its lease for 4 years in June, with one further 4-year right of renewal
Rent: $134,000/year net + gst + opex
Outcome: sold for $2.38 million at a 5.63% yield
Agents: Laurie Burt, Matt Mimmack, Tony Chaudhary & Amy Weng

8 Piermark Drive, unit D:
Features: 401m² industrial unit in modern unit-title development with drive-round access, 265m² of high stud warehousing, 2 levels of showroom & office space, 7 parking spaces
Outcome: sold vacant for $1.3 million
Agents: Laurie Burt & Matt Mimmack

Takapuna

Updated: 178 Hurstmere Rd:
Features: 567m² site, 995m² building with dual frontage to Hurstmere Rd & Killarney St, 2 ground-floor shops, first-floor restaurant & hairdressing salon
Rent: $269,117.76/year net + gst + opex current from 4 tenancies after a lease on vacant space was concluded, (originally I used the rental figure used at the start of the campaign, $159,118, plus potential for further $120,000/year)
Outcome: passed in at $6.5 million, sold post-auction for $6.8 million at a 3.96% yield
Agents: Brian Caldwell, Ashton Geissler & Damian Stephen

Wairau Valley

7 Porana Rd, unit C:
Features: vacant 245m² industrial unit, 5 parking spaces        
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Ashton Geissler & Matt Mimmack

135 Sunnybrae Rd:
Features: 1257m² roadfront site, 683m² partly earthquake-prone warehouse & workshop building, longstanding upholstery tenant recently exercised final 2-year right of renewal, smaller rear tenancy on short lease       
Outcome: sold for $1.625 million at a 5% yield to a car sales business
Agents: Ashton Geissler & James Kidd

North-west

Henderson

The Lincoln North shopping centre.

Lincoln North shopping centre, 192 Lincoln Rd, unit 4A:
Features: 503m², ANZ Bank branch on 6-year lease from December 2015, 3 3-year rights of renewal
Rent: $167,550/year net + gst
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Oscar Kuang & James Chan

Westgate

7 Maki St, unit 3:
Features: retail unit, NZ Post as tenant
Rent: $112,513/year net + gst
Outcome: no bid, back on the market at $1.725 million + gst
Agents: Andrew Wallace, Cameron Melhuish & Genevieve Thompson-Ford

South

East Tamaki

Botany South, 8 Bishop Lenihan Place, unit H:
Features: 158m², vacant retail unit in 19-unit complex, 7 allocated parking spaces
Outcome: sold for $580,000
Agents: Terry Kim, Tony Chaudhary & Steven Liu

Updated: 272 Ti Rakau Drive, unit B:
Features: 443m² 2-storey building, 9 parking spaces, bar & gaming lounge on 10-year lease starting in March
Rent: $118,000/year net + gst + opex
Outcome: passed in at $1.6 million, sold post-auction for $1.825 million at a 6.5% yield
Agents: Tony Chaudhary, Janak Darji & Amy Weng

Takanini

88-94 Great South Rd, unit F:
Features: 1191m² floor area, 6 tenancies fully leased
Rent: $242,000/year net + gst     
Outcome: passed in at $3.5 million
Agents: Piyush Kumar & Peter Migounoff

Earlier stories:
13 June 2017: Sub-3% yields on College Hill, and Queen St office sells
8 July 2009: 22 out of 22 shops go at auction

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.

CBD

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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One out of 4 apartments sold, another now conditional

The first apartment auctioned at City Sales yesterday, in the Pulse in Grey Lynn, was sold under the hammer and the other 3 were passed in on light bidding. One of those has subsequently been sold conditionally.

Isthmus west

Eden Terrace

The Mews, 8 Basque Rd, unit 1:
Features: 111m², 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 34m² covered deck, parking space
Outgoings: rates $966/year including gst; body corp levy $6064/year including water & gas
Outcome: passed in at $715,000
Agents: Tanya Rotherham

Grey Lynn

The Pulse, 80 Richmond Rd, unit 2B:
Features: 45m², one bedroom, deck, parking space
Outgoings: rates $789/year including gst; body corp levy $3664/year
Outcome: sold for $550,000
Agents: Anna Birkenhead & Tina Bartlett

Kingsland

29 Rossmay Terrace, unit 15:
Features: 120m², 2 bedrooms + flexi-room, deck, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1843/year including gst; body corp levy $3263/year
Outcome: passed in at $625,000, sold conditionally post-auction
Agents: Habeeb Urrahman & Steve Kirk

North-west

New Lynn

10 Crown Lynn Place, unit 5B:
Features: 65m², 2 bedrooms, deck, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1191/year including gst; body corp levy $4980/year
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Habeeb Urrahman & Steve Kirk

Attribution: Auction.

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3 central area buildings & Eden Terrace development property sold

Bayleys agents have sold 3 central area properties on High St (pictured above), Queen St and on Vernon St, plus an Eden Terrace site intended for development.

The Vernon St building is just up from the convergence of Victoria & Wellesley Sts at Victoria Park, and round the corner from some major developments occurring along Sale St.

CBD 

High St

41 High St:
Features: 240m² site, 434m² 2-level character building, ground floor previously occupied by fashion store is vacant while upstairs is leased to tanning clinic with March 2018 final expiry
Rent $61,219/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $5.9 million
Agents: Cameron Melhuish & Mike Adams

Queen St

239 Queen St:
Features: 38m² retail unit on Queen St frontage of Mid City complex; new 12-year lease to Avanchi kebab takeaway, in occupation for over 10 years
Rent: $150,219/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $2,935,657 at a 5.13% yield
Agents: Quinn Ngo & James Chan

Victoria Quarter

2A-2D Vernon St: 
Features: 3-level mixed-use unit-titled building comprising 111m2 boutique office floor with monthly tenancy, 3 81-90m2 apartments above, plus basement parking
Rent: $37,080/year net + gst on office space; apartments leased at $700-750/week on monthly residential tenancies
Outcome: sold for $3.2 million at a 4.7% yield
Agents: Cameron Melhuish, Matt Gordon & Genevieve Thompson-Ford

1 Minnie St, Eden Terrace.

Isthmus west

Eden Terrace

1 Minnie St:
Features: underdeveloped 1115m² elevated corner site zoned mixed use, 809m² 3-level building with warehouse, office & showroom space on first 2 levels & 3-bedroom apartment above
Outcome: sold to a developer for $3.888 million with vacant possession on long-term settlement
Agents: Scott Kirk & James Were

Attribution: Agency release.

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Bayleys apartment action slow

Bayleys sold 2 northern beach properties under the hammer at its auction yesterday, but action in the apartment sector was slow.

A beach house at 10 Kokopu St, Omaha, sold for $1.575 million and another at 6 Breve St, Mangawhai Heads, sold for $1.125 million.

A new unit in the Hereford Residences just down from the transforming Karangahape Rd received no bid, a cross-leased unit in Mt Albert was passed in, a Glen Eden townhouse was withdrawn from the auction list and put back on the market with a price tag, and the receiver’s auction of a Parnell townhouse was postponed  fortnight.

CBD

Uptown

Hereford Residences, 8 Hereford St, unit 814:
Features: 130m² internal, 20m² covered balcony, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 lounges, 2 parking spaces
Outgoings: body corp levy $5082/year
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Julie & Ellie Prince

Isthmus east

Parnell

Fox Terrace Apartments, 5-7 Fox St, unit 13:
Features: 135m², 3-level standalone townhouse, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 parking spaces, ground-floor courtyard, rooftop terrace, in leaky complex which has settled with council
Outcome: taken to market by receiver, auction postponed to Wednesday 2 August
Agent: Chris Reeves

Isthmus west

Mt Albert

825 New North Rd, unit 9:
Features: cross-lease, 1/10 share in 1088m², 2-bedroom unit, parking space
Outcome: passed in at $430,000
Agents: Summer Sun

North-west

Glen Eden

94 Glengarry Rd, unit 19:
Features: 2-level 2-bedroom townhouse, deck, parking space
Income assessment: $390/week appraisal
Outcome: withdrawn from auction, back on market at $478,000
Agents: Christopher Valladares & Michelle Hicks

Attribution: Auction.

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3 suburban units sell

3 of the 5 suburban units & cross-leased homes auctioned at Barfoot & Thompson yesterday were sold under the hammer or shortly after.

Isthmus east

Epsom

7A Atherton Rd:
Features: cross-leased terrace, quarter share in 1384m², 4 bedrooms, deck, internal-access garage
Outcome: sold for $1.505 million
Agents: George Fong & Laura McAuley

15C Cornwall Park Avenue:
Features: cross-lease, 1/3 share in 1275m², 5 bedrooms, pool
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Ann Lepper & James Gai

Isthmus west

Mt Eden

24A Marlborough St:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 698m², 3 bedrooms, deck, offstreet parking
Outcome: passed in at $930,000
Agents: Matt O’Rourke & Ryan Harding

North-west

New Lynn

100 Portage Rd, unit 3:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, garage
Outcome: sold shortly after auction, price not disclosed
Agents: Richard Han & Barry He

South

Manurewa

60 Coxhead Rd:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 1148m², 3-bedroom bungalow, deck, sleepout
Outcome: sold for $520,000
Agent: Repeka Lelaulu

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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