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6 units sell at Barfoot residential auctions

6 of 10 apartments, townhouses & suburban units auctioned at Barfoot & Thompson’s city office this week were sold under hammer.

They included one St Lukes apartment with remedial issues, sold at mortgagee auction.

CBD

Victoria Quarter

11 Nicholas St, unit 8C:
Features: 105m², 2-bedroom apartment, 2 bathrooms, balcony, tandem parking
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Stephen & Leo Shin

Isthmus east

Ellerslie

14 Arthur St, unit 3:
Features: 2-level 3-bedroom townhouse, patio, internal-access garage
Outcome: sold for $962,000
Agents: Neno Radinovich & Daniel Duan

Glendowie

119 Riddell Rd, unit 1:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, garage
Outcome: sold for $780,000
Agent: Andrew Pender

Greenlane

22G Aratonga Avenue:
Features: one-bedroom unit, deck, double garage
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Kanta Lala

Newmarket

Kings Square, 26 Remuera Rd, unit 602:
Features: 3-bedroom apartment, 2 bathrooms, balcony, 2 covered parking spaces
Outcome: sold for $1,023,500
Agents: Sam Leong & Wynne Wong

Isthmus west

Freemans Bay

5 Foundries Lane, 61 Wellington St:
Features: 81m², 2-bedroom townhouse, deck, offstreet parking
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $1.149 million
Agent: Neil Dayal

Mt Albert

St Lukes Gardens, 11 Morning Star Place, unit 1E:
Features: 2 bedrooms, balcony, 2 offstreet parking spaces, across the road from Westfield St Lukes mall; the building has remedial issues and further levies are contemplated, offered on an “as is, where is” basis
Outcome: sold at mortgagee auction for $278,000
Agent: Philip Davis

North-west

Kelston

9 Alston Avenue:
Features: 1167m² section, block of 4 2-bedroom units with carports, all on one title
Outcome: sold for $1.515 million
Agent: Rick Thevenard

Massey

62 Cyclarama Crescent, unit 2:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, deck, single carport
Outcome: sold for $601,000
Agents: Aaron Julian & Prasanna Kumar

New Lynn

126 Lynwood Rd, unit 1:
Features: ground-floor 2-bedroom unit, offstreet parking
Outcome: passed in, back on market at $465,000
Agent: Lisa Redgrove

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2 apartments sell in mixed intensive offering

In a mixed offering of 5 intensive residential properties at Bayleys’ auction yesterday – 3 cbd & suburban apartments (one leasehold), a suburban townhouse and a villa on a cross-lease – 2 of the apartments were sold under the hammer.

CBD

Uptown

Q Central, 15 City Rd, unit 10C:
Features: leasehold, fully furnished one-bedroom apartment, leased to Housing NZ until December 2018
Outcome: sold for $85,000
Agents: Marcus Fava

Isthmus west

Blockhouse Bay

77B Taylor St:
Features: 4-bedroom townhouse, 3 bathrooms, balcony, double garage
Outcome: passed in at $1.04 million
Agent: Summer Sun

Freemans Bay

15 Collingwood St:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 638m², 4-bedroom house, 2 bathrooms, 2 parking spaces
Outcome: passed in at $2.04 million
Agents: Suzie Paine

Grey Lynn

167A Great North Rd:
Features: 2-level apartment, 2 bedrooms, 2 outdoor spaces, 2 living rooms, parking space
Outgoings: rates $2490/year including gst; body corp levy $4198/year
Outcome: sold for $850,000
Agent: Edward Pack

Mt Eden

Chambers & Station, 64 Valley Rd, unit 1:
Features: 113m² internal, 53m² outdoor, 2-bedroom apartment, 2 bathrooms, 2 living areas, 2 parking spaces
Outgoings: body corp levy $6280/year
Outcome: passed in at $1.6 million
Agents: Julie Prince, Ellie Prince & Diane Jackson

Attribution: Auction.

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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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Sub-3% yields on College Hill, and Queen St office sells

A Queen St office floor has been sold at just under a 7% yield, and the second of 2 College Hill properties auctioned by Bayleys in May has now sold.

Both of the adjoining College Hill properties were sold at sub-3% yields. No 42 is outlined in the picture and No 44 is on its right.

CBD

Queen St

175 Queen St, level 6:
Features: 408m² office floor plus 88m² courtyard, one basement parking space, 2-year lease renewed from April 2017 to property management company AJ Stevenson Ltd
Rent: $89,520/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $1.28 million at 6.99% yield
Agents: Quinn Ngo & Matt Lee

Isthmus west

Freemans Bay

42 College Hill:
Features: 511m² site, 124m² house, leased to a recruitment company with final expiry in April 2019
Rent: $44,500/year net + gst
Outcome: passed in at $1.5 million at auction on 17 May, sold for $1.7 million at a 2.62% yield
Agents: James Were & Scott Kirk

44 College Hill:
Features: 389m² site, 156m² dwelling, leased to a Thai spa until September 2018 with one final 2-year right of renewal
Rent: $44,000/year net + gst
Outcome: sold shortly after the 17 May auction for $1.5 million at a 2.93% yield
Agents: James Were & Scott Kirk

Earlier auction story:
28 May 2017: Updated: Wairau Valley car yard sells at over $2000/m² at Bayleys auction

Attribution: Agency release.

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Updated: Wairau Valley car yard sells at over $2000/m² at Bayleys auction

Published 18 May 2017, updated 21 & 28 May 2017:
11 of the 21 commercial properties auctioned by Bayleys on Wednesday in its third Total Property portfolio for the year were sold under the hammer. 2 more have been sold post-auction – first, 100 Hinemoa St, Birkenhead, followed by 44 College Hill.

The first were sold, followed by a lull, but 2 of the most expensive offerings were well down the auction list.

One was a Wairau Valley car sales yard, set among a line of lowrise buildings jammed between the Northern Motorway & Wairau Rd on the North Shore, a stretch where the height limit is now 20m under the unitary plan.

The car yard was sold at $2365/m², which means it’s destined for multi-level development.

2 properties were sold for $4 million, both in Henderson. The first was a bank branch on Great North Rd, sold on a 5.5% yield, and the second, a Supercheap Auto outlet in the Lincoln North shopping centre, sold on a 5.3% yield.

CBD

Victoria Quarter

166 Hobson St:
Outcome: sold prior
Agents: Sarah Boles & Terry Kim
Story, 11 May 2017: 12 years after demolition order scrapped, Hobson St building sells

Isthmus east

Panmure

63 Queens Rd:
Features: 97m² retail unit on 2 levels occupied by Willow Hair Design, parking space
Rent: $24,000/year net + gst on new 3-year lease with 2 2-year renewals
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Ken Hu

Parnell

385 Parnell Rd, unit E:
Features: 54m², retail fully leased on month-to-month basis, 2 secure parking spaces
Rent: $32,760/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $505,000
Agents: Andrew Wallace & Cameron Melhuish

Remuera

563 Remuera Rd:
Features: 144m² cafe, Upland Rd shopping village
Rent: $76,104/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $1.6 million
Agents: Cameron Melhuish & Andrew Wallace

Isthmus west

Freemans Bay

42 College Hill:
Features: 511m² section, house with 124m² floor area, onsite parking
Rent: $44,500/year net + gst
Outcome: passed in at $1.5 million
Agents: James Were & Scott Kirk

Updated: 44 College Hill:
Features: 389m² section, house, onsite parking
Rent: $44,000/year net + gst
Outcome: passed in, sold post-auction for $1.5 million
Agents: James Were & Scott Kirk

Mt Roskill

74 Carr Rd:
Features: 835m² site, 697m² single-level building
Outcome: withdrawn from auction, changed to sale by deadline private treaty
Agents: Tony Chaudhary & Sunil Bhana

North

Kaikohe

39 Station Rd:
Features: 7199m² commercial property in 2 titles
Outcome: withdrawn from auction
Agents: John Greenwood & Paul Dixon

Warkworth

The Grange, 67 Auckland Rd, unit 11:
Features: 59m², Fish Nets fish & chips shop on 10-year lease in new retail development
Rent: $30,975/year net + gst
Outcome: passed in at $480,000
Agents: Matt Lee, Jan Hutcheson & James Chan

North-east

Albany

75 Corinthian Drive, unit L1:
Features: 197m² first-floor office, new 6-year lease in place with renewal rights, 5 parking spaces
Rent: $58,800/year net + gst + outgoings
Outcome: sold for $1.095 million
Agents: Jane Sims & Tonia Robertson

Birkenhead

Updated: 100 Hinemoa St:
Features: 757m² corner site, 421m² 2-storey building
Rent: $103,907/year net + gst from 6 tenancies
Outcome: passed in at $2.7 million, sold post-auction for $2.7 million
Agents: Simon Aldridge & David Huang

27-33 Mokoia Rd, units 4, 5 & 7:
Features: 59m² total, 3 strata units next to Highbury mall, tenants are a dry cleaner & kebab shop, third unit vacant
Agents for all 3: Michael Nees, Owen Ding & Oscar Kuang
Unit 4, vacant:
Outcome: passed in at $300,000
Unit 5, kebab shop:
Rent: $24,000/year net + gst, lease running to 2030
Outcome: passed in at $470,000
Unit 7, dry cleaners:
Rent: $18,942/year net + gst, lease 6 years from last October
Outcome: passed in at $300,000

225 Onewa Rd:
Features: cross-lease, 1/3 share in 913m², vacant ex-surgery, 5 parking spaces
Outcome: sold for $650,000
Agents: Michael Nees, Owen Ding & Oscar Kuang

Rosedale

7 Vega Place, unit E:
Features: 272m² industrial unit,
Rent: $52,000/year net + gst from established tenants on new leases
Outcome: sold for $980,000
Agents: James Kidd & Matt Mimmack

Silverdale

1 Polarity Rise, ground floor:
Features: 145m², 2 shops on 2 titles for sale as one
Rent: $61,966.70/year net + gst + opex
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Ashton Geissler, Eddie Zhong & Mustan Bagasra

Takapuna

424 Lake Rd:
Features: 3 tenancies
Rent: $61,950/year net + gst, rising to $63,383 in November,
Outcome: sold for $1.5 million
Agents: Michael Nees & David Huang

Wairau Valley

107 Wairau Rd:
Features: 1184m² site, 13-year-old car dealership Car7, 40m² office 
Rent: $63,600/year net + gst, redevelopment potential up to 20m height limit
Outcome: sold for $2.8 million at $2365/m²
Agents: Brian Caldwell & Ranjan Unka

North-west

Henderson

Lincoln North Shopping Centre, 192 Lincoln Rd, unit A1:
Features: 756m² retail unit, 7-year lease to Supercheap Auto from July 2016
Rent: $212,292.82/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $4 million at a 5.3% yield
Agents: Matt Lee, Tony Chaudhary & James Chan

373 Great North Rd:
Features: 808m² corner site, 1240m² floor area, BNZ as tenant on lease to 2020 with further renewal rights, basement parking
Rent: $219,360/year net + gst + opex, rent review in December
Outcome: sold for $4 million
Agents: Mike Adams & Laurie Burt

South

East Tamaki

44D Andromeda Crescent:
Features: 400m² industrial unit – high stud, clearspan warehouse 300m², office/amenities 40m², mezzanine 60m²
Outcome: sold for $735,000
Agents: Nelson Raines

Mangere Bridge

19 Coronation Rd:
Features: 273m² town centre site, 160m² bank branch, seismic rating 67% of new building standard
Rent: $34,000/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $973,000
Agents: Nicolas Ching & Beterly Pan

South of the Bombays

Hawke’s Bay

Napier, Onekawa

Deco City Motor Lodge, 308 Kennedy Rd:
Features: 2682m² site, 30 studios and 1- & 2-bedroom units, conference suite, manager’s quarters, freehold going concern, Qualmark 4.5 stars, in Host Accommodation Group, seismic rating 80% of new building standard
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Paul Dixon, Daniel Moffitt & Carolyn Hanson

Attribution: Company release.

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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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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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Auctionroom climate change

A hush, in a room where last year there was a constant buzz and the most commonly used word, “mln”, was spoken almost as an afterthought.

Today, among the intensively developed residential properties on the market, 4 sold and 4 were passed in.

A bid, an excruciatingly long pause, much agent to-ing & fro-ing. The message comes back: no increase. Just under $40,000 later, the couple who weren’t going to pay a penny more hear the hammer fall in their favour and they’ve bought a house for just over $1.8 million.

For other properties, the bidding just stops or, for many, doesn’t start at all. Often, though, a sale may be concluded within half an hour of the property being passed in. That happened 3 times while I was there today and, of 20 properties offered (I missed the last 4), 12 sold although buyers were few & far between.

At the peak last year, Barfoot & Thompson’s city auctionroom pushed up to 80 homes/day through the process, 2 sessions/day on at least 2 days/week and often 2 auctionrooms operating simultaneously.

The auctions are now spread over 4 days, the total in a day might be around 30 or even down to 20, the buzz has gone and it’s the vendors who are facing the tough questions on price. Still, in this climate a success rate of 60% is not to be sneezed at.

What’s made the difference between last year’s boom times & now? Foreign investor curbs, and the price of money has changed.

Below, the intensive offerings:

CBD

Victoria Quarter

City Oaks, 188 Hobson St, unit 610:
Features: 2-bedroom apartment
Outgoings: body corp levy $5859/year
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Frances Li & Ian Thornhill

Isthmus east

Epsom

36 Pah Rd, unit 2:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 852m², 4 bedrooms, double internal-access garage
Outcome: sold for $1.315 million
Agents: Vern Hines & Sara Knight

30A & 30B Selwyn Rd:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 902m², bungalow converted into 2 flats, one of one bedroom the other of 2 bedrooms
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Diana Buczkowski & Peter West

165 The Drive:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 814m², 4 bedrooms, sunroom, internal-access garage
Outcome: sold for $1.648 million
Agent: Robert Thompson

Isthmus west

Freemans Bay

32 Ireland St, unit 4:
Features: 2 bedrooms, double internal-access garage
Outgoings: body corp levy $3054/year plus second levy of $1123
Outcome: sold post-auction
Agents: George Damiris & Anna Lechtchinski

Mt Eden

18 Leamington Rd:
Features: cross-lease, 1/6 share in 1856m², 3 bedrooms, garage
Outcome: passed in at $1.181 million
Agents: Joanne Simpson & Repeka Lelaulu

Westmere

214A Garnet Rd:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 814m², 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, double garage
Outcome: sold for $1.47 million
Agents: Felicity Scott

North-west

New Lynn

31 Nikau St, unit 2:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, deck, garage
Outgoings: body corp levy $675/year
Outcome: passed in
Agents: George Damiris & Carl Madsen

Attribution: Auction.

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Bayleys Shore agents finish year with 4 sales & 6 leases

Bayleys agents on the North Shore finished 2016 with 4 sales outside the auctionroom, 2 of them in Freemans Bay & East Tamaki, and 6 leases on the Shore.

The sales included 2 adjoining properties across the street from the New World supermarket in Freemans Bay (pictured), used for their office space but sold for their land at $6490/m².

Sales:

Isthmus west

Freemans Bay

3 Scotland St & 44 Ireland St:
Features: 490m² in 2 titles zoned mixed use, 2 office buildings totalling 281.7m², 7 parking spaces
Rent: $63,669/year net
Outcome: sold through a tender in December for $3.18 million + gst at a 2% yield, land price $6490/m²
Agents: Paul Prouse, Ranjan Unka & Stephen Scott

North-east

Northcote

218-224 Lake Rd:
Features: 2494m² site, 896m² office building zoned mixed housing, 32 parking spaces
Outcome: sold in November for $4.45 million + gst at $1784.28/m² land & building
Agents: Tonia Robertson & Chris White

Rosedale

6-8 Omega St, unit 5:
Features: 165m² office unit, 3 parking spaces + 2 shared
Outcome: sold for $540,000 + gst, at $3272/m² land & building
Agents: Ildy Meixner & Alex Strever (Bayleys), Brian Paulin (Barfoot & Thompson)

South

East Tamaki

26 Ross Reid Place:
Features: 7218m² industrial site, 4722m² building
Rent: $616,008.71/year net
Outcome: sold in December for $10 million + gst at a 6.16% yield
Agents: Laurie Burt, Michael Nees, Simon Aldridge & David Huang

Leases:

North-east

Albany

221-223 Dairy Flat Highway, shop 2:
Features: 88m² shop, 3 parking spaces
Rent: leased in December for $26,000/year net + gst at $295.50/m² (assuming parking free)
Agents: Steven Liu & Ildy Meixner

Milford

6-8 Milford Rd, level 1:
Features: 20m² office, no parking
Rent: leased in December for $7500/year net + gst, premises rental $375/m²
Agent: David Huang

Rosedale

9 Beatrice Tinsley Crescent, part unit F:
Features: 278m² warehouse, no parking
Rent: leased in December for $32,000/year net + gst, premises rental $115/m²
Agent: Laurie Burt

61 Constellation Drive, part building 3, level 2:
Features: 292m² office, 9 parking spaces
Rent: leased in December for $109,778.40/year net + gst, $93,398 excluding parking, parking at $35/space/week, premises rental $320/m²
Agents: Ryan Dannhauser, Alex Strever, Jane Sims & Paul Prouse

7 Vega Place, unit F:
Features: 155m² unit – warehouse 57.6m², showroom 20m², low-stud area 17m², office 20m² (40m² unspecified), 3 parking spaces
Rent: leased in December for $23,000/year net + gst at $148/m² (assuming parking free)
Agent: Laurie Burt

36 William Pickering Drive, unit 7:
Features: 305.5m² floor & yard – office 102m², warehouse 137.5m², yard 66m², 5 parking spaces
Rent: leased in December for $40,000/year net + gst at $130.90/m² (assuming parking free)
Agents: Laurie Burt & Trevor Duffin

Attribution: Agency release.

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19 intensive properties sell at 3 Barfoot sessions

In 3 auction sessions at its city rooms on Wednesday & Thursday, Barfoot & Thompson sold 17 intensive properties out of 28 on offer, and another 2 shortly after the auction – a 68% clearance rate.

12 of those properties are on cross-leases, some of them fullscale houses, but I rate them as intensive because they do intensify land use and certainly affect land values.

The auctionrooms are mostly quieter, and the process much slower as vendors negotiate for an immediate sale or hang in for what might ultimately not be a sale at a higher figure.

I’ve reported separately on the agency’s apartments & commercial auction on Thursday morning, when one of 2 commercial properties and 3 of the 4 apartments were sold.

CBD

Learning Quarter

Silo, 23 Emily Place, unit 4N:
Features: 17m² studio, enclosed courtyard, parking space
Outcome: sold for $395,000 at pre-auction
Agents: Leo & Stephen Shin

Isthmus east

Epsom

30 Gardner Rd, units A & B:
Features: 2 homes totalling 270m², one of 2 bedrooms, the other of 3 bedrooms
Outgoings: body corp levy $2674/year
Income assessment: $1400/week current
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Julia Zhu

228F Green Lane West:
Features: 2-bedroom townhouse, double carport, storage
Outgoings: body corp levy $4956/year
Outcome: sold for $687,000
Agent: Victor Lai

33A King George Avenue:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 776m², 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, study, patio, double internal-access garage
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $1.625 million
Agents: Frank Excell & Ketiesha Elliott

17 Selwyn Rd unit 2:
Features: cross-lease, 1/6 share in 1485m², 2-bedroom unit, deck, internal-access garage
Outcome: sold for $876,000
Agents: Robyn Preece

71 Wheturangi Rd:
Features: cross-lease, 1/3 share in 1434m², 4-bedroom house, 2 bathrooms, 2 parking spaces
Outcome: passed in at $1.75 million
Agents: Wendy Sadd & Helen Lam

Greenlane

8 Korokino Rd:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 870m², 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, deck, double garage
Outcome: sold for $1.15 million
Agents: Cici Wang

Mission Bay

10 Tagalad Rd, unit 6;
Features: one-bedroom apartment, conservatory, storage room
Outcome: sold for $890,000
Agent: Karin Cooper

Onehunga

111H Church St:
Features: cross-lease, 1/5 share in 769m², 2-bedroom townhouse, 2 parking spaces
Outgoings: body corp levy $2183/year
Outcome: sold for $650,000
Agent: Elvira Abdrazakova

76 Galway St, unit 2:
Features: 3-bedroom unit, 2 bathrooms, courtyard, double internal-access garage + 2 offstreet spaces
Outcome: sold for $805,000
Agent: Vicki Du

One Tree Hill

51A Tawa Rd:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 819m², 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, patio, 2 parking spaces
Outcome: sold for $1.16 million
Agent: Wendy Sadd

Parnell

16 Aorere St:
Features: 213m² site, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 balconies, ground-floor deck, patio, single garage + 2 offstreet spaces
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $1.495 million
Agent: Steve Hood

26 Brighton Rd, unit 3:
Features: 169m², 3-bedroom townhouse, 2 bathrooms, double internal-access garage, garden
Outgoings: rates $3275/year including gst; body corp levy $1376/year
Outcome: sold for $1.515 million
Agent: Cindy Yu

Remuera

171 Portland Rd, unit 2:
Features: 2-bedroom unit
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $898,000
Agent: Julie Fitzpatrick

5A Ventnor Rd:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 852m², 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, office, deck, double internal-access garage
Outcome: passed in at $1.575 million
Agent: Debbie-Lee Wallace

St Heliers

278 St Heliers Bay Rd, unit 2:
Features: 2-bedroom townhouse, balcony for each bedroom, deck
Outcome: sold for $840,000
Agent: Julie Kennedy

St Johns

35 Simkin Avenue, unit 2:
Features: cross-lease, 607m², 82m² 2-bedroom unit, storage, garden, carport
Outcome: no bid, sold post-auction
Agent: Keith Simpson

Isthmus west

Freemans Bay

148 Howe St, unit 18:
Features: 2 bedrooms, offstreet parking space
Outgoings: body corp levy $4362/year
Outcome: sold post-auction
Agents: Andre Bodde

Hillsborough

55 Aldersgate Rd:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 1542m², 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, double carport
Outcome: sold for $1.2 million
Agents: Anna Copeland

Mt Albert

1 Preston Avenue, unit 4:
Features: 73m² land, 2-bedroom unit, garage
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Wayne Guo & Sammi Huang

Mt Eden

1 Akiraho St, unit 13:
Features: 2-bedroom apartment, 2 bedrooms, balcony, 2 parking spaces
Outgoings: body corp levy $3842/year
Outcome: sold for $728,000
Agents: Sue Saywell

79A Grange Rd:
Features: 3-bedroom villa converted into 3 one-bedroom flats
Outgoings: body corp levy nil
Income assessment: $73,840/year current
Outcome: sold for $1.7 million
Agents: Paul Donovan & Sharon Walls

Mt Roskill

980 Dominion Rd:
Features: 875m² section, ex-state house, 4 bedrooms, carport, zoned business – mixed use under unitary plan
Outcome: sold for $2.252 million
Agent: Kathy Bower

Sandringham

268A Balmoral Rd:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 1586m², 2-bedroom art deco house, garage
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Frank Excell & Ketiesha Elliott

6 Eden View Rd, unit 5:
Features: cross-lease, 1/10 share in 1231m², 57m² 2-bedroom unit, offstreet parking
Outcome: sold for $510,000
Agents: Lucy Liu

Westmere

111 West End Rd:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 721m², 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, office, offstreet parking
Outcome: sold for $1.5 million
Agents: George Damiris & Bruce Murtagh

North-west

Glen Eden

111 Albionvale Rd:
Features: 103m² fee simple section, 3-bedroom townhouse, 2 bathrooms, garage
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Sachin & Naresh Mistry

Sunnyvale

20 Sunshine Boulevard:
Features: 199m² site, 180m² internal space, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, internal-access garage
Outcome: sold for $726,000
Agents: Stephen Shin & Barry He

Apartments & commercial auction, 3 November 2016: Grey Lynn shops & 3 apartments sell

Attribution: Auctions.

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