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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suburban units & cross-leases auctioned at Barfoot & Thompson’s city office yesterday, and one cbd apartment was withdrawn.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Outcome: withdrawn from auction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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2 more apartments sell at Bayleys

2 apartments were sold at Bayleys auctions last week, on top of 5 at sessions in the agency’s new Wynyard Quarter auctionroom last Wednesday. Another one was sold prior and 4 were passed in.

CBD

Queen St

Quest on Queen, 62 Queen St, unit 2D:
Features: 2-bedroom loft, 2 bathrooms, patio
Outgoings: rates $1696/year including gst; body corp levy $4828/year
Outcome: sold for $760,000
Agent: Blair Haddow

Uptown

Hopetoun Residences, 15 Hopetoun St, unit 1A:
Features: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, deck, 2 parking spaces
Outcome: sold for $1.55 million
Agents: Robyn Clark & Peter Tanner

Isthmus west

Herne Bay

42E West End Rd:
Features: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 secure parking spaces, storage
Outcome: passed in
Agent: George Passmore

Mt Roskill

1307 Dominion Rd Extension, unit 2:
Features: 115m², 2- bedroom unit, annex & conservatory
Outcome: sold prior for $685,000
Agent: Jan Honey

St Marys Bay

54 Hackett St:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, parking space
Outcome: passed in, back on market at $1.18 million
Agent: Chris Batchelor

Waterview

3 Tutuki St:
Features: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, deck
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Lisa Smyth & David Downie

South

Papatoetoe

233A St George St, unit 3:
Features: 3-bedroom unit, parking space
Outcome: passed in
Agent: Steve Gill

Attribution: Agency release.

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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.

CBD

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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8 of 28 apartments & cross-leases sell at Barfoots

8 apartments, townhouses & suburban cross-leased properties were sold out of 28 offered at Barfoot & Thompson’s auctions in its city office this week. The auction for another 2 Docks apartments was postponed.

All up, 16 of the 60 residential properties taken to auction were sold, and no bid was offered on 26.

The one commercial property auctioned, a West Auckland industrial unit taken to court-ordered auction by the body corporate, was sold under the hammer.

Commercial

North-west

Glen Eden

9 Westward Ho Rd, unit H + accessory unit 16 (parking):
Features: single-level industrial unit, parking space, taken to auction by body corporate
Outcome: sold at court-ordered auction for $195,000
Agents: Colin Stewart & Philip Davis

Apartments & suburban cross-leases

CBD

Federal St

Hampton Court, 182 Federal St, unit 5C:
Features: 47m², one-bedroom apartment
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Stephen Shin & Justin Choi

Learning Quarter

Tower Hill, 1 Emily Place, unit 2C:
Features: 78m², 2-bedroom apartment, 33m² courtyard, carport
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Alan Vessey

Quay Park

The Docks, 2 Dockside Lane, unit 203:
Features: leasehold, one-bedroom apartment, balcony, parking space
Outcome: auction postponed
Agent: Sudesh Kumar

The Docks, 8 Dockside Lane, unit 236:
Features: leasehold, one-bedroom apartment, parking space
Outcome: auction postponed
Agent: Sudesh Kumar

Victoria Quarter

Harvard, 147 Hobson St, unit GJ:
Features: 2-bedroom apartment, deck, secure parking space
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Simon Cai & Julie Tri

Wiltshire, 89 Victoria St West, unit 10B:
Features: 56m², one bedroom, balcony
Outgoings: body corp levy $2676/year
Outcome: passed in
Agent: Fiona Lee

Isthmus east

Mission Bay

16 Atkin Avenue, unit 6:
Features: cross-lease, 1/8 share in 1664m², 3-bedroom apartment, balcony, tandem garage
Outcome: sold for $1.75 million
Agent: Dennis Dunford

9 Marua Crescent, unit 11:
Features: cross-lease, 1/12 share in 1011m², one-bedroom apartment, deck, carport
Outcome: passed in
Agent: Lynette Boyd

Panmure

60 Jellicoe Rd, unit 3:
Features: cross-lease, 1/6 share in 1012m², one-bedroom unit, deck, backyard, carport
Outcome: sold for $420,000
Agent: Jessie Yang

Remuera

27B Dell Avenue:
Features: cross-lease, 1/3 share in 903m², 3 bedrooms, garage
Outcome: sold for $1.41 million
Agents: Kathy Bower & Julie Fitzpatrick

12 Kelvin Rd:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 1292m², 4 bedrooms, study, double garage
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Duncan Wu

40A Monteith Crescent, unit G:
Features: 3 bedrooms, conservatory, double garage
Outgoings: body corp levy $1741/year
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Angus Campbell & Michael Bacher

1 Shore Rd, unit 16:
Features: standalone house on 200m² freehold section, 4 bedrooms, carport
Outcome: sold for $1.265 million
Agent: Liz Derbyshire

St Heliers

28 Tarawera Terrace, unit 1:
Features: cross-lease, quarter share in 1586m², 4 bedrooms, internal-access garage
Outcome: sold for $1.87 million
Agents: Bob Gordon & Trevor Wyness

Isthmus west

Eden Terrace

Der Rohe, 10 Flower St, unit 104:
Features: 57m², 2-bedroom apartment, deck
Income assessment: $450/week current
Outcome: passed in, back on market at $500,000
Agents: Aaron Cook & Betty Shao

15 Rendall Place, unit 503:
Features: 2-bedroom apartment, balcony basement parking space, storage locker
Outgoings: body corp levy $3732/year
Outcome: passed in
Agent: Anna Stephens-Brown

Grey Lynn

6 Schofield St, unit 10:
Features: 3-bedroom terrace, deck, carport
Outgoings: body corp levy $4596/year
Outcome: sold for $800,000
Agent: Liz Derbyshire

Hillsborough

15 Currie Avenue, unit 1:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 766m², 2-bedroom unit, basement garage & storage
Outcome: sold for $687,000
Agent: Robin Cross

Mt Eden

40 Horoeka Rd, unit 2:
Features: cross-lease, 1/9 share in 931m², 2-bedroom unit, offstreet parking
Outcome: sold for $700,000
Agents: Verena Lobb & Lisa MacQueen

Mt Roskill

56A May Rd:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 826m², 3 bedrooms, double internal-access garage
Outcome: passed in at $900,000
Agent: Alex Yang

Sandringham

65 Burnley Terrace, unit 5:
Features: one-bedroom ground unit, carport, parking space
Outgoings: body corp levy $1819/year
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Julie Hey

297A Mt Albert Rd:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 843m², 4 bedrooms, deck, carport
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Steve Hood

16 St Lukes Rd:
Features: cross-lease, 1/3 share in 1358m², 4-bedroom villa
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Reeka Lelaulu & Sue Cohen

34 Watea Rd, unit 3:
Features: cross-lease, 1/8 share in 1227m², 2-bedroom unit, garage
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Jeff Stretton & Monica Bajaj

North-west

Glendene

4 Lydford Place, unit 2:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 675m², 3 bedrooms, deck, garage, workshop
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Julia Barnett & Ryan Littler

Glen Eden

9 Evans Rd, unit 12:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, deck, internal-access garage
Outgoings: body corp levy $595/year
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Julia Barnett & Ryan Littler

Henderson

38 Eyre St:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 1026m², 3 bedrooms, basement garage, double carport
Outcome: passed in
Agent: Roger Franklin

New Lynn

2 Kiritoa St:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 870m², 3 bedrooms, garage
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Jennifer Peary

116 Titirangi Rd, unit 1:
Features: cross-lease, 1/10 share in 4116m², 3-bedroom bungalow, carport
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Aken Yuan & Michelle Zhou

Swanson

637 Swanson Rd, unit 1:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 1012m², 2-bedroom bungalow, deck, offstreet parking
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Raj Mitra & Maggie Altaf

Attribution: Auctions.

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Gym, 2 apartments & 4 suburban cross-leases sell

A Henderson warehouse most recently used as a gym and an Argent Hall apartment were sold at Barfoot & Thompson’s commercial & apartments auction session yesterday.

Another apartment, in the Queens Lodge development behind Broadway and beside the Newmarket railway station (pictured), was sold in the agency’s afternoon residential session.

Also at the afternoon session, 4 of the 6 cross-leased properties were sold under the hammer.

Commercial

North-west

Henderson

4 Amokura St, unit D:
Features: 170m², high stud warehouse most recently used as a gym, mezzanine office & amenities, 4 parking spaces, offered “as is where is”
Outcome: sold vacant for $362,000 + gst under the Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) Act
Agents: Elaine Tutty & Roger Franklin

Apartments

CBD

Federal St

Federal, 207 Federal St, unit 903:
Features: 61m², 2 bedrooms
Outgoings: body corp levy $5247/year
Income assessment: $580/week, fixed until February
Outcome: passed in, back on market at $555,000
Agents: Stephen Shin & Yasu Ka

Learning Quarter

Argent Hall, 2 Eden Crescent, unit 8G:
Features: 49m², one bedroom, 2 balconies
Outgoings: body corp levy $5480/year
Outcome: sold for $450,000
Agents: Stephen & Leo Shin

Crescent, 7 Eden Crescent, unit 201:
Features: 59m², 2 bedrooms, study, balconies, parking space, bottom side of the Quadrant Hotel building at 10 Waterloo Quadrant
Outgoings: body corp levy $1166/year
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $639,000
Agents: Stephen & Leo Shin

Uptown

Amora Hotel, 100 Greys Avenue, unit 2B:
Features: one bedroom, parking space
Outgoings: body corp levy $4401/year, plus common area air-conditioning special levy $1864 and long-term maintenance levy $797
Income assessment: $1122/month including gst from hotel lease; in hotel pool until 31 December 2020
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Mike Campbell & Grant Elliott

Eclipse, 156 Vincent St, unit 7J:
Features: 41m², one bedroom
Outgoings: rates $1189/year including gst; body corp levy $3438/year
Income assessment: $400/week fixed until April
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $385,000
Agents: Stephen Shin & Yasu Ka

Isthmus east

Newmarket

Queens Lodge, 176 Broadway, unit C617:
Features: 2-bedroom apartment, 2 bathrooms, parking space
Outgoings: body corp levy $2192/year
Outcome: sold for $696,000
Agents: Michelle Zhang

Parnell

30 Heather St, unit 18:
Features: 3 bedrooms, balcony, parking space
Outgoings: body corp levy $4939/year
Income assessment: $580/week, fixed until February
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Sarah Garlick & Estee Zeng

Suburban cross-leases:

Isthmus east

Kohimarama

34 Melanesia Rd, unit 3:
Features: cross-lease, 1/3 share in 890m², 4-bedroom townhouse, 2 bathrooms, double internal-access garage
Outcome: sold for $1.725 million
Agents: Trevor Wyness & Louise Barnsley

Onehunga

4A Edmonton Avenue:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 765m², 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, double internal-access garage
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $849,000
Agents: Paresh Patel

One Tree Hill

14 Rangipawa Rd:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 845m², 3 bedrooms, deck, carport
Outcome: sold for $1.085 million
Agent: Anna Stephens-Brown

Royal Oak

21A & 21B Campbell Rd:
Features: cross-lease, 2 half shares in 1120m
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Helen Lam & Wendy Sadd

Isthmus west

Mt Roskill

172 Melrose Rd, unit 1:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 657m², 2-bedroom unit, garage
Outcome: sold for $715,000
Agents: Di Martens

South

Mangere Bridge

5A McIntyre Rd, unit 2:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 929m², 3 bedrooms, deck, internal-access garage
Outcome: sold for $800,000
Agents: Jamie Gray

Attribution: Company 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:

CBD

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

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Auction clearance falls as no-bids rise

Auction results have been mixed in the apartment & residential markets in recent weeks, as Barfoot & Thompson’s auction sessions at its city office demonstrated this week.

In 3 sessions on Wednesday-Thursday, the agency offered 59 homes, with another 10 listings sold pre-auction. Including the presales, the 28 sales represented a 41% clearance.

In the apartments auction yesterday (link below to separate story), 2 of the 8 listed sold under the hammer and another 2 prior, for a 50% clearance.

At the 3 residential sessions, 17 of the properties offered were what I classify as intensive, including 13 cross-leases. The others were 2 suburban units not on cross-lease, an apartment & a townhouse

Of the 17, 5 were sold and 12 were passed in, including 7 which received no bid.

The process has slowed right down as vendors adjust to something approaching normal, where bidding no longer starts at an assumed million and no longer carries on skyward. As well as more completions than would be the case if the hesitancy resulted in quick passing in, I understand there’s also been a transfer of sales from the auction room to post-auction negotiation.

There’s also a big reduction in stock being taken to auction, the number of Chinese investors has fallen away and those who do turn up have been sitting on their hands as much as anybody else.

Below, the intensive market results:

Isthmus east

Ellerslie

20 Laud Avenue:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 997m², 2 bedrooms, deck, garden, double carport
Outcome: sold for $885,000
Agents: Di Martens

Epsom

42 Cornwall Park Avenue:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 1013m², 3 bedrooms, garage
Outcome: passed in
Agent: Ling Zhu

11 Tuperiri Rd, unit 3:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 971m², m², 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, courtyard, double internal-access garage
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Leon Bao

Kohimarama

19A John Rymer Place:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 824m², 4 bedrooms, double internal-access garage
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Kelly Midwood

17A Rawhiritoa Rd:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 700m², 3 bedrooms, double internal-access garage
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Russell Birkinshaw & Serrine Chen

1 Taranaki Rd, unit 3:
Features: cross-lease, 1/3 share in 728m², 2-bedroom unit, garden, carport
Outcome: sold for $1.015 million
Agent: Teresa Weiss

Mt Wellington

113 Panama Rd, unit 6:
Features: cross-lease, 1/7 in 1982m², 2-bedroom unit, courtyard, internal-access garage
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Sally Giles

Otahuhu

4 Albert St:
Features: cross-lease, 1/5 in 1223m², 3 bedrooms, offstreet parking
Outcome: passed in, back on the market at $598,000
Agents: Michael Zhang & Kelly Fan

Panmure

66 Pilkington Rd, unit 3:
Features: 3-bedroom unit, deck, garden, rumpus/storage, offstreet parking
Outgoings: body corp levy nil
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Margaret Johnston & Phyllis Brooks

Remuera

32 Lochiel Rd, unit 2:
Features: cross-lease, quarter share in 1332m², 2 bedrooms, courtyard, garden
Outcome: sold for $1.25 million
Agent: Sara-Jayne Kingston

Isthmus west

Mt Albert

9 Richardson Rd, unit 5:
Features: cross-lease, 1/3 share in 2047m², 4 bedrooms, internal-access garage
Outcome: sold for $917,000
Agents: Christine & Mark Wooding

Mt Roskill

21A Graham Bell Avenue:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 809m², 3 bedrooms, deck, double internal-access garage
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Daisy Hu & Yogesh Suri

16B Penney Avenue, unit 2:
Features: cross-lease, 1/3 share in 1077m², 120m² 2-bedroom unit, conservatory, garage
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Dermot Kelly

Ponsonby

22 Prosford St, unit 1:
Features: one-bedroom apartment, patio, storage
Outgoings: body corp levy $5166/year
Outcome: sold for $731,000
Agent: André Boddé

Pt Chevalier

12 Walmer Rd:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 695m², 3 bedrooms, carport, storage
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Matt O’Rourke & Ryan Harding

Three Kings

531 Mt Albert Rd, unit 2:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, storage, internal-access garage
Outgoings: body corp levy $792/year
Outcome: passed in
Agent: Zaki Murumkar

North-west

New Lynn

14 Ambrico Place, unit 5:
Features: 110m², 3-bedroom townhouse, 2 bathrooms, internal-access garage
Outgoings: body corp levy $2199/year
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Aken Yuan & Michelle Zhou

Apartments story today: Converted warehouse sells post-auction

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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.

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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

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Auction market in doldrums

Judging by the biggest auction series by Auckland’s biggest residential agency, Barfoot & Thompson – the mid-week auctions at its Shortland St rooms – this aspect of the housing market is well & truly in the doldrums.

In the last 2 days, Barfoots had 63 residential properties listed for auction at its city office and sold 25 of them, including 6 sold before their scheduled auction date. That’s a 40% clearance rate, or 33% excluding the sold priors.

At the Thursday morning session for apartments & commercial properties, one of the 5 apartments and one of the 2 commercial properties were sold.

One question outsiders can’t answer is how much vendors are prepared to come down to get a sale in the auctionroom. My understanding is that most vendors have discounted below their set reserve where there’s been evidence of buyer interest, but on many properties buyers haven’t made any offer, even if only to test the vendor’s resolve.

Compared to daily auction lists of up to 80 properties a couple of months ago and in the second half of last year, recent auction lists have been more than halved and Barfoots has cut the simultaneous auction in an adjoining room from the schedule.

It’s not just the auction list that’s been cut. Bidder numbers are also well down, and the propensity of Chinese investors to relentlessly bid higher appears over. They’ve joined locals in sitting on their hands, either from concern about the direction of the market or because government, Reserve Bank & commercial bank rule changes have forced them out of the market.

Outside the dedicated Thursday morning apartments auction, Barfoots auctioned 21 intensive residential properties over 2 days – a mix of apartments, suburban units & townhouses and cross-leased homes. 10 were sold under the hammer and 4 attracted no bid.

The auction outcomes reported below are from those 2 Wednesday sessions and the Thursday afternoon auction. The Thursday morning apartments & commercial auction results are in a separate story (link below).

Image above: The garden apartment at Remuera Mews (outlined).

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Uptown

Westmount, 23 Upper Queen St, unit 1C:
Features: 2-bedroom apartment, balcony, secure parking space, lockup storage
Outgoings: body corp levy $5853/year
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Vincent Fong

Isthmus east

Ellerslie

1 Malabar Drive, unit 1:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 900m², 3 bedrooms, deck, internal-access garage
Outcome: sold at pre-auction offer of $1.4 million
Agent: Wendy Sadd

Meadowbank

54A Rutherford Terrace:
Features: 4 bedrooms, deck, offstreet parking
Outgoings:
body corp levy $1072/year (insurance premium only)
Outcome:
sold for $1.23 million
Agents:
Paula Kane & Silvia Poletti

130 St Johns Rd, unit 3:
Features: cross-lease, 1/3 share in 845m², 2-bedroom unit, garage
Outcome: sold for $905,000
Agent: Andy Dye

Parnell

3 Staffa St, unit 3:
Features: cross-lease, 1/3 share in 1026m², 3 bedrooms, double garage
Outcome: sold for $1.6 million
Agents: Bobby McMillan & Silvia Poletti

Remuera

Remuera Mews, 31 Green Lane East, unit 11 (pictured):
Features: 124m², 2-bedroom apartment, 2 bathrooms, gardens, garage
Outgoings: body corp levy $6400/year
Outcome: sold for $1.05 million
Agent: Susan Palmer

Royal Oak

38L Korma Rd:
Features: 2-level 2-bedroom unit, patio, carport
Outcome: passed in at $580,000
Agents: Rod Philson & Manas Nanda

St Heliers

42 Tarawera Terrace, unit 4:
Features: 4 bedrooms, office, carport
Outgoings: body corp levy $2898/year
Outcome: passed in at $1.02 million
Agent: Karin Cooper

Isthmus west

Avondale

5A Holly St:
Features: cross-lease, quarter share in 2023m², 3 bedrooms, carport
Outcome: sold for $855,000
Agent: Felicity Scott

Blockhouse Bay

145D Taylor St:
Features: 288m² fee simple + cross-lease, 1/3 share in 736m², 4 bedrooms, balconies, double garage
Outcome: passed in at $1.085 million
Agent: Kevin He

Hillsborough

61 & 63 Hillsborough Rd:
Features: 2 houses on 1618m² section
Income assessment: one rented at $650/week, the other at $540/week
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Mal MacElvanna & May To

Mt Eden

57 Woodside Rd:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 1006m², 3 bedrooms, deck, double garage
Outcome: passed in at $1.8 million
Agents: Frank Excell & Ketiesha Elliott

Mt Roskill

54 & 58 Albrecht Avenue:
Features: 2255m², 4 houses, 14 bedrooms
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Paul Hodgman & Helen Lam

6 Gerrard St:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 963m², 3 bedrooms, carport
Outcome: sold for $960,000
Agent: Margaret Chen

98 Melrose Rd, unit 3:
Features: cross-lease, quarter share in 1378m², 2 bedrooms
Outcome: sold for $650,000
Agents: Stephen Shin & Richard Han

St Marys Bay

117 Shelly Beach Rd, unit 5:
Features: 4 bedrooms, 2 parking spaces
Outgoings: body corp levy $7592/year
Outcome: passed in at $1.5 million
Agents: Carl & Rosanne Madsen

Western Springs

25 Don Croot St, unit 5:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, carport
Outgoings: body corp levy $2860/year
Outcome: passed in
Agent: Susan Murdock

North-west

Henderson

50 Te Kanawa Crescent, unit 3:
Features: cross-lease, quarter share in 1322m², 2-bedroom unit, carport
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Gavin Han

New Lynn

24 Arawa St, unit 2:
Features: cross-lease, 1/7 share in 1482m², 2-bedroom unit, offstreet parking
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Aken Yuan & Harry Wang

12 Caspian Close:
Features: cottage on 267m² section, 3 bedrooms,
Outcome: sold at pre-auction offer of $730,000
Agents: Kevin Miao & Di Weng

48 & 50 Delta Avenue:
Features: 1522m², 2 bungalows on 2 titles, each of 3 bedrooms, garage
Outcome: sold for $3.045 million
Agent: Holly He

Related story today:
Silo apartment & St Johns industrial unit sell

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