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2 sales out of 9 auctioned as views diverge on apartment & unit market direction

2 of the 6 cbd apartments and none of the 3 suburban units auctioned at Barfoot & Thompson yesterday sold under the hammer.

The wide margin between the top bids and subsequent pricing of unsold units indicates the divergence between vendor aspirations and the direction buyers think the market is moving in.

CBD

Albert St

Manhattan, 105 Albert St, unit 11A:
Features: 80m², 2 bedrooms
Outgoings: rates $1544/year including gst; body corp levy $8035/year
Outcome: sold for $525,000
Agent: Aaron Cook

CBD east

The Beach, 85 Beach Rd, unit 506:
Features: 49m², one bedroom, balcony
Outgoings: body corp levy $3667/year
Income assessment: $460/week fixed until September
Outcome: passed in at $350,000, back on market at $479,000
Agents: Bett Shao & Rico Zhao

Learning Quarter

Silo, 23 Emily Place, unit 4L:
Features: 2-bedroom loft, secure parking space
Outgoings: body corp levy $829/year
Outcome: passed in at $500,000, back on market at $699,000
Agents: Stephen & Leo Shin

Uptown

Urba, 5 Howe St, unit 603:
Features: 55m² including balcony, 2 bedrooms
Outcome: passed in at $450,000, back on market at $625,000
Agent: Stephen Chang

Victoria Quarter

Heritage Farmers, 35 Hobson St, unit 628:
Features: 32m² air-conditioned studio
Outgoings: body corp levy $1833/year
Outcome: sold for $255,000
Agent: Livia Li

Imperial Gardens, 135 Hobson St, unit 218:
Features: 2 bedrooms, storage locker, parking space
Outcome: auction postponed until 29 June
Agents: Wendy Feng & Jack Li

Isthmus east

Onehunga

97J Mays Rd:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, garage
Outcome: withdrawn from auction
Agents: Paula Boontueng & Young Kim

Isthmus west

Eden Terrace

Fleetwood, 19 Fleet St, unit C6:
Features: 95m², 2 bedrooms, separate dining & living spaces, deck, storage unit, covered parking space, post-remediation code compliance certificate issued April 2016
Outgoings: body corp levy $3982/year
Outcome: passed in at $650,000, back on market at $719,000
Agents: Zoran Farac & Stephen Shin

Mt Albert

51 Seaview Terrace:
Features: cross-lease, quarter share in 1195m², 60m² one-bedroom unit, deck, carport
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Samantha Chaudhry & Leo Perera

Sandringham

22 Coyle St, unit 3:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, garage
Outgoings: body corp levy $789/year
Outcome: passed in at $825,000
Agent: Helen Lam

North-west

Glendene

33 Butterworth Drive, unit 1:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 616m², 2-bedroom unit, study, garage
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Tristan Young

Attribution: Auctions.

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3 of 13 apartments & units sell at auctions

3 of the 13 intensive residential properties – city centre apartments, suburban units & townhouses – auctioned at Barfoot & Thompson’s city branch at sessions on Wednesday & Thursday sold under the hammer.

Of the 36 residential properties, including standalone homes, auctioned over the 2 days, 17 sold at the auction.

CBD

Albert St

Stamford Residences, 26 Albert St, unit 1511:
Features: 127m², 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, conservatory, parking space
Outgoings: body corp levy $8475/year
Outcome: passed in at $1.3 million
Agents: Stephen & Leo Shin

Learning Quarter

Waldorf Celestion, 19 Anzac Avenue, unit 502:
Features: 2 bedrooms, balcony
Outgoings: body corp levy $4410/year
Outcome: passed in at $440,000
Agent: Jason Buckwell

Victoria Quarter

Fiore, 152 Hobson St, unit 408:
Features: 40m², one-bedroom apartment
Outgoings: body corp levy $2907/year
Outcome: passed in at $250,000
Agents: Andre Volkov & Mike Ma

Isthmus east

Meadowbank

21 Houghton St, unit 1:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, patio, raised deck, garage
Outcome: sold for $660,000
Agent: Steve Hood

Onehunga

279A Onehunga Mall:
Features: 3-bedroom loft, 2 bathrooms, balcony, tandem parking
Outcome: sold for $720,000
Agents: Wendy Sadd & Ron Maman

151 Selwyn St, unit 7:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, carport
Outcome: sold for $775,000
Agent: Digna Clark

St Heliers

40 Devore St:
Features: 3-bedroom refurnished penthouse with internal lift, 2 bathrooms, 2 conservatories
Outcome: passed in
Agent: Karin Cooper

Isthmus west

Coxs Bay

Bayside Lofts, 571 Livingstone St:
Features: 2-bedroom loft, 2 bathrooms, 2 parking spaces
Outcome: passed in at $900,000
Agents: Carl & Roseanne Madsen

Grey Lynn

M-One, 250 Richmond Rd, unit 3N:
Features: 42m², one-bedroom apartment, patio, storage locker, secure covered parking space; remedial work planned
Outcome: passed in at $240,000
Agents: Sheryl Jones & Jack Atherton

Herne Bay

3 Hamilton Rd, unit 10:
Features: one-bedroom apartment, storage locker, secure parking space
Outcome: passed in at $770,000
Agent: Felicity Scott

Sandringham

43 Kingsway Avenue, unit 6:
Features: 3-bedroom unit, 2 bathrooms, garage
Outcome: passed in at $730,000
Agents: Yi Wei Lowndes & Tian Qiu

North-west

New Lynn

1 Briar Way, unit 19:
Features: 3-bedroom terrace, 2 bathrooms, internal-access garage, reclad & redecorated
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Isabella Li

43A Rata St:
Features: 135m² site, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, study, internal-access garage
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Michelle Zhang

Attribution: Auctions.

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7 of 19 intensive homes sell at Barfoots

7 intensive properties sold out of 19 auctioned at Barfoot & Thompson’s city office over the last 3 days. They include apartments, suburban units, townhouses & homes on cross-leases.

At times the auctionroom was busy, more often quiet – not surprisingly so, given that the agency is putting through about the same number of properties in a week as it was pumping through in a day at the frenzied height of the market last year & briefly this year.

The properties listed below were auctioned between Tuesday afternoon & Thursday morning.

CBD

Learning Quarter

Silo, 23 Emily Place, unit 11H:
Features: 3-bedroom apartment, deck, 2 parking spaces
Outgoings: body corp levy $8677/year for the unit, $746/year for each parking space
Outcome: passed in at $900,000
Agents: Aaron Cook & Leo Shin

Argent Hall, 2 Eden Crescent, unit 14F:
Features: one-bedroom apartment, storage unit, parking space
Outgoings: body corp levy $6183/year
Outcome: passed in at $540,000, sold shortly after the auction for $557,000
Agents: Zoran Farac & Justin Choi

Isthmus east

Ellerslie

22 Marua Rd, unit 3:
Features: cross-lease, quarter share in 1214m², 4 bedrooms, double carport
Outcome: sold for $858,000
Agents: Alex Yang & Xia Wang

Mt Wellington

16 Bertrand Rd, unit 4:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, carport
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Robben Li & Will Liu

Newmarket

Queens Lodge, 176 Broadway, unit D505:
Features: one-bedroom apartment, secure parking space
Outgoings: body corp levy $1353/year for unit, $638/year for parking
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $580,000
Agent: Duncan Wu

Onehunga

90 Victoria St, unit 2:
Features: cross-lease, 1/9 share in 2056m², 2 bedrooms, garage
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $589,000
Agents: Leonie Stabler & Di Lynds

Parnell

4 Churton St, unit 4:
Features: 3-bedroom townhouse, 2 bathrooms, 2 parking spaces
Income assessment: appraisal $1350/week
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $1.775 million
Agent: Linda Galbraith

4 Churton St, unit 5:
Features: 3-bedroom townhouse, 2 bathrooms, 2 parking spaces
Income assessment: appraisal $1350/week
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $1.775 million
Agent: Linda Galbraith

4 Churton St, unit 7:
Features: 3-bedroom townhouse, 2 bathrooms, 2 parking spaces
Income assessment: appraisal $1350/week
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $1.775 million
Agent: Linda Galbraith

Isthmus west

Grey Lynn

23A Pollen St, unit 102:
Features: one-bedroom apartment, study nook, balcony, storage unit, secure parking space
Outgoings: body corp levy $3382/year
Outcome: sold for $741,000
Agents: George Damiris & Carl Madsen

Herne Bay

27 Wallace St, unit 1:
Features: one-bedroom apartment, parking space
Outgoings: body corp levy $3193/year
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Ashley Tait & Andre Bodde

Kingsland

52 Aitken Terrace, unit 1A:
Features: one-bedroom apartment, double garage
Outgoings: body corp levy $4743/year
Outcome: sold for $930,000
Agents: George Damiris & Carl Madsen

Mt Roskill

41A Marion Avenue:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 839m², 4 bedrooms, carport
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Denis Dias & Calvin Roche

25A Rogan St:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 813m², 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, garage
Outcome: passed in
Agent: Tanzi Rose

Sandringham

32 Fowlds Avenue, unit 3:
Features: cross-lease, quarter share in 655m², 2-bedroom unit, garage
Outcome: sold for $687,000
Agent: Felix Bogdanovic

24 Morningside Drive, unit 4:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, garage
Outgoings: body corp levy $591/year
Outcome: sold for $639,000
Agent: Repeka Lelaulu

St Marys Bay

101 Shelly Beach Rd, unit 1:
Features: cross-lease, 1/6 share in 695m², 2-bedroom unit, deck, private courtyard
Outcome: passed in at $800,000
Agents: Carl & Rosanne Madsen

117 Shelly Beach Rd, unit 9:
Features: 3-bedroom terrace, 3 bathrooms, balcony, double garage
Outgoings: body corp levy $5418/year
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Carl & Rosanne Madsen

North-west

Henderson

85 Edmonton Rd, unit 18:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, offstreet parking
Income assessment: $360/week fixed until August
Outcome: sold for $489,000
Agent: Rosemary Giborees

Attribution: Auctions.

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5 apartments sell at Bayleys auction

5 of the 8 apartments & suburban intensive units auction at Bayleys on Wednesday were sold under the hammer. Another apartment on the auction list was sold prior.

CBD

Albert St

Prince Albert, 41 Albert St, unit 4E:
Features: 121m², 2-bedroom split-level apartment, 2 bathrooms, deck, balcony
Outgoings: rates $2064/year including gst; body corp levy $13,628/year
Outcome: sold prior for $775,000
Agents: Diane Jackson & Julie Prince

Learning Quarter

Westminster Court, 5 Parliament St, unit GB:
Features: fully furnished one-bedroom character apartment, high stud, storage locker, secure parking space
Outgoings: rates $1595/year including gst; body corp levy $4021/year + special one-off levy of $1562
Outcome: sold for $770,000
Agents: Julie Prince & Diane Jackson

Uptown

Scotia Tower, 8 Scotia Place, unit 8B:
Features: fully furnished one-bedroom apartment
Outgoings: body corp levy $3286/year
Income assessment: $557/week current
Outcome: sold for $112,000
Agent: Marcus Fava

Isthmus east

Parnell

Aero, 27 Cheshire St, unit 15:
Features: m², double-glazed 2-bedroom apartment, high stud, secure basement parking space
Outgoings: body corp levy $5203/year
Outcome: passed in
Agent: Chris Reeves

Remuera

721 Remuera Rd:
Features: cross-lease, 1/7 share in 1447m², 3-bedroom duplex, double garage
Outcome: sold for $810,000
Agent: Murray Wallace

St Heliers

66 St Heliers Bay Rd, unit 1:
Features: about 190m², 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom elevated garden apartment, lift, double internal garage
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Murray Wallace & Hamish McKay

Isthmus west

Eden Terrace

2H Diamond St:
Features: refurbished 2-bedroom terrace, 2 parking spaces
Outgoings: rates $1628/year including gst; body corp levy $1931/year
Outcome: sold for $580,000
Agent: Blair Haddow

Grey Lynn

19 Surrey Crescent, unit 204:
Features: double-glazed 2-bedroom apartment, 2 bathrooms, 2 secure basement parking spaces, 2 storage lockers
Outgoings: rates $2170/year including gst; body corp levy $6239/year
Outcome: passed in
Agent: Blair Haddow

Sandringham

34 Watea Rd, unit 3:
Features: cross-lease, 1/8 share in 1227m², 2-bedroom unit, garage
Outcome: sold for $652,000
Agents: Summer Sun & Kalala Lavea

Attribution: Auction.

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10 sell at Bayleys’ commercial auction

9 properties were sold under the hammer and one post-auction of the 17 in Bayleys’ commercial auction yesterday. Another 3 were sold prior.

[Today’s report is short on some detail.]

CBD

Learning Quarter

5 Eden Crescent, units A & B:
Features: 600m² strata title, renovated, licensed karaoke bar & restaurant
Rent: $161,000/year net + gst
Outcome: passed in at $2.5 million
Agents: Oscar Kuang & Nicolas Ching

Queen St

239 Queen St, unit 1A:
Features: new 12-year lease
Rent: $150,657/year net + gst
Outcome: withdrawn from auction
Agents: Quinn Ngo & James Chan

Isthmus east

Ellerslie

38 Eaglehurst Rd, unit 7:
Features: warehouse
Outcome: declared reserve of $600,000, sold for $800,000
Agents: Andrew Wallace & Cameron Melhuish

Epsom

206 Manukau Rd:
Features: 898m² corner section,
Rent: $67,340/year holding income
Outcome: passed in at $3.55 million
Agents: Owen Ding & James Chan

Mission Bay

2 Atkin Avenue, unit 1:
Features: 374m² site zoned mixed use (up to 18m) under unitary plan, 3-bedroom unit, garage
Outcome: sold for$1.955 million
Agents: Phil Haydock & Angela Yang

Onehunga

18 George Terrace:
Features: 342m² site zoned mixed use, warehouse, office, amenities
Outcome: sold for $1.072 million
Agents: James Valintine & William Gubb

4 Newsome St:
Features: 493m², permissible height 20m
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Tony Chaudhary & James Valintine

Panmure

100 Queens Rd:
Features: town centre zone under unitary plan
Rent: $121,000/year net + gst
Outcome: passed in at $1.6 million
Agents: Mark Pittaway

Isthmus west

Eden Terrace

12 Fleet St:
Features: 336m² site
Rent: $52,260/year
Outcome: sold prior at declared reserve of $1.25 million
Agents: James Were & Scott Kirk

Mt Roskill

439 Mt Albert Rd:
Features: corner site, 4-bedroom home, internal garage, 3 commercial tenancies on ground floor
Outcome: auction postponed
Agents: Phil Haydock & Angela Yang

Ponsonby

91 College Hill:
Features: 337m² site zoned mixed use, 275m² gross floor area, 5 secure parking spaces
Outcome: sold for $2,577,500
Agents: Nigel McNeill & Meredith Graham

Sandringham

513 Sandringham Rd:
Features: retail + refurbished 3-bedroom flat
Rent: $88,060/year
Outcome: sold for $1.75 million
Agents: Scott Kirk & Damien Bullick

North-east

Northcote

44 Akoranga Drive:
Features: 946m² corner site, mixed use zone next to AUT
Outcome: sold for $2.5 million
Agents: Michael Nees & Simon Aldridge

Takapuna

6 & 6A Blomfield Spa:
Outcome: withdrawn from auction
Agents: Simon Aldridge & David Huang

Wairau Valley

170 Wairau Rd, unit 18:
Features: Hell Pizza on long-term lease
Rent: $54,000/year net + gst + outgoings
Outcome: sold for $990,000
Agents: Paul Dixon & Tony Chaudhary

North-west

Glendene

3 Bancroft Crescent:
Features: 3584m² site, long-term tenant, 6-year lease term with renewal rights
Rent: $225,000/year net + gst
Outcome: passed in at $2.775 million
Agents: Dave Stanley & Stuart Bode

New Lynn

3019 Great North Rd & 2 Bentinck St:
Features: 1459m² corner site in 2 titles, vacant possession
Outcome: passed in at $1.625 million at $1114/m²
Agents: Mike Adams & Scott Kirk

South

Botany Downs

286 Cascades Rd:
Features: 7493m² site opposite Pakuranga golfcourse, 70m frontage to Cascades Rd
Outcome: sold for $6.1 million
Agents: Dave Stanley & Graeme Sun

Botany South

Bishopsgate business centre, 2 Bishop Dunn Place, unit 32:
Features: 134m² first-floor office, storage, 2 parking spaces
Outcome: sold for $465,000
Agents: Geoff Wyatt & Dave Stanley

Takanini

292 Great South Rd:
Features: 2209m² site, standalone office & warehouse building anchored by long-term office lease + 2 warehouse tenants
Rent: $152,592/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $2.68 million
Agents: Sunil Bhana & Peter Migounoff

South of the Bombays

Gisborne

412 Gladstone Rd:
Features: 670m² store, seismic rating 100% new building standard, 6-year lease term
Rent: $122,569/year
Outcome: passed in at $1.5 million, sold post-auction for $1.52 million at an 8% yield
Agents: Paul Garland & Colin McNab

Attribution: Auction.

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3 intensive suburban homes sold of 14 auctioned

3 intensive suburban homes – apartments, units & cross-leases – were sold under the hammer out of 14 auctioned at Barfoot & Thompson’s city office on Tuesday & Wednesday.

Of the 57 residential properties auctioned at 3 sessions, 20 were sold under the hammer.

Isthmus east

Mission Bay

30 Patteson Avenue, unit 3:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, garage
Outcome: passed in
Agent: Mark Edmonds

29 Tamaki Drive, unit 3:
Features: 227m², refurbished 3-bedroom apartment, 2 bathrooms, terrace, double garage
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Karin Cooper

Mt Wellington

40 Rutland Rd, unit 3:
Features: cross-lease, quarter share in 1067m², 2-bedroom unit, carport
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Sylvia Lu

Onehunga

69 Mays Rd:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 761m², 3 bedrooms,
Outcome: passed in at $860,000
Agents: Neil Dayal & Grant Rutherford

Parnell

25 Cheshire St, unit C5:
Features: one-bedroom apartment, secure internal-access parking space
Outcome: passed in
Agent: Cindy Yu

Remuera

109 Abbotts Way, unit 1:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 920m², 3 bedrooms
Outcome: sold for $1.086 million
Agent: Kelly Zhang

43A Richard Farrell Avenue:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 1042m², 2-storey 6-bedroom house, internal-access garage
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Trevor Edwards & Jacinta Kerrigan

Isthmus west

Avondale

2 Alanbrooke Crescent, unit 1:
Features: 2 bedrooms, secure parking space
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Bella Stefano & Sherry Shao

Blockhouse Bay

99 Boundary Rd:
Features: cross-lease, 1/7 share in 3980m², 3 bedrooms, patio, double internal-access garage
Outcome: sold for $861,000
Agents: Ross & Joss Goodall

80A Connell St:
Features: 3-bedroom unit, deck
Outgoings: body corp levy $2033/year
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Daryll Roberts

103A Taylor St:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 1320m², 3 bedrooms, garage
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Zaki Murumkar

Mt Eden

70B Marsden Avenue:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 1495m², 4 bedrooms, double garage
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Robert Thompson

20 Peary Rd, unit 4:
Features: cross-lease, 1/5 share in 1242m², 2-bedroom unit, garage
Outcome: sold for $730,000
Agent: Margaret Chen

Sandringham

307 Mt Albert Rd:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 842m², 3 bedrooms
Outcome: passed in at $850,000
Agent: Kelly Zhang

Attribution: Auctions.

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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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New zones highlighted for residential sales

The potential of new zoning under Auckland’s unitary plan is becoming a strong point for residential land sales as auction prices for houses decline and far more properties are passed in this year than last.

That was the case with 2 properties sold at Bayleys auctions this week, and a third had the existing commercial use as an attraction.

In the city centre, a 2-bedroom Metropolis apartment was sold under the hammer.

Square metre calculations below are based on more intensive use, excluding the value of the existing house.

CBD

Kitchener St

Metropolis, 1 Courthouse Lane, unit 2014:
Features: 2-bedroom apartment, secure covered parking space
Outcome: sold for $577,500
Agent: Harry Cheng

Isthmus east

Royal Oak

20 Acorn St:
Features: 828m² flat section zoned apartments & terrace housing, 4 bedrooms, garage
Outcome: sold for $2.82 million at $3406/m² land
Agent: Dianne Burt

Isthmus west

Sandringham

470 Sandringham Rd (pictured):
Features: 675m² corner site zoned mixed housing urban, 5-bedrooms-plus, 2 bathrooms
Outcome: sold for $1.5 million at $2222/m² land
Agent: Summer Sun

South

Howick

110 Ridge Rd & 12 Nelson St:
Features: 1741m² corner road-frontage site on 2 titles, a house on each section, 11m height & 45% site coverage as of right, agent says existing commercial use of the past 20+ years means mixed commercial & housing a possibility
Outcome: sold for $2.6 million at $1493/m² land
Agent: Gary Robertson

Attribution: Agency release.

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7 apartment & townhouse auction sales

Bayleys agents sold one city apartment & 6 suburban townhouses & units at auctions around the Auckland region last week.

CBD

Quay Park

Scene 1, 2 Beach Rd, unit 1108:
Features: leasehold, 2-bedroom apartment, 2 parking spaces, deck
Outgoings: rates $1519/year including gst; body corp levy $4132/year, ground rent $7289/year
Income assessment: $610/week current
Outcome: sold prior for $180,000
Agent: Marcus Fava

Isthmus east

One Tree Hill

52A Campbell Rd, unit 2:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, deck, carport
Outcome: sold for $717,000
Agent: Lindy Lawton

Isthmus west

Sandringham

22 Coyle St, unit 3:
Features: 2-bedroom unit
Outcome: sold for $735,000
Agent: Summer Sun

North-east

Hauraki

18 Sydney St, unit 2:
Features: refurbished 2-level 4-bedroom townhouse, 2 bathrooms, garage
Outcome: sold for $1,092,500
Agents: Desley McCowan & Joan Barton

Takapuna

27 Waitemata Rd, unit 1:
Features: 2-level 3-bedroom townhouse, office, 2 bathrooms, deck, 3 parking spaces
Outcome: sold prior for $1.505 million
Agent: Jennifer Keenan

South

Bucklands Beach

191 Gills Rd, unit 2:
Features: 3-bedroom townhouse, deck, garage
Outcome: sold for $751,000
Agent: Gary Robertson

191 Gills Rd, unit 4:
Features: 3-bedroom townhouse, garage
Outcome: sold for $735,000
Agent: Gary Robertson

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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