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Flood-damaged New Lynn building’s demolition starts

Auckland Council said yesterday it had issued a warrant to undertake the emergency partial demolition of the Probett Building in New Lynn.

The building at 3107 Great North Rd was damaged during last week’s flash flooding. The council issued a dangerous building notice last week, and said the owner had worked closely with the council to allow the demolition to proceed.

Initially the owner was planning to undertake the work, but the council wanted to proceed quickly to allow for work on the culvert the water came from to also progress safely.

Council infrastructure & environmental services director Barry Potter said Ward Demolition started work yesterday. It also needed to remove asbestos from the site.

He said the upstream end of the culvert would start to be cleared today.

Attribution: Council release.

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3 apartments & 2 suburban units sell at Barfoots

3 apartments were sold at Barfoot & Thompson’s city auctions yesterday out of 8 on offer, and 2 of the 4 suburban units were sold. The sales included a unit in City Gardens (pictured), where owners have succeeded in leaky building litigation but the work hasn’t been done yet.

A commercial office unit in Mt Wellington didn’t attract a bid.

CBD

Albert St

City Gardens, 76 Albert St, unit 19K:
Features: 42m², one bedroom, parking space
Outgoings: body corp levy $581/year; estimated remediation levy $24,735 on top of payment from litigation claim
Outcome: sold for $306,000
Agents: Sarah Garlick & Estee Zeng

Learning Quarter

Eden Hall, 3 Eden Crescent, unit 6:
Features: 90m², 2 bedrooms, garage
Outgoings: body corp levy $6294/year
Outcome: sold for $960,000
Agents: Liz Derbyshire & Leo Shin

Uptown

Avoka, 31 Day St, unit 4C:
Features: 81m², fully furnished one bedroom, parking space
Outgoings: body corp levy $7370/year
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Selina Zheng & Tommy Zhang

Chatham, 70 Pitt St, unit 506:
Features: 67m², 2 bedrooms, storage locker, parking available
Outgoings: body corp levy $4837/year
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Luke Shi & Alexander Kramarenko

Bianco off Queen, 8 White St, unit 9C:
Features: 54m², 2 bedrooms, balcony
Income assessment: not in hotel management, rent assessment $600/week
Outcome: auction postponed until Thursday 23 March
Agents: Annie Xu & Sean Zhang

Victoria Quarter

Grand Chancellor, 1 Hobson St, unit 603:
Features: 57m², one bedroom, parking space, storage locker
Outgoings: body corp levy $4592/year
Outcome: sold for $633,000
Agent: Aaron Cook

Grand Chancellor, 1 Hobson St, unit 704:
Features: 56m², fully furnished 2 bedrooms, storage locker
Outgoings: body corp levy $4169/year
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $595,000
Agent: Aaron Cook

Hobson Gardens, 196 Hobson St, unit 11B:
Features: 100m² sub-penthouse, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, enclosed balcony, 2 parking spaces
Outgoings: body corp levy $10,070/year, special levy set for further remedial works
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $868,000
Agent: Michele Ballinger

Regatta Court, 92 Nelson St, units A & B:
Features: 2 units on ground floor, no bedrooms or bathrooms, leased to hotel management
Outgoings: body corp levy $1615/year
Income assessment: $20,224.80/year net + gst
Outcome: passed in, back on market at $425,000
Agents: Wendy Feng & Jack Li

Isthmus east

Mt Wellington

6 Faber Avenue, unit 1:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 1168m², 2-bedroom duplex, deck, double garage & carport
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Samantha Chaudhry & Leo Perera

Panmure

68 Ireland Rd, unit 2:
Features: 3-bedroom unit, parking space
Outgoings: body corp levy $1268/year
Outcome: sold for $582,500
Agents: Mark Tung & Michelle Mi

Isthmus west

Mt Albert

17 Owairaka Avenue, unit 3:
Features: cross-lease, 1/3 share in 766m², 2-bedroom unit, garage
Outcome: sold for $735,000
Agent: Les Walbridge

North-west

New Lynn

11B Akehurst Avenue:
Features: cross-lease, 1/3 share in 1011m², 2-bedroom unit, deck, carport
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Ricky Fan

Commercial

Isthmus east

Mt Wellington

161 Marua Rd, unit 2:
Features: 113m², first-floor office & showroom, kitchen, storage, 3 parking spaces
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Mike Jensen

Attribution: Auctions.

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12 sell at Bayleys’ Total Property auction

Bayleys sold 11 properties under the hammer yesterday of the 15 offered in its first Total Property commercial portfolio for the year. Another property was sold last Friday in an auction brought forward.

Yields were variable – down at 3.1% on one property which might reflect development potential more than the present return, 3.6% on a Plumbing World tenancy in New Lynn, 4.4% on a Manukau butcher’s shop, 5.25% on a Party Hire warehouse in East Tamki, 5.4% & 4.9% on 2 retail outlets in the new Dylan apartment building on Great North Rd (pictured above), 6.1% on a Rosedale gym. And, out of town, 7.6% on a long-term NZ Post lease in Whanganui.

CBD

Queen St

Mid-City, 239 Queen St, unit 1A:
Features: 39m² fast-food outlet fronting Queen St
Rent: $150,657.30/year net + gst from renewed 12-year lease to Avachi Fried Chicken
Outcome: auction postponed to Total Property 2, Wednesday 12 April
Agents: Quinn Ngo & James Chan

Uptown

117 Vincent St:
Features: 364m² site, total building area 736m² on 3 levels, each of 245.6m²; 12 parking spaces on ground floor, 2 office floors above
Rent: vacant
Outcome: passed in at $3.5 million
Agents: Nigel McNeill & Ben Bayley

Isthmus east

Onehunga

137 Onehunga Mall:
Features: 185m² site, 213m² 2-storey building
Outcome: sold for $900,000, including the bar & gaming business in it
Agents: Oscar Kuang & James Chan

Parnell

465-467 Parnell Rd:
Features: 612m² site zoned terrace housing & apartment building, 422m² villa, onsite parking, opportunity to own/occupy after April 2018
Rent: fully lease returning $119,113/year + gst
Outcome: sold for $3.525 million
Agents: Cameron Melhuish & Jenny Kek

Isthmus west

Blockhouse Bay

The Blockhouse Bay property sold on 3.1% yield at auction brought forward.

575 Blockhouse Bay Rd:
Features: 610m² corner site zoned business – local centre, dual-access rear parking
Rent: $55,687.93/year net from convenience store & attached accommodation and 2-level gym
Outcome: sold at pre-auction; declared reserve was $1.4 million, sold for $1.8 million at a 3.1% yield
Agents: Alan Haydock & Damien Bullick

Grey Lynn

The Dylan, 367-375 Great North Rd, principal unit 1:
Features: 128m² freehold retail unit on ground floor of new apartment development, 2 parking spaces, occupied by Love Bites Kitchen
Rent: $68,000/year net + gst from 6-year lease started November 2016, 2 4-year rights of renewal, 3%/year increases, to market on renewal
Outcome: sold for $1.27 million at a 5.4% yield
Agents: Damien Bullick & Alan Haydock

The Dylan, 367-375 Great North Rd, principal unit 2:
Features: 49m² freehold retail unit on ground floor of new apartment development, no parking, occupied by Arch Hill Laundromat
Rent: $30,000/year net + gst on 8-year lease from October 2016
Outcome: sold for $611,000 at a 4.9% yield
Agents: Damien Bullick & Alan Haydock

Newton

10 South St:
Features: 357m² site, 318m² standalone building,
Rent: $126,000/year net + gst, new 10-year lease to main tenant + income from billboards & 2-bedroom flat
Outcome: withdrawn from auction
Agents: Oscar Kuang & Nicolas Ching

North-east

Rosedale

32 Constellation Drive, unit 5:
Features: 385m² unit in retail centre, fully leased to Snap Fitness, 30 parking spaces in common area
Rent: $157,497/year net + gst, 8-year lease from 2013 + 2 8-year terms
Outcome: sold for $2.585 million at a 6.1% yield
Agents: Ranjan Unka & Anna Radkevich

11-13A Paul Matthews Rd:
Features: 517.7m² roadfront industrial unit, clearspan high stud warehouse, 8 parking spaces
Outcome: sold vacant for $1.55 million
Agent: Matt Mimmack

Wairau Valley

7 Porana Rd, unit A:
Features: 109.7m² vacant industrial unit, 2 parking spaces, multiple rollerdoor access
Outcome: sold for $476,000
Agent: Matt Mimmack

North-west

Henderson

Lincoln Centre, 111 Lincoln Rd, unit B:
Features: 1113m² building, occupied by Accident Compensation Corp since 2000, onsite parking
Rent: $287,000/year gross + gst, 3-year lease from March 2017 + 3-year right of renewal
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Nicolas Ching & James Chan

New Lynn

48 Portage Rd:
Features: 1012m² site + 1/10 share in 585m², 4-year lease to Plumbing World Ltd from October 2016 with rights of renewal
Rent: $62,250/year + gst, 4-year lease from 1 October 2016 with right of renewal
Outcome: sold for $1.73 million at a 3.6% yield
Agents: Mike Adams & Laurie Bell

South

Clover Park

112 Dawson Rd, unit O (shop 14) in Chapel Downs shopping centre:
Features: 230m² butchery, 2 parking spaces
Rent: $62,000/year net + gst + outgoings on 4-year lease from April 2016, rights of renewal to 2028
Outcome: sold for $1.42 million at a 4.4% yield
Agents: Dave Stanley & Geoff Wyatt

East Tamaki

179C Harris Rd, corner Ti Rakau Drive:
Features: 270m² strata title, showroom, warehouse & office occupied by Party Hire, 6 parking spaces
Rent: $46,000/year net + gst + outgoings, established tenant with renewed 4-year lease term
Outcome: sold for $875,000 at a 5.25% yield
Agents: Tony Chaudhary & Janak Darji

Manukau Central

5C Jack Conway Avenue:
Features: 471m² corner unit title – 230m² ground floor, 241m² first floor, onsite parking
Rent: $130,000/year net + gst + outgoings from 2 tenants on long-term leases
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Rod Grieve & Maxene Bates

South of the Bombays

Napier

88-94 Dickens St:
Features: 911m² site, 3 ground-floor tenants, option to develop upstairs
Rent: $78,855/year net + gst
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Paul Dixon & Sam MacDonald

Whanganui

115 Victoria Avenue:
Features: 916m² site, 403m² floor area, 10 parking spaces
Rent: $206,268 from long lease to NZ Post Ltd
Outcome: sold for $2.73 million at a 7.6% yield
Agents: Cameron Melhuish & Ed Donald

Attribution: Auction.

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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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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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10 leases & a sale

Bayleys agents on the Shore have signed up a sale & 10 leases over the summer in Albany, Rosedale & Wairau Valley on the Shore, one in the cbd and the other in New Lynn.

Sale:

North-east

Rosedale

239 Rosedale Rd, unit O:
Features: 69m² office
Outcome: sold in January for $285,000 + gst at $4130.43/m² land & building
Agents: James Yu (Bayleys) & Stephen Wong (Ray White)

Leases:

CBD

Queen St

Queens Court, 368 Queen St, unit G16:
Features: 20m² retail
Rent: leased in November for $28,306.73/year net + gst, premises rental $1415.34/m², gross $43,000/year + gst
Agent: Steven Liu

North-east

Albany

52 Oteha Valley Rd, unit M, tenancy A:
Features: 128m² retail
Rent: leased in December for $60,000/year net + gst, premises rental $469/m²
Agents: Adam Curtis, Adam Watton & Eddie Zhong

52 Oteha Valley Rd, unit M, tenancy B:
Features: 150m² retail
Rent: leased in December for $55,000/year net + gst, premises rental $367/m²
Agents: Adam Curtis, Adam Watton & Eddie Zhong

Rosedale

59 Apollo Drive, unit F1:
Features: 134m² unit – office 87m², warehouse 47m², 2 parking spaces
Rent: leased in January for $35,000/year net + gst, parking $15/space/week, net excluding parking $33,440/year, premises rental $249.55/m²
Agents: Paul Prouse & Jane Sims

9 Piermark Drive, first floor, unit A:
Features: 38.4m² office, parking space
Rent: leased in January for $10,630/year net + gst, parking $15/week, net excluding parking $9850/year, premises rental $257/m²
Agent: Paul Prouse

13 Ride Way, unit E:
Features: 176.12m² unit – office 82.58m², warehouse 93.54m², 3 parking spaces
Rent: leased in January for $26,500/year net + gst, premises rental $150/m² (parking free)
Agent: Laurie Burt

331 Rosedale Rd, building 6, suite B:
Features: 26.48m² office, parking space
Rent: leased in January for $8340/year net + gst, parking $20/week, net excluding parking $7300/year, premises rental $276/m²
Agent: Paul Prouse

Part 39 William Pickering Drive:
Features: 346m² – office 91m², warehouse 240.6m², other area 13.3m², 5 parking spaces
Rent: leased in December for $45,000/year net + gst, premises rental $135/m² (parking & other area free)
Agents: Laurie Burt & Matt Mimmack

Wairau Valley

89 Ellice Rd, unit 3C:
Features: 125m² unit – office 25m², warehouse 100m², 2 parking spaces
Rent: leased in January for $30,000/year net + gst, premises rental $240/m² (parking free)
Agents: Adam Watton & Adam Curtis

North-west

New Lynn

3047 Great North Rd, part ground floor:
Features: 562.24m² office, 8 parking spaces
Rent: leased in December for $160,400/year net + gst, parking $25/space/week, net excluding parking $150,000/year
Agents: Dean Gilbert-Smith, Damian Stephen & Laurie Bell

Attribution: Agency release.

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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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Onehunga & Penrose properties sell, but not New Lynn

2 of the 3 commercial properties auctioned at Colliers yesterday were sold under the hammer.

The other (pictured) – a rear site in the changing environment of downtown New Lynn, where 18-storey buildings are allowed – was passed in well short of the vendor’s hopes. It’s outlined in blue in the front left corner of the photo.

Isthmus east

Onehunga

37 Church St:
Features: 557m² site, 469m² net lettable area – warehouse 308m², office on 2 levels + amenities 128m², canopy 33m², mixed-use zone
Outcome: sold vacant for $1.21 million
Agents: Ben Cockram & Ben Herlihy

Penrose

49 Felix St:
Features: 759m² site, 522m² net lettable area – 388m² warehouse, 134m² office & amenities, offstreet parking, 250m² of sealed front yard
Rent: holding income of $5000/month + gst + opex to end of February
Outcome: sold for $1.36 million
Agents: Ben Cockram & Todd Kuzmich

North-West

New Lynn

3105 Great North Rd:
Features: 688m² site, 226m² building, zoned metropolitan centre, which allows up to 18 levels
Rent: holding income
Outcome: passed in at $310,000, back on market at $550,000
Agents: Deborah Dowling & Michael Bray

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11 intensive residential properties sell at Barfoot auctions

31 intensive properties were auctioned at Barfoot & Thompson’s city office over Tuesday-Wednesday, excluding the Thursday commercial & apartments-only session (see separate report), and 11 of them have been sold.

7 were sold under the hammer, one prior and 3 post-auction.

The 31 properties on offer included one cbd apartment, 20 on cross-leases and 6 offering development prospects.

The results from those sessions are listed below in their geographic areas and then by suburb.

At the Thursday commercial & apartments auction, 2 of the 4 apartments on offer were sold under the hammer, another listed for that auction session was sold earlier, and a commercial site with residential development consent was passed in but expected to sell under the multi-offer process today.

The agency returned to simultaneous auctions in 2 rooms for the Wednesday sessions, a rarity as the market has slowed, and put a total 96 properties up for sale, including standalone suburban homes (excluding the Thursday apartments session), and sold 34 under the hammer & 5 post-auction. Another 9 were sold prior. 30 didn’t attract a bid, but some of those were sold shortly after the auction.

The constant question is: “What’s happening to the market?” There isn’t one answer. Apartments differ from suburban properties, cross-leasing doesn’t seem to worry too many, vendors are learning to take less of the windfall that was available until a few months ago and snipping their reserves under pressure.

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Uptown

City Lights, 16 Liverpool St, unit 2D:
Features: 90m², 2-bedroom apartment, conservatory, balcony, parking space
Outgoings: body corp levy $5335/year
Outcome: withdrawn from auction, back on market at $660,000
Agents: Michele Ballinger & Jean-Marc D’Anglejan

Isthmus east

Ellerslie

172A Main Highway, unit 2:
Features: cross-lease, 1/4 share in 1158m², 2-bedroom unit, courtyard, carport
Outcome: sold for $680,000
Agents: Anna Stephens-Brown & Susan Palmer

25 Wilkinson Rd, unit 1:
Features: cross-lease, 2-bedroom unit, carport
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Michael & Tatyana Ataman

Epsom

59 Empire Rd:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 1244m², 4 bedrooms & one-bedroom granny flat
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Diana Buczkowski & Peter West

155 Gillies Avenue, unit 2:
Features: cross-lease, 1/6 share in 1055m², 2 bedrooms, balcony
Outcome: sold for $903,000
Agents: George Fong & Laura McAuley

511A Manukau Rd:
Features: freestanding 3-level 4-bedroom townhouse, 3 bathrooms, double internal-access garage
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Nicole Hou & Joy Chen

24 Wilding Avenue:
Features: 1075m², 3 bedrooms, double garage & workshop, zoned mixed housing urban under unitary plan
Outcome: sold prior for $3.98 million
Agents: Frances Li & Ian Thornhill

Meadowbank

59 & 63 Ripon Crescent:
Features: 2 large houses on total 2542m² (1416m² & 1126m²), zoned residential 6a (375m²/site) but zoned mixed housing suburban under the proposed unitary plan, promoted for development
Outcome: no bid for the 2 properties as a package, or singly
Agents: Brett Innes & Amy Wilson-Chan

Mt Wellington

63A Commisariat Rd:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 862m², 3 bedrooms, carport
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Lars Kuo & Lillian Wen

192 Penrose Rd:
Features: 1396m² site zoned mixed housing suburban under unitary plan, 2 houses
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Joan Xu

Panmure

10 Dunn Rd:
Features: 1038m² corner site, 2 houses, resource consent granted for 6 terrace houses, second option under unitary plan terrace housing & apartment buildings zoning allows for buildings overs 3 storeys, subject to council approval
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Neno & Silvana Radinovich

44 Pilkington Rd, unit 9:
Features: cross-lease, 1/10 share in 2067m², 2-bedroom unit, basement storage
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Lillian Bai & Craig Smith

Remuera

68 Remuera Rd, unit 11:
Features: 3-bedroom terrace, 2 bathrooms, garage, reclad in 2011 & new code compliance certificate issued
Outgoings: body corp levy $4052/year
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Frances Li & Ian Thornhill

26 Rotomahana Terrace:
Features: cross-lease, 1/3 share in 1014m², 3 bedrooms, patio, deck, garage
Outcome: passed in, back on market at $1.35 million
Agents Kelly Zhang

Royal Oak

52 Turama Rd, unit 2:
Features: cross-lease, 1/3 share in 1396m², 3 bedrooms, double garage
Outcome: sold for $1.45 million
Agents: Rod Philson & Manas Nanda

St Heliers

22B Sylvia Rd:
Features: 3-bedroom townhouse, 2 bathrooms, study, double internal-access garage
Outcome: sold for $1.31 million
Agents: Teresa Weiss

Isthmus west

Blockhouse Bay

21B Exminister St:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 680m², 2-bedroom unit, garage & workshop
Outcome: passed in, sold post-auction
Agents: William & Simon MacLean

Mt Albert

58 Taylors Rd, unit 3:
Features: cross-lease, 1/5 share in 1598m², 2-bedroom unit, carport
Outcome: passed in
Agent: Mervin Lutchman

Mt Eden

4A Dexter Avenue, unit 2:
Features: cross-lease, quarter share in 804m², 2-bedroom unit, garage
Outcome: passed in, sold post-auction
Agents: James Yu & Angel Li

28 Watling St, unit 2:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 809m², 3-bedroom townhouse
Outcome: sold for $1.2 million
Agents: Leonie Stabler & Di Lynds

Sandringham

7 Kingsway Avenue, unit 8:
Features: cross-lease, 1/8 share in 804m², 3 bedrooms, study, balcony, double carport
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Allen & Hannah Wang

4 Patterson St, unit 3:
Features: cross-lease, 1/5 share in 1214m², 2-bedroom unit, carport
Outcome: passed in, sold post-auction
Agents: Gavin Han & Maggie Chen

Waterview

9B Alvertson Rd:
Features: cross-lease, 1/4 share in 1010m², 2 bedrooms, carport
Outcome: passed in
Agent: Kris Jamieson

51A Fir St:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 1027m², 3 bedrooms, carport, storage shed, offstreet parking
Outcome: sold for $766,000
Agents: Jim Murray

Westmere

7 Kotare Avenue, unit 2:
Features: cross-lease, 1/3 share in 1169m², 2-bedroom waterfront apartment, deck, carport
Outcome: sold for $1.71 million
Agent: André Boddé

North-east

Schnapper Rock

12 Schnapper Rock Rd, unit 3:
Features: 166m², 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, balcony, internal-access garage, carport
Outgoings: body corp levy $673/year
Income assessment: $650/week current
Outcome: passed in, back on market at $799,000
Agents: Zheng Yang

North-west

Henderson

3 & 5 Waitaki St:
Features: 1582m², 2 4-bedroom houses, concept plans drawn up for subdivision under unitary plan mixed housing urban zoning
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Ann Lepper & James Gai

Kelston

27A St Leonards Rd:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 1052m², 4 bedrooms, deck, double garage
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $839,000
Agents: Sylvia Lu

New Lynn

2A Mason St:
Features: cross-lease, 1/3 share in 1639m², 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, garage
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Anna Copeland

Ranui

323 & 325 Swanson Rd:
Features: 1214m² (2 607m² sections), 2 houses, concept plans drawn up for 19 lowrise apartments with 70m² retail on ground floor under mixed housing urban zoning
Outcome: passed in, back on market at $2.18 million
Agents: Ren Tang & Jacky Xu

South

Manurewa

39 Rimu Rd:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 809m², 2 bedrooms, verandah, carport, storage
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Stacey Tonner

Earlier story today:
Updated: Narrow development site passed in, 2 apartments sold

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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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