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Council supports regeneration actions

Auckland Council’s finance & performance committee approved 3 actions yesterday to support urban regeneration, and another likely to result in the transfer of a town centre carpark from Auckland Transport to a supermarket owner.

The 3 regeneration-supporting actions were:

Divestment of 2 areas in the New Lynn town centre totalling 3384m², which Infratil Ltd has first development right on

Sale of council landholdings in central Henderson – with the intention of the local board to recoup at least some of the sale funds – to enable urban renewal & town centre housing

Sale of a number of council landholdings in Onehunga, also to support regeneration and the development of housing, and also with at least some of the sale funds being applied to that, and

Sale of the 19 Anzac Avenue carpark in Browns Bay, most likely to remain a parking lot because a high proportion of users park there to go to the nearby supermarket.

The regeneration proposals are all part of council-controlled Panuku Development Auckland’s task of selling off land the council doesn’t use, and secondly to support Panuku’s programme of transforming town centres.

Onehunga is marked as a “transform” centre and Henderson as an “unlock” centre in Panuku’s priority list of urban renewal around the region.

  • I’ll return to these redevelopment topics in considerably more detail, probably starting in about a week.

Attribution: Council committee meeting.

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Sales start to flow post-auction

City Sales had an unsuccessful hour in the auctionroom on Wednesday as all 6 apartments were passed in, but by the end of the afternoon had 2 sold conditionally and offers had been made on 2 more.

The 2 conditional sales were at the Zest on Nelson St and The Point on the Viaduct Basin.

The Point unit was taken to market by the receiver & manager of owner Glenys Treweek’s affairs, Tom Rodewald of Tauranga, appointed on 30 March. The apartment has 3 mortgages over it, 2 registered last year and the third registered on Monday to the owner of another unit in the building.

Ms Treweek was crowned Miss New Zealand in 1970, and in recent years was involved in property investment & the thoroughbred industry. Her partner, longtime property investor & stud owner Michael Tololi, was bankrupt from 2010-13 after creditors turned down his debt-compromise offer of $300,000 to have been paid over time on $40.3 million of debt. Ms Treweek was a director of Karaka companies Karaka Group Ltd, Stony Bridge Thoroughbreds Ltd & Twin Pines Thoroughbreds Ltd.

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Quay Park

Grand Central, 26 Te Taou Crescent, unit 109:
Features: leasehold, 34m², 2 bedrooms
Outgoings: rates $1101/year including gst; body corp levy $11,652/year including ground rent
Income assessment: $385/week current
Outcome: passed in at $49,000 (excluding gst)
Agents: Tom Faye

Uptown

Hereford Residences, 8-15 Hereford St, unit 11D:
Features: 84m², 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, parking available from developer at $80,000/space
Income assessment: $750-800/week
Outcome: passed in at $825,000
Agents: Tom Faye & Anna Birkenhead

Victoria Quarter

Zest, 72 Nelson St, unit 228:
Features: 32m², 2 bedrooms, deck
Outgoings: rates $1037/year including gst; body corp levy $3197/year
Income assessment: $450-500/week
Outcome: passed in at $307,000, sold conditionally post-auction, price confidential
Agents: Steve Kirk & Habeeb Urrahman

Waterfront

The Point, 121 Customs St, unit 415:
Features: leasehold, 92m², 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 24m² deck, 2 parking spaces
Outgoings: rates $3584/year including gst; body corp opex levy $9606/year, ground rent $14,079/year
Income assessment: $1100/week
Outcome: passed in at $910,000, sold post-auction conditional on vendor consent, price confidential
Agents: Gabrielle Hoffmann & Nicola Hunt

Isthmus west

Eden Terrace

Memphis, 11 Charlotte St, unit GI:
Features: 47m², one bedroom, deck, storage locker, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1169/year including gst; body corp levy $3153/year
Income assessment: $450-500/week
Outcome: passed in at $450,000
Agents: Steve Kirk & Habeeb Urrahman

North-west

New Lynn

10 Crown Lynn Place, unit 3L:
Features: 28m² studio; unallocated parking is available on the property
Outgoings: rates $853/year including gst; body corp levy $2320/year
Income assessment: $280/week
Outcome: passed in at $90,000
Agents: Trish Shanaghan

Attribution: Auction.

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Bike network addition at New Lynn planned

Auckland Transport is seeking feedback on plans to extend cycleways in New Lynn. An open day will be held on Thursday 11 May from 3-6pm at the New Lynn Memorial Library and consultation will close on Sunday 21 May.

An off-road cycleway is proposed along Seabrook Avenue from the Willerton Avenue intersection, joining up with the existing shared paths on Margan & Rankin Avenues.

The proposal would entail changes at 3 intersections along the cycleway and also to the intersection of Clark St, Rankin & Totara Avenues to improve access & safety for pedestrians & cyclists.

Auckland Transport’s walking, cycling & road safety manager, Kathryn King, said today this route was identified as the first cycleway priority for New Lynn because of the links to New Lynn Train Station, which is the third busiest station in Auckland.

“We have a lot more in store for the area, both in our current programme of work which runs until 2018 and then as part of our planning for 2018-21.”

NZ Transport Agency regional relationships director Ernst Zollner said these additions under the urban cycleways programme would make it easier to access the station and also ultimately link into the Te Whau pathway, the New Lynn-Avondale & Waterview shared paths and the North-western cycleway, which he said was one of the most popular in Auckland.

Whau Local Board chair Tracy Mulholland said: “New Lynn has been undergoing a major revitalisation transforming it into a sustainable urban centre, with high density housing close to the town centre. The completion of New Lynn’s world-class transport interchange in September 2010 was the first step in the area’s regeneration project. This work to begin developing the walking & cycling facilities takes us another step forward as an area.”

The links to New Lynn project has $2 million of funding from the Government, NZ Transport Agency (also Government) & Auckland Transport through the urban cycleways programme.

Link: Cycle network feedback
https://at.govt.nz/projects-roadworks/seabrook-avenue-cycleway-and-intersection-improvements/

Attribution: Auckland Transport release.

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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.]

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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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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.

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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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