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Remuera shop leased, provincial sales

A Remuera shop has been leased, and warehouses in Christchurch & Napier sold by Colliers agents.

Sales

South Island

Christchurch

163 Wordsworth St, unit 2:
Features: 238m² refurbished warehouse
Outcome: sold at auction for $400,000
Agents: Christian Kellar & Oliver Salt

South of the Bombays

Hawke’s Bay

Napier

78 Taradale Rd & 32 Severn St:
Features: 6886m² warehouse/showroom & partly leased 3982m² industrial site
Outcome: sold as trade deals, Taradale Rd for $3 million, Severn St for $686,000
Agent: Danny Blair

Leases

Isthmus east

Remuera

360 Remuera Rd:
Features: 274.1m² shop, leased to Bed Bath N Table
Agent: Nilesh Patel

South of the Bombays

Wellington

Petone

8 Te Puni St:
Features: 1604m² office, leased by Cook Strait Properties Ltd to Mavero Ltd (Flip Out franchise) for a 6-year term
Rent: $250,000/year + gst
Agent: Ben Taylor

Attribution: Agency release.

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Big change in 2 price brackets’ shares of housing market

The 2 most striking factors in the Real Estate Institute’s monthly residential statistics, out on Wednesday, are that the national median has continued to rise despite a slide in Auckland, and despite a switch between shares of the 2 middle price brackets.

The gulf between Auckland & ex-Auckland medians is still wide – $410,000, compared to $473,000 a year ago.

When you look at the 4 price brackets the institute uses, you’ll see both the top & bottom shares of the overall market have shrunk, but the middle brackets have swapped places – the share of the $750,000-$1 million bracket dropped about 11% while the share of the bracket below it, $500-750,000, rose 15%.

That conforms to indications in auctionrooms that vendors are having to cut their reserve to attract any interest, and likely cut again to achieve a deal. Auction transactions are generally taking far longer while those negotiations take place.

Median house price in October (October 2016 in brackets):

National: $530,000 ($510,000), up 3.9%
National excluding Auckland: $440,000 ($405,500), up 8.5%
Auckland: $850,000 ($878,500), down 3.2%

The breakdown of sales in price brackets and their share of the market in October 2017 & October 2016 (in brackets):

$1 million-plus: 726 (974), 12.8% (14.4%)
$750-999,999: 773 (1643), 13.6% (24.3%)
$500-749,999: 1567 (850), 27.5% (12.6%)
Under $500,000: 2623 (3292), 46.1% (48.7%)
All properties sold: 5689 (6759), down 15.8%

Compare those October market shares with those in September, this year & last (2016 in brackets):

$1 million-plus: 715 (1020), 13.2% (13.9%)
$750-999,999: 749 (967), 13.8% (13.2%)
$500-749,999: 1419 (1855), 26.1% (25.2%)
Under $500,000: 2545 (3510), 46.9% (47.7%)
All sales: 5428 (7352), down 26.2%.

The Real Estate Institute said median prices rose in 14 of its 16 regions from October last year, lifting the median outside Auckland to a record $440,000. The falls were in Auckland & Nelson. The big contributors to the rise were:

Waikato: up 9.9% to $500,000
Manawatu/Wanganui: up 11.5% to $290,000
Canterbury: up 4.7% to $450,000
Otago: up 14.4% to $412,000.

The institute said Auckland’s median price fall was its biggest since December 2010, while Nelson’s 6.8% fall to $447,500 was its biggest drop since April 2012.

Institute chief executive Bindi Norwell said the Auckland fall was largely the result of a large number of apartments being sold on the isthmus (the old Auckland City – the institute still hasn’t updated its boundaries), which took the median price down for the entire region.

On those old boundaries, Auckland City’s median fell 17% to $850,000, the lowest it’s been for 16 months, Franklin rose 16% to $737,000 and North Shore City remained New Zealand’s only million-dollar plus city.

“Looking at the institute’s house price index for the legacy Auckland City, it only decreased 0.8% year-on-year, whereas the median for the same period fell by 17%, highlighting that the drop in median price is not as dramatic as a first glance would suggest. This is because the index considers the mix & value of the property sold, not just the sales price.”

Auctions

The number of properties sold by auction continued to decline – 869 in October, down 42% from a year ago but up 4% from September. Auctions now represent 15% of all sales nationally.

In Auckland, where the proportion of sales by auction has traditionally been higher, 464 sales (28%) were by auction, down 44% from a year ago but up 8% from September.

Inventory

The number of properties available for sale nationally increased by 4% (from 23,385 to 24,307) compared to 12 months ago, and by 17% in Auckland (from 7214 to 8465).

Attribution: Real Estate Institute.

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One apartment out of 6 sells, Sugartree bids fall short

Just one of the 6 apartments auctioned at Ray White City Apartments yesterday was sold under the hammer.

The one sale, of a unit in the Spencer on Byron in Takapuna where there are remediation expenses, followed a contest between 4 bidders.

There were also multiple bidders for 2 units in stage 2 of the Sugartree development at the top of Nelson St, Centro, on the western edge of the cbd, where off-the-plan buyers took ownership last month. However, bidding on both petered out short of the reserve.

CBD

Learning Quarter

The Quadrant, 10 Waterloo Quadrant, unit 1906:
Features: 32m², one bedroom
Outgoings: rates $1237/year including gst; body corp levy $3930/year
Income assessment: $420-440/week furnished
Outcome: passed in after bid at $290,000 & vendor raise to $350,000
Agents: May Ma & Mark Li

Victoria Quarter

Sugartree Centro, 145 Nelson St, unit 202:
Features: 56m² internal, 4m² balcony, one bedroom + flexi room, secure covered parking space, storage locker
Outgoings: rates to be confirmed; body corp levy $2766/year
Income assessment: $550-600/week furnished
Outcome: passed in at $500,000
Agent: Dominic Worthington & Ady Huang

Sugartree Centro, 145 Nelson St, unit 706:
Features: 53m², 5m² balcony, one bedroom, study
Outgoings: rates to be confirmed; body corp levy $2671/year
Income assessment: $530-580/week furnished
Outcome: passed in at $480,000
Agent: Lisa Zhang

Isthmus west

Mt Eden

66 Mt Eden Rd:
Features: 130m², 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 parking spaces
Outgoings: rates $2946/year including gst; body corp levy $5968/year
Income assessment: $950-1050/week furnished
Outcome: passed in at $750,000
Agents: Dusan Valenta & Adele Keane

St Lukes

Tremont Apartments, 4 Wagener Place, unit 110:
Features: 130m², 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 parking spaces
Outgoings: rates $2207/year including gst; body corp levy $6728/year, plus $5382 for building investigation & legal levies relating to leaks; the vendor agreed to assign its rights & causes of action to the buyer
Income assessment: $750/week furnished
Outcome: passed in at $250,000
Agents: Dusan Valenta & Adele Keane

North-east

Takapuna

Spencer on Byron, 9-17 Byron Avenue, unit 1106:
Features: 48m², fully furnished one bedroom, double balcony
Outgoings: rates $1178/year including gst; body corp levy $3140/year, the vendor has assigned any recovery from remediation legal action to the buyer and the unit has been sold on an “as is, where is” basis
Outcome: sold for $275,000
Agents: James Mairs & Gillian Gibson

Attribution: Auction.

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7 of 19 intensive homes sell at Barfoot auctions

7 sold at Barfoot & Thompson’s city office auction sessions on Wednesday & Thursday out of 19 intensive living units listed below, which include apartments in both the cbd & suburbia, traditional brick & tile units, some terraces & townhouses and, from the Wednesday afternoon session, some cross-leased properties.

The properties listed below are all intensive in some form, so exclude standalone homes (unless they’re on a cross-lease).

A regular feature of the market is the appearance of properties at various stages of leaky building remediation, and 2 fit that description here.

Every agency handling apartments also has a supply of units in the brand-new Sugartree development’s second stage, Centro, to offer. Ray White City Apartments had 2 yesterday and Barfoots had one – all passed in.

The auction rooms have mostly been quiet, and the distinguishing feature has been the high proportion of the offering which attracted no bid – 6 of those listed here – despite, in some cases, bidders registering.

CBD

Learning Quarter

Tetra House, 85 Wakefield St, unit 413:
Features: one bedroom, 2 bathrooms
Outgoings: body corp levy $4196/year
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $349,000
Agents: John Zhang & Richard Tan

Uptown

Kiwi on Queen, 421 Queen St, unit 805:
Features: 2 bedrooms
Outgoings: body corp levy $4591/year
Income assessment: $480/week current, fixed until February
Outcome: sold for $310,000
Agents: Stephen & Leo Shin

Victoria Quarter

City Oaks, 188 Hobson St, unit 210:
Features: fully furnished 2 bedrooms
Outgoings: rates $1201/year including gst; body corp levy $5775/year
Income assessment: vacant
Outcome: passed in at $260,000
Agents: Johnson Chen

Sugartree Centro, 145 Nelson St, unit 212:
Features: 100m² – 76m² internal, 24m² balcony, 2-bedroom apartment, 2 bathrooms, balcony, carport, storage locker
Outcome: passed in
Agent: Tristan Young

Isthmus east

Mt Wellington

50 Rutland Rd, unit 1:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, terrace, carport
Outcome: sold for $650,000
Agents: Carolyn & Peter Brooks

Panmure

44 Pilkington Rd, unit 5:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, garage
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Jane Wang & Angela Liu

Remuera

7B Lingarth St:
Features: 383m² section, 200m²-plus 4-bedroom townhouse, 2 bathrooms, office, courtyard, double garage
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $1.469 million
Agent: Paul Groom

50 Monteith Crescent:
Features: 1080m² section, 3 3-bedroom townhouses, all on fixed-term tenancies, 3 parking spaces
Outcome: passed in
Agent: Karin Cooper

276 Victoria Avenue, unit 1:
Features: cross-lease, 1/3 share in 993m², 2-level 4-bedroom townhouse, 2 bathrooms, conservatory, double garage
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Frances Li & Raymond Chan

Isthmus west

Grey Lynn

North Apartments, 197 Great North Rd, unit 205:
Features: 101m², 2-bedroom apartment, 2 bathrooms, balcony, double garage, secure storage
Outgoings: body corp levy $5284/year
Outcome: sold for $1.805 million
Agents: Ryan Harding & Louise Stringer

33 Mackelvie St, unit 1I:
Features: about 60m², one-bedroom apartment, secure parking
Outgoings: body corp levy $3374/year
Income assessment: $550-570/week
Outcome: sold for $550,000
Agent: Tim Roskruge

Summerfield Villas, 386 Richmond Rd, unit 1:
Features: m², 4-level 4-bedroom terrace, 2 bathrooms, double garage, reclad terrace, tandem internal-access garage; repair work on the complex now being undertaken in 3 stages following leaky building claim, work on this unit completed, vendor has set aside balance of repair levy but any further costs would be liability of new owner; there is a code compliance settlement clause
Outgoings: body corp levy $3602/year + remedial levies
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Jonathan White

Mt Eden

2 Matipo St, unit 2:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, garage
Outcome: sold for $958,000
Agents: Sara Knight & Vern Hines

905 Mt Eden Rd, unit 9:
Features: 2-level 5-bedroom house, 3 bathrooms, double internal-access garage, code compliance certificate not yet issued for original construction in 2004 & recladding this year
Outgoings: body corp levy $3422/year
Outcome: passed in at $1.38 million, back on market at $1.595 million
Agent: Sue Saywell

76 Wairiki Rd:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 1015m², 2-storey 4-bedroom bungalow, 2 bathrooms, study, 3 living areas, double garage
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $1.799 million
Agents: Derek Helliwell & Cathy Giles

Sandringham

3 Mars Avenue:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 850m², 3-bedroom bungalow, 2 bathrooms, carport
Outcome: passed in at $1.2 million, back on market at $1.315 million
Agents: Sara Knight & Vern Hines

North-east

Hillcrest
104 Pupuke Rd, unit 2:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 1421m², 4-bedroom townhouse, 2 bathrooms, garage, carport
Outcome: sold for $980,000
Agent: Jonathan White

Northcote Point

12 Belle Vue Avenue, unit 4:
Features: cross-lease, 1/5 share in 1470m², 2-bedroom unit, internal-access garage
Outcome: sold for $769,000
Agent: Bev Bellas & Jo Meechan

North-west

Hobsonville

255A Hobsonville Rd, unit 1:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 703m², 3-bedroom house, internal-access garage
Outcome: passed in at $735,000, back on market at $785,000
Agents: Kelly Zhang & Sammi Huang

Attribution: Auctions.

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One commercial sale from 4 auctioned

One of the 4 commercial properties auctioned at Barfoot & Thompson yesterday was sold under the hammer.

Isthmus east

Onehunga

123 Onehunga Mall:
Features: 126m² site, 118m² building, dual access, parking space
Rent: $24,700/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $566,000
Agents: Nick Wilson & James Marshall

Parnell

363 Parnell Rd:
Features: 332m² site, 2-storey character building, ground-floor restaurant on 4-year lease from May 2016, 2 4-year rights of renewal, and 2-bedroom flat upstairs leased for one year from March 2017, 153m² building site at rear
Rent: $52,600/year net + gst from restaurant, $575/week from flat
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Marie-Anne Molloy

North

Paihia

33 North Rd:
Features: 8514m² site, building area about 4000m², vacant 75-room hotel with conference area, licensed restaurant, 4-bedroom manager’s quarters; resource consent issued for conversion to aged-care facility, 66 delineated parks & 3 bus parks   
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Marie-Anne Molloy

North-east

Silverdale

23 Wainui Rd, unit 2C:
Features: 323m² purpose-built food manufacturing & retail outlet         
Outcome: passed in at $1.3 million
Agents: Bruce Jiao & David Goodhue

Attribution: Auction.

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Mixed-use central city buildings sell

Bayleys agents have sold 2 central city buildings on Hobson & Wellesley Sts.

CBD

Victoria Quarter

4 Hobson St:
Features: 455m² site, 1123m² 5-level mixed-use building – short-term language school lease on levels 1 & 2, vacant 358m² (including 103m² of balconies) 2-level 4-bedroom apartment above
Rent: $159,000/year net + gst (from language school lease)
Outcome: sold for $5.2 million
Agents: Quinn Ngo, Matt Lee, James Chan & Robert Platt

119 Wellesley St West:
Features: 804m² site opposite the entranceway to the City Works Depot & Sale St, 2-level 1056m² retail & office building fully leased to 6 tenants; city centre zoning permits a wide range of activities, including residential, and has a 30m height allowance
Rent: $300,526/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $5.65 million at a 5.32% yield
Agents: Brendon Graves, Cameron Melhuish & Ben Wallace

Attribution: Agency release.

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One apartment among 8 residential sales at auction

One apartment sold at Bayleys’ auction on Wednesday and one passed in as the auctioneer did all the bidding on it.

For a new apartment in the One Three Cheshire development in Parnell, and with a dwindling audience at the end of a 12-property auction list, auctioneer Daniel Coulson opened the bidding with an $800,000 indicator – which is all a “vendor bid” really can be – then took it to $850,000, and followed with a comment that “It’s not for sale at $950,000 either”.

Shortly after the auction closed, this unit was listed with an asking price close to $1.2 million. Taking out $80,000 for each parking space (which is not silly money in a market where the value of inner-city carparking remains extremely high), that would price the apartment on internal space at $12,400/m², falling to $11,250/m² if balcony space was included.

In the market of 2016 heading into 2017, those prices for new apartments weren’t ridiculous. But silence is deadly in an auctionroom, and finance & competition conditions have changed drastically.

The apartment that did sell, a larger but low-level unit in a conversion on St Martins Lane, above Grafton Gully, went for about $7500/m², possibly reduced in value by having only one parking space.

Those pricing gauges are checked far more closely in the apartment markets than for standalone houses, and overall the success rate at this auction was high – 8 properties sold out of the 12 on offer, including one large refurbished house with its own pool sold for $3.5 million after negotiations lifted the final bid by $240,000.

CBD

Uptown

2 St Martins Lane, unit 1C:
Features: about 120m², 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, floor-to-ceiling wraparound windows, parking space, storage room, pet-friendly
Outgoings: body corp levy $9353/year
Outcome: sold for $970,000
Agents: Julie Prince & Diane Jackson

Isthmus east

Parnell

One Three Cheshire, 13 Cheshire St, unit 303:
Features: 83m² internal, 8.45m² deck, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, tandem parking
Outgoings: body corp levy $5214/year
Outcome: passed in after vendor bids at $800,000 then $850,000, back on market with asking price of $1.189 million
Agent: Suzie Paine

Attribution: Auction.

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Bidders stay clear of office unit auction

The one property up for auction at Colliers yesterday, an office unit on Pitt St at the top of the cbd, failed to attract a bid.

CBD

Uptown

29 Pitt St, unit 2:
Features: 170m² office unit, secure covered parking space
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Simon Felton & Tony Allsop

Attribution: Auction documents.

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6 sales & 5 leases

Bayleys agents on the Shore have sold 5 commercial properties outside the auctionroom, from Stanmore Bay on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula through to Kelston in the west, and have also leased 5 properties, all on the Shore.

One other sale listed below is a post-auction transaction in Mt Eden.

Sales

Isthmus west

Mt Eden

54 Mt Eden Rd:
Features: 400m² site zoned mixed use, in Grammar zone, 130m² villa, garage + 3 parking spaces
Outcome: passed in at $1.4 million, sold at that figure post-auction
Agents: Alan Haydock, Phil Haydock & Damien Bullick

North-east

Albany

6-8 Omega St, unit 8:
Features: 181m² office unit – office 165m², other area 16m², 5 parking spaces
Outcome: sold in October for $620,000 + gst
Agents: Alex Strever & Ildy Meixner

Stanmore Bay

676 Whangaparaoa Rd:
Features: 261m2 mixed-use 2-level building on a half share of 1104m2 site, . Ground floor copy centre tenant renewed in January for 3 years at $26,300/year net, 3-bedroom apartment above with sea views has a rental appraisal of $27,000/year
Outcome: sold for $830,000
Agents: Mustan Bagasra & Dylan Turner

Takapuna

Sentinel, 3-9 Northcroft St, unit R1:
Features: 85m² retail unit, 6 parking spaces
Rent: $31,750/year net + gst
Outcome: sold in October for $665,000/year net + gst at 4.8% yield
Agents: Terry Kim, David Han & Mustan Bagasra

Wairau Valley

18A Ashfield Rd:
Features: 120m² industrial unit, 2 parking spaces
Rent: $25,800/year net + gst       
Outcome: sold to NZ Longevity Foundation Ltd in October for $475,000 + gst at 5.43% yield, $3958/m² land & building
Agent: James Yu

North-west

Kelston

31 Cartwright Rd, unit B:
Features: 53m2 industrial unit, 4.7m stud warehouse, mezzanine office & storage, new roof, 3 parking spaces
Outcome: sold vacant for $350,000
Agent: Simon Davies

Leases

North-east

Browns Bay

14 Clyde Rd:
Features: 764m² retail property – retail 590m², office 174m², 6 parking spaces
Rent: leased in October for $180,000/year net + gst
Agents: Anna Radkevich & Ranjan Unka

Devonport

57-59 Victoria Rd, office 2:
Features: 12m² office
Rent: leased in October at $9000/year net + gst, premises rental $750/m²
Agents: Chris White

Rosedale

59 Apollo Drive, ground floor right, unit G1:
Features: 155m² office, 4 parking spaces
Rent: leased in July for $43,150/year net + gst, including parking at $20/space/week, net excluding parking $38,990/year, premises rental $252/m²       
Agents: Alex Strever & Laurie Burt

39 Arrenway Drive, unit B3:
Features: 203m² industrial unit
Rent: leased in October for $37,000/year net + gst, premises rental $182/m²
Agents: Laurie Burt

Wairau Valley

89 Ellice Rd, unit 4D:
Features: 125m² industrial unit, 2 parking spaces
Rent: leased in October for $32,000/year net + gst
Agents: Dean Gilbert-Smith, Adam Curtis & Adam Watton

Attribution: Agency releases.

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Dozen sales for JLL

JLL agents have sold 11 commercial properties around Auckland and one in Palmerston North.

CBD

Learning Quarter

44E Anzac Avenue:
Features: 168m² office floor with apartment conversion potential, 2 parking spaces
Rent: $35,280/year net
Outcome: sold for $580,000 at a 6% yield
Agent: Jason Armstrong

Isthmus east

Epsom

Knights Inn, 234 Green Lane West:
Features: 26-unit motel
Outcome: sold for $9.5 million
Buyer’s agents: Jason Armstrong & Jarred Hill

Isthmus west

Blockhouse Bay

552-554 Blockhouse Bay Rd:
Features: 2 shops of 50m² & 53m², leased to a hair salon & a Thai food takeaway
Rent: $44,240/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $911,000 at a 4.85% yield
Agent: Kevin Reardon

Grey Lynn

27 Nixon St:
Features: 455m² 2-level building, residential over ground-floor warehouse
Outcome: sold vacant for $2.2 million
Agents: Jason Armstrong & Alex Wefers

30a Pollen St:
Features: 377m² industrial unit – 306m² ground-floor warehouse, 70m² office & amenities, 4 parking spaces
Rent: $68,000/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $1.365 million at a 4.98% yield
Agents: Alex Wefers & Jarred Hill

60A Surrey Crescent:
Features: 147m² industrial unit, 4 parking spaces
Rent: $37,000/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $728,000 at a 5.08% yield
Agents: Alex Wefers & Jarred Hill

Mt Albert

43a Linwood Avenue, unit 7:
Features: 260m² vacant warehouse unit, 6 parking spaces
Outcome: sold for $750,000 at a 5.2% yield on market rent
Agent: Alex Wefers

Mt Eden

45A Normanby Rd:
Features: 582m² industrial unit – 385m² warehouse, 197m² office & amenities, 10 parking spaces
Outcome: sold vacant for $2.058 million
Agent: Ben Jamieson

23 Edwin St, unit G02:
Features: 105m² office unit, 4 parking spaces, new 3-year lease
Rent: $50,000/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $1.05 million at a 4.76% yield
Agent: Ben Jamieson

North-east

Mairangi Bay

17-19 Apollo Drive:
Features: vacant 13,008m² zoned general business
Outcome: sold on behalf of AUT, price confidential
Agents: Jason Armstrong & Dave Mayhew

41 Centorian Drive:
Features: 20,172m² of subdivisible residential land zoned mixed suburban, longtime home of medical publisher Adis International Ltd (more recently Springer Science+Business Media)
Outcome: sold, price confidential
Agents: Jason Armstrong & Dave Mayhew

South of the Bombays

Manawatu

Palmerston North

10-15 The Square:
Features: 1830m² of office & retail space
Outcome: sold, price confidential
Agent: Jason Armstrong

Attribution: Agency release.

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