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North Shore’s Snell prevents total Cantabrian cleanup at auctioneering competition

Christchurch contestants took out 3 of the top 4 awards at the Real Estate Institute’s auctioneering competition in Auckland this week.

Ned Allison (Harcourts Grenadier) won the senior competition and Mark McGoldrick (Harcourts Canterbury, Ilam) was runner-up. They’ll represent New Zealand at the Australasian auctioneering championships in Adelaide in September.

In the “rising stars” competition for the Colin Brown Memorial Cup, Tim Snell (Harcourts Cooper & Co East Coast Bays, Auckland) won and Caleb Griffioen (Gold Real Estate, Christchurch Parklands) was runner up.

The annual championships drew 21 senior entries and 18 for the rising stars contest.

Real Estate Institute chief executive Bindi Norwell said the competition was wide open as the reigning champions didn’t enter.

Attribution: Institute release.

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

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

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

CBD

Albert St

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

CBD east

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

Learning Quarter

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

Uptown

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

Victoria Quarter

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

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

Isthmus east

Onehunga

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

Isthmus west

Eden Terrace

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

Mt Albert

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

Sandringham

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

North-west

Glendene

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

Attribution: Auctions.

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2 sell, and then the auction success stopped

A leasehold unit in the Scene 2 apartment block on the eastern fringe of the Auckland cbd and a unit up the hill in the Quadrant sold at Ray White City Apartments’ auction yesterday, and then the other 5 on the auction list were passed in.

Those not sold included 2 units in the new Ramada Suites across the road from the park-&-ride at the Albany bus station, and a unit in City Gardens, where work is yet to start on a remediation project.

CBD

Albert St

City Gardens, 76 Albert St, unit 9F:
Features: 59m², 2 bedrooms, balcony, remediation programme still to be undertaken
Outgoings: rates $1227/year including gst; body corp levy $3706/year
Income assessment: $360/week current
Outcome: passed in at $360,000
Agent: James Mairs

Learning Quarter

Pinnacle, 18 St Martins Lane, unit 1401:
Features: 69m² unfurnished sub-penthouse, 2 bedrooms, balcony, parking space
Outgoings: no rates assessment yet; body corp levy $4416/year
Income assessment: $650-680/week furnished
Outcome: sole bid was $650,000 from vendor as an indicator, passed in
Agents: May Ma & Mark Li

The Quadrant, 10 Waterloo Quadrant, unit 1014:
Features: 32m², one bedroom, balcony, parking space on separate title, unit out of the hotel pool & vacant
Outgoings: rates $1173/year including gst for unit, $127/year for parking; body corp levy $3687/year for unit, $1166/year for parking
Income assessment: $500-550/week furnished
Outcome: sold for $463,000
Agents: May Ma & Mark Li

Cintra, 3 Whitaker Place, unit 17C:
Features: 57m², one bedroom,
Outgoings: rates $1797/year including gst; body corp levy $5114/year
Income assessment: under Crown on Cintra Lane hotel management, appraisal $480-520/week furnished
Outcome: passed in at $210,000
Agents: Simon Harrison, Damian Piggin & Daniel Horrobin

Quay Park

Waldorf on Scene, Scene 2, 18 Beach Rd, unit 1406:
Features: leasehold, 75m², 2 bedrooms, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1683/year including gst; body corp levy $5285/year, ground lease $7249/year
Outcome: sold for $201,000
Agent: James Mairs

North-east

Albany

Ramada Suites, 254 Cornerstone Drive, unit 205:
Features: 34m², one bedroom, parking space
Outgoings: no rates assessment yet; body corp levy $1791/year
Outcome: passed in at $335,000
Agents: Simon Harrison, Damian Piggin & Daniel Horrobin

Ramada Suites, 254 Cornerstone Drive, unit 301:
Features: 74m², 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, parking space
Outgoings: no rates assessment yet; body corp levy $3180/year
Income assessment: vacant
Outcome: passed in at $610,000
Agents: Simon Harrison, Damian Piggin & Daniel Horrobin

Attribution: Auction.

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3 intensive homes sell at auction

3 of 8 intensive suburban homes – units, townhouses & cross-leases – were sold at Barfoot & Thompson’s city auctions yesterday. Of the total 20 residential properties on offer (including standalone homes), 5 were sold.

Isthmus east

Mt Wellington

80 Banks Rd, unit 4:
Features: cross-lease, 1/6 share in 2612m², 4 bedrooms, garage
Outcome: passed in at $700,000
Agent: Hamish Hargrave

56 Ferndale Rd, unit 9:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, storage shed, carport
Outgoings: body corp levy $2108/year
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Jane Wang & Angela Qi

51 Ireland Rd, unit 20:
Features: 2-level 2-bedroom townhouse, study, offstreet parking
Outgoings: body corp levy $2773/year
Outcome: sold for $570,000
Agent: Sue Su

5 Lynton Rd, unit 4:
Features: cross-lease, quarter share in 1052m², 2-bedroom unit, carport
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Rain Diao

Parnell

65 Gibraltar Crescent:
Features: 3-bedroom townhouse, 2.5 bathrooms, double internal-access garage
Outcome: no bid
Agent: May Zhang

Remuera

10 Ingram Rd:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 807m², 4 bedrooms, double internal-access garage
Outcome: passed in at $1.96 million
Agents: Cici Wang & Carey Liu

Isthmus west

Grey Lynn

2A Wilton St:
Features: 2-level 2-bedroom unit, offstreet parking
Outcome: sold for $880,500
Agent: André Boddé

Mt Roskill

2 Fearon Avenue, unit 2:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, conservatory, carport
Outcome: sold for $652,000
Agents: Jim Liu & Cicy Zhu

Attribution: Auctions.

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3 ex-Masala restaurants nearly make $8 million forfeiture order price tag at auction

3 restaurants in the former Masala chain were sold for $7.875 million at Bayleys’ auction yesterday, just short of a forfeiture order made in February.

Image above: Dining room of the former Masala restaurant in Mt Eden.

A Glen Eden shop with the Mad Butcher as tenant and a Dilworth apartment at the foot of Queen St were also sold under the hammer.

The restaurants, owned by JKK Holdings Ltd (Supinder Singh & Daisy Kaur) were taken to auction by the Official Assignee under the Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) Act after Justice Rebecca Edwards agreed in the High Court to an $8 million assets forfeiture order between the Commissioner of Police and 8 companies & 2 individuals associated with the Masala restaurant chain.

Justice Edwards said in her decision approving the settlement: “The settlement sum of $8 million represents almost all of the unlawful benefit said to have been derived from the tax evasion offending. The settlement sum is expected to be met in full through the sale of restrained properties.”

The 2 individuals, Joti Jain & Rajwinder Singh Grewal, were sentenced in 2015 to home detention and ordered to pay reparations on a long list of immigration & exploitation charges.

In March, Ms Jain was reported to have left New Zealand ahead of an appeal against being deported, but she was in the auctionroom yesterday.

All 3 restaurants in Mt Eden, Stanmore Bay & Birkenhead attracted multiple bidders. The properties were marketed for sale on an “as is where is” basis and subject to occupancy.

Apartments

CBD

Queen St

Dilworth, 22 Queen St, unit 5L:
Features: one bedroom, high stud
Outcome: sold for $530,000
Agents: Julie Prince & Diane Jackson

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Isthmus west

Mt Eden

510 Mt Eden Rd:
Features: 554m² section, 200m² restaurant in converted villa at corner of Disraeli St in Mt Eden village, additional 206m² downstairs area gives potential to split risk
Outcome: sold for $3.61 million on “as is where is” basis, subject to occupancy
Agents: Scott Kirk, Adam Curtis, John Algie

North-east

Birkenhead

188-192 Hinemoa St:
Features: 835m² site, development potential, 280m² restaurant in converted villa, wraparound covered deck, vacant office area below restaurant previously used as accommodation
Outcome: sold for $2.535 million on “as is where is” basis, subject to occupancy
Agents: Adam Curtis, John Algie & Damian Stephen

Stanmore Bay

195 Brightside Rd:
Features: 1783m² site, 276m² restaurant
Outcome: sold for $1.73 million on “as is where is” basis, subject to occupancy
Agents: Jeremy Milton, John Algie & Adam Curtis

North-west

Glen Eden

5 Oates Rd, unit 5:
Features: 292m² corner unit in block of 13 shops, dual access, split internally between retail, office storage, meat processing & cool storage, opportunity to split or occupy the tenancy
Rent: $92,040/year net + gst from established tenant, the Mad Butcher
Outcome: sold for $1.375 million at a 6.7% yield
Agents: Adam Curtis, Adam Watton & Oscar Kuang

Earlier story:
28 February 2017: $8 million Masala assets forfeiture agreed

Attribution: Auction.

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2 apartments sell at City Sales auction

An apartment in The Peaks on Victoria St (pictured) was sold under the hammer at City Sales today, and one in the Harvard on Hobson St was sold shortly after the auction. An Eden Terrace unit was passed in.

CBD

Victoria Quarter

Harvard, 147 Hobson St, unit 3I:
Features: 37m², 2 bedrooms
Outgoings: rates $1101/year including gst; body corp levy $4003/year
Outcome: passed in at $342,500, sold shortly after auction for $345,000
Agents: Habeeb Urrahman & Steve Kirk

The Peaks, 117 Victoria St West, unit 5B:
Features: 145m², 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, wraparound deck, storage locker, parking space
Outgoings: rates $2292/year including gst; body corp levy $7153/year
Outcome: sold for $1.14 million
Agent: Iona Rodrigues

Isthmus west

Eden Terrace

Virginia, 43 Virginia Avenue East, unit 203:
Features: 48m², 2 bedrooms, deck, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1232/year including gst; body corp levy $4458/year
Income assessment: $475-500/week
Outcome: passed in at $460,000
Agent: Trisha Shanaghan

Attribution: Auction.

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Neales Rd building sells

Colliers agents have sold an industrial building on Neales Rd, East Tamaki.

South

East Tamaki

11 Neales Rd:
Features: 2693m² industrial site, 1454m² building, 2 tenancies – 694m² front unit with mix of high & low stud, 760m² rear unit has factor & office/amenity space, yard
Outcome: sold for $2.385 million + gst
Agents: Jolyon Thomson & Paul Higgins

Attribution: Agency release.

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Mairangi Bay townhouse sells at auction

A brick & tile unit in One Tree Hill and a Mairangi Bay townhouse were sold at Bayleys auctions around Auckland last week.

Isthmus east

One Tree Hill

18 Tawhiri Rd, unit 4:
Features: 3-bedroom unit, carport
Outcome: passed in, back on market at $887,000
Agent: Ruth Inwood

North-east

Mairangi Bay

16A Hastings Rd:
Features: 2-bedroom townhouse, internal-access garage
Outcome: sold for $890,000
Agents: Tara Menzies & Malcolm Low

Attribution: Agency release.

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Institute says Auckland house prices still up, sales down

The Real Estate Institute said in its monthly statistics out last week that its house price index for Auckland was up 1.8% on a year ago but down 1% in the last 3 months.

[The institute released its figures on Wednesday.]

The median price for the region was up 5% ($41,000) over the year to $865,000 and up 13% on the isthmus, 12% in Manukau, 8% in Rodney (on old council boundaries).

Sales were down 27.5% compared to a year ago, but in Papakura that was 9%, and in Franklin and on the North Shore it was 15%.

The institute said the average number of days to sell in Auckland had eased in May – it’s extended from 35 days in April and 32 days a year ago to 40 days, compared to a May 10-year average of 36 days. Inventory was up from 13 weeks to 22 weeks from a year ago.

Nationally, the median house price rose 6.7% ($34,000) from a year ago to $540,100 and the median hit record highs in 4 regions – Northland $450,000, Manawatu/Wanganui $269,000, Nelson/Marlborough $483,250 & Southland $238,000.

Sales nationally fell 18.4%.

The number of properties for sale in Auckland increased by 2814 (47%) on a year ago, but outside Auckland the number fell by 2683 (14%).

Attribution: Institute release.

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2 mixed-use buildings and a childcare centre sell

Bayleys agents have sold 2 buildings zoned mixed use in Kingsland & Glen Eden, and a new childcare centre at Westgate.

Isthmus west

Kingsland

343 New North Rd:
Features: 372m² site zoned mixed use (height limit 21m), 222m² industrial building with mezzanine storage, constructed in mid 1970s; automotive tenant in occupation for over 20 years, now on month-to-month lease
Rent: $36,000/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $1.65 million at a 2.18% yield
Agents: Kate Kirby & Stephen Scott

North-west

Glen Eden

41 Cartwright Rd:
Features: 2062m² site zoned mixed use, 3 industrial buildings of 345m², 372m² & 527m², one tenanted & 2 vacant, both vacant premises refurbished & ready for occupation; 3-year lease on 372m² building to automotive tenant until August 2019, 2 3-year rights of renewal; residential redevelopment potential longer term
Rent: $24,000/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $1.7 million
Agents: James Valintine & William Gubb

Westgate

575 Don Buck Rd, unit 6:
Features: 3998m² site, new 1159m² childcare centre licensed for 110 children; one of 6 units in recently built commercial complex near intersection with Fred Taylor Drive, leased to Learning Tree Childcare Centre for 15 years plus 2 10-year rights of renewal
Rent: $286,000/year net + gst, 3% fixed rental increases every 2 years from November 2020
Outcome: sold for $4.7 million at a 6.08% yield
Agents: Tony Chaudhary, Janak Darji, James Chan & Matt Lee

Attribution: Company release.

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