Archive | CBD and fringe

Mairangi Bay unit sells

One suburban unit sold at Bayleys’ auction in Takapuna on Thursday.

North-east

Mairangi Bay

7A Brighton Terrace, unit 1:
Features: 2-bedroom end unit, study nook, garage
Outcome: sold for $875,000
Agents: Peter Christofferson & Stephanie Glennie

Attribution: Agency release.

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2 leasehold units plus one in Metropolis sell at auction

2 leasehold apartments – one in the Docks and the other in the Sebel Auckland Viaduct Harbour – plus a unit in the Metropolis were sold at Ray White City Apartments’ auction yesterday, leaving 4 other units unsold.

2 units in the Spencer on Byron hotel in Takapuna were passed in, and a third was withdrawn before the auction started.

CBD

Albert St

Quay West, 8 Albert St, unit 2302:
Features: 74m², one bedroom
Outgoings: rates $1785/year including gst; body corp levy $8433/year
Income assessment: $650-700/week furnished
Outcome: passed in at $565,000
Agent: Ron Yang

Kitchener St

Metropolis, 1 Courthouse Lane, unit 1902:
Features: 52m², corner one bedroom, storage locker, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1595/year including gst; body corp levy $7037/year
Income assessment: $620/week current
Outcome: sold for $616,000
Agent: Dominic Worthington

Quay Park

The Docks, 4 Dockside Lane, unit 224:
Features: leasehold, 30m², one bedroom, remediation of building underway
Outgoings: rates $1037/year including gst; body corp levy $4359/year including ground rent of $1675/year; terminating leasehold from 2011 for 150 years, ground rent reviewed every 7 years, next review November 2018
Income assessment: $390/week current
Outcome: sold for $121,000
Agent: Dominic Worthington

Uptown

Oxford, 13-17 Mount St, unit 5K:
Features: 54m², 2 bedrooms, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1278/year including gst for unit, $1262/year for parking; body corp levy for unit $3624/year, parking $626/year
Income assessment: $650-700/week furnished
Outcome: passed in after the sole bid, from the vendor, at $600,000
Agents: May Ma & Mark Li

Waterfront

Sebel, 85 Customs St West, unit (door) 615:
Features: leasehold, 57m², one bedroom, study area, 7m² balcony
Outgoings: rates $/year including gst; body corp levy $18,038/year, including $7840/year ground rent
Outcome: sold for $300,000
Agents: Judi & Michelle Yurak

North-east

Takapuna

Spencer on Byron, 9-17 Byron Avenue, unit 501:
Features: 59m², fully furnished one bedroom
Outgoings: rates $2190/year including gst; body corp levy $2982/year excluding gst
Income assessment: in hotel management pool
Outcome: passed in at $175,000 + gst
Agents: James Mairs & Gillian Gibson

Spencer on Byron, 9-17 Byron Avenue, unit 612:
Features: 48m², fully furnished one bedroom, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1195/year including gst; body corp levy $3140/year
Income assessment: $550/week, fixed until 30 September
Outcome: passed in at $275,000 + gst
Agents: James Mairs & Gillian Gibson

Spencer on Byron, 9-17 Byron Avenue, unit 712:
Features: 2 bedrooms
Outcome: withdrawn from auction
Agents: James Mairs & Gillian Gibson

Attribution: Auction.

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2 leasehold apartments sell at auction

The owner of 2 leasehold apartments in the Quay Park precinct one at Hudson Brown and the other at The Landings, sold both under the hammer at City Sales’ auction yesterday.

The third property up for auction, a New Lynn studio, was passed in.

CBD

Quay Park

Hudson Brown, 57 Mahuhu Crescent, unit 422:
Features: leasehold, 70m², 2 bedrooms, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1608/year including gst; body corp levy $10,004/year including ground rent
Income assessment: $580/week fixed until January
Outcome: sold for $220,000
Agents: Tony Kelly & Trisha Shanaghan

The Landings, 10 Ronayne St, unit 611:
Features: leasehold, 41m², 2 bedrooms
Outgoings: rates $873/year including gst; body corp levy $2799/year, ground rent $2297/year
Outcome: sold for $130,000
Agents: Tony Kelly & Trisha Shanaghan

North-west

New Lynn

10 Crown Lynn Place, unit 3E:
Features: 28m² studio, deck
Outgoings: rates $865/year including gst; body corp levy $2474/year
Outcome: no bid, back on the market at $230,000
Agent: Trisha Shanaghan

Attribution: Auction.

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Bayleys apartment action slow

Bayleys sold 2 northern beach properties under the hammer at its auction yesterday, but action in the apartment sector was slow.

A beach house at 10 Kokopu St, Omaha, sold for $1.575 million and another at 6 Breve St, Mangawhai Heads, sold for $1.125 million.

A new unit in the Hereford Residences just down from the transforming Karangahape Rd received no bid, a cross-leased unit in Mt Albert was passed in, a Glen Eden townhouse was withdrawn from the auction list and put back on the market with a price tag, and the receiver’s auction of a Parnell townhouse was postponed  fortnight.

CBD

Uptown

Hereford Residences, 8 Hereford St, unit 814:
Features: 130m² internal, 20m² covered balcony, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 lounges, 2 parking spaces
Outgoings: body corp levy $5082/year
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Julie & Ellie Prince

Isthmus east

Parnell

Fox Terrace Apartments, 5-7 Fox St, unit 13:
Features: 135m², 3-level standalone townhouse, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 parking spaces, ground-floor courtyard, rooftop terrace, in leaky complex which has settled with council
Outcome: taken to market by receiver, auction postponed to Wednesday 2 August
Agent: Chris Reeves

Isthmus west

Mt Albert

825 New North Rd, unit 9:
Features: cross-lease, 1/10 share in 1088m², 2-bedroom unit, parking space
Outcome: passed in at $430,000
Agents: Summer Sun

North-west

Glen Eden

94 Glengarry Rd, unit 19:
Features: 2-level 2-bedroom townhouse, deck, parking space
Income assessment: $390/week appraisal
Outcome: withdrawn from auction, back on market at $478,000
Agents: Christopher Valladares & Michelle Hicks

Attribution: Auction.

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3 suburban units sell

3 of the 5 suburban units & cross-leased homes auctioned at Barfoot & Thompson yesterday were sold under the hammer or shortly after.

Isthmus east

Epsom

7A Atherton Rd:
Features: cross-leased terrace, quarter share in 1384m², 4 bedrooms, deck, internal-access garage
Outcome: sold for $1.505 million
Agents: George Fong & Laura McAuley

15C Cornwall Park Avenue:
Features: cross-lease, 1/3 share in 1275m², 5 bedrooms, pool
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Ann Lepper & James Gai

Isthmus west

Mt Eden

24A Marlborough St:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 698m², 3 bedrooms, deck, offstreet parking
Outcome: passed in at $930,000
Agents: Matt O’Rourke & Ryan Harding

North-west

New Lynn

100 Portage Rd, unit 3:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, garage
Outcome: sold shortly after auction, price not disclosed
Agents: Richard Han & Barry He

South

Manurewa

60 Coxhead Rd:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 1148m², 3-bedroom bungalow, deck, sleepout
Outcome: sold for $520,000
Agent: Repeka Lelaulu

Attribution: Auctions.

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Hereford apartment auctioned off plans

An apartment in Tawera Group Ltd’s Hereford Residences conversion of the former commercial building, Baycorp House, sold off the plans at Bayleys’ city auction on Wednesday.

An unusual Parnell building that combines apartment, office & parking on 4 levels was pulled from the auction and a St Heliers apartment was passed in.

CBD

Uptown

Hereford Residences, 8 Hereford St, unit 702:
Features: 115m² internal, 15m² balcony, 2.7m-high ceilings, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 parking spaces, storage locker
Outcome: sold off plan for $1.225 million
Agents: Julie & Ellis Prince

Isthmus east

Parnell

11 Farnham St:
Features: 269m² site, standalone building with 4 levels built 10 years ago, 659m² floor area, private lift to penthouse on top 2 floors, conservatory, 4 bedrooms, 5/6-car garage + secured yard parking on ground floor, partitioned office & amenities on level 1, air-conditioned on levels 1-3
Outcome: auction postponed
Agent: Millie Liang

St Heliers

10 Benbow St, unit 2:
Features: 3-bedroom apartment, 2 bathrooms, decks, double garage
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Murray Wallace & Hamish McKay

Attribution: Agency release.

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Auction results, and a market assessment

Amid the noise over a decline in residential sales, it’s important to establish where that’s happening and in what types of market.

In Auckland, it was not at all surprising that a steep rise in prices should be followed by a decline, while Reserve Bank measures tightening borrowing have forced a further decline through the inability to borrow, and the absence of Chinese borrowers this year – compared to auctionrooms last year that were filled with Chinese buyers who appeared to have no limits – has taken further steam out.

The auction results presented below are from Barfoot & Thompson’s cbd apartments auction yesterday – 2 units, one sold – and from residential auctions on Tuesday & Wednesday.

Of the total 13 properties listed below, 8 sold, but the selection I’ve focused on is presented for the geographical mix as much as for the housing type.

Now that Auckland Council’s unitary plan is almost entirely in place, the real estate world has begun presenting more properties for their redevelopment potential, and many of those with such potential at lower prices are in isthmus fringe areas such as Point England & Glen Innes to the east, Mt Roskill & Mt Albert to the west. Unlike the regional fringes where new subdivisions are being developed – on the Hibiscus Coast to the north, across the top of the harbour to the west, and in a number of districts through old Papakura & Franklin to the south – these ones are close to the city centre, within 10km compared to beyond 25km or 40km.

On the isthmus, a house that was once in a bad neighbourhood can now command a price tag above $1 million, and all it’s done is age. Bad neighbourhoods could be defined as having a high state housing ratio, low-decile incomes, large families squeezed into small homes, poorer construction materials, and a general lack of foliage on sections and in streetscapes.

Those new price tags will force the old families out, and little is being created for them to move to. Those price rises in the bad neighbourhoods will also help lift already-soaring prices in the good neighbourhoods – the leafy areas of the eastern suburbs, for example.

Much of the entry-level housing is in cross-leased houses or mostly old brick-&-tile units. The prices for those can be as high as a modern product such as a 3-year-old GJ Gardner home (one in Mt Albert is listed below).

CBD

Learning Quarter:

Forte, 37 Symonds St, unit 505:
Features: 2-bedroom apartment, 2 bathrooms, deck
Outgoings: rates $1253/year including gst; body corp levy $3634/year
Outcome: sold for $540,000
Agents: Justin Choi & Zoran Farac

Longview, 6 Whitaker Place, unit 4D:
Features: 55m², one-bedroom apartment, deck
Outgoings: rates $1278/year including gst; body corp levy $3996/year
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Justin Choi & Stephen Shin

Isthmus east

Ellerslie

50 Amy St, unit 9:
Features: 3-storey townhouse, 3 bedrooms, carport
Outcome: sold for $785,000
Agent: Karin de Leeuw

Epsom

10 Orakau Avenue, unit 2:
Features: 2-bedroom townhouse, internal-access garage
Outcome: sold for $1.32 million
Agents: John Zhang & Louissa Bao

Glen Innes

52 Taniwha St:
Features: 837m² section, 3 bedrooms, study, garage, 4 offstreet parking spaces – in redeveloping Wai O Taiki Bay area bordering Glendowie, zoned mixed housing suburban
Outcome: sold for $1.09 million
Agents: Paul Neshausen & Sam Bowen

Mt Wellington

13A Wilkie Place:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 935m², 5-bedroom house – 3 bedrooms upstairs, separate & consented 2-bedroom flat downstairs with own entrance, carport, 2 offstreet parking spaces
Outcome: sold for $920,000
Agents: Jane Wang & Luke Shi

Stonefields

10 Robert Sale Rise:
Features: 354m² section, 235m² townhouse, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 family rooms & separate lounge, double garage
Outcome: sold for $1.6 million
Agents: Frances Li & Ian Thornhill

Isthmus west

Mt Albert

60D Taylors Rd:
Features: 291m² section, 4-bedroom house, 3 bathrooms, family room, separate lounge, double internal–access garage, built 3 years ago by GJ Gardner
Outcome: sold for $1.36 million
Agents: Paul Donovan & Sharon Walls

Tremont Apartments, 4 Wagener Place, unit 409:
Features: top-floor apartment, 2 bedrooms, secure parking space
Outcome: passed in
Agents: George Fong & Laura Mc Auley

Mt Eden

706 Mt Eden Rd & 2A Watling St:
Features: 2 houses on 809m² corner section, each with own half-share cross-lease – 80m² 2-bedroom house on Mt Eden Rd, 140m² 3-bedroom house, double garage on Watling St
Income assessment: current rental expectation $1000-plus/week
Outcome: passed in when both offered together, no bid on Watling alone
Agents: Kelly Zhang & Hattie Liu

Mt Roskill

98 Melrose Rd, unit 3:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, carport
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Richard Han

North-west

Henderson

16 Matuhi Rise:
Features: 3-bedroom duplex, garage & workshop, carport, in-ground pool
Outcome: passed in, back on market at $649,000
Agents: Repeka Lelaulu & John Elgar

Te Atatu Peninsula

8 Celsmere Lane:
Features: renovated 2-bedroom house on 528m² section
Outcome: sold for $1.12 million
Agents: Angel Li & Louis Lai

Attribution: City apartments auction, auction documents.

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St Marys Bay & Otahuhu apartments sell

A St Marys Bay terrace and a renovated Otahuhu apartment were sold under the hammer at Bayleys’ auctions last week.

Isthmus east

Otahuhu

4 Marjorie Jayne Crescent, unit 3A:
Features: m², renovated 2-bedroom apartment, balcony, 3 parking spaces
Outgoings: rates $/year including gst; body corp levy $/year
Income assessment: $/week
Outcome: sold for $454,000
Agents: Cam Hayde, Caleb Rufer & Ellis Prince

Isthmus west

St Marys Bay

52 New St:
Features: m², 3-bedroom terrace, balcony, parking space
Outgoings: rates $/year including gst; body corp levy $/year
Income assessment: $/week
Outcome: sold for $1.325 million
Agent: Luke McCaw

Attribution: Agency release.

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Offplan.kiwi listings website launches

David Hillier & Jamie Holmes have created a new website aimed at investors in off-the-plan residential developments, OffplanKiwi.

“Purchasing a property prior to its construction is becoming an increasingly common way to buy a home, but until now there has been no single website or sales resource dedicated to buying off the plans,” Mr Hillier said.

“Offplan.kiwi is an online directory for new-build housing & apartment developments which gives users a snapshot of each project and includes imagery, videos, key facts, location, information on price and contact details for the agent or vendor.”

Through their company, architectural visualisation firm One to One Hundred Ltd, the pair provide marketing services to developers & real estate agents selling off-plan projects. They teamed up with developer Peter Gray to build the website.

“We’ve met lots of people who like the idea of buying off the plans but never do anything about it. They just don’t know where to start. Our aim was to give them a simple, comprehensive catalogue of new-build projects so they could do some initial research on which developments fit their purchase criteria before making an inquiry.”

Mr Gray said: “The interactive map lets users navigate fluidly around the city to discover the many different developments we have. It’s so simple to get a good understanding of what’s out there.”

The website differs from Trademe Property or Realestate.co.nz in that it doesn’t include any completed buildings, and listings are on a per-project rather than a per-unit basis.

One to One Hundred doesn’t charge for inquiries and has started by offering free listings while traffic builds up. The website has over 40 Auckland projects including The Pacifica, the International, Wynyard Central, St Marks & Milford Living.

Mr Hillier said Offplan intended to expand its listings to include all the major cities in the country over the next year.

Link:
OffplanKiwi

Attribution: Company release.

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Alpha unit sells at auction

An Alpha apartment was sold and one in the Hobson was passed in at Ray White City Apartments’ auction on Friday – delayed a day because of the America’s Cup parade through the city on Thursday.

CBD

Victoria Quarter

The Hobson, 196 Hobson St, unit 4E:
Features: 100m², one bedroom, secure basement parking space
Outgoings: rates $1635/year including gst; body corp levy $5736/year
Income assessment: $595/week until 1 November, appraisal $600-650/week unfurnished
Outcome: passed in at $540,000
Agent: Krister Samuel

Alpha, 17 Vogel Lane, unit 1306:
Features: 2 bedrooms, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1481/year including gst; body corp levy $4616/year
Income assessment: $470/week for unit, $80/week for parking space, current until February 2018, appraisal for unit $500/week
Outcome: sold for $490,000
Agent: Rochelle Henderson

Attribution: Agency.

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