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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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4 intensive residential & development properties sell

A mix of 4 properties in the intensive living & residential development sectors were sold at Bayleys auctions this week – an apartment in the 1930s Brooklyn building in the cbd, one of 2 properties in the future urban zone 28km north of the cbd at Dairy Flat, a St Heliers townhouse and a Manurewa section with development consents in place.

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Learning Quarter

Brooklyn, 66 Emily Place, unit 14:
Features: one-bedroom apartment in 1930s building
Outgoings: rates $1532/year including gst; body corp levy $4208/year
Outcome: sold for $461,000
Agents: Diane Jackson & Julie Prince

Isthmus east

St Heliers

41C Vale Rd:
Features: 3-bedroom townhouse, 3 bathrooms, courtyard, parking space
Outcome: sold for $1.125 million
Agents: John Howard & Josie Moon

North-east

The 2 rural properties marked future urban, one sold and the other passed in.

Dairy Flat

18 Green Rd:
Features: flat 3.38ha in 18 paddocks, 3-bedroom house, 2 bathrooms, double garage
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Graeme Mann & Karen Asquith

20 Green Rd:
Features: 9620m² site, 2 tenanted houses, one of 2 bedrooms, the other of 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms, each with a single garage
Outcome: sold for $1.3 million
Agents: Graeme Mann & Karen Asquith

South

Manurewa

40 Sturdee Rd:
Features: 809m² section, 3-bedroom house near motorways, health facilities & shopping centres, resource & building consents for development approved
Outcome: sold for $725,000
Agents: Shan Collings & Marlene Dragicevich

Takanini

220 Great South Rd, unit 1:
Features: 161m² refurbished standalone mainstreet bungalow containing 7 single-level offices
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Piyush Kumar & Peter Migounoff

Attribution: Agency release.

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Siena Terraces & Nova en Scotia apartments sell

2 apartments were sold and 3 passed in at Ray White City Apartments’ auction today.

The sales were at Siena Terraces in Grey Lynn (pictured) and Nova en Scotia, overlooking Myers Park in the central city.

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Learning Quarter

Argent Hall, 2 Eden Crescent, unit 7B:
Features: 48m², one bedroom, basement storage locker
Outgoings: rates $1215/year including gst; body corp levy $4544/year
Income assessment: $480-500/week furnished
Outcome: passed in at $400,000
Agents: Judi & Michelle Yurak

The Crescent, 7 Eden Crescent, unit 201:
Features: 59m², refurbished 2 bedrooms, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1496/year including gst, parking $127/year; body corp levy $6879/year, parking $1166/year
Income assessment: $600-650/week furnished
Outcome: passed in at $540,000
Agents: Simon Harrison, Damian Piggin & Daniel Horrobin

Uptown

Nova en Scotia, 18 Scotia Place, unit 10E:
Features: 44m², one bedroom, furniture package available, secure covered parking space
Outgoings: rates $1468/year including gst; body corp levy $4953/year
Income assessment: $580-600/week furnished
Outcome: sold for $495,000
Agents: Mitch Agnew & Ryan Bridgman

Isthmus west

Grey Lynn

Siena Terraces, 6 Burgoyne St, unit 3K:
Features: 55m², one bedroom, balcony, tandem parking
Outgoings: rates $1169/year including gst; body corp levy $3712/year
Income assessment: $580-650/week
Outcome: sold for $462,000
Agents: Liam Kyle

One on Ophir, 1 Ophir St, unit 3B:
Features: 70m², unfurnished 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, deck, secure parking space
Outgoings: rates $1524/year including gst; body corp levy $4520/year
Income assessment: $600-650/week furnished
Outcome: passed in at $625,000
Agents: Ryan Bridgman & Mitch Agnew

Attribution: Auction.

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Auction raises more questions than bidders’ hands

Barfoot & Thompson’s apartments auction today raised more questions than bidders’ hands.

In a sparsely population city auctionroom, the 4 properties on offer were a cbd apartment, a cross-lease in Ellerslie, a unit in Papatoetoe where the unit title wasn’t yet issued, and a Glen Innes house on a section – like thousands around Auckland now – with subdivision potential following rezoning.

The Connaught apartment had a bidder, but the margin between them and the vendor was about $200,000, setting the vendor’s target about $20,000 above the price achieved for a larger unit last July, when the market was far more active.

Excluding parking & balcony, the vendor would have been seeking about $14,000/m² internal, compared to a bid set at about $9000/m².

New apartment developments’ prices have moved well above the $10,000/m² that was a benchmark 2 years ago – construction costs have helped push some about $15,000/m² – but for older buildings those sorts of returns raise a question of how much of the windfall arising from price rises over the last 4 years is acceptable or readily achievable.

The Ellerslie cross-lease sold under the hammer after the vendor edged down but the other 2 properties attracted no bid.

A unit where the unit paperwork hadn’t been completed presented a risk most wouldn’t take in a declining market.

And, while the far eastern Tamaki suburbs on the isthmus started to attract more interest late last year, the unitary plan has opened thousands of residential properties up for potential subdivision, negating windfall opportunities and (in theory at least) opening suburbia up to cheaper new housing.

The mindset of cheaper new suburban development hasn’t set in yet, and may need a council push in terms of infrastructure provision & pricing, but the number of sections starting to come to the market indicates enough willingness to sell, and for intensification to gradually get underway.

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Learning Quarter

The Connaught, 14 Waterloo Quadrant, unit 5I:
Features: 50m² including balcony, one-bedroom apartment, parking space
Outgoings: body corp levy $4455/year
Income assessment: $400/week
Outcome: passed in at $450,000
Agent: Bernard Scahill

Isthmus east

Ellerslie

141 Celtic Crescent, unit 5:
Features: cross-lease, 1/5 share in 1760m², 3-bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, internal-access garage
Outcome: sold for $800,000
Agent: Paul Studman

Glen Innes

16 Epping St:
Features: 688m² site in terrace housing & apartments zone under the unitary plan, 4 bedrooms
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Jack Hu

South

Papatoetoe

81A Huia Rd, unit 2:
Features: 69m² 3-bedroom unit, 25m² sleepout with own bathroom, double carport – unit title yet to issue and body corporate levy yet to be determined
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Neno Radinovich

Attribution: Auction.

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Silo & Bankside units sell, Quba unit passed in

2 units were sold and one was passed in at Barfoot & Thompson’s apartments auction today.

A studio in Silo (pictured), above Fort St, went for about $11,000/m² after an allowance for the accompanying parking space – high for secondary stock in today’s market but well short of the $395,000 sale of an even smaller Silo studio last November. That one out of the box priced the living space at about $20,000/m².

The other sale was in the Waldorf Bankside at the top of Shortland St.

A leasehold unit in the Quba apartments in Quay Park with a tenant outside the Adina hotel pool was passed in. That building faces ground lease negotiations next year.

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Learning Quarter

Waldorf Bankside, 8 Bankside St, unit 2A:
Features: one bedroom
Outgoings: body corp levy $3977/year
Income assessment: $380-400/week
Outcome: sold for $280,000
Agents: Annie Xu & Sean Zhang

Silo, 23 Emily Place, unit 9C:
Features: 22m² corner studio, balcony, secure parking space
Outgoings: body corp levy for unit $3471/year, parking $829/year
Income assessment: unit $390/week fixed until 31 March 2018, parking $60/week current
Outcome: sold for $312,000
Agents: Stephen & Leo Shin

Quay Park

Quba, 2 Tapora St, unit 409:
Features: leasehold, one bedroom, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1278/year including gst; body corp levy $2626/year, ground rent $3391/year, fighting fund levy $763 – total outgoings $8058/year
Outcome: passed in at $225,000
Agents: Annie Xu & Sean Zhang

Attribution: Auction.

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Mt Roskill & Herne Bay units sell

2 of the 5 intensive residential properties – suburban units & townhouses and cross-leases – auctioned at Barfoot & Thompson’s city office today were sold under the hammer. In 2 auction sessions, 10 of the 24 homes were sold.

Isthmus west

Avondale

34 Victor St, unit 1:
Features: cross-lease, 1/2 share in 1029m², 2-bedroom unit, garage
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Allen Wang & Meg Jiang

Herne Bay

22 Curran St, unit 3:
Features: 3-bedroom townhouse, 2 bathrooms, double internal-access garage
Outgoings: body corp levy $6700/year
Outcome: sold for $1.51 million
Agents: Carl Madsen & George Damiris

Mt Albert

75 Richardson Rd, unit 5:
Features: cross-lease, 1/7 share in 1386m², 2-bedroom unit, large basement, garage
Outcome: passed in
Agent: James Ju

84 Taylors Rd:
Features: cross-lease, 1/3 share in 1225m², 4-bedroom house
Outcome: passed in
Agents: George Fong & Laura McAuley

Mt Roskill

542 Dominion Rd Extension, unit 1:
Features: cross-lease, 1/5 share in 1267m², 2-bedroom unit, internal-access garage
Outcome: sold for $710,000
Agents: Christine & Mark Wooding

Attribution: Auctions.

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Nelson St studio passed in

The one apartment auctioned at City Sales today, a studio in the Heritage Grand Towers, was passed in.

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Victoria Quarter

Heritage Grand Tower, 22 Nelson St, unit 1016:
Features: 31m² studio, in hotel lease until 31 March 2018
Outgoings: rates $2252/year including gst; body corp levy $4629/year
Outcome: bid at $205,000, vendor bid at $215,000, passed in
Agents: Lucy Piatov & Chris Bell

Attribution: Auction.

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Onehunga couple launch apartment project on their old warehouse site

When Bruce & Anne Clegg moved from Wellington to Auckland in 1968, they launched their Draw Art Supplies business from their new home. When it grew, they bought a warehouse nearby on Beachcroft Avenue, across the road from the Onehunga Bay Reserve & lagoon.

Over the years they kept buying, building up a portfolio of 5 adjoining properties. Now that land is being turned over to an apartment development, Beachcroft Residences, and last night the Cleggs celebrated its launch.

They’d looked at apartment development on the site before, when intensive development was less fashionable, and got consent for a block of 12. It took 7 years to get resource consent, Mr Clegg commented.

This time, their project was in the second of Auckland Council’s special housing areas, on a block running through to George Terrace earmarked for development in December 2013, and this time it took less than a year to get consent.

Their development in partnership with Rodger Shepherd, Beachcroft Residences, will have 88 apartments in 3 linked 6-storey blocks around a central courtyard. 9 of the units will be in the affordable category. There will also be 3 retail spaces, including a café.

The one-bedroom affordable apartments have a price tag less than 75% of the median Auckland house price and range in price from $595-620,000, offering living spaces of 63-124m², including the deck. Other units are in a range of 1-3 bedroom, some with studies, and are priced between $695,000-1.3 million.

The development is being marketed by Bayleys Real Estate.

Image above: Bruce & Anne Clegg with the model of their Beachcroft Residences apartment development at the launch last night.

Attribution: Launch, agency release.

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Buyers baulk at Spencer price as remediation awaited

3 apartments were sold at Ray White City Apartments’ auction today but investors baulked at the asking price on a unit in the Spencer on Byron in Takapuna (pictured), where a remediation settlement has been reached but remedial works haven’t begun.

The owner was prepared to accept $470,000, but bidding stopped $40,000 short.

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Hobson St

H47, 47 Hobson St, unit 1209:
Features: 80m², 2 bedrooms, storage locker, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1760/year including gst; body corp levy $6091/year
Income assessment: $750-800/week furnished
Outcome: sold for $666,000
Agents: May Ma & Mark Li

Altitude, 34 Kingston St, unit 9A (corner of Hobson St):
Features: 37m², 2 bedrooms
Outgoings: rates $1126/year including gst; body corp levy $3917/year
Income assessment: $440-460/week
Outcome: sold for $373,000
Agents: Victor Liu

Isthmus west

Grey Lynn

Mediterranean, 10 Crummer Rd, unit 1G:
Features: 55m², 2 bedrooms, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1245/year including gst; body corp levy $2885/year
Income assessment: $/week
Outcome: sold for $351,000
Agents: Susanne Bussell

North-east

Takapuna

Spencer on Byron, 9-17 Byron Avenue, unit 209:
Features: 50m², one bedroom, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1144/year including gst; body corp levy $3218/year; vendor to pay $10,000 special remediation levy and unit to be sold on “as is where is” basis; this unit’s share of remedial settlement funds $66,701.94
Income assessment: $570/week current
Outcome: passed in at $430,000
Agents: James Mairs & Gillian Gibson

Attribution: Auction.

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Ex-bank branch in mall attracts no interest, but Grafton apartment sells

A mall bank branch that’s about to be vacated attracted no bid at Barfoot & Thompson’s city auction today, but a Grafton apartment was sold under the hammer.

The apartment is in a block on the downhill, motorway side of the SKHY conversion of the former Winstone office tower & related development being undertaken by Lamont & Co (NZ) Ltd on Khyber Pass Rd.

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Isthmus east

Grafton

8D Madeira Lane (& 64 Khyber Pass Rd):
Features: 126m², 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, study, balcony, 2 secure parking spaces
Outgoings: body corp levy $5014/year
Outcome: sold for $810,000
Agents: Johnson Chen & Emily Chen Ye

The ASB Bank branch at the Meadowbank mall, to be vacated.

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Isthmus east

St Johns

Meadowbank Shopping Centre, 35 St Johns Rd, unit 1:
Features: 271m² ASB Bank branch which will be vacated
Outcome: no bid
Agents: William Koreman & Gary Ng

Attribution: Auction.

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