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Avoka & Scene 3 apartments sell despite their problems

Both apartments auctioned at Ray White City Apartments today had issues, but both sold under the hammer, thought it took some coaxing.

First up, a unit in Scene 3 with a parking space was leasehold, which has affected both market interest & pricing for several years. The second apartment is in the Avoka building, just off Karangahape Rd, where the body corporate has begun a remediation project.

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Quay Park

Scene 3, 30 Beach Rd, unit 1007:
Features: leasehold, 45m², one bedroom, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1405/year including gst; body corp levy $4056/year, ground rent $8759/year
Income assessment: $490-550/week
Outcome: sold for $130,000
Agent: James Mairs

Uptown

Avoka, 31 Day St, unit 3F:
Features: 49m², one bedroom, 2 balconies; the body corporate has begun a remediation project
Outgoings: rates $1075/year including gst; body corp levy $4430/year
Outcome: sold for $175,000
Agent: James Mairs

Attribution: Auction.

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5 sell out of 13 intensive units auctioned at Barfoots

5 units sold out of 13 apartments, townhouses, suburban units & cross-leases auctioned at Barfoot & Thompson’s city office yesterday, and one cbd apartment was withdrawn. Among the sales was a 2-bedroom apartment overlooking Parnell Rd (pictured).

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Learning Quarter

The Quadrant, 10 Waterloo Quadrant, unit 2207:
Features: 2-bedroom apartment, balcony, parking space
Outcome: withdrawn from auction
Agent: Dong Liu

Isthmus east

Epsom

218 Green Lane West, unit 37:
Features: 3-bedroom unit, 2 bathrooms, study, double garage
Outgoings: body corp levy $4250/year
Outcome: passed in at $900,000
Agents: George Fong & Laura McAuley

Newmarket

73C Carlton Gore Rd, unit 3:
Features: one-bedroom 1930s apartment, private courtyard
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Cheryl Burgess & Ian Griffiths

Kings Square, 26 Remuera Rd, unit 506:
Features: over 100m², 3-bedroom apartment, 2 bathrooms, double garage
Outgoings: body corp levy $3421/year
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $1.019 million
Agents: Cici & Miro Wang

9 Sarawia St, unit 408:
Features: one-bedroom apartment in former motel, offstreet parking
Outcome: sold for $432,500
Agents: Jill Jackson & Emma John

Parnell

387 Parnell Rd, unit 6:
Features: 2-bedroom apartment, tandem garage
Outgoings: rates $2183/year including gst; body corp levy $7232/year
Outcome: sold for $830,000
Agents: Silvia Poletti & Bobby McMillan

Remuera

11 & 13 Hapua St:
Features: 2 adjoining properties on combined 1602m², 4-bedroom duplex with double internal-access garage on 641m², 3 bathrooms, and vacant 961m² section with resource consent for 2 houses
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Cindy Yu

Isthmus west

Freemans Bay

47 Napier St:
Features: 119m², 3-bedroom terrace, 2 bathrooms, courtyard, internal-access garage
Outgoings: body corp levy $4834/year
Outcome: sold for $972,500
Agent: Ric Parore

116 Wellington St, unit 3:
Features: one-bedroom unit, private courtyard, storage, offstreet parking
Outgoings: body corp levy $2512/year
Outcome: sold for $665,000
Agent: André Boddé

Grey Lynn

7C Scanlan St:
Features: 136m², 2-level 2-bedroom apartment in warehouse conversion, storage, 2 parking spaces
Outgoings: body corp levy $1646/year
Outcome: no bid
Agent: David Dowse

Kingsland

52 Aitken Terrace, unit 1B:
Features: 2-bedroom apartment, deck, double basement garage
Outgoings: body corp levy $4900/year
Outcome: sold for $920,000
Agents: Susan Murdock & Sue Cohen

Mt Eden

68 Ellerton Rd:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 976m², 3-bedroom villa, attic, study, carport
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Derek Helliwell & Di Lynds

Mt Roskill

7 Jasper Avenue:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 837m², 3-bedroom bungalow, carport
Outcome: passed in at $935,000
Agents: Bella Stefano & Sherry Shao

Sandringham

99B Lambeth Rd:
Features: cross-lease, quarter share in 1214m², 3-bedroom house, deck, carport
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Mal MacElvanna

Attribution: Auctions.

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Stokes turn eyes from retirement villages to luxury apartments on Avon

Retirement village owners & operators Chris & Jenny Stokes, who sold their interests in the Aria villages to newly listed retirement village operator Arvida Group Ltd in 2015, have come up with a different proposition for their hometown, Christchurch.

They lodged the resource consent application last week for the luxury Upper House Apartments at 108 Park Terrace, across the Avon River from North Hagley Park, and plan to build 4 430m² apartments & a 680m² 2-storey penthouse in the exclusive development.

Harcourts marketing agent Grant Chappell said the building would combine superior design & materials with innovative structural systems to ensure protection from natural disasters.

Mr Stokes said there was demand for generously sized properties with 5-star home comforts as well as the security, privacy & low maintenance of apartment living: “Multi-unit apartment blocks are everywhere, but Upper House has been developed with luxury & sophistication in mind.

“We want people to enjoy the benefits of an apartment without living in a shoebox. Upper House will be the only large format apartments on the market that are opulent, stylish & functional.”

The 3-bedroom homes will have 2.7m-high ceilings, climate control, open plan living, a media room, a home office, 2 basement parking spaces, storage, a car washdown area, bicycle parks and a lift.

“The outdoor terrace & garden is 50m², which is bigger than a double garage. With an outdoor kitchen & gas fire, it’s the perfect place to entertain friends or enjoy a quiet moment to yourself. The penthouse takes it one step further with a 105m² upper level including a rooftop terrace garden where you can enjoy endless views of the river, treetops, Hagley’s Lake Victoria & the snow-covered Southern Alps.”

Each apartment, designed by Daniel Sullivan and Kate Loader of Architects’ Creative, has a large European-style kitchen with walk-in pantry, breakfast bar & bench space.

The Stokes engaged structural engineer Orlando Barcena from Centraus and Christchurch soil specialists Geotech Engineering to design a pile foundation reaching to Canterbury shingle to ensure solid bearing: “The foundation & basement design use steel framing with buckling restrained braces, which means occupants are not only protected in the event of seismic activity but any damage can be quickly & easily repaired.”

They’re anticipating a 3-month resource consent process, enabling a construction start in September.

The apartments are priced from $3.25 million to $5.7 million for the penthouse.

Attribution: Agency release, Companies Register.

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2 large units sell in Epsom & Mission Bay

An Epsom townhouse and the middle apartment (lit) of 3 in a block above Mission Bay’s beach were sold at Bayleys auctions this week.

Isthmus east

Epsom

9A Onslow Avenue:
Features: 2-bedroom townhouse, garage
Outcome: sold for $1.29 million
Agent: Lindy Lawton

Mission Bay

19 Selwyn Avenue, unit 2:
Features: cross-leased, 1/3 share in 1196m², 165m² including balconies, air-conditioned 3-bedroom apartment, 2 bathrooms, lift, study, 2 parking spaces
Outgoings: rates $5302/year including gst, maintenance fee $1800/year
Outcome: sold for $3.1 million
Agents: Gary & Vicki Wallace

Attribution: Agency release.

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7 apartments sell at Ray White auction

7 apartments were sold at Ray White City Apartments’ auction yesterday out of 9 on offer, including one of 2 leasehold units at The Docks and another Quay Park leasehold at The Landings.

On the North Shore, 2 units in the Spencer on Byron (pictured) and one in the nearby Shoalhaven were sold.

An unusual moment for the city apartment office was a plus-$1 million sale for a large unit in H47, although once the size (116m²) & 2 parking spaces are taken into account, the square metre rate would come down to $7300/m² internal.

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Quay Park

The Docks, 8 Dockside Lane, unit 154:
Features: leasehold, 30m², one bedroom, patio
Outgoings: rates $708/year including gst; body corp levy $4581/year including $1760/year ground rent, next ground rent review November 2018
Income assessment: $350/week current
Outcome: sold for $112,000
Agent: Dominic Worthington

The Docks, 6 Dockside Lane, unit 520:
Features: leasehold, 60m², 2 bedrooms, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1671/year including gst; body corp levy $11,967/year including $4598/year ground rent, next ground rent review November 2018
Income assessment: $600/week current
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Dominic Worthington & Ady Huang

The Landings, 10 Ronayne St, unit 211:
Features: leasehold, 61m², 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, secure covered parking space, storage locker
Outgoings: rates $1037/year including gst; body corp operational levy $2972/year, ground levy $2488/year
Income assessment: $450/week current until October
Outcome: sold for $135,000
Agents: James Mairs & Dominic Worthington

Victoria Quarter

H47, 47 Hobson St, unit 1107:
Features: 116m², 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, balcony, 2 parking spaces, storage locker
Outgoings: rates $2596/year including gst; body corp levy $9235/year after 10% discount
Income assessment: $770/week current for apartment + one parking space fixed until 15 May, appraisal $850-900/week furnished
Outcome: sold for $1.007 million
Agents: May Ma & Mark Li

Zest, 72 Nelson St, unit 113:
Features: 37m², fully furnished 2 bedrooms,
Outgoings: rates $1126/year including gst; body corp levy $3477/year after 10% discount
Income assessment: $430-450/week
Outcome: sold for $326,000
Agent: Victor Liu

Isthmus west

Newton

2H Diamond St:
Features: 61m², fully furnished 2 bedrooms with new furniture package, 2 parking spaces
Outgoings: rates $1628/year including gst; body corp levy $1905/year
Income assessment: $600-650/week furnished
Outcome: passed in at $600,000
Agents: Ryan Bridgman & Mitch Agnew

North-east

Takapuna

Shoalhaven, 130 Anzac St, unit B207:
Features: 50m², 2 bedrooms, balcony, secure parking space
Outgoings: rates $1486/year including gst; body corp levy $3573/year
Income assessment: $550-580/week furnished
Outcome: sold for $560,000
Agents: Damian Piggin & Daniel Horrobin

Spencer on Byron, 9-17 Byron Avenue, unit 1810:
Features: 30m² studio, balcony, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1968/year including gst; body corp levy $2568/year
Outcome: sold for $275,000 + gst
Agents: Gillian Gibson & James Mairs

Spencer on Byron, 9-17 Byron Avenue, unit 1606:
Features: 48m², one bedroom, secure parking space, under hotel management
Outgoings: rates $2524/year including gst; body corp levy $3471/year
Outcome: sold for $351,000 + gst
Agents: Gillian Gibson & James Mairs

Attribution: Company 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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George Court unit sells, then all quiet

City Sales’ apartments auction started well yesterday, with the sale of a unit in the George Court building on Karangahape Rd (pictured) at over $8800/m². Then things went quiet, 2 of the remaining 5 units on offer were passed in on the sole bid of the vendor and only a few bids were made on the remaining 3.

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Queen St

Portland Tower, 62-64 Queen St, unit 6C:
Features: 41m², one bedroom, 6m² deck
Outgoings: rates $1139/year including gst; body corp levy $5720/year
Outcome: passed in at $490,000
Agents: Steve Kirk & Habeeb Urrahman

Uptown

George Courts, 238 Karangahape Rd, unit 3H:
Features: 68m², one bedroom, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1734/year including gst; body corp levy $5924/year
Outcome: sold for $601,000
Agents: Gabrielle Hoffmann & Nicola Hunt

City Zone, 11 Liverpool St, unit 17K (door 1701):
Features: 45m², 2 bedrooms, deck
Outgoings: rates $1177/year including gst; body corp levy $3331/year
Outcome: passed in at $370,000
Agents: Steve Kirk & Habeeb Urrahman

Victoria Quarter

Aura, 53 Cook St, unit 310:
Features: 49m², 2 bedrooms, deck
Outgoings: rates $1113/year including gst; body corp levy $3685/year
Outcome: passed in at $380,000
Agents: Steve Kirk & Habeeb Urrahman

Waterfront

Lighter Quay, 83 Halsey St, unit 407:
Features: leasehold, 49m², one bedroom, deck
Outgoings: rates $1722/year including gst; body corp levy $2293/year, ground rent $3619/year, residents’ society levy $2312/year
Outcome: passed in after sole bid from vendor at $150,000
Agents: Gabrielle Hoffmann

Isthmus east

Mt Wellington

Ellerslie Court, 3A Harrison Rd, unit 1:
Features: 42m², one bedroom, deck, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1080/year including gst; body corp levy $2977/year
Outcome: passed in after sole bid from vendor at $300,000
Agents: Chris Bell & Lucy Piatov

Attribution: Auction.

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7 apartments sell at Ray White auction

7 of the 9 apartments auctioned at Ray White City Apartments today were sold under the hammer.

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Federal St

Federal, 207 Federal St, unit 704:
Features: 61m² including balcony, fully furnished 2 bedrooms
Outgoings: rates $1430/year including gst; body corp levy $5083/year
Income assessment: $500/week current
Outcome: sold for $525,000
Agent: Victor Liu

Uptown

Q City, 11B City Rd, unit 3A:
Features: leasehold, 59m², one bedroom, leased to Housing NZ until April 2019
Outgoings: rates $1253/year including gst; body corp levy $3296/year, ground rent $6800/year
Income assessment: $18,936/year
Outcome: sold for $92,000
Agents: Ryan Bridgman & Mitch Agnew

Nova en Scotia, 18 Scotia Place, unit GE:
Features: 44m², vacant one bedroom
Outgoings: rates $1316/year including gst; body corp levy $3488/year
Outcome: passed in at $375,000
Agents: Bain Duigan

Victoria Quarter

Grand Chancellor, 1 Hobson St, unit 403:
Features: 57m², one bedroom, 5m² deck, storage, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1582/year including gst; body corp levy $4411/year
Income assessment: $650-700/week furnished
Outcome: sold vacant for $618,000
Agent: Krister Samuel

H47, 47 Hobson St, unit 401:
Features: 61m², one bedroom, secure parking space
Outgoings: rates $1544/year including gst; body corp levy $4704/year
Income assessment: $590-650/week furnished
Outcome: sold vacant for $605,000
Agents: Ryan Bridgman & Mitch Agnew

Heritage Tower, 22 Nelson St, unit 318:
Features: 37m² studio, balcony
Outgoings: rates $1025/year including gst; body corp levy $3361/year
Income assessment: appraisal $450-480/week furnished
Outcome: sold for $295,400
Agents: Ron Yang, Damian Piggin & Daniel Horrobin

Ascent, 149 Nelson St, unit 726:
Features: 53m², 2 bedrooms, secure parking space
Outgoings: rates $1101/year including gst; body corp levy $3562/year; special levy of $10,137 was due from current owner by 20 February
Income assessment: $470/week fixed until January 2018
Outcome: sold for $405,000
Agents: Simon Harrison, Damian Piggin & Daniel Horrobin

Harbour Green, 11 Union St, unit 301:
Features: 47m², fully furnished 2 bedrooms
Outgoings: rates $1240/year including gst; body corp levy $4012/year
Income assessment: $650/week furnished
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Ron Yang & Danial Horrobin

SugarTree, 27 Union St, Prima unit 813:
Features: 53m², one bedroom, 10m² covered deck
Outgoings: rates $1567/year including gst; body corp levy $3311/year
Income assessment: $480/week fixed until August, appraisal $500-530/week
Outcome: sold for $510,000 at auction brought forward
Agents: Ady Huang & Dominic Worthington

Attribution: Auction.

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Boston Rd mix and Chambers & Station apartment sell

5 of 11 intensive residential properties have sold at Barfoot & Thompson’s city auctions over the last 2 days, including a mixed property in Grafton (pictured above) containing 2 apartments, office space, a warehouse & parking. It was sold under the hammer, up $920,000 from the starting price.

A new apartment in the Chambers & Station conversion in Mt Eden was also sold.

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Uptown

Chatham, 70 Pitt St, unit 704:
Features: 70m², vacant fully furnished 2-bedroom sub-penthouse, 2 bathrooms, balcony
Outgoings: body corp levy $5351/year
Outcome: passed in at $600,000
Agents: Mike Campbell & Grant Elliott

Isthmus east

Grafton

31 Boston Rd:
Features: 151m² 4-bedroom apartment, mezzanine lounge, private courtyard; 112m² 2-bedroom apartment, balcony, nearing end of fixed-term lease at $600/week; 87m² 3-room office space was leased at $18,200/year gross including gst; 158m² warehouse, 7 offstreet parking spaces; total 530m²
Outcome: sold for $2.82 million
Agents: Ross & Joss Goodall

Parnell

300 Parnell Rd, unit 8:
Features: 3-bedroom terrace, deck & balcony, internal-access garage, reclad and has fresh code compliance certificate
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Jill Jackson & Emma John

Remuera

266 Victoria Avenue, unit 2:
Features: 4-bedroom townhouse, 2 bathrooms, double internal-access garage
Outcome: sold for $2.2 million
Agent: Alex Baker

Isthmus west

Mt Albert

7 Amandale Avenue, unit 3:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, carport
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Jane Wang & Angela Qi

Mt Eden

111 Balmoral Rd, unit 2:
Features: cross-lease, 2-bedroom unit, courtyard, carport
Outcome: sold for $840,000
Agent: Nick Lyus

35 Reimers Avenue, unit 1:
Features: cross-lease, quarter share in 754m² across the street from Eden Park, 2-bedroom unit, carport
Income assessment: $515/week current
Outcome: passed in at $500,000
Agent: Robert Thompson

Chambers & Station, 64 Valley Rd, unit 3:

Chambers & Station on Valley Rd, Mt Eden.

Features: one-bedroom apartment in the former Mt Eden Borough Council chambers built in 1912 and neighbouring fire station built in 1925, 3.7m stud height, 2 living areas, storage, basement parking space
Outcome: sold for $1.208 million
Agent: Julie Fitzpatrick

St Marys Bay

72B Shelly Beach Rd:
Features: 181m², 3-bedroom apartment, 2 bathrooms, internal lift, deck, garden, internal-access garage
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Keith Simpson

117 Shelly Beach Rd, unit 1:
Features: 4-bedroom townhouse, 2 bathrooms, deck, 2 parking spaces, pool
Outgoings: body corp levy $7119/year
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Carl & Roseanne Madsen

Three Kings

19 Hayr Rd, unit 2:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, garage
Outcome: sold for $700,000
Agents: Margaret Johnston & Jane Chen

Attribution: Auctions.

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2 more apartments sell at Bayleys

2 apartments were sold at Bayleys auctions last week, on top of 5 at sessions in the agency’s new Wynyard Quarter auctionroom last Wednesday. Another one was sold prior and 4 were passed in.

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Queen St

Quest on Queen, 62 Queen St, unit 2D:
Features: 2-bedroom loft, 2 bathrooms, patio
Outgoings: rates $1696/year including gst; body corp levy $4828/year
Outcome: sold for $760,000
Agent: Blair Haddow

Uptown

Hopetoun Residences, 15 Hopetoun St, unit 1A:
Features: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, deck, 2 parking spaces
Outcome: sold for $1.55 million
Agents: Robyn Clark & Peter Tanner

Isthmus west

Herne Bay

42E West End Rd:
Features: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 secure parking spaces, storage
Outcome: passed in
Agent: George Passmore

Mt Roskill

1307 Dominion Rd Extension, unit 2:
Features: 115m², 2- bedroom unit, annex & conservatory
Outcome: sold prior for $685,000
Agent: Jan Honey

St Marys Bay

54 Hackett St:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, parking space
Outcome: passed in, back on market at $1.18 million
Agent: Chris Batchelor

Waterview

3 Tutuki St:
Features: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, deck
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Lisa Smyth & David Downie

South

Papatoetoe

233A St George St, unit 3:
Features: 3-bedroom unit, parking space
Outcome: passed in
Agent: Steve Gill

Attribution: Agency release.

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