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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

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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

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Random numbers aren’t proper at auctions, are they?

When you see the results of auctions, the sale prices almost invariably end with 3 zeroes. Imagine, then, a bid of a seemingly random number which even the bidder looked like having trouble remembering. And raises of just $4, followed by one of $112.

This unusual auction played out at City Sales yesterday on the fifth of 6 apartments on the auction list, the second unit in the 96 on Symonds building (pictured above) to be offered on the day.

Bidders had struggled from an opening price of $195,000 for the 2-bedroom unit to $220,000, when auctioneer Kim Spark declared it was on the market. A woman, who’d been pushing a pram back & forth before holding her young child in her arms, offered a small raise which Mr Spark didn’t want to accept.

And so began the series of unusual bids, starting with an increase from $220,000 to $222,379. Sales agent Tina Bartlett, with a buyer on the phone, countered by doing the normal rounded bid to $223,000. Back came the woman with the child, offering $223,157, which Ms Bartlett raised to $223,161.

Occasionally there were what you might call regular bids, zeroed off.

Mr Spark maintained his cool and did better than many auctioneers at rattling off odd numbers, but the room wasn’t cool. Bidders don’t pick numbers out of thin air. Ms Bartlett was clearly frustrated.

An auction can take a long time by rising in $1000 or $500 steps and nobody will be too concerned. But odd numbers? Not the same.

I enjoyed the moment for the exercise in tactics, and because somebody dared to step outside convention. That convention has a reserve price set but not disclosed – and possibly reset if all is not going well – and it doesn’t really matter what the bids are up to that point so long as the auctioneer sees progress, although auctioneers generally try to keep proceedings under control with large-figure steps at first.

The other part of the convention is that, although raises may be very small once a property is declared on the market, mostly they’re rounded. And, mostly, that seems to be for the benefit of the auctioneer, even though they normally have somebody alongside writing the bids down.

The unusual bidding on this apartment took the price up just $20,000 before the woman with the child dropped out. The phone bidder had persevered and won. There was a sense of relief around the room, frazzled onlookers could relax. The woman who came second headed for the lift, having got her child to sleep while upsetting everybody else’s equilibrium.

The other unit at 96 on Symonds on the auction list was passed in, 2 of the other 4 units on the list were sold under the hammer and a Shed 23 apartment on Princes Wharf was sold shortly after the auction.

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96 on Symonds, 96 Symonds St, unit 406:
Features: 41m², 2 bedrooms, deck
Outgoings: rates $1189/year including gst; body corp levy $4030/year
Income assessment: in management agreement, currently $480/week
Outcome: sold for $240,000
Agents: Tina Bartlett

96 on Symonds, 96 Symonds St, unit 708:
Features: 45m², 2 bedrooms, deck, storage locker, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1341/year including gst; body corp levy $5385/year
Outcome: passed in at $425,000
Agents: Iona Rodrigues

Oakwood, 81 Wakefield St, unit 6B:
Features: 29m², fully furnished studio, deck
Outgoings: rates $999/year including gst; body corp levy $4080/year
Income assessment: $400/week current
Outcome: sold for $275,000
Agents: Steve Kirk & Habeeb Urrahman

Waterfront

Princes Wharf, 145 Quay St, shed 23, unit 65:
Features: leasehold, 108m², 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, deck, parking space under long-term carpark licence
Outgoings: rates $2545/year including gst; body corp opex levy $16,942/year including gst, ground rent $25,241/year including gst
Outcome: passed in after sole vendor bid of $250,000, sold post-auction for an undisclosed price
Agents: Tina Bartlett & Tricia Carlson

Isthmus west

Eden Terrace

Fleetwood, 19-35 Fleet St, unit C6:
Features: 86m², 2 bedrooms, 17m² deck, parking space; new code compliance certificate issued in 2016
Outgoings: rates $1549/year including gst; body corp levy $3689/year
Income assessment: $620-680/week
Outcome: passed in at $530,000
Agents: Tina Bartlett

Grey Lynn

One on Ophir, 1 Ophir St, unit 3B:
Features: 65m², 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, deck, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1524/year including gst; body corp levy $4520/year
Income assessment: appraisal $650/week
Outcome: sold for $600,000
Agents: Anna Birkenhead

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New auctionroom isn’t supported by first results

A new auctionroom (one floor up, same building at 445 Karangahape Rd) and a large crowd in for City Sales’ first auction of the year didn’t help with the results. All 4 apartments on offer were passed in.

For the last of them, a leasehold unit on Princes Wharf, auctioneer Kim Spark was looking for bids over $400,000 and was hardly impressed with offers of $110,000 & $150,000. It took 6 bids to reach his preferred starting range and the apartment was passed in at $415,000.

Before that, 2 units in the Citta building at the corner of Symonds St & Khyber Pass Rd and one in the Prince Albert on Albert St attracted only a handful of bids between them.

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Albert St

Prince Albert, 41 Albert St, unit 2F:
Features: 85m², 2 bedrooms, 1½ bathrooms, deck, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1544/year including gst for unit, $906 for parking; body corp levy $8175/year for unit, $337 for parking
Outcome: passed in after bid at $450,000 vendor raise to $475,000
Agents: Tania Toparea

Waterfront

Princes Wharf, 143 Quay St, shed 24, unit 34:
Features: leasehold, 119m², 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 55m² deck, parking lease option possible
Outgoings: rates $3648/year including gst; body corp levy $18,259/year opex, ground lease $15,327/year
Outcome: passed in at $415,000
Agents: Anna Birkenhead

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Grafton

Citta, 182-186 Symonds St, unit 315:
Features: 67m², 2 bedrooms, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1587/year including gst; body corp levy $4567/year
Outcome: passed in at $530,000
Agents: Lucy Piatov & Chris Bell

Citta, 182-186 Symonds St, unit 421:
Features: 28m² studio, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1017/year including gst; body corp levy $2514/year
Outcome: passed in at $312,000
Agents: Lucy Piatov & Chris Bell

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Barclay Suites unit sells

The one property listed at City Sales’ last auction for the year, a one-bedroom unit in Barclay Suites, was sold under the hammer yesterday. City Sales’ next auction is scheduled for Wednesday 1 February at 12.30pm.

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Albert St

Barclay Suites, 74 Albert St, unit 2304:
Features: 45m², one bedroom, Juliet balcony
Outgoings: rates $3257/year including gst; body corp levy $5078/year
Outcome: sold for $365,000
Agent: Anna Birkenhead

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Propbd on Q Th1Dec16 – auction results galore – apartments, cross-leases, Total Property

I have a large volume of auction results in various stages of processing, so you can check whether they’ve sold while I continue with the full details for each one.

Ray White City Apartments Thursday:

Tetra House, 85 Wakefield St, unit 606, sold for $365,000
One on Ophir, 1 Ophir St, unit 1A, sold for $583,900
Waterloo Towers, 20 Waterloo Quadrant, unit 8, sold for $650,000
Queens Residence, 8 Airedale St, unit 1507, no bid
Ellerslie Court, 3A Harrison Rd, unit 6, no bid
Aura, 53 Cook St, unit 1315, passed in at $410,000
Pulse, 80 Richmond Rd, unit 3S, passed in with vendor indicator bid of $400,000
Wiltshire, 89 Victoria St West, unit 2C, no bid

Barfoot & Thompson Thursday afternoon residential (apartments, townhouses & cross-leases only):

Mt Albert, 41 Owairaka Avenue, unit 3, cross-leased unit, sold for $695,000
Onehunga, 12A Wallath Rd, cross-lease, sold for $740,000
Onehunga, 40 Spring St, unit 1, no bid
Onehunga, 93Q Mays Rd, terrace, no bid
Meadowbank, 146 St Johns Rd, unit 8, no bid
Greenlane, 15 Matai Rd, unit 1, cross-leased unit, passed in
Royal Oak, 16 Boyd Avenue, unit 2, cross-leased unit, no bid
18 Wakefield St, unit 3H, apartment, sold for $700,000
Greenlane, 3A Nolan Rd, cross-lease, passed in
Blockhouse Bay, 158 & 160 Boundary Rd, 2 units, withdrawn from auction
Howick, 57B Cook St, cross-lease, sold for $965,000

Barfoot & Thompson Thursday apartments & commercial:

Grey Lynn, 376 Great North Rd, commercial building, sold for $3.85 million
Metropolis, 1 Courthouse Lane, unit 2302, passed in at $430,000
Darlinghurst, 50 Eden Crescent, unit 1C, passed in at $405,000
Newmarket, 8 Clayton St, unit 23, sold for $450,000
Harvard, 147 Hobson St, unit 10P, sold for $486,000

Barfoots Wednesday afternoon residential (apartments, townhouses & cross-leases only):

Three Kings, 26A Princes Avenue, cross-lease, sold for $1.01 million
Epsom, 9 Karetu Rd, cross-lease, sold for $2.2 million
Freemans Bay, 11 Sheridan Lane, cross-leased unit, sold for $1.44 million
Remuera, 3G Laxon Terrace, unit, passed in
Mt Eden, 72 Prospect Terrace, unit 2, cross-leased townhouse, no bid
Mt Eden, 39A View Rd, cross-lease, sold for $1.355 million
Grey Lynn, 61 Wellpark Avenue, cross-lease, no bid
Epsom, 593 Manukau Rd, unit 2, cross-leased unit, passed in
Greenlane, 170 Green Lane West, unit 6, in body corporate, passed in
Avondale, 1, 1A & 3 Glendon Avenue, 3 houses on separate titles, total 2276m², no bid
Remuera, 90 Remuera Rd, unit 15, cross-leased apartment, no bid
Epsom, 53 Disraeli St, unit 1, cross-lease, sold for $1.255 million
Western Springs, 27 Bannerman Rd, cross-lease, no bid
Avondale, 6 Methuen Rd, cross-lease, sold for $992,000
Sandringham, 94 St Lukes Rd, unit 3, cross-lease, no bid
Avondale, 32 Powell St, house in body corporate, sold for $805,000
Onehunga, 8 Inkerman St, unit 9, cross-leased unit, passed in
Sunnyvale, 123 Millbrook Rd, unit 1, cross-lease, no bid

Barfoots Wednesday morning residential (apartments, townhouses & cross-leases only):

Glendowie, 32 Roberta Avenue, unit 4, cross-leased unit, sold for $1.35 million
Glendowie, 36 Wendover Rd, cross-lease, sold for $1.32 million
Kohimarama, 38 Whytehead Crescent, unit 1, cross-leased unit, no bid
St Heliers, 42 Sylvia Rd, cross-lease, passed in

Bayleys Wednesday residential:

148 Quay St, unit 11C, apartment, passed in (vendor bid at $1.2 million)
Herne Bay, 2 Herne Bay Rd, unit 4, cross-leased unit, sold for $800,000
St Heliers, 24 Auckland Rd, unit 4, cross-lease, passed in at $950,000
Te Atatu South, 132 Edmonton Rd, unit 3, cross-lease, passed in at $650,000
Bianco off Queen, 8 White St, unit 6A, apartment, sold for $650,000
Metropolis, 1 Courthouse Lane, unit 2312, apartment, passed in at $775,000
Henderson, 16 Frank Evans Place, unit 1, cross-leased townhouse, no bid
Pt Chevalier, 209A Pt Chevalier Rd, cross-leased unit, sold for $764,000

Bayleys Wednesday Total Property commercial:

205 Federal St, unit R1, passed in at $475,000
23 Whitaker Place, units 110 & 111, sold for $150,000
Mid-City, 239 Queen St, unit 2A, no bid
105 Symonds St, shop 5, Nata Portuguese Bakery, passed in at $500,000
105 Symonds St, shop 9, laundromat, passed in at $350,000
105 Symonds St, shop 11, The Corner Café, passed in at $500,000
103-105 Symonds St, unit 15, Anytime Fitness, withdrawn from auction
Onehunga, 106 Beachcroft Avenue, sold vacant for $1.505 million
Onehunga, 255 Onehunga Mall, sold for $2.21 million
Otahuhu, 121 Church St, declared reserve of $800,000, sold prior for $933,000
Panmure, 141-157 Queens Rd, no bid, Mark Pittaway
Penrose, 419B Church St East, passed in after vendor bid at $3.7 million
Morningside, 4 Taylors Rd, sold vacant for $2.9 million
Pt Chevalier, 1191 Great North Rd, sold for $155 million
Birkenhead, 268 Onewa Rd, unit 10A, withdrawn from auction
Torbay, 934 Beach Rd, sold for $1.8 million

Warkworth, stage 3 of the Grange, 67 Auckland Rd:
Unit 5A, Cizzlin, sold for $1.005 million at a 6.47% yield
Unit 13B, The Grange Bakery, sold for $560,000 at a 5.34% yield
Unit 11, Fish Nets, sold for $565,000 at a 5.48% yield
Unit 14, Green Bay Fruit & Veg, passed in after vendor bid at $1.25 million
Unit 22, Cross Gate Variety Store, withdrawn from auction

Henderson, 349 Great North Rd, sold for $1.045 million
Henderson, Lincoln North shopping centre, 192 Lincoln Rd, unit B4, sold for $465,000
East Tamaki, 12 Amera Place, unit 5, passed in at $900,000
East Tamaki, 9-11 Nandina Avenue, sold for $2.86 million
Howick, 8-14 Moore St, passed in at $2.11 million
Manukau, 792 Great South Rd, unit 6, passed in at $750,000
Papatoetoe, 52-58A St George St, no bid
Pukekohe, 1722 & 1748 Buckland Rd, no bid
Napier, 359 Marine Parade, sold for $3.75 million
Whitianga, 17 Monk St, sold for $1.03 million

City Sales Wednesday:

Eden Apartments, 32 Eden Crescent, unit 10D, sold prior
96 on Symonds, 96 Symonds St, unit 101, passed in at $321,000
Connaught, 14 Waterloo Quadrant, unit 4K, sold for $340,500
CityZone, 11 Liverpool St, unit 1107, passed in at $340,000
Grey Lynn, 33 Mackelvie St, unit 1C, passed in at $410,000

Colliers Wednesday:

Takanini, 9 Walters Rd, sold vacant for $1.2 million

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Connaught studio sells

One apartment on Eden Crescent sold prior and a Connaught unit sold under the hammer at City Sales’ auction today. The other 3 units on the auction list were passed in.

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Eden Apartments, 32 Eden Crescent, unit 10D:
Features: one bedroom
Outcome: sold prior
Agents: Gabrielle Hoffmann & Nicola Hunt

96 on Symonds, 96 Symonds St, unit 101:
Features: 41m², 2 bedrooms
Outgoings: rates $1265/year including gst; body corp levy $3506/year
Outcome: passed in at $321,000
Agent: Iona Rodrigues

Connaught, 14 Waterloo Quadrant, unit 4K
Features: 33m² studio including balcony
Outgoings: rates $1202/year including gst; body corp levy $2643/year
Outcome: sold for $340,500
Agents: Maryanne Wong & Tina Bartlett

Uptown

CityZone, 11 Liverpool St, unit 1107:
Features: 62m², 3 bedrooms, 2 decks
Outgoings: rates $1468/year including gst; body corp levy $3904/year
Outcome: passed in at $340,000
Agents: Lucy Piatov & Chris Bell

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Grey Lynn

33 Mackelvie St, unit 1C:
Features: 59m², one bedroom, deck, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1435/year including gst; body corp levy $3234/year
Outcome: passed in at $410,000
Agents: Lucy Piatov & Chris Bell

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2 apartments sell at City Sales

2 apartments were sold at City Sales’ auction yesterday and negotiations were underway post-auction on the third.

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Tower Hill, 8 Emily Place, unit 6B:
Features: 50m², one bedroom, deck, storage locker, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1532/year including gst; body corp levy $3627/year
Outcome: sold for $615,000
Agents: Tina Bartlett

Isthmus east

Newmarket

Quest Newmarket (Mandalay), 31 Davis Crescent, unit 6B:
Features: split-level furnished 3-bedroom penthouse, 2 bathrooms, deck, 2 parking spaces
Outgoings: rates $7509/year including gst; body corp levy $11,001/year
Outcome: passed in at $350,000, in multi-offer negotiations
Agents: Lucy Piatov & Chris Bell

Isthmus west

Grey Lynn

15 Scanlan St, unit B7:
Features: 104m², 3 levels, 2 bedrooms, deck, double garage
Outgoings: rates $2033/year including gst; body corp levy $3092/year
Outcome: sold for $750,000
Agents: Lucy Piatov & Chris Bell

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Madison House apartment passed in

The one apartment auctioned at City Sales today – a one-bedroom unit in the former Feltex House, now Madison House, on Symonds St – attracted just one bid and was passed in.

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Eden Terrace

Madison House, 145 Symonds St, unit 707:
Features: 54m², one bedroom, deck, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1232/year including gst; body corp levy $5747/year
Outcome: passed in on sole bid of $510,000
Agents: Steve Kirk & Habeeb Urrahman

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3 apartments all passed in

All 3 apartments were passed in at City Sales’ auction yesterday.

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Eden Apartments, 32 Eden Crescent, unit 13H:
Features: 36m², 2 bedrooms
Outgoings: rates $1329/year including gst; body corp levy $3147/year
Outcome: passed in after bid at $325,000, vendor bid at $350,000
Agents: Gabrielle Hoffman & Nicola Hunt

Eden Apartments, 32 Eden Crescent, unit GC:
Features: 72m², 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, deck, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1620/year including gst; body corp levy $2805/year
Outcome: passed in at $550,000
Agent: Trisha Shanaghan

Queen St

The Met, 11 Durham St East, unit 6L:
Features: 32m² internal, 36m² deck, studio; the building is undergoing remedial works, for which special levies of $46,114 have been paid
Outgoings: rates $987/year including gst; body corp levy $2241/year
Outcome: passed in after bid at $380,000, vendor bid at $385,000
Agent: Tanya Rotherham

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Updated: 2 apartments sell at City Sales, another post-auction

Published 19 October 2016, updated 21 October 2016:
2 of the 5 city apartments auctioned at City Sales on Wednesday were sold under the hammer, one in the Connaught (pictured) and the other at Q Central.

One more, a unit in 96 on Symonds, was sold on Thursday and the Portland Tower unit is under offer.

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Updated: 96 on Symonds, 96 Symonds St, unit 1308:
Features: 44m², 2 bedrooms, deck
Outgoings: rates $1278/year including gst; body corp levy $4186/year
Outcome: passed in at $370,000, sold post-auction, price confidential
Agents: Maryanne Wong

Connaught, 14 Waterloo Quadrant, unit 11D (pictured):
Features: 58m², one bedroom, deck, storage locker, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1798/year including gst; body corp levy $5199/year
Outcome: sold for $710,000
Agents: Chris Bell & Lucy Piatov

Queen St

Updated: Portland Tower, 62 Queen St, unit 4E:
Features: 48m², one bedroom, deck
Outgoings: rates $1341/year including gst; body corp levy $5687/year
Outcome: no bid, under offer post-auction
Agents: Chris Bell & Lucy Piatov

Uptown

Q Central, 44-58 Liverpool St, unit 3B:
Features: leasehold, 59m², 2 bedrooms, deck, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1316/year including gst; ground lease $7642/year, body corp levy $38857/year
Income assessment: $550/week
Outcome: sold for $160,000
Agents: Chris Bell & Lucy Piatov

Victoria Quarter

Oaks on Hobson, 188 Hobson St, unit 607:
Features: 51m², 2 bedrooms
Outgoings: rates $1240/year including gst; body corp levy $5859/year
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Chris Bell & Lucy Piatov

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