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Guardian & Keystone Ridge apartments sell

A studio in the Guardian on Queen St (pictured) and a unit in Keystone Ridge, at the far end of Dominion Rd, were sold at Ray White City Apartments’ auction today.

Leasehold units in Q Central & Scene 3 and a CityZone apartment were passed in.

Bidding was moderately strong on the freehold units. For Q Central there were 2 bids and for Scene 3, with the ground lease still under review, there were none.

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Quay Park

Scene 3, 30 Beach Rd, unit 1007:
Features: leasehold, 45m², one bedroom, balcony, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1381/year including gst; body corp levy $4397/year including gst, ground rent $8759/year but under review – new ground rent will be backdated to review date 2 August 2018
Income assessment: current $565/week unfurnished, fixed until 28 April; appraisal $580-600/week furnished, $560-580/week unfurnished
Outcome: no bid
Agents: May Ma & Mark Li

Queen St

Guardian, 105 Queen St, unit 609:
Features: 32m² furnished studio, high stud, used for airBnB currently at over 90% occupancy
Outgoings: rates $1493/year including gst; body corp levy $3198/year including gst
Outcome: sold for $295,000
Agents: Mitch Agnew & Ryan Bridgman

Uptown

Q Central, 11B City Rd, unit 7D:
Features: leasehold, 62m², 2 levels, 2 bedrooms, tandem parking
Outgoings: rates $1604/year including gst; body corp levy $4221/year including gst, ground rent $9797/year fixed until December 2023, lease expires in 2086
Income assessment: $575/week ($510 for apartment, $65 for parking)
Outcome: passed in at $105,000
Agent: Josh Muriwai

CityZone, 11 Liverpool St, unit 1406:
Features: 44m², 2 bedrooms
Outgoings: rates $1265/year including gst; body corp levy $4094/year including gst
Income assessment: $500-520/week furnished
Outcome: passed in at $327,000
Agents: Susan Woods-Markwick & Liam Kyle

Isthmus west

Mt Roskill

Keystone Ridge, 3 Keystone Avenue, unit 2P:
Features: 48m², fully furnished 2 bedrooms, renovated, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1340/year including gst; body corp levy $5763/year including gst
Outcome: sold for $505,000
Agents: Mitch Agnew & Ryan Bridgman

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Emily apartment sells, vendor bids prompt value questions on others at auction

An apartment in the Emily, just off Customs St East in downtown Auckland, was sold at Ray White City Apartments’ auction today. 3 others were passed in and the auction of another was postponed a week.

The auction opened with no bid on the first property up, in Nugent Rise, Mt Eden, followed by an auctioneer’s vendor bid putting the value at close to $10,000/m².

The one unit that was sold, in the Emily, went for just under $7400/m². The grand old building (pictured above) was converted from a warehouse to apartments 45 years ago.

At the Amora apartments hotel, at the top of Vincent St, a vacant studio had a lot of price tags put on it this month. The one offer at auction was about $10,000/m² for the internal space, excluding parking, but it was back on the market post-auction at about $11,000/m² internal.

At Nugent Rise in Mt Eden, the auctioneer’s indicator worked out at about $9250/m² internal, or about $1000/m² less if the loggia (internal balcony) is counted as internal space.

All these price variables can occur for a lot of reasons – age, condition (especially remediation & its potential cost), the price of parking, and the gap between new stock & established buildings.

In the decline of the market after the global financial crisis 7-10 years ago, the slide in prices was across the board. At the moment, reasons for price movement are less clear – the availability of finance, exit of Asian buyers and uncertainty about international politics & economics are harder reasons to put precise counts on.

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Learning Quarter

Emily Apartments, 22 Emily Place, unit 5D:
Features: 71m², 2 bedrooms, the building has remediation issues
Outgoings: rates $1711/year including gst; body corp levy $8523/year including gst
Outcome: sold for $525,000 at $7394/m²
Agent: Gillian Gibson

Uptown

Q Central, 11B City Rd, unit 7D:
Features: leasehold, 62m², 2-level 2-bedroom apartment, 2 parking spaces
Income assessment: $575/week current
Outcome: auction postponed to next Thursday, 6 December
Agent: Josh Muriwai

Amora, 100 Greys Avenue, unit 811 (8K):
Features: vacant 36m² studio + 3m² balcony, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1304/year including gst; body corp levy $6526/year including gst
Outcome: bid at $350,000, vendor bid at $400,000, passed in; the unit was bought by the vendor at the end of August for $390,000, was marketed this month with a price tag of $485,000 and was back on the market post-auction at $469,000
Agent: Damian Piggin

Isthmus west

Mt Eden

Mountview, 43 Mary St:
Features: 120m², 3-level 2-bedroom terrace, tandem parking; reclad completed in 2016 & new code compliance certificate issued
Outgoings: rates $2018/year including gst; body corp levy $2973/year including gst
Outcome: passed in at $670,000
Agent: Casey Chen

Nugent Rise, 6A Nugent St, unit 107:
Features: 67m² + 8m² loggia, one bedroom, study, parking space, storage locker
Outgoings: body corp levy $2932/year including gst, $195/year for parking
Outcome: no bid; vendor bid of $700,000 placed to indicate the minimum for a multi-offer backup sale process
Agent: Casey Chen

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QVB apartment sells

One apartment in the QVB building at the corner of Queen & Victoria Sts sold and one at the top of the cbd was passed in at Ray White City Apartments’ auction today.

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Queen St

QVB, 6 Victoria St East, unit 3F:
Features: 63m², fully furnished one bedroom
Outgoings: rates $1595/year including gst; body corp levy $4820/year including gst
Income assessment: $470-500/week furnished
Outcome: sold for $450,000
Agents: Mitch Agnew & Ryan Bridgman

Uptown

Uptown, 14 Upper Queen St, unit 6G:
Features: vacant 40m² + 10m² balcony, one bedroom, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1440/year including gst; body corp levy $3400/year including gst
Income assessment: $530-580/week
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Gillian Gibson

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Studio pushes to new price level in resale as buyers put pressure on other reserves

3 of the 9 apartments auctioned at Ray White City Apartments yesterday – in 96 on Symonds, the Sapphire & Siena Terraces – were sold under the hammer.

Bidding on the studio in 96 on Symonds (pictured above) ended $31,000 above the price the owner paid at auction just 5 months ago. A number of other traders expressed surprise at the $12,056/m² price paid in June, although units smaller than the minimum that can be built these days often command higher price tags for their superior anticipated cashflow. This sale lifts the price/m² to $13,778.

Bidding on 2 units in the leasehold Landings complex beside the old Auckland railway station, and in the Manhattan on Albert St, fell about $20-30,000 short of adjusted reserves yesterday.

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Albert St

Manhattan, 105 Albert St, unit 5C:
Features: 80m², 2 bedrooms,
Outgoings: rates $1749/year including gst; body corp levy $5122/year including gst
Income assessment: $560/week, fixed unril 12 December
Outcome: passed in at $571,000
Agents: Ron Yang & Adam Gurr

Learning Quarter

96 on Symonds, 96 Symonds St, unit 1004:
Features: 18m² refurbished studio
Outgoings: rates $975/year including gst; body corp levy $2453/year including gst
Income assessment: $370-390/week
Outcome: bought for $217,000 at auction in June, sold this time for $248,000
Agents: Dominic Worthington & Ady Huang

Sapphire, 76 Wakefield St, unit 810:
Features: 53m² + 6m² balcony, 2 bedrooms,
Outgoings: rates $1478/year including gst; body corp levy $4061/year including gst after 10% prompt payment discount
Income assessment: $500/week
Outcome: sold at pre-auction offer of $485,000
Agent: Lucia Gao

Quay Park

The Landings, 8 Ronayne St, unit 810:
Features: 71m², 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, parking space; building has new code compliance certificate after remediation
Outgoings: rates $1633/year including gst; body corp levy $5548/year opex including gst, ground rent $7976/year
Income assessment: $680/week, fixed until March 2019
Outcome: passed in at $270,000
Agents: Dominic Worthington & Ady Huang

The Landings, 10 Ronayne St, unit 415:
Features: 47m² + 8m² balcony, 2 bedrooms, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1323/year including gst; body corp levy $3118/year opex including gst, ground rent $4482/year
Income assessment: $500/week, fixed until August 2019
Outcome: passed in at $204,000
Agents: Mitch Agnew & Ryan Bridgman

Uptown

SkyView, 7 Scotia Place, unit 8C:
Features: 71m², new 2 bedrooms, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1904/year including gst; estimated body corp levy $4399/year including gst
Income assessment: $750-800/week furnished
Outcome: passed in at $600,000
Agents: May Ma & Mark Li

Bianco off Queen, 2 White St, unit 12B:
Features: 57m², one bedroom, under hotel management, building has remediation issues
Outgoings: rates $6571/year including gst; body corp levy $2216/year opex including gst + special levy $5192
Income assessment: $800/week
Outcome: passed in on sole bid of $60,000
Agents: Ron Yang & Adam Gurr

Victoria Quarter

Altitude, 34 Kingston St, unit 5L:
Features: 27m², one bedroom
Outgoings: rates $1013/year including gst; body corp levy to be confirmed
Income assessment: $340/week
Outcome: passed in at $205,000
Agent: Damian Piggin

Ascent, 149 Nelson St, unit 303:
Features: one bedroom
Outcome: withdrawn from auction
Agent: Damian Piggin

Isthmus west

Grey Lynn

Siena Terraces, 6 Burgoyne St, unit 2N:
Features: 51m², one bedroom, balcony, tandem parking spaces
Outgoings: rates $1321/year including gst; body corp levy $3769/year including gst
Outcome: sold for $490,000
Agents: Judi & Michelle Yurak

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2 city apartments sell at auction

2 units were sold at Ray White City Apartments auction today, and an Onehunga townhouse was passed in.

In a market where vendors have been under pressure to meet a generally lower bidding range, the reserve on a CityZone apartment was dropped to $300,000 (about $7800/m² internal), and then dropped another $5000. In the ensuing bidding frenzy, a sale at $300,500 resulted.

A studio in Oakwood Hall on Wakefield St (pictured) sold at $8000/m² internal, so both sales were in what seems the acceptable range at the moment for good secondary stock. For comparison, a 29m² Oakwood Hall studio sold at auction in June last year for $283,000, so about $9800/m², at a time when prices for older apartments were still rising to fill the gap of about $5000/m² between them & brand-new apartments.

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Learning Quarter

Oakwood Hall, 81 Wakefield St, unit 9C:
Features: 30m² studio, 6m² balcony
Outgoings: rates $1110/year including gst; body corp levy $5261/year including gst
Income assessment: $430/week
Outcome: sold for $240,000
Agents: Damian Piggin & Krister Samuel

Uptown

CityZone, 11 Liverpool St, unit 1912:
Features: 40m² including 1.5m² balcony, 2 bedrooms
Outgoings: rates $1246/year including gst; body corp levy $4319/year including gst
Income assessment: $500/week, fixed until 15 February
Outcome: sold for $300,500
Agents: Damian Piggin & Krister Samuel

Isthmus east

Onehunga

36A Hill Rd
Features: cross-leased, 157m², refurbished 2-storey 3-bedroom townhouse, double internal-access garage
Outgoings: rates $2517/year including gst; body corp levy $/year including gst
Income assessment: $730-780/week unfurnished
Outcome: passed in at $910,000
Agent: Adam Gurr

Attribution: Auction.

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Wharf studio sells at auction

A leasehold Princes Wharf studio sold at Ray White City Apartments’ auction today, but the other 4 units on offer were all passed in. One of those was in a multi-offer as the auction ended.

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Uptown

Kiwi on Queen, 421 Queen St, unit 912:
Features: 52m², fully furnished 4 bedrooms
Outgoings: rates $1536/year including gst; body corp levy $6794/year including gst
Income assessment: $760/week, fixed until June 2019
Outcome: passed in at $482,000
Agents: Mitch Agnew & Ryan Bridgman

Victoria Quarter

Ascent, 149 Nelson St, unit 307:
Features: 42m², 2m² deck, one bedroom
Outgoings: rates $1091/year including gst; body corp levy $2298/year including gst
Income assessment: $390/week current
Outcome: passed in at $221,000
Agents: Dominic Worthington & Ady Huang

Waterfront

Princes Wharf, 139 Quay St, shed 20, unit 3:
Features: leasehold, 37m² studio, sliding panels to separate bed, deck
Outgoings: rates $1188/year including gst; opex, ground rent & rates total $18,950/year ($394.80/week), all including gst; opex $5212/year, ground rent $12,551/year; 97-year ground lease from 1999, now with 3%/year increases, next ground rent review 20139
Income assessment: $450/week, fixed until July 2019
Outcome: sold for $123,000
Agents: Dominic Worthington & Ady Huang

Isthmus east

Parnell

Stonemason’s, 27 Falcon St, unit 1E:
Features: 41m², one bedroom, basement parking space; building has remediation issues
Outgoings: rates $1340/year including gst; body corp levy $3989/year including gst
Outcome: passed in at $410,000
Agents: Judi & Michelle Yurak

Isthmus west

St Marys Bay

The Ridge, 21 Hargreaves St, unit 5F:
Features: 73.2m², 11m² balcony, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1980/year including gst; body corp levy $5938/year including gst
Income assessment: $1855/week fully serviced & furnished, minimum one-week stay; $650-700/week long-term unfurnished; $750-795/week long-term furnished
Outcome: passed in after sole bid by vendor at $900,000
Agents: Krister Samuel & Steve King

Attribution: Auction.

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2 Unilodge studios & Harvard apartment sell

Ray White City Apartments agents Josh Muriwai & Zoran Farac sold 2 Unilodge studios and a larger Harvard apartment at auction yesterday. The one other unit on offer, in Parnell, was passed in.

I’m out of town and don’t have full details from the auction, but will post them when they come through.

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Learning Quarter

Unilodge, 138 Anzac Avenue, unit 204:
Features: studio
Outcome: sold for $46,000
Agents: Josh Muriwai & Zoran Farac

Unilodge on Beach, 133 Beach Rd, unit 108:
Features: studio
Outcome: sold for $52,000
Agents: Josh Muriwai & Zoran Farac

Victoria Quarter

Harvard, 147 Hobson St, unit 88:
Features: 3 bedrooms
Outcome: sold for $330,000
Agents: Josh Muriwai & Zoran Farac

Isthmus east

Parnell

Gladstone Apartments, 118 Gladstone Rd, unit 1F:
Features: one bedroom, parking space
Outcome: passed in
Agent: Sue Holland

Attribution: Agency release.

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One apartment sold out of 9 on offer at auction

An apartment in the Volt on Queen St (pictured) was the only one of 9 units on offer to sell at Ray White City Apartments’ auction today.

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Learning Quarter

The Whitaker, 2 Whitaker Place, unit 5C:
Features: 53m², one bedroom, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1168/year including gst
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Andrew Bond

Quay Park

Mirage, 86 The Strand, unit 508:
Features: leasehold, 33m² studio, covered parking space
Outgoings: rates $1149/year including gst
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Mitch Agnew & Ryan Bridgman

Queen St

Guardian, 105 Queen St, unit 511:
Features: 35m², one bedroom
Outgoings: rates $1570/year including gst; body corp levy $3382/year
Income assessment: $480-520/week furnished
Outcome: passed in at $300,000
Agents: May Ma & Mark Li

Uptown

Volt, 430 Queen St, unit 1117:
Features: 40m², 2 bedrooms
Outgoings: rates $1304/year including gst; body corp levy $3901/year after 10% prompt payment discount
Income assessment: $490/week fixed until February
Outcome: sold for $340,000
Agents: Victor Liu

Victoria Quarter

Harvard, 147 Hobson St, unit 2F:
Features: 37m², 2 bedrooms
Outgoings: rates $1071/year including gst; body corp levy $3262/year after 10% prompt payment discount
Income assessment: $430/week current
Outcome: sole bid $280,000 from the vendor, passed in
Agent: Krister Samuel

Harvard, 147 Hobson St, unit 9J:
Features: 38m², 2 bedrooms
Outgoings: rates $1207/year including gst; body corp levy $5050/year
Income assessment: $435/week current
Outcome: passed in at $289,000
Agent: Krister Samuel

Stanford, 189 Hobson St, unit 2G:
Features: 41m², 2 bedrooms,
Outgoings: rates $1130/year including gst; body corp levy $3356/year after 10% prompt payment discount
Income assessment: $430/week current
Outcome: passed in after bid at $250,000, vendor bid at $280,000
Agent: Krister Samuel

Stanford, 189 Hobson St, unit 3B:
Features: 35m², 2 bedrooms
Outgoings: rates $1052/year including gst; body corp levy $3356/year after 10% prompt payment discount
Income assessment: $430/week current
Outcome: sole bid $280,000 from the vendor, passed in
Agent: Krister Samuel

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Albany Heights

125 Gills Rd, unit 46:
Features: 154m², 3-bedroom townhouse, 2.5 bathrooms, double garage
Outgoings: rates $1841/year including gst; body corp levy $3526/year
Income assessment: $590/week, fixed until 8 March, appraisal $600-650/week unfurnished
Outcome: passed in at $650,000
Agents: May Ma & Mark Li

Attribution: Auction.

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Eclipse & Landings units sell

An Eclipse apartment (pictured) was sold at an auction brought forward and a unit in the leasehold Landings at Quay Park was also sold under the hammer at Ray White City Apartments today.

Apartments in Zest & the Connaught and a suburban unit at Pt England were passed in.

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Learning Quarter

Connaught, 14 Waterloo Quadrant, unit 1F:
Features: 75m², 2 bedrooms, full makeover includes new kitchen & bathroom, decks off living room & both bedrooms, single internal-access garage
Outgoings: rates $2059/year including gst; body corp levy $6497/year
Outcome: passed in at $752,000
Agents: Steve & Lisa Stone

Quay Park

The Landings, 10 Ronayne St, unit 205:
Features: leasehold, 47m², 2 bedrooms (details corrected)
Outgoings: rates $1149/year including gst; body corp levy $2338/year, ground rent $1952/year (increasing to $3361/year for next term)
Income assessment: $410/week
Outcome: sold for $140,000
Agents: James Mairs & Lucia Gao

Uptown

Eclipse, 156 Vincent St, unit 1F:
Features: 41m², furnished one bedroom, 16m² private courtyard, storage locker
Outgoings: rates $1343/year including gst; body corp levy $3669/year including water
Income assessment: $450/week, fixed until next May
Outcome: sold for $350,000 at auction brought forward (acceptable offer was $345,000)
Agents: Judi & Michelle Yurak

Victoria Quarter

Zest, 72 Nelson St, unit 1223:
Features: 36m², 2 bedrooms
Outgoings: rates $1188/year including gst; body corp levy $4517/year
Income assessment: $460-480/week furnished
Outcome: passed in at $290,000
Agents: Judi & Michelle Yurak

Isthmus east

Pt England

59 Pt England Rd, unit 2:
Features: cross-lease, 291m² lot (1/3 share in 872m²), 64m² building, 2-level 2-bedroom suburban unit, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1394/year including gst
Outcome: passed in at $300,000
Agents: Stephen Ng & Ali Khandanpour

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5 apartments out of 12 sell at auction

5 of the 12 apartments auctioned at Ray White City Apartments yesterday sold under the hammer.

2 vendors had 2 apartments each up for sale and none of them sold first time round. 2 of those units in the leasehold Landings at Quay Park (pictured) sold when offered together, but the other vendor’s pair, in the Zest complex, remained unsold.

Units sold in Kiwi on Queen, Mount Terrace and at Thompson Park in Mt Wellington.

At the bottom of the market, a unit in the Unitec student accommodation village, where remediation is required, attracted just 2 bids and was passed in at $2000.

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Kitchener St

Metropolis, 1 Courthouse Lane, unit 1101:

Features: 35m², one bedroom, storage unit
Outgoings: rates $1265/year including gst; body corp levy $3516/year
Income assessment: $475/week, fixed until 16 January
Outcome: passed in at $402,000
Agents: Ron Yang & Adam Gurr

Learning Quarter

Mount Terrace Apartments, 33 Mount St, unit 15A:
Features: 61m², fully furnished 2 bedrooms
Outgoings: rates $1440/year including gst; body corp levy $7716/year including water
Outcome: sold vacant for $390,000
Agent: Victor Liu

The Wakefield, 18 Wakefield St, unit 7F:
Features: 56m², vacant one bedroom
Outgoings: rates $1362/year including gst; body corp levy $2895/year
Income assessment: $550-580/week furnished
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Dominic Worthington & Ady Huang

Quay Park

The Landings, 10 Ronayne St, units 410 & 510:
Features: both leasehold, each 53m², 2 bedrooms, parking space
Outgoings: unit 410 – rates $1362/year including gst; body corp operational levy $4035/year, ground rent $5800/year; unit 510 – rates $1381/year including gst; body corp operational levy $4172/year, ground rent $5998/year
Income assessment: both $550/week current
Outcome: each passed in at $205,000; both units sold together for $450,000
Agents: Dominic Worthington & Ady Huang

The Landings, 8 Ronayne St, unit 1002:
Features: leasehold, 51m², 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, balcony, tandem parking
Outgoings: rates $1498/year including gst; body corp operational levy $4768/year, ground rent $6955/year
Outcome: passed in after bid at $210,000 & vendor bid at $225,000
Agents: Dominic Worthington & Ady Huang

Uptown

Kiwi On Queen, 421 Queen St, unit 211:
Features: 45m², fully furnished 2 bedrooms
Outgoings: rates $1265/year including gst; body corp levy $4973/year including water
Income assessment: $500-520/week furnished
Outcome: sold vacant for $420,500
Agents: May Ma & Mark Li

Victoria Quarter

Zest, 72 Nelson St, units 214 & 415:
Features: each 23m², fully furnished one bedroom
Outgoings: unit 214 – rates $926/year including gst, body corp levy $2014/year; unit 415 – rates $936/year including gst, body corp levy $2071/year
Income assessment: each $300/week, current
Outcome: unit 214 – passed in at $160,000; unit 415 – passed in at $155,000; units 415 & 214 together – passed in after bid at $300,000, vendor bid at $400,000
Agent: Victor Liu

Isthmus east

Mt Wellington

Thompson Park Apartments, 8 Thompson Park Rd, unit 32:

Features: 98.26m² including 11.42m² of balconies, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, study, storage locker, 2 parking spaces
Outgoings: rates $1844/year including gst; body corp levy $3395/year
Income assessment: $650-700/week
Outcome: sold for $740,000
Agent: Steve King

Isthmus west

Eden Terrace

Uptown on New North Rd, 83 New North Rd, unit GB:
Features: 83m² ground-floor apartment on 113m², 2 bedrooms, patio, 2 parking spaces
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Andrew Bond

Pt Chevalier

125 Carrington Rd, Building 310, door 9:
Features: leasehold, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, one of 45 apartments containing 130 rooms under management in Unitec student accommodation village, remedial work for weathertightness issues not yet completed – body corporate approved for financial assistance under an MBIE (Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment) claim
Outgoings: rates $1607/year including gst; body corp levy $6210/year – ground rent being reviewed to market after initial period of 10c/year peppercorn rent, negotiation range $3621-5965/year + gst; buyer to pay any levy to cover new ground rent
Income assessment: each room $245/week during 2 semesters in pooled scheme; owner also benefits from share of rental pool; gross rent for both units $13,423/year in April 2018 year, net $6726/year
Outcome: property offered on an ‘as is, where is’ basis, passed in at $2000
Agents: James Mairs & Andrew Bond

Attribution: Auction.

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