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Big bikkies for beach baches

Many Kiwis are now seeing coastal land as a first-class investment, while "absolute beachfront" properties in particular are fetching some colossal prices.

Wednesday, February 28th 2001, 2:08PM

by Paul McBeth

Many Kiwis now see coastal land as a first-class investment, while "absolute beachfront" properties in particular are fetching some colossal prices

Many Kiwis are now seeing coastal land as a first-class investment, while "absolute beachfront" properties in particular are fetching some colossal prices.

The latest bulletin from Bayleys Research lists some recent sales for beachfront properties near Auckland, including:

  • A basic bach with a long drop on 945 sq m at Beach Parade, Oneroa, Waiheke Island: this sold for $700,000.
  • A fibrolite bach on 1,179m at Kuaotunu near Whitianga: $614,000.
  • A house at Omaha (an easy drive from Auckland) on 1,018 sq m sold for $1.2 million. Bayleys says that Omaha properties that are on the beach and have good views are selling for well over $1 million, while houses one row back - even those with beach access - are selling for $500,000 to $600,000.

Bayleys Research says that more and more New Zealanders are realising that their beachfront house is not just a holiday home but that it's fast becoming the family nest egg. It says that the value of prime beachfront sections can now be worth two or three times more than a section one back from the beach.

"In essence, a two-tier market has evolved as a result of limited supply and excess demand for prime beachfront properties.

"While this demand is strong around out-of-Auckland beaches, similar markets have evolved around Wellington and Christchurch."

 

 

 

Paul is a staff writer for Good Returns based in Wellington.

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Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
ANZ 5.64 4.75 4.85 4.99
ANZ Special - 4.25 4.35 -
ASB Bank 5.55 4.69 ▼4.75 5.25
ASB Bank Special - ▲4.25 ▼4.19 4.65
BankDirect 5.55 4.69 ▼4.75 5.25
BankDirect Special - ▲4.25 ▼4.19 4.65
BNZ - Mortgage One 6.30 - - -
BNZ - Rapid Repay 5.75 - - -
BNZ - Special - 4.25 4.39 4.64
BNZ - Std, FlyBuys 5.69 4.85 4.89 4.99
BNZ - TotalMoney 5.69 - - -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Credit Union Auckland 6.70 - - -
Credit Union Baywide 5.95 ▼4.99 ▼4.99 -
Credit Union North 6.45 - - -
Credit Union South 6.45 - - -
Finance Direct 6.10 6.45 6.69 7.10
First Credit Union 5.85 - - -
Heartland 6.70 7.00 7.25 7.85
Heretaunga Building Society 5.60 4.85 4.90 -
Housing NZ Corp 5.55 4.69 4.85 4.99
HSBC Premier 6.10 4.25 4.39 4.59
HSBC Premier LVR > 80% - - - -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
HSBC Special - 4.25 4.25 -
ICBC 5.60 4.39 4.69 4.99
Kiwibank 5.45 4.70 4.75 4.75
Kiwibank - Capped - - - -
Kiwibank - Offset 5.50 - - -
Kiwibank Special - 4.29 4.25 4.85
Liberty - - - -
Napier Building Society 6.50 5.80 6.70 -
Nelson Building Society 6.10 4.85 4.99 -
NZ Home Loans 5.85 4.69 4.75 5.09
Perpetual Trust 7.70 - - -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Resimac 5.59 5.24 5.29 5.39
SBS Bank 5.59 4.75 4.89 4.99
SBS Bank Special - 4.10 4.29 4.65
Sovereign 5.65 4.69 ▼4.75 5.09
Sovereign Special - ▲4.25 ▼4.19 4.65
The Co-operative Bank 5.45 4.25 4.35 4.65
TSB Bank 5.54 4.85 4.95 5.25
TSB Special - 4.35 4.19 4.79
Wairarapa Building Society 6.20 5.75 5.95 -
Westpac 5.75 4.79 4.89 4.99
Westpac - Capped rates - 5.15 5.25 -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Westpac - Offset 5.75 - - -
Westpac Special - 4.25 4.39 4.80
Median 5.75 4.69 4.75 4.99

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