About Good Returns  |  Advertise  |  Contact Us  |  Terms & Conditions  |  RSS Feeds Other Sites:   tmmonline.nz  |   landlords.co.nz
Last Article Uploaded: Thursday, November 14th, 4:25PM
Mortgage Rates Daily Commentary
Thursday 14 November 2019  Add your comment
Westpac moves to cut turnaround times; OCR on hold

At the TMM Better Business Conference this week, Westpac unveiled plans to cut turnaround times and overhaul the mortgage approval process. Find out more: [READ ON].

The OCR was kept on hold yesterday, but wholesale interest rates shot up. No mortgage rate changes from the banks yet. Here's how market rates are shaping up.

rss
Latest Headlines

Property market reignites

Property sellers’ confidence returned in March and the average asking price for a property in New Zealand increased to a new record of $573,000, according to the latest Trade Me Property Price Index.

Wednesday, April 13th 2016, 9:31AM

The average asking price was up four per cent on February’s data.

Head of Trade Me Property Nigel Jeffries said it was a significant reversal of the slow down in the property market last year.

“It looks like the New Zealand property market is charging ahead again after being in the doldrums a little since November. Following this latest increase, we’ve seen the average asking price grow by almost $60,000 in the last 12 months.”

Mr Jeffries said large houses (5+ bedrooms) had reached a significant milestone, with the average asking price now over $1 million for the first time. “Seeing a housing segment jump past the million dollar mark is an indication of just how strong our property market is at the moment.”

Larger houses represent more than 10 per cent of all properties on the market and 2,800 are currently listed on Trade Me Property. Auckland has a higher proportion with over 1,000 larger houses for sale.

“Large houses have been one of the strongest housing segments over recent months with a rise of over 50 per cent in the average asking price over the past five years,” Mr Jeffries said. “They’ve topped a new record too, landing at $1.03m in March.”

Auckland leads the market for these large 5+ bedroom houses with an average asking price of $1,293,600 – up $226,850 in the past year or 21.3 per cent.

Monthly Change New Zealand

Auckland charges on
The Auckland property market has surged ahead again after some quiet months. In March the average asking price for new listings reached a new record high of $834,500, up 2.1 per cent for the month and up 16.5 per cent year-on-year.

“That 12-month increase represents a massive increase of $118,500, equating to around $10,000 per month in potential capital appreciation,” Mr Jeffries said.

Auckland’s resurgence has seen average asking prices in the city increase by a massive $332,300 since March 2011, equivalent to a 66 per cent lift.

Five Year Trend New Zealand

The rest of NZ picks up the pace behind the City of Sails
Outside Auckland, the average asking price of a typical property rose by 2 per cent in the three months to March, setting another new record high of $439,650. There had been a healthy $25,000 increase in the average asking price over the past 12 months, or 6.4 per cent.

Since March 2011, the average asking price for a property outside Auckland has risen by $95,700 or 27.8 per cent.

Stronger property market across most regions

Average asking prices increased in most regions over the past year, with Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Waikato and Hawke’s Bay all seeing impressive double-digit jumps. “The new powerhouse regions of recent times are the Bay of Plenty and the Waikato which are undoubtedly benefiting from the Auckland halo effect,” Mr Jeffries said.

“The Bay of Plenty saw a rise in average asking prices of 14.4 per cent in March and landed at $517,300 – another record high and confirming its place as the second most expensive behind only Auckland.”

Mr Jeffries said the Waikato was also “powering along” with 14.3 per cent year-on-year growth adding over $50,000 to the average asking price in the past year, to a record value of $436,650. “The region’s five-year growth is lower than the Bay of Plenty at 25 per cent, but the last six months has seen stellar growth of 12%.

The only declines were in Gisborne and Taranaki.

Large and small gains by house size
While large homes broke the $1m mark for the first time, small houses (1 & 2 bedrooms) also broke a new record high and went through the $300,000 barrier outside Auckland for the first time.

Small houses represent one in six properties for sale outside of Auckland, with more than 3,000 on the market. The average asking price represents a 9.8 per cent increase over the past year, adding more than $27,000 to the price expectation.

Apartments bounce back                             
March saw the Auckland apartment market bounce back after steady reductions from the $600,000+ record average asking price in November last year. Average asking prices for apartments in the city increased by 7 per cent in March, adding over $36,000 to the average asking price to take it up to $550,050. This resurgence was not replicated across the other metro areas, with both Wellington and Christchurch seeing average asking prices decline year-on-year.

Units have seen some significant rises in average asking prices over recent months, but have shown signs of easing this month. Aucklanders remain keen average asking prices hitting another new high of $571,400, up 22 per cent in the past year.

 

Tags: property investment

« NZ Post sells Kiwibank stakePredicting the RBNZ's next OCR announcement a head scratcher »

Special Offers

Comments from our readers

No comments yet

Sign In to add your comment

 

print

Printable version  

print

Email to a friend
Mortgage Rates Table

Full Rates Table | Compare Rates

Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
ANZ 5.19 4.05 3.95 4.49
ANZ Special - 3.55 3.45 3.99
ASB Bank 5.20 4.05 3.95 4.39
ASB Bank Special - 3.55 3.45 3.89
BNZ - Classic - 3.55 3.45 3.99
BNZ - Mortgage One 5.90 - - -
BNZ - Rapid Repay 5.35 - - -
BNZ - Std, FlyBuys 5.30 4.45 4.35 4.55
BNZ - TotalMoney 5.30 - - -
China Construction Bank 5.50 4.70 4.80 4.95
China Construction Bank Special - 3.19 3.19 3.19
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Credit Union Auckland 5.95 - - -
Credit Union Baywide 6.15 4.95 4.95 -
Credit Union North 6.45 - - -
Credit Union South 6.45 - - -
Finance Direct - - - -
First Credit Union 5.85 3.99 4.49 -
Heartland 6.70 7.00 7.25 7.85
Heartland Bank - Online - - - -
Heretaunga Building Society 5.75 4.80 4.95 -
HSBC Premier 5.24 3.35 3.35 3.35
HSBC Premier LVR > 80% - - - -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
HSBC Special - - - -
ICBC 5.15 3.18 3.18 3.20
Kainga Ora 5.18 4.04 3.95 4.39
Kiwibank 5.80 4.30 4.20 4.64
Kiwibank - Capped - - - -
Kiwibank - Offset 5.15 - - -
Kiwibank Special - 3.55 3.45 3.89
Liberty 5.69 - - -
Napier Building Society - - - -
Nelson Building Society 5.70 4.25 4.15 -
Pepper Money Near Prime 5.64 - 5.44 5.44
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Pepper Money Prime 5.18 - 4.98 4.98
Pepper Money Specialist 7.59 - 7.39 7.39
Resimac 4.50 4.86 3.89 3.94
RESIMAC Special - - - -
SBS Bank 5.29 4.85 5.05 5.49
SBS Bank Special - ▼3.55 3.39 3.89
Sovereign 5.30 4.15 4.29 4.55
Sovereign Special - 3.65 3.75 4.05
The Co-operative Bank - Owner Occ 5.15 3.49 3.59 3.89
The Co-operative Bank - Standard 5.15 3.99 4.09 4.39
TSB Bank 6.09 4.35 4.25 4.69
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
TSB Special 5.29 3.55 3.45 3.89
Wairarapa Building Society 5.70 4.85 4.99 -
Westpac 5.34 4.15 4.09 4.49
Westpac - Offset 5.34 - - -
Westpac Special - 3.55 3.45 3.99
Median 5.34 4.04 4.09 4.39

Last updated: 11 November 2019 4:01pm

Previous News

MORE NEWS»

News Bites
Compare Mortgage Rates
Compare
From
To
For

To graph multiple lenders, hold down Ctrl key while clicking in list box

Also compare rates to OCR
Find a Mortgage Broker

Add your company

Use map
About Us  |  Advertise  |  Contact Us  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Privacy Policy  |  RSS Feeds  |  Letters  |  Archive  |  Toolbox
 
Site by Web Developer and eyelovedesign.com