Each month we publish a factsheet for each region of the country as well as a national report to provide an insight to the key numbers that detail the health of the property market across the country.
These reports for the month of April cover all 16 provincial regions as well as reports covering the 3 main metropolitan regions of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. The Auckland report is divided up into each of the main metro areas (North Shore, Waitakere, Manukau as well as Auckland City).
Each factsheet provides the key numbers in table and chart form using the key statistics from the Real Estate Institute of NZ and Realestate.co.nz. This provides the number of property sales in the month, the median sales price for those property sales, the inventory of unsold properties on the market, as well as the number and the asking price expectation of new listings brought onto the market in the month.
National Property Pulse
The national NZ property pulse factsheet for April 2011 is published using data from Realestate.co.nz and REINZ (Real Estate Institute of NZ).
Property sales across the country 4,987 in the month showed no growth on a seasonally adjusted basis in April but remain 4% below the levels of sales a year ago. The inventory of unsold houses on the market at 53 weeks of equivalent sales continues to sit well above the long-term average of 41 weeks.
The stratified mean sales price for property sales across the country at $365,593 is exactly the same as compared to a year ago, but has shown growth over the prior 2 months. The asking price expectation of new listings though rose in April to a new record high of $429,249, which is 2% up as compared to a year ago.
The level of new listings coming onto the market in April at 10,181 was down significantly from March and down 17% as compared to a year ago.