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Property Pulse – October 2011

Posted on: November 29th, 2011 | Filed in Featured, Property Pulse - Regional Market Report

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 October 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 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.

Metropolitan Areas

Auckland City

North Shore





Provincial Areas




Bay of Plenty

Central North Island

Hawkes Bay



Manawatu / Wanganui




West Coast


Queenstown Lakes


National Property Pulse

The national NZ property pulse factsheet for October 2011 is published using data from and REINZ (Real Estate Institute of NZ).

Property sales across the country totalled 5,007 in the month showed a fall on a seasonally adjusted basis in October and a significant 28% rise as compared to October 2010. The inventory of unsold houses on the market at 38 weeks of equivalent sales continues to sit below the long-term average of 41 weeks.

The stratified mean sales price for property sales across the country at $368,200 is up 3% as compared to a year ago, and continues to show slow but steady rise over the past year. The asking price expectation of new listings rose to a new peak in October of $434,161, which is 3% up as compared to a year ago.

The level of new listings coming onto the market in October at 11,312 was up very slightly from the prior month and down 5% as compared to a year ago.

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