Howick and Pakuranga Times
Botany and Ormiston Times : Botany and Ormiston Times Thursday April 23 2015
22 — Botany and Ormiston Times, Thursday, April 23, 2015 www.times.co.nz BY MARIANNE KELLY ■ NEW developments across the SuperCity are barely making an impact on demand which is stronger than the available supply, according to the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ). Manukau recorded the largest median price increase in March compared with February, says REINZ chief executive, Colleen Milne. The trend in the median price continues to improve, she says, although the volume trend has moved to easing. Days to sell trends are now returning to steady. The Eastern Beaches median price was up 14 per cent in March to $878,000 from $770,000 the same time last year. Dwelling numbers sold were up 12 per cent to 276 from 246 the same time last year. And the number of median days to sell a property fell by three per cent to 32 from 33 in March last year. Manukau-East values were up the most in the Manukau region over the past three months, accelerating by 5.5 per cent and 13.5 per cent year-on-year, says QV national spokesperson Andrea Rush. “ The expectation is that Auckland will continue to accelerate while the rest of the main centres will remain steady with values either moderately increasing, staying flat or in some cases declining slightly,” she says. Unprecedented sales activity in March has seen Auckland’s residential housing market establish new records for prices and sales numbers, says Peter Thompson, managing director of Barfoot & Thompson. A quarter of all the homes sold by the company in the month were worth more than $1 million. “Buyers were not put off by the record prices,” Mr Thompson says. “Buyers remain convinced that with a stable economy, low interest rates and restricted housing availability, buying at current prices is manageable. “Current high prices are encouraging more home owners to bring their property to market, and during March we listed 1997 new properties, the highest number in the past 17 months.” Hayden Duncan, Harcourts chief executive says despite the rapid rise of prices in Auckland, buying activity is not slowing down. “Harcourts Northern region experienced its strongest sales month on record in March,” he says. HOME FURNISHING Household goods demand boosted Buyers are not put off by record prices We re-upholster all types of furniture Free In-home quotes with fabric samples Refresh & Renew! Your furniture transformed . . . Showroom & Workshop at Unit 13, 41 Smales Rd, East Tamaki. By appointment: Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. CALL NOW TO BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT Ph 274 8585 Stackpole’s Upholstery Ltd 121829-v3BeforeAfter127254-V8 APRIL BED SPECIAL Sleepyhead Serenity Essence 50% OFF Farmers Card Accepted Bob Flanagan Queen Set WAS $4,199 Now $2,099 BEDS R US ALBANY, WAIRAU PARK, NEWMARKET AND BOTANY STORES ONLY BOB SAYS” WE WILL BETTER ANY NEW, NZ MADE BED OR MATTRESS PRICE!*” Medium feel. Pillow top with eco-friendly Dreamfoam and Latex Gold comfort layers. Features an independent pocket spring sleep system for undisturbed sleep. Terms and conditions apply see instore for details. BRUS-46202015 NEWMARKET 27 Crowhurst Street Ph: 09 523 4101 FREE PARKING ALBANY The Gateway, Corban Ave, 260 Oteha Valley Rd Ph: 09 447 3983 FREE PARKING WAIRAU PARK 8d Link Drive (next to ASB Bank) Ph: 09 443 3922 FREE PARKING BOTANY Inside Hunter Furniture in the “Botany Town Centre” behind Pak n Save, Ph: 09 271 6387 We deliver, set up and take your old bed away. OPEN 7 DAYS. www.bobsbeds.co.nz KC10796 50% OFF EVERYTHING WHOLESALE FURNITURE 50% OFF 50% OFF EVERYTHING EVERYTHING 50% OFF 50% OFF Quality Indonesian furniture and homeware. We stock it all. Bookshelves, chests of drawers, TV cabinets, buffets and more... Plus a full range of ceramic pots, buddahs... CP0200 123 Pilkington Rd, Panmure (Cnr of Pilkington & Jellicoe Rds) www.ifurniture.co.nz KC10804 Ph 271 8055 www.times.co.nz Need a hand? Check out the Times Classifieds TRADES & SERVICES listings. In print and online.
Botany and Ormiston Times Thursday April 16 2015
Botany and Ormiston Times Thursday April 30 2015