by Megan Davies on
Article appears under: iSellProperty
While New Zealand was experiencing ups and downs with Covid levels, and new levels of anxiety and economic uncertainty, this was reflected in the property market prices and numbers of sales. Auctions continued remotely and agents found new and inventive ways to market properties under the new and changing protocols.
Overall, the housing price index rose by 15% over September 2020, but bear in mind that last year we were in recovery mode from the first lockdown. Various levels of lockdown over the country have influenced housing market activity. The number of houses sold in September decreased by 37% over the last year and this is the lowest number sold since 2011.
This month, the Rotorua housing sales fell from 132 in 2020 to just 74 ( a drop of almost 44%) while the median price rose 24% from $521,000 to $650,000. This sparked a reduction in time on the market and at this time, we have approximately 9 weeks of inventory which is three weeks less than at the same time last year.
Spring is in the air - and this always brings more stock to market, though with the way the market is going, any time at all looks like a great time to sell, but buying may be a bit of a coin toss. We are happy to talk this through with you.
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