House prices

House prices moving on up

House prices moving on up

Seven years since the peak and burst of the housing bubble, residential housing prices around Otago are again at similar highs. Senior business reporter Simon Hartley looks at new Quotable Value data spanning those past seven years, and the effects in 27 towns and suburbs around Otago.

National average rises

The average asking price for homes around the country is near record level, with 10 of 19 regions booking gains for May.

Property sales steady

Property sales steady

Property sale volumes in Queenstown for September have settled at similar levels to August, but are down compared with previous activity during the year, the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand says.

A cost we must address

A cost we must address

Peter Lyons examines the cost-of-living conundrum.

Dunedin high on unaffordable list

Dunedin high on unaffordable list

Dunedin's house prices may place it among the country's top five cities in terms of lack of affordability, but the majority of city sales remain in the under-$399,000 bracket, albeit with high demand in a sector where listings have declined.

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