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Whether buying, selling, doing some renovations or just interested in the property market QV provides you with the latest information and insights.

 

Our articles and media releases detail what is really happening in your area with the property market. They include industry expert commentary on the latest stats and trends, what is happening with rating values for regions being re-valued this year as well as some practical advice for making the most out of your property.

Latest news, articles and media releases

11

Aug

QV walks the length of NZ for charity

To help raise money for Lifeline Aotearoa, the team at Quotable Value (QV) has collectively walked the entire length of New Zealand – twice! For the entire month of July, our people took part in a QV H?koi for Mental Health challenge aimed at walking the length of NZ (1600km) to help raise funds for Lifeline Aotearoa. The challenge was so successful, that the team managed to complete it twice, raising more than $1100 in the process.  Lifeline helps Kiwis in crisis by linking them with counsello...

04

Aug

Post-lockdown sugar rush running out of puff

New Zealand’s housing market resurgence appears to be coming to an end with the latest QV House Price Index data showing quarterly value growth continues to slide. With the removal of the government wage subsidy and bank mortgage relief packages scheduled to end soon, the property market could still be in for some hard times.  The average value nationally increased just 0.4% over the past three month period, down from 1.3% in June, with the average value now sitting at $739,151. This represents...

08

Jul

COVID-19 flattening the property curve.

New Zealand’s quicker than expected transition down the lockdown levels has provided a timely reprieve for the residential property market.  The real estate sector is reporting strong interest from vendors with listings back close to normal winter levels, while banks are reporting strong enquiry levels from potential buyers.  But is the resurgence sustainable? QV General Manager David Nagel said “The QV House Price Data continues to reflect a gradual decline in quarterly growth in June, with 13...

03

Jun

Property Values on Cliff Edge

House prices are showing the first signs of fragility as Level 2 Lockdown protocols allow for the property market to return to a new normal.  A disconnect in expectation is developing between vendors and purchasers amidst declining sales volumes suggesting we are on the brink of a material decline for the first time in nearly 12 years.   The last time the residential property market experienced a period of sustained decline was following the GFC where residential values fell almost 10% over a s...

28

May

Property Q&A with David Nagel

Homeowners are left in limbo, wondering whether to buy or sell and what is to be of their largest asset. With mortgage holidays and wage subsidies in full swing, it may be a few months yet before we see the full effect of Covid-19 on the property market.  With a nationwide uncertainty in the housing market, QV General Manager, David Nagel explores what homeowners can expect with the market in the coming months. See what David Nagel had to say about first home buyers, investment properties and h...

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