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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.

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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...



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...



A Tale of Two Cities

QV’s area managers Kris Rodgers and Tim Gibson have been comparing average residential sales data and it looks like Christchurch is in the lead. Or is it? Mainlander rugby fans heaved a massive sigh of relief when rules around Level 2 of the Covid-19 rules became clear and rugby could resume – albeit coming out of enforced hibernation to engage in a local derby competition featuring the five Super rugby teams playing two rounds each in stadiums bereft of spectators.  It will mark the return of ...



Property Market Heads Into the Unknown

The latest QV House Price Index data for April provides us with the rolling three month average strength of the residential property market.  But what it doesn’t show us is the dramatic impact COVID-19 had had in the real estate industry since the country went into Level 4 Lockdown on 25th March. While Level 3 Lockdown has provided an opportunity for real estate agents, vendors and purchasers to resurrect at least a semblance of a property market, sales volumes are significantly impacted and th...



Lifting the Lockdown on First Home Buyers

As we look forward to a takeaway dinner on Tuesday night and the world begins to look a little bit like it used to, QV’s Paul McCorry takes a look at how the property market has reacted to being under lock and key for the last four weeks. In particular he looks at how the COVID environment has impacted one of the most active but also most vulnerable segments of the market – first home buyers. The Hutt Valley, north of Wellington City has been a hotbed of first home buyer activity in recent year...

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