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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.

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Top 5 reasons why property prices haven’t crashed… yet

Despite numerous vociferous predictions to the contrary, New Zealand’s residential property market continues to march on in the face of a cataclysmic global pandemic. Thousands of Kiwis have lost their jobs as a result of strict measures to combat the deadly virus, hundreds of businesses have gone bust, the economy is officially in recession, and yet, despite all this and more, residential property values continue to hold their own across much of the country – well, for now, at least. You see, ...



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...



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...



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...



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...

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