A month out from the election and the expected slowing of the property market is very evident in Christchurch.
Listings are down by over 38%, which is a signficant dip.
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Across New Zealand, new listings were down in August by over 21% compared to the previous year.
However, this is to be expected in the month leading up to an election, with listings generally down by around 20% before we go to the polls.
As is the case around the rest of the country, the property market has dipped in the provincial South Island in the lead up to the election.