Average prices in the provincial South Island continue to track upwards, reaching an all-time high of $429,435.
This is not far below the average price in Christchurch, which is sitting at $498,370. It is also an 8% jump on the same time last year.
With the property market cooling, it has become more important than ever to be selective about who sells your property.
Mark Barry, of Harcourts Team Uptown in Auckland City, says after several years of rapid growth, sales are not as easy as they once were.
The fast and energetic property market of a year ago has passed. Sales are down and prices are easing around the country.
He’s only 26 years old and he is the best auctioneer in the country.