New Zealand’s home sector is “mayhem” proper now, but there are however sections of the state in which the median house price is significantly less than $100,000.

Heading toward the stop of past year, household charges were being surging and anxiety of lacking out (FOMO) experienced taken above the industry.

There’s no sign of that halting any time shortly, with the most current knowledge from CoreLogic showing that home values nationwide ended up up by 12.8 per cent in January, as as opposed to January past yr.

Auckland’s Herne Bay is New Zealand’s most expensive suburb.


Auckland’s Herne Bay is New Zealand’s most high priced suburb.

Now, has operate the info to reveal which suburbs are now New Zealand’s most pricey and, conversely, which are the least expensive.

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Auckland, which now has a median value of $1 million, dominates the most costly suburbs. Of the 10 most expensive suburbs, 9 are in Auckland and 1 is in Wellington, in accordance to

The 10 most high-priced suburbs are Herne Bay, Saint Mary’s Bay, Shamrock Park, Oriental Bay (Wellington), Westmere, Ponsonby, Stanley Position, Remuera, Epsom and Campbells Bay. Their median rate ranges from $1.94m in Campbells Bay up to $3m-furthermore in Herne Bay. chief details scientist Tom Lintern suggests the $2m club is now 8 suburbs sturdy, with Herne Bay being the only suburb with median values exceeding $3m.

“Despite staying the most expensive suburbs, the desire for residence in these parts carries on to be sturdy with median values in some becoming up by in excess of 20 per cent per annum.”

The details puts Herne Bay firmly in the amount one particular place as the most high priced suburb in the state, with a median cost of $3.03 million in January 2021. That’s the result of a 20.1 per cent improve in value from January 2020 and can make it New Zealand’s to start with $3 million plus suburb.

It will come on major of the latest CoreLogic info which also topped Herne Bay as the optimum-priced suburb in the state.

Demand for property in New Zealand’s most expensive suburbs is strong,’s Tom Lintern says.


Demand for residence in New Zealand’s most pricey suburbs is powerful,’s Tom Lintern claims.

With Auckland suburbs accounting for the bulk of the top rated 10, the sole non-Auckland spot stands out. Oriental Bay, which is the fourth most highly-priced suburb in New Zealand, has a median rate of $2,141,490 and had a 25.7 for every cent improve in selling prices in excess of 2020.

Serious estate agent Phil Mears, from Tommy’s Authentic Estate, claims it has long been a single of Wellington’s prime-carrying out suburbs.

“But it’s a little bit far more special than the others and it is really tightly held. So there are not numerous Oriental Bay properties on the market place. Values are substantial although: there are a whole lot of homes in the $8m to $10m bracket.”

The final house he offered in the suburb was in the $4m bracket. But, in phrases of new gross sales, much more residences have marketed than houses. Although apartment selling prices start out from the $800,000 mark, a single condominium marketed for just above $5m.

Wellington's Oriental Bay is the fourth-most expensive suburb in New Zealand - and one of the capital's premium areas.


Wellington’s Oriental Bay is the fourth-most costly suburb in New Zealand – and a person of the capital’s top quality locations.

Mears suggests the enduring enchantment of the suburb comes down to the fact it has the best of what Wellington has to give.

“It’s by the beach.There are dining places and cafes. There are views throughout the harbour. Depending on where by you are, there’s a see again to the city and you get the very last of the sun. It’s an uncomplicated stroll to the metropolis. It’s a wonderful location to stay.”

There’s also a scarcity of land for new buildings, with developers usually keen on standalone properties that occur up for sale. Mears suggests it’s unusual that these types of attributes do appear on the current market, but some of the area’s new developments are from such income.

“It will keep on to be the quality suburb in Wellington and residence price ranges will carry on to replicate that. There will often be high demand for excellent properties in Oriental Bay.”

The tiny town of Ōhura in the Manawatu/Whanganui region is the cheapest area to buy in.

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The small town of Ōhura in the Manawatu/Whanganui area is the most economical location to purchase in.

At the other conclude of the spectrum, there is a little bit extra geographic variety when it arrives to New Zealand’s ten most affordable suburbs.

In accordance to, the 10 cheapest suburbs are Ōhura, Ohai, Blackball, Ruatōria, Nightcaps, Taylorville, Murupara, Greymouth, Rūnanga and Whirinaki.

Of those people 10, 4 are on the West Coastline of the South Island and two are in Southland. The many others are in the Northland, Bay of Lots, Gisborne and Manawatū/Whanganui locations.

Median assets costs throughout these suburbs selection from $43,760 in Ōhura up to $127,384 in Whirinaki. Lintern suggests that at the more affordable close of the selling price scale, there are a few suburbs or towns with median values fewer than $100,000.

“With populations declining in these modest rural places, it is very clear these are the ‘have-nots’ of the assets boom.”

Small Ōhura, which is in the vicinity of Taumarunui in the Manawatū/Whanganui region, is the cheapest city in the country. It has a median cost of only $43,760, even though Lintern claims the region has a substantial amount of attributes with CVs of approximately $10,000.

The second most economical location to purchase in is Ohai, which is involving Invercargill and Te Ānau in Southland, and has a median price tag of $85,196. It’s essentially viewed an improve of 53.2 for every cent in costs in excess of the very last calendar year.

Ohai was a coal mining town and struggled in the many years immediately after the field downsized. The local community is tiny at close to 350 men and women and there are no outlets or educational institutions, but Ray White Invercargill’s Tanya Colyer believes the town has a upcoming.

Real estate agent Tanya Colyer sold this church in Ohai, New Zealand's second cheapest location, recently.


Genuine estate agent Tanya Colyer offered this church in Ohai, New Zealand’s second cheapest spot, lately.

They are getting that persons are providing up somewhere else, cashing up and getting in Ohai for the life-style, she suggests.

“You can get a quarter-acre area with mountain views. It is fantastic for hunting, fishing, tramping and acquiring out into nature. It is wonderful and the group is pretty. It is easy to generate to Invercargill, but these days there are expert services like Countdown deliveries and the Bullet Courier.”

The actuality that Ohai qualities are so affordable is benefiting the town. “It’s economical acquiring so individuals shopping for are then shelling out income undertaking their houses up. But not only are they tidying up the area, they are moving in and it’s all fantastic for the local community.”

It is a craze probable to proceed, supplied the steep enhance in prices about New Zealand along with the escalating viability of distant doing the job preparations and write-up-Covid way of life rethinking, Colyer suggests.

“There’s some fascinating buys much too. I have just marketed a church to a Kiwi couple who have been living in Australia. They have finished a little bit of renovation in the previous so they are scheduling to do it up and they are keen to do some far more and then enjoy the way of life in Ohai.”