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Avoka & Scene 3 apartments sell despite their problems

Both apartments auctioned at Ray White City Apartments today had issues, but both sold under the hammer, thought it took some coaxing.

First up, a unit in Scene 3 with a parking space was leasehold, which has affected both market interest & pricing for several years. The second apartment is in the Avoka building, just off Karangahape Rd, where the body corporate has begun a remediation project.

CBD

Quay Park

Scene 3, 30 Beach Rd, unit 1007:
Features: leasehold, 45m², one bedroom, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1405/year including gst; body corp levy $4056/year, ground rent $8759/year
Income assessment: $490-550/week
Outcome: sold for $130,000
Agent: James Mairs

Uptown

Avoka, 31 Day St, unit 3F:
Features: 49m², one bedroom, 2 balconies; the body corporate has begun a remediation project
Outgoings: rates $1075/year including gst; body corp levy $4430/year
Outcome: sold for $175,000
Agent: James Mairs

Attribution: Auction.

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Commercial property & 2 apartments sell as 8 units passed in

The one commercial property on Barfoot & Thompson’s city auction list this morning, an early learning centre, was sold under the hammer, followed by a slow journey as 8 apartments were passed in. Then, breaking the run at the end of the auction, the last 2 apartments sold (they’re listed below by location, not by auction list order), in the Cintra (pictured) off Symonds St and a unit in Zest.

Apartments

CBD

Commerce/Gore

Harbour Oaks, 16 Gore St, unit 33H:
Features: 2 bedrooms, secure parking space
Outgoings: body corp levy $5345/year
Outcome: passed in at $512,000
Agents: Wendy Feng & Jack Li

Learning Quarter

Crown on Cintra, 3 Whitaker Place, unit 16C:
Features: 39m² studio, study, balcony, parking space, leaky issues identified
Outgoings: body corp levy $4155/year
Outcome: sold for $222,000
Agents: Oscar Zhao & Leo Shin

Uptown

Q Central, 54 Liverpool St, unit 7B:
Features: leasehold, 64m² 2-bedroom penthouse, balcony
Outgoings: rates $1582/year including gst; body corp levy $3549/year, ground rent $7642/year
Income assessment: $450/week
Outcome: passed in at $115,000
Agents: Zoran Farac & Stephen Shin

Bianco off Queen, 8 White St, unit 9C:
Features: 54m², 2 bedrooms, balcony
Outgoings: body corp levy $6561/year
Income assessment: $600/week
Outcome: passed in at $480,000, back on the market at $538,000
Agents: Annie Xu & Sean Zhang

Victoria Quarter

88 Cook St, unit 7:
Features: 148m², 2 levels, 3 bedrooms, living area on each floor, 2 secure parking spaces
Outgoings: body corp levy $3003/year
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Sean Lee

Hobson Gardens, 205 Hobson St, unit 5H:
Features: 140m², 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, study, parking space
Outgoings: body corp levy $6167/year excluding water
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Stephen Shin & Yasu Ka

Zest, 72 Nelson St, unit 1028:
Features: 48m², 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, balcony, parking space
Outgoings: body corp levy $5774/year
Income assessment: $450/week
Outcome: sold for $450,000
Agents: Wendy Feng & Jack Li

Alpha, 17 Vogel Lane, unit 1102:
Features: 46m², one bedroom, balcony, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1457/year including gst; body corp levy $4460/year
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $569,000
Agents: Stephen Shin & Justin Choi

Kingsbridge, 72 Wellesley St, unit 30:
Features: 2 bedrooms, wraparound balconies, parking space
Outcome: passed in at $550,000
Agents: Rita Herceg & Alex Allan

Waterfront

Quay Regency, 148 Quay St, unit 7C:
Features: one bedroom
Outgoings: body corp levy $4154/year
Outcome: passed in at $405,000
Agents: Alex Allan & Rita Herceg

Commercial

Isthmus west

Pt Chevalier

90 Pt Chevalier Rd:
Features: 639m² corner site, 110m² building, early learning centre
Outcome: sold for $1.36 million
Agents: Duane Mullooly & Chris Peterson

Attribution: Auction.

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5 sell out of 13 intensive units auctioned at Barfoots

5 units sold out of 13 apartments, townhouses, suburban units & cross-leases auctioned at Barfoot & Thompson’s city office yesterday, and one cbd apartment was withdrawn. Among the sales was a 2-bedroom apartment overlooking Parnell Rd (pictured).

CBD

Learning Quarter

The Quadrant, 10 Waterloo Quadrant, unit 2207:
Features: 2-bedroom apartment, balcony, parking space
Outcome: withdrawn from auction
Agent: Dong Liu

Isthmus east

Epsom

218 Green Lane West, unit 37:
Features: 3-bedroom unit, 2 bathrooms, study, double garage
Outgoings: body corp levy $4250/year
Outcome: passed in at $900,000
Agents: George Fong & Laura McAuley

Newmarket

73C Carlton Gore Rd, unit 3:
Features: one-bedroom 1930s apartment, private courtyard
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Cheryl Burgess & Ian Griffiths

Kings Square, 26 Remuera Rd, unit 506:
Features: over 100m², 3-bedroom apartment, 2 bathrooms, double garage
Outgoings: body corp levy $3421/year
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $1.019 million
Agents: Cici & Miro Wang

9 Sarawia St, unit 408:
Features: one-bedroom apartment in former motel, offstreet parking
Outcome: sold for $432,500
Agents: Jill Jackson & Emma John

Parnell

387 Parnell Rd, unit 6:
Features: 2-bedroom apartment, tandem garage
Outgoings: rates $2183/year including gst; body corp levy $7232/year
Outcome: sold for $830,000
Agents: Silvia Poletti & Bobby McMillan

Remuera

11 & 13 Hapua St:
Features: 2 adjoining properties on combined 1602m², 4-bedroom duplex with double internal-access garage on 641m², 3 bathrooms, and vacant 961m² section with resource consent for 2 houses
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Cindy Yu

Isthmus west

Freemans Bay

47 Napier St:
Features: 119m², 3-bedroom terrace, 2 bathrooms, courtyard, internal-access garage
Outgoings: body corp levy $4834/year
Outcome: sold for $972,500
Agent: Ric Parore

116 Wellington St, unit 3:
Features: one-bedroom unit, private courtyard, storage, offstreet parking
Outgoings: body corp levy $2512/year
Outcome: sold for $665,000
Agent: André Boddé

Grey Lynn

7C Scanlan St:
Features: 136m², 2-level 2-bedroom apartment in warehouse conversion, storage, 2 parking spaces
Outgoings: body corp levy $1646/year
Outcome: no bid
Agent: David Dowse

Kingsland

52 Aitken Terrace, unit 1B:
Features: 2-bedroom apartment, deck, double basement garage
Outgoings: body corp levy $4900/year
Outcome: sold for $920,000
Agents: Susan Murdock & Sue Cohen

Mt Eden

68 Ellerton Rd:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 976m², 3-bedroom villa, attic, study, carport
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Derek Helliwell & Di Lynds

Mt Roskill

7 Jasper Avenue:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 837m², 3-bedroom bungalow, carport
Outcome: passed in at $935,000
Agents: Bella Stefano & Sherry Shao

Sandringham

99B Lambeth Rd:
Features: cross-lease, quarter share in 1214m², 3-bedroom house, deck, carport
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Mal MacElvanna

Attribution: Auctions.

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Hotel unit sells on low yield and Mission Bay church goes

A Portland Tower apartment on Queen St, in the Quest hotel pool, was sold by the mortgagee on a 4.2% yield at Bayleys’ auction today, and a Mission Bay church was also sold, future use unknown.

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Queen St

Portland Tower, 62 Queen St, unit 14A:
Features: 31m², one-bedroom apartment on Quest hotel lease until 2030, balcony
Outgoings: rates $2440/year including gst
Income assessment: $12,000/year
Outcome: sold at ANZ Bank mortgagee auction for $286,500 at a 4.19% yield
Agents: Dave Hamlyn & Marcus Fava

Isthmus east

Mission Bay

69 Patteson Avenue:
Features: 1313m² section, Orakei Methodist church & hall, zone changing from residential 2B (one dwelling/600m²) to mixed housing suburban (minimum lot size 400m²)
Outcome: sold for $2.5 million at $1904/m² land
Agent: Alan Elliott

Isthmus west

Mt Albert

10 Counsel Terrace, unit 1:
Features: cross-lease, 1/3 share in 1050m², 3-bedroom townhouse, 2 bathrooms, conservatory, garage converted to fourth bedroom
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Angela Yang

Attribution: Auction.

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Hotel proposal unveiled for Simunovich site on Viaduct

Viaduct Harbour Holdings Ltd unveiled plans yesterday for a luxury hotel to replace the Simunovich Fisheries building at One Market Square – on the Viaduct Basin and across the water from Fu Wah International Group’s Park Hyatt Hotel rising in the Wynyard Quarter.

Colliers has been appointed to undertake a global search for a development partner. Its international expressions of interest campaign will close on Tuesday 2 May.

The proposed 165-room hotel would have a 12,000m² floor area on 12 floors on a 1288m² footprint, and a rooftop bar.

One Market Square on the Viaduct Basin cbd towers to left & right in the background.

Viaduct Harbour Holdings chief executive Angela Bull said the company would make the preliminary design by Warren & Mahoney available to the successful development partner, and the development partnership model would keep the waterfront site in New Zealand ownership.

Ms Bull said the Market Square site was exceptional, directly facing the harbour on 2 sides and offering stunning views of Auckland.

“Viaduct Harbour is an outstanding lifestyle precinct in Auckland with unrivalled access to the water, quality restaurants, apartments & an international marina. One Market Square is perfectly positioned for a world-class hotel that will add to the vibrancy & attractiveness of the precinct.”

Colliers national hotels director Dean Humphries said the surge in visitor arrivals in recent years had led to a critical shortage of quality hotel accommodation.

“The Government predicts that Auckland will likely need another 4300 new hotel rooms over the next decade to keep up with current demand projections. The timing is right for this unrivalled site to be developed to its optimal use.”

The owners of Viaduct Harbour Holdings Ltd (the families of Mark Wyborn, Trevor Farmer, Alan Gibbs & Ross Green) bought 28ha around Viaduct Harbour from Ports of Auckland Ltd in 1996. The company has retained the land interest and sold leasehold interests.

The hotel would replace the Simunovich Fisheries building fronting Market Square at the turn of the Viaduct Basin towards the Lighter Basin. Across the water, the ASB Centre and the Park Hyatt on Halsey St.

The Park Hyatt

Across the water on Auckland Council leasehold land in the Wynyard Quarter, the joint venture between local company Hawkins Group Ltd (sold by the McConnell family to Downer EDI Ltd of Australia 10 days ago) & China Construction NZ Ltd is 9 months into construction the Park Hyatt, which is scheduled for completion late next year. It will have a total floor area of 29,000m² & 195 rooms.

China Construction (China State Construction Engineering Corp Ltd) is headquartered in Shanghai and listed on the stock exchange there, and Fu Wah is based in Beijing.

Earlier stories:
9 March 2017: McConnells follow up Harker deal with Hawkins sale to Downer
3 July 2016: Hawkins & China Construction in joint venture to build Park Hyatt on Viaduct Basin
9 September 2015: Waterfront Park Hyatt gets consent
21 November 2014: Chinese hotel on Viaduct waterfront to be a Park Hyatt
16 April 2014: Update: Wynyard hotel construction cost closer to $700,000, leasehold factors undisclosed

Attribution: Agency release.

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7 apartments sell at Ray White auction

7 apartments were sold at Ray White City Apartments’ auction yesterday out of 9 on offer, including one of 2 leasehold units at The Docks and another Quay Park leasehold at The Landings.

On the North Shore, 2 units in the Spencer on Byron (pictured) and one in the nearby Shoalhaven were sold.

An unusual moment for the city apartment office was a plus-$1 million sale for a large unit in H47, although once the size (116m²) & 2 parking spaces are taken into account, the square metre rate would come down to $7300/m² internal.

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Quay Park

The Docks, 8 Dockside Lane, unit 154:
Features: leasehold, 30m², one bedroom, patio
Outgoings: rates $708/year including gst; body corp levy $4581/year including $1760/year ground rent, next ground rent review November 2018
Income assessment: $350/week current
Outcome: sold for $112,000
Agent: Dominic Worthington

The Docks, 6 Dockside Lane, unit 520:
Features: leasehold, 60m², 2 bedrooms, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1671/year including gst; body corp levy $11,967/year including $4598/year ground rent, next ground rent review November 2018
Income assessment: $600/week current
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Dominic Worthington & Ady Huang

The Landings, 10 Ronayne St, unit 211:
Features: leasehold, 61m², 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, secure covered parking space, storage locker
Outgoings: rates $1037/year including gst; body corp operational levy $2972/year, ground levy $2488/year
Income assessment: $450/week current until October
Outcome: sold for $135,000
Agents: James Mairs & Dominic Worthington

Victoria Quarter

H47, 47 Hobson St, unit 1107:
Features: 116m², 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, balcony, 2 parking spaces, storage locker
Outgoings: rates $2596/year including gst; body corp levy $9235/year after 10% discount
Income assessment: $770/week current for apartment + one parking space fixed until 15 May, appraisal $850-900/week furnished
Outcome: sold for $1.007 million
Agents: May Ma & Mark Li

Zest, 72 Nelson St, unit 113:
Features: 37m², fully furnished 2 bedrooms,
Outgoings: rates $1126/year including gst; body corp levy $3477/year after 10% discount
Income assessment: $430-450/week
Outcome: sold for $326,000
Agent: Victor Liu

Isthmus west

Newton

2H Diamond St:
Features: 61m², fully furnished 2 bedrooms with new furniture package, 2 parking spaces
Outgoings: rates $1628/year including gst; body corp levy $1905/year
Income assessment: $600-650/week furnished
Outcome: passed in at $600,000
Agents: Ryan Bridgman & Mitch Agnew

North-east

Takapuna

Shoalhaven, 130 Anzac St, unit B207:
Features: 50m², 2 bedrooms, balcony, secure parking space
Outgoings: rates $1486/year including gst; body corp levy $3573/year
Income assessment: $550-580/week furnished
Outcome: sold for $560,000
Agents: Damian Piggin & Daniel Horrobin

Spencer on Byron, 9-17 Byron Avenue, unit 1810:
Features: 30m² studio, balcony, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1968/year including gst; body corp levy $2568/year
Outcome: sold for $275,000 + gst
Agents: Gillian Gibson & James Mairs

Spencer on Byron, 9-17 Byron Avenue, unit 1606:
Features: 48m², one bedroom, secure parking space, under hotel management
Outgoings: rates $2524/year including gst; body corp levy $3471/year
Outcome: sold for $351,000 + gst
Agents: Gillian Gibson & James Mairs

Attribution: Company release.

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3 apartments & 2 suburban units sell at Barfoots

3 apartments were sold at Barfoot & Thompson’s city auctions yesterday out of 8 on offer, and 2 of the 4 suburban units were sold. The sales included a unit in City Gardens (pictured), where owners have succeeded in leaky building litigation but the work hasn’t been done yet.

A commercial office unit in Mt Wellington didn’t attract a bid.

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Albert St

City Gardens, 76 Albert St, unit 19K:
Features: 42m², one bedroom, parking space
Outgoings: body corp levy $581/year; estimated remediation levy $24,735 on top of payment from litigation claim
Outcome: sold for $306,000
Agents: Sarah Garlick & Estee Zeng

Learning Quarter

Eden Hall, 3 Eden Crescent, unit 6:
Features: 90m², 2 bedrooms, garage
Outgoings: body corp levy $6294/year
Outcome: sold for $960,000
Agents: Liz Derbyshire & Leo Shin

Uptown

Avoka, 31 Day St, unit 4C:
Features: 81m², fully furnished one bedroom, parking space
Outgoings: body corp levy $7370/year
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Selina Zheng & Tommy Zhang

Chatham, 70 Pitt St, unit 506:
Features: 67m², 2 bedrooms, storage locker, parking available
Outgoings: body corp levy $4837/year
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Luke Shi & Alexander Kramarenko

Bianco off Queen, 8 White St, unit 9C:
Features: 54m², 2 bedrooms, balcony
Income assessment: not in hotel management, rent assessment $600/week
Outcome: auction postponed until Thursday 23 March
Agents: Annie Xu & Sean Zhang

Victoria Quarter

Grand Chancellor, 1 Hobson St, unit 603:
Features: 57m², one bedroom, parking space, storage locker
Outgoings: body corp levy $4592/year
Outcome: sold for $633,000
Agent: Aaron Cook

Grand Chancellor, 1 Hobson St, unit 704:
Features: 56m², fully furnished 2 bedrooms, storage locker
Outgoings: body corp levy $4169/year
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $595,000
Agent: Aaron Cook

Hobson Gardens, 196 Hobson St, unit 11B:
Features: 100m² sub-penthouse, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, enclosed balcony, 2 parking spaces
Outgoings: body corp levy $10,070/year, special levy set for further remedial works
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $868,000
Agent: Michele Ballinger

Regatta Court, 92 Nelson St, units A & B:
Features: 2 units on ground floor, no bedrooms or bathrooms, leased to hotel management
Outgoings: body corp levy $1615/year
Income assessment: $20,224.80/year net + gst
Outcome: passed in, back on market at $425,000
Agents: Wendy Feng & Jack Li

Isthmus east

Mt Wellington

6 Faber Avenue, unit 1:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 1168m², 2-bedroom duplex, deck, double garage & carport
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Samantha Chaudhry & Leo Perera

Panmure

68 Ireland Rd, unit 2:
Features: 3-bedroom unit, parking space
Outgoings: body corp levy $1268/year
Outcome: sold for $582,500
Agents: Mark Tung & Michelle Mi

Isthmus west

Mt Albert

17 Owairaka Avenue, unit 3:
Features: cross-lease, 1/3 share in 766m², 2-bedroom unit, garage
Outcome: sold for $735,000
Agent: Les Walbridge

North-west

New Lynn

11B Akehurst Avenue:
Features: cross-lease, 1/3 share in 1011m², 2-bedroom unit, deck, carport
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Ricky Fan

Commercial

Isthmus east

Mt Wellington

161 Marua Rd, unit 2:
Features: 113m², first-floor office & showroom, kitchen, storage, 3 parking spaces
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Mike Jensen

Attribution: Auctions.

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George Court unit sells, then all quiet

City Sales’ apartments auction started well yesterday, with the sale of a unit in the George Court building on Karangahape Rd (pictured) at over $8800/m². Then things went quiet, 2 of the remaining 5 units on offer were passed in on the sole bid of the vendor and only a few bids were made on the remaining 3.

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Queen St

Portland Tower, 62-64 Queen St, unit 6C:
Features: 41m², one bedroom, 6m² deck
Outgoings: rates $1139/year including gst; body corp levy $5720/year
Outcome: passed in at $490,000
Agents: Steve Kirk & Habeeb Urrahman

Uptown

George Courts, 238 Karangahape Rd, unit 3H:
Features: 68m², one bedroom, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1734/year including gst; body corp levy $5924/year
Outcome: sold for $601,000
Agents: Gabrielle Hoffmann & Nicola Hunt

City Zone, 11 Liverpool St, unit 17K (door 1701):
Features: 45m², 2 bedrooms, deck
Outgoings: rates $1177/year including gst; body corp levy $3331/year
Outcome: passed in at $370,000
Agents: Steve Kirk & Habeeb Urrahman

Victoria Quarter

Aura, 53 Cook St, unit 310:
Features: 49m², 2 bedrooms, deck
Outgoings: rates $1113/year including gst; body corp levy $3685/year
Outcome: passed in at $380,000
Agents: Steve Kirk & Habeeb Urrahman

Waterfront

Lighter Quay, 83 Halsey St, unit 407:
Features: leasehold, 49m², one bedroom, deck
Outgoings: rates $1722/year including gst; body corp levy $2293/year, ground rent $3619/year, residents’ society levy $2312/year
Outcome: passed in after sole bid from vendor at $150,000
Agents: Gabrielle Hoffmann

Isthmus east

Mt Wellington

Ellerslie Court, 3A Harrison Rd, unit 1:
Features: 42m², one bedroom, deck, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1080/year including gst; body corp levy $2977/year
Outcome: passed in after sole bid from vendor at $300,000
Agents: Chris Bell & Lucy Piatov

Attribution: Auction.

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Fiore corner office space leased

Office space on both levels of the revived Wong Doo building (ex-Canvas City, pictured) at the corner of Hobson & Cook Sts was among 3 leases Bayleys agent signed this month. The other 2 were in the Wairau Valley on the North Shore.

The Hobson St building was saved from imminent demolition in 2005 when Auckland City Council gave it a category B heritage scheduling. That also resulted in a change to the design of the Fiore apartment building, eventually completed as 2 structures, with the old corner building incorporated beneath the second apartment building.

Leases:

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Hobson St

Fiore, 166 Hobson St:
Features: 200m² office in the revived Wong Doo building (ex-Canvas City) at the corner of Hobson & Cook Sts
Rent: leased in March for $110,000/year net & gst, premises rental ground floor $700/m², first floor $400/m²
Agents: Terry Kim, Nelson Patchett & Sarah Boles

North-east

Wairau Valley

49 Porana Rd, unit 2:
Features: 130m² industrial unit – warehouse 120m², office 10m², 3 parking spaces
Rent: leased in March for $22,100/year net + gst, premises rental $170/m² (parking free)
Agents: Adam Watton & Adam Curtis

71 Wairau Rd:
Features: 246m² industrial unit – office 88m², warehouse 158m²
Rent: leased in March for $44,720/year net + gst, premises rental $181.79/m²
Agent: Colin Harper

Attribution: Agency release.

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New zones highlighted for residential sales

The potential of new zoning under Auckland’s unitary plan is becoming a strong point for residential land sales as auction prices for houses decline and far more properties are passed in this year than last.

That was the case with 2 properties sold at Bayleys auctions this week, and a third had the existing commercial use as an attraction.

In the city centre, a 2-bedroom Metropolis apartment was sold under the hammer.

Square metre calculations below are based on more intensive use, excluding the value of the existing house.

CBD

Kitchener St

Metropolis, 1 Courthouse Lane, unit 2014:
Features: 2-bedroom apartment, secure covered parking space
Outcome: sold for $577,500
Agent: Harry Cheng

Isthmus east

Royal Oak

20 Acorn St:
Features: 828m² flat section zoned apartments & terrace housing, 4 bedrooms, garage
Outcome: sold for $2.82 million at $3406/m² land
Agent: Dianne Burt

Isthmus west

Sandringham

470 Sandringham Rd (pictured):
Features: 675m² corner site zoned mixed housing urban, 5-bedrooms-plus, 2 bathrooms
Outcome: sold for $1.5 million at $2222/m² land
Agent: Summer Sun

South

Howick

110 Ridge Rd & 12 Nelson St:
Features: 1741m² corner road-frontage site on 2 titles, a house on each section, 11m height & 45% site coverage as of right, agent says existing commercial use of the past 20+ years means mixed commercial & housing a possibility
Outcome: sold for $2.6 million at $1493/m² land
Agent: Gary Robertson

Attribution: Agency release.

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