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Lighter Quay unit passed in

A Lighter Quay leasehold apartment attracted bids at Ray White City Apartments’ final auction for the year today, but offers fell $25,000 short of the asking price.

Unusually, the city apartment specialist also had 2 houses listed today, in Mt Roskill & Te Atatu. Both attracted a bid but were passed in.

CBD

Wynyard Quarter

Lighter Quay Stratis, 83 Halsey St, unit 515:
Features: leasehold, 49m², fully furnished one bedroom
Outgoings: rates $1825/year including gst; body corp levy $6429/year including $3901 ground rent, residents’ society levy $201/month
Outcome: passed in after bid at $195,000, vendor asking price of $220,000 disclosed
Agents: Liz McCarthy

Attribution: Auction.

 

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Updated: Parking space for a millionaire, Vinegar Lane apartment sold

Published 14 December 2017, updated 21 December 2017:
Update: A Vinegar Lane apartment has been sold post-auction (see below under Isthmus west).

A basement carpark space in the Quay Regency building on Auckland’s downtown waterfront sold at Ray White Apartments auction for $265,000 today – $9815 for every square metre of its 27m² share of the basement.

The woman selling the space, Shelley Jones, said after the auction she’d joked about getting $200,000 for it and couldn’t believe the sale price.

Bidding had started at $70,000 and rose quickly in $10,000 & sometimes $20,000 steps, with several bidders in the room & on the phone.

I’ve been using figures of $70-80,000 for parking spaces around the central city – and higher where there’s a distinct inability to park nearby. A parking space in the Metropolis building recently sold for $140,000.

After that, anything under a million dollars for the next offering, a spacious brand-new apartment in the Aria Ponsonby development on Vinegar Lane, was going to feel flat, and bidding fell well short of that. The apartment has 68m² of internal space, and balconies in new developments like this one aren’t a Juliet where you can’t sit down. Parking is also at a premium.

CBD

Victoria Quarter

Zest, 72 Nelson St, unit 214:
Features: 23m², furnished one bedroom
Outgoings: rates $1045/year including gst; body corp levy $1788/year
Income assessment: $320/week, fixed until 12 January
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Michelle & Judi Yurak

Waterfront

The basement parking space (above) and the space, with vehicle.

Quay Regency, 148 Quay St, carpark 5:
Features: 1/20 share in 540m² basement parking area (so, 27m², but the actual parking space is about 12m²)
Outgoings: rates $759/year including gst; body corp levy $601/year
Income assessment: $275/month on fixed rental just ended, appraisal $80-100/week
Outcome: sold for $265,000 at $9815/m² share of whole basement
Agents: Daniel Horrobin & Damian Piggin

Isthmus west

Grey Lynn

Updated: Aria Ponsonby, 11 Vinegar Lane, unit 203:
Features: 68m² internal + 8m² balcony, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 parking spaces
Outgoings: rates $1972/year including gst; body corp levy $4916/year
Income assessment: $800-850/week furnished
Outcome: passed in at $800,000, sold post-auction for $860,000
Agents: Michelle & Judi Yurak

Attribution: Auction.

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Suburban cross-leases & apartment sell, central apartment buyers already on holiday

3 suburban cross-leases & an eastern bays apartment were sold at Barfoot & Thompson auctions this week.

One central city apartment attracted a bid, 2 others didn’t, and the auction of a fourth was postponed until January.

CBD

Learning Quarter

Forte Residences, 37 Symonds St, unit 1401:
Features: 2-bedroom sub-penthouse, 2 bathrooms, balcony
Outgoings: body corp levy $3694/year
Income assessment: $510/week, fixed until 11 April
Outcome: passed in at $450,000
Agents: Oscar Zhao

Uptown

Avoka, 31 Day St, unit 8B:
Features: one-bedroom apartment, balcony; remedial works pending, offered with no claim against vendor
Outgoings: body corp levy $6765/year
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Jack Atherton & Sherryl Jones

Victoria Quarter

Hobson Gardens, 205 Hobson St, unit 7E:
Features: 102m², 2-bedroom apartment, 2 bathrooms, parking space, storage
Outgoings: body corp levy $4726/year excluding water
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Stephen Shin & Yasu Ka

Sugartree, 27 Union St, unit 115:
Features: 68m² internal, 2-bedroom apartment, 2 bathrooms, 8m² balcony
Outcome: auction postponed until Wednesday 17 January
Agent: Peter Wu

Isthmus east

Kohimarama

4 Averill Avenue, unit 3:
Features: one-bedroom apartment
Outcome: sold for $590,000
Agent: Lynn Gruenwald

Royal Oak

1 Ambury Avenue:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 827m², 4-bedroom bungalow, 2 bathrooms, carport
Outcome: sold for $1.325 million
Agents: Helen Gu

Isthmus west

Kingsland

69 Third Avenue:
Features: cross-lease, 3/5 share in 1131m², 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, double garage
Outcome: sold for $1.19 million
Agent: Jo Pickering

North-east

Devonport

30 Kawerau Avenue:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 612m², 3-bedroom house, study, offstreet parking
Outcome: sold for $1.36 million
Agents: Sue Harrison & Toni Gregory

Attribution: Auctions.

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2 sales out of 7 at apartments auction

2 apartments were sold today at City Sales’ final auction for the year, out of 7 on offer.

The first sale was a one-bedroom unit in the Renaissance (pictured), Manukau Central, and the other was a leasehold unit at Lighter Quay.

CBD

Learning Quarter

Tetra House, 85 Wakefield St, unit 913:
Features: 39m², one bedroom, 2 bathrooms; approved for short-term student accommodation only
Outgoings: rates $1201/year including gst; body corp levy $4794/year
Outcome: passed in at $300,000
Agent: Iona Rodrigues

Uptown

Volt, 430 Queen St, unit G01:
Features: 48m², 2 bedrooms, courtyard
Outgoings: rates $1175/year including gst; body corp levy $4703/year
Outcome: passed in at $375,000
Agent: Dave Cousins

132 Vincent St, unit GD:
Features: 73m², 2 bedrooms, parking space
Outgoings: rates $2610/year including gst for unit & parking; body corp levy $6646/year for unit & parking
Outcome: passed in at $650,000
Agent: Susan Frear

Victoria Quarter

Fiore, 152 Hobson St, unit 302:
Features: 35m² studio, deck
Outgoings: rates $1071/year including gst; body corp levy $2544/year
Income assessment: $370/week, fixed until October 2018
Outcome: passed in after a bid at $150,000 & vendor bid at $200,000
Agent: Dave Cousins

Wynyard Quarter

Lighter Quay, 77 Halsey St, unit 409:
Features: leasehold, 60m², fully furnished 2 bedrooms, 4m² deck, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1903/year including gst; body corp levy $9374/year including $4547/year ground rent, plus $2571/year residents’ society fees
Outcome: sold for $320,000
Agents: Val Luo & Maggie Sun

North-west

New Lynn

Karekare Apartments, 17 Crown Lynn Place, unit 5K:
Features: 40m², one bedroom, deck, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1061/year including gst; body corp levy $3888/year
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Trisha Shanaghan

South

Manukau Central

Renaissance, 18 Ronwood Avenue, unit 11H:
Features: 32m², one bedroom, 6m² deck, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1131/year including gst; body corp levy $2856/year
Outcome: sold for $315,000
Agent: Andy Faulkner

Attribution: Auction.

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Council confirms Wynyard America’s Cup preference, CBRE does numbers on retail

Auckland Council’s governing body confirmed the Wynyard Basin option as its preferred 2021 America’s Cup base location yesterday. It still has to negotiate on that with the Government & Emirates Team NZ.

Council staff will develop a resource consent application for the Wynyard Basin option for lodgement in January.

Mayor Phil Goff said: “Most New Zealanders, from all walks of life and from all parts of our community, want to see the America’s Cup raced in New Zealand. It’s a matter of pride. We saw that earlier this year when more than 90,000 people came out in our city to celebrate Emirates Team NZ returning home with the cup.

“The Government estimates between 4-8000 jobs will be created in bringing the America’s Cup to our region. This is a chance to showcase Auckland to the world in a unique way – through top sportsmanship, high quality technology and with the stunning backdrop of Auckland’s harbour.

“Today’s decision to confirm the Wynyard Basin option as the preferred location is based on timing, cost & legacy, and it paves the way for resource consent lodgement in the New Year.

“Wynyard Point is a valid alternative option for consideration and we have received strong professional advice from officials on both locations.”

The governing body also noted that no funding is available for a hosting agreement, and that investment in necessary infrastructure would be the extent of the council’s contribution.

Retail boost

Research by real estate services company CBRE suggests more international retailers might use pop-up stores during the America’s Cup to test the Auckland market.

For the last America’s Cup held in Auckland, in 2003, the CBRE researchers said the regatta brought an estimated $136 million of additional direct spending into the local retail economy, equating to 27% of total net expenditure generated by the event.

Looking ahead to the 2021 event and expanding on economic modelling used in Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment research released last month, the CBRE report forecasts a direct retail spending range of $142-253 million, with a base scenario of $197 million.

Food & beverage would account for $52 million, core retail (groceries, clothing & other general merchandise) the balance.

Compared to a typical retail spend in Auckland over a comparable 3-month period, this translates to a 3.2% boost to core retail sales, and 5.6% boost for the food & beverage sector.

CBRE NZ retail, advisory & transaction services director Tim Male said the additional spend would mainly support existing outlets, but also underpin both pop-ups in & around the cup village, as well as providing a good initial trade-up period for more permanent new entrants.

Attribution: Council & CBRE releases.

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2 Westgate sales & 5 leases on Shore & K Rd

Bayleys North Shore agents completed 2 industrial unit sales at Westgate in November, and signed 5 leases on Karangahape Rd (pictured), Takapuna, and 3 in Rosedale.

Sales

North-west

Westgate

Northside Drive, lot 1, unit 1:
Features: 325m² industrial unit, 4 parking spaces
Outcome: sold in November for $895,000 + gst, at $2754/m² land & building
Agents: Matt Mimmack & Ashton Geissler

Northside Drive, lot 1, unit 2:
Features: 650m² industrial unit, 8 parking spaces
Outcome: sold in November for $1.92 million + gst, at $2954/m² land & building
Agents: Ashton Geissler & Matt Mimmack

Leases

CBD

K Rd

258-264 Karangahape Rd, level 1:
Features: 370m² retail area
Rent: leased in November for $48,000/year net + gst, premises rental $130/m²
Agents: Terry Kim

North-east

Rosedale

33 Apollo Drive, unit 3:
Features: 174m² office, 5 parking spaces
Rent: leased in November for $45,200/year net + gst, parking $20/space/week, net rent excluding parking $40,000/year, premises rental $230/m²       
Agents: Laurie Burt & Alex Strever

68 Paul Matthews Rd, unit D:
Features: 190m² industrial unit, 3 parking spaces
Rent: leased in December for $35,000/year net + gst, parking $5/space/week, net excluding parking $34,220/year, premises rental $150/m²  
Agents: Alex Strever

8 Piermark Drive, unit E:
Features: 224m² industrial unit
Rent: leased in November for $36,000/year net + gst, premises rental $161/m²
Agents: Laurie Burt & James Kidd

Takapuna

66 Anzac St, ground floor:
Features: 76m² retail, 2 parking spaces
Rent: leased in November for $27,780/year net + gst, parking $55/space/week, net excluding parking $22,060/year, premises rental $290/m²
Agent: Ildy Meixner

Attribution: Agency release.

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Queen St retail unit sells at 4.6%

A Queen St retail unit sold on a 4.6% yield at Colliers’ auction yesterday.

CBD

Queen St

155 Queen St, unit B:
Features: 109m², seismic rating 80% of new building standard
Rent: $242,000/year net + gst + opex at $2220/m², 6-year lease to Specsavers NZ Ltd from March 2016 plus one 6-year right of renewal, 3%/year fixed growth
Outcome: sold for $5.31 million + gst at a 4.56% yield
Agents: Kris Ongley, Adam White & David Burley

Attribution: Auction.

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All 3 apartments sell at auction

All 3 apartments auctioned Bayleys’ city office yesterday were sold under the hammer – one in the Victoria Quarter of the cbd, the other 2 in Grey Lynn & Sandringham.

CBD

Victoria Quarter

Regatta Court, 92 Nelson St, unit 7D:
Features: one bedroom, balcony, covered parking space
Outcome: sold for $396,000
Agent: Chris Reeves & Marcus Fava

Isthmus west

Grey Lynn

23 Pollen St, unit 304:
Features: 3-bedroom corner unit, 2 bathrooms, covered patio, secure parking space
Outgoings: rates $2373/year including gst; body corp levy $5707/year
Outcome: sold for $1.25 million
Agents: Cheryl Regan & Harry Cheng

Sandringham

75 Taumata Rd, unit 3:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, parking space
Outcome: sold for $630,000
Agent: Summer Sun

Attribution: Agency release.

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2 apartments, townhouse & 2 land sales at Barfoot auctions

2 apartments were sold and 2 (plus a city fringe bungalow) passed in at Barfoot & Thompson’s city auction today.

At 2 auction sessions yesterday, the agency sold a Grafton townhouse, and a subdivided Victoria Avenue lot and an ex-state house in Remuera.

CBD

Learning Quarter

Tower Hill (pictured), 1 Emily Place, unit 11E:
Features: 60m², one bedroom, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1825/year including gst; body corp levy $4064/year
Outcome: sold for $645,000
Agents: Stephen & Leo Shin

Sapphire, 76 Wakefield St, unit 1212:
Features: 23m² studio
Outgoings: rates $1019/year including gst; body corp levy $2119/year
Income assessment: $330/week current
Outcome: sold for $275,000
Agents: Betty Shao & Donna Rugay

Argent Hall, 2 Eden Crescent, unit 8E:
Features: 31m² studio
Outgoings: body corp levy $3158/year
Outcome: passed in at $250,000
Agents: Stephen & Leo Shi

Isthmus east

Epsom

Ivory, 10 Lion Place, unit 214:
Features: one bedroom, balcony
Outcome: auction postponed
Agents: Stephen Shin & Rhys Chen

Grafton

8K Glasgow Terrace:
Features: 2-level townhouse, one bedroom, study, storage locker, double garage
Outgoings: body corp levy $2535/year
Outcome: sold for $700,000
Agents: Bella Stefano & Sherry Shao

Parnell

11 Balfour Rd, unit 3:
Features: one-bedroom unit on ground floor of 3-storey block, parking space
Outcome: sold at auction brought forward to 1 December
Agent: Alex Baker

13 Cheshire St, unit 102:
Features: one-bedroom apartment, balcony, parking space
Outgoings: body corp levy $2795/year
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Qiao Liu & Harry Yu

Remuera

310 Victoria Avenue, lot 3:
Features: 619m² section
Outcome: sold for $2.66 million at $4297m² land; the other 2 lots down this right of way have already been sold
Agents: Leila & David MacDonald

88 Abbotts Way:
Features: 613m² section, 3-bedroom 1950s ex-state house, single garage
Outcome: sold for $1.166 million
Agents: Steve Hood

Isthmus west

College Hill

80 College Hill:
Features: 230m² section, 2 vacant self-contained units in a bungalow, consented for 2 flats but both used as a single office, rear service lane access & parking
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Agnes Teh & Layne Stephens

Mt Eden

18 Edenvale Crescent, unit 6:
Features: one bedroom, parking space, storage
Outgoings: body corp levy $2930/year
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Andrew Gallagher

Attribution: Auctions.

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5 apartment sales include 2 in hotel leases

5 apartments were sold at Ray White City Apartments’ auction yesterday out of 9 listed. The sales included 2 of the 3 units in hotel leases.

CBD

Kitchener St

Metropolis, 1 Courthouse Lane, unit 1104:
Features: 48m² including balcony, furnished one bedroom
Outgoings: rates $1305/year including gst; body corp levy $4332/year
Income assessment: $580-600/week
Outcome: sold for $570,000
Agents: Damian Piggin & Daniel Horrobin

Learning Quarter

The Quadrant, 10 Waterloo Quadrant, unit 1215:
Features: 22m² furnished studio, balcony
Outgoings: rates $3686/year including gst (reduced to about $1500/year if removed from hotel pool); body corp levy $2704/year
Income assessment: about $1000/month current
Outcome: sold for $270,000
Agents: Damian Piggin & Daniel Horrobin

Lorne St

Lorne St Lofts, 4 Lorne St, unit 1B:
Features: 50m² studio
Outgoings: rates $1549/year including gst; body corp levy $10,372/year
Income assessment: $450-480/week
Outcome: passed in at $400,000
Agents: Mitch Agnew & Ryan Bridgman

Uptown

Nova en Scotia, 18 Scotia Place, unit 9C:
Features: 53m², 2 bedrooms, balcony
Outgoings: rates $1487/year including gst; body corp levy $4224/year
Income assessment: $450/week
Outcome: sold for $472,500
Agent: Bain Duigan

Isthmus west

Eden Terrace

The Mews, 8 Basque Rd, unit 20:
Features: 114m², 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 parking spaces
Outgoings: rates $1999/year including gst; body corp levy $4799/year
Income assessment: $900-980/week unfurnished, $950-1000/week furnished
Outcome: passed in at $1 million
Agent: Vladimir Kiselev

Kingsland

2 Western Springs Rd, unit 7:
Features: 81m², 2-bedroom corner apartment, flexi-room, 2 bathrooms, 2 parking spaces
Outgoings: rates $1674/year including gst; body corp levy $3476/year
Income assessment: $750-800/week
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Dusan Valenta & Adele Keane

North-east

Takapuna

Shoalhaven, 130 Anzac St, unit A201:
Features: 76m², 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 parking spaces
Outgoings: rates $1918/year including gst; body corp levy $5188/year
Income assessment: $600-650/week
Outcome: sold for $625,000
Agents: Liam Kyle & Gary Walker

Spencer on Byron, 9-17 Byron Avenue, unit 410:
Features: 30m² studio, hotel furniture; sold on “as is, where is” basis, buyer liable for $32,864 remediation levy including gst
Outgoings: rates $2736/year including gst; body corp levy $1936/year
Income assessment: under hotel lease
Outcome: sold for $150,000 + gst
Agents: James Mairs & Gillian Gibson

North-west

Henderson

Quest Henderson, 12 Wadier Place, unit 3A:
Features: 47m², one bedroom, parking space
Outgoings: rates $3201/year including gst; body corp levy $3918/year
Income assessment: $18,401/year + gst current, 10 years to run on hotel lease
Outcome: passed in after bid from vendor at $150,000 + gst
Agent: Ron Yang

Attribution: Auction.

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