Slim pickings for Auckland house hunters


Real estate prices in the Super City are  on the up and up following a short period of calm. Although the turnover of property during winter remained high, values were relatively static — until now.

According to a report from real estate agency Barfoot & Thompson, the median sale price in Auckland during September went up 4.6 per cent on August’s figure to $790,000 (the average is $836,275).

Peter Thompson, the firm’s managing director, says the last time a jump of this size happened was in June — the end of a hot summer for real estate…

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