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18 May 2023

Regional Property Insights with Tony Alexander – May 2023

Welcome to the May issue of Regional Property Insights for 2023, prepared by Tony Alexander with the support of First Mortgage Trust.

In this month’s Regional Property Insights for each region Tony looks at long-term price trends for each region. There are signs that house prices are bottoming out on average around the country and very soon people are going to start wondering which locations have the greatest potential for price gains.

There are many ways to make one’s own estimate including looking at population growth projections, recent construction levels, movements in rents etc.  Balancing population growth against new house supply growth may yield some good insights, but this relies on population growth proceeding as assumed and things are made difficult by the new uncertain gap which has opened up between the number of dwelling consents issued and the number of houses which actually end up being constructed.

In this month’s RPI, Tony presents three graphs for each region:

  1. How much house prices have changed from a year earlier, since 2007.  All understandably saw declines recently.
  2. Traditional graph looks at where the index of house prices sits for each region in comparison with the nationwide index.  The graph can show periods of extra strength and extra weakness for a region and indicate whether greater than average potential exists.
  3. Analysis is tweaked by excluding Auckland from the nationwide price calculation, which allows us to see how each region is tracking against other regions which people may consider as an alternative to living in Auckland.

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