I have written a number of times on the topic of statistics, median price, and average costs of NZ housing that are shown in numerous articles on the internet.
Today I write regarding average pricing.
What is average? According to one site, the “average” price of a 5br home nationwide is at $1,105,000.
Does that really prove anything?
I suppose it means somewhere they are pretty pricey.
But let’s take a plain and simple example of a mattress.
1 shop is selling at $100, another at $150,
another at $200 and another at $1900
Adding all these prices up we get $2,350
Dividing that by 4 to get an average means we believe the average price of a mattress is
$2350 divided by 4 = around $587.
But that is not true. Not one of the 4 shops is selling at that price, 1 is way above and 3 are way below..
it is the same with houses. Yes, certainly there are a lot of 5 and more bedroom homes at $1m or more, but there are also many much less.
As at the 26 October 2019 I found these, (and there are many more) on Trademe.
I need to make you aware; I have not seen these homes, and have no idea of their condition or location. Should any interest you, by putting in the address you should be able to find them.
I am simply showing that “average” prices can be misleading.
At the bottom of our country
Invercargill. Dipton St , 5 br. 2 bathrooms on a massive 1115sqm section, this is over ¼ acre. Asking price, Just $395,000
Dee Street, 5 br. 2 bathrooms, on a large 1421sqm section (not far off 1/3rd of an acre asking price $595
Filleul Street, 6br, 2 bathrooms, over1012 sqm section, ¼ acre,
Asking price $669,000
Kakapo Street, Gore 5 br. 2 bathrooms 708 sqm section. $420,000
Coming up to the top of the country,
On to Hawkes Bay,
Elegant country Lifestyle on around 5 acres, 5 br and 2 bathrooms with gorgeous sea views Asking price $750,000
Mahia, Wairoa, 6 br and 2 bathrooms (2 dwellings) spread over 3 separate titles. This would be a dream for the whitebait and country living lover. Situated on 1 and a half acres with a double garage.
Asking price $390,000
Up to the Far North
Just 6 km from the vibrant town of Kaitaia you can buy yourself a great 5 br home, 2 bathrooms on near 10 acres (4 hct) of land for $790,00 less than the price of a 3br home on a small section in an average area of Auckland.
Berghan Rd, Coopers Beach, 5 br 2 bathrooms, section 640 sq m $529,000
West Coast Road, Awanui Close to 90 mile beach, see it from your lounge window, 5 br, 2 bathrooms on a massive 1700 sq m section. Asking price $499,000
Otaha Rd, Kerikeri, 5 br 2 bathrooms 2 acres of land, asking price $649,000
And so the list goes on. Are most 5 or 6 bedroom homes over 1m? Certainly not, there are a lot at the higher end of prestige and elegance, but for those of us looking for a family home for our growing brood certainly you can find a home to suit.
Many other areas of the country have 5 or more bedroom homes under $1 m so search yourself for the area you would like to buy in and see what you discover.
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Hope you enjoyed reading this article.