Thinking of buying your first home? Then check out the latest changes in Residential House prices nationwide - many of Auckland's rural areas have either held steady or dropped slightly in the latest QV stats. e.g. Rodney North -1.2% YoY (Year on Year), Franklin -0.5% YoY, and Manukau East -1% YoY. For more detail, click here: https://www.qv.co.nz/property-trends/residential-house-values
Rural areas not only provide a somewhat higher quality of lifestyle but also there is generally plenty of rurally aligned employment. Coupled with cheaper house prices why wouldn’t you seriously consider making the move?
Read more about the increased First Home Buyer activity in rural and tourist areas in this article from CoreLogic: http://www.corelogic.co.nz/news-research/item/first-home-buyers-are-on-the-charge-in-the-provinces/
And, with access to Harcourt's extensive portfolio of listings, I can help buyers looking to make a move to rural locations - don't hesitate to get in touch if you think life outside the big smoke might be for you.