May 2024 Housing Market Update

Time period Number of sales* Total value of sales
May 2024 916 properties $1,083,288,815
May 2023 723 properties $774,202,660
12 months to May 2024 9,618 properties $10,951,128,606
12 months to May 2023 7,263 properties $8,009,787,196

*Includes Barfoot & Thompson Auckland residential sales that have gone unconditional. Excludes Northland and commercial sales.

Late autumn boost to Auckland property market

Peter Thompson - Auckland House Price June 2021

Buyers returned in strength to the Auckland residential property market in May consolidating prices around those prevailing over the previous three months.

“The Auckland market experienced a late autumn boost in May,” said Peter Thompson, Managing Director of Barfoot & Thompson.

“The boost came in the form of buyers being prepared to meet prevailing prices, and we sold 916 homes in the month.

“This is the highest number of homes we have sold in the month of May for three years and is nearly a third higher than the number of homes we sold in April. 

“The median price paid in the month was $1,011,900, which is consistent with where the median price has been over the previous three months.

“The average price, at $1,182,630 for the month, was down 2.5 percent on that for April, but also consistent with where it has been for the previous three months.

“The market has found a sweet spot and is entering winter trading well.

“Vendors have trimmed their price expectations in recent months as the summer selling season draws to a close, and buyers have responded positively to the opportunity.

“It is another sign that the housing market is finding stability around current price levels.

“With 1,695 new listings in the month, and total listings of 5,763 at month end, buyers continue to have the greatest choice in more than a decade

“Currently, for every home being sold, there are another 6 on the market. 

“All price segments of the market experienced strong buyer interest during the month, with 18.8 percent of sales being in the under $750,000 price category. 

“Sales above $2 million (64 homes) accounted for 7 percent of sales with 18 of those homes selling for more than $3 million. 

“The rural and lifestyle markets were also active in May, with sales for the month exceeding $43 million. This was 7.5 percent higher than in April, and 17.7 percent higher than in May last year.”

Barfoot & Thompson knows Auckland best. It is the city’s leading real estate company, selling around one in three Auckland residential homes, significantly ahead of all other competitor brands. 

For further information, contact Peter Thompson, Managing Director, Barfoot & Thompson, by telephone at 09 307 5523 or 027 453 593.  

Released on behalf of Barfoot & Thompson by Network Communication (Dennis Lynch) telephone 021 963 733    

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