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A big jump in residential rents in January, but rents remained flat in Auckland

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In January 2024, New Zealand experienced a significant rise in residential rents, setting a new record with the national median rent at $608 a week, largely influenced by a notable increase in Otago due to the return of university students, where the median rent soared from $520 to $675. This trend underscores the dynamic nature of the rental market, particularly in regions with seasonal population changes.

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In January 2024, the national median rent in New Zealand saw an increase of $28 per week, reaching $608. This represents a notable shift from the relatively stable median rent of around $580 per week observed in the latter half of the previous year. However, in Auckland, the situation was different, with rents remaining flat and showing no significant change.

Overview of Rent Changes

  • National Median Rent Increase: Across New Zealand, the median rent rose to $608 per week in January, marking a $28 increase from previous figures.
  • Stability in Auckland Rents: Despite the national trend, Auckland’s rents stayed consistent, although rents for townhouses in the area reached a record high of $730 per week.

Detailed Look at Regional Rent Dynamics

  • Auckland’s Rental Demand: In January, Auckland experienced a 61% increase in rental demand compared to December, indicating a significant surge in interest for rental properties.
  • Townhouse Rent Increase in Auckland: Specifically, townhouse rents in Auckland saw a 5% increase year-over-year, reaching $730 per week.

While the national picture shows an overall increase in rents, Auckland presents a contrasting scenario with stable rents, except for specific property types like townhouses which have witnessed price hikes. It’s crucial to keep an eye on these trends for future insights into the rental market.

Source from interest.co.nz: https://www.interest.co.nz/property/126956/national-median-rent-increased-28-week-january-rents-remained-flat-auckland
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