WELLINGTON, Nov 16 (Reuters) – New Zealand house prices fell slightly in October but sales activity is showing a steady improvement in 2022, the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) said on Thursday.
Seasonally adjusted median house prices fell 0.9% in October compared with September, and were down 2.8% from a year earlier, REINZ data showed.
Seasonally adjusted national home sales volumes fell 10.7% from September but were up 4.0% from October 2022.
REINZ Chief Executive Jen Baird said in a statement the increasing number of listings coming to market is showing a slow, but marked, improvement over the past year, and a renewed confidence from vendors looking to sell with more certainty now the Oct. 14 election is donate.
“Many vendors and buyers are showing confidence that it’s a better time to sell now and a good time to buy,” she said.
Reporting by Lucy Craymer Editing by Chris Reese
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