Property Dashboard - Central Otago Lakes / Queenstown

October 2014

The Central Otago Lakes is exhibiting all the indicators of a sellers' market with all the three dashboard indicators in the amber segment. 

The pace of the market eased slightly in September although at at a clearance rate of 7.7% it firmly places it in the higher levels based on long term average - a level that has been consistently seen in the past year. The available inventory in September remained tight moving slightly from 54.1 weeks in August to 56.0 weeks in September based on inventory measured by current rate of sale. Pricing pressure picked up a notch again in September to 6.1% from 4.5% in August pushing it into the amber quadrant at the higher range of long term average and significantly above the 1.7% seen last year.


Latest Property Dashboard - October 2014

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 Notes on Dials and Data:

The Inventory indicates the level of available properties for sale at the end of the prior month, relative to the rate of sale of properties in the month. Thereby indicating that based on this rate of sale, how long it would take to sell all the stock of houses.

It is expressed in terms of weeks of available inventory. The number of properties on the market is the actual at the end of the prior month. The sales are the seasonally adjusted sales in the prior month

For example if there are 900 properties on the market and the sales in the month total 150 then the inventory will be 26 weeks - meaning if that rate of sale continued it would take 26 weeks (6 months) to sell all the properties.

The Pace indicates the rate of sale, in other words how active the market is.

This is measured as a clearance rate. It is the proportion of properties on the market that are sold in the month. The measure of sales is the 12 month moving average. The properties on the market is the actual number at the end of the prior month.

The source data is the REINZ property sales data and the monthly Property Report

For example with 900 properties for sale on the market and sales on a 12 month moving average of 150 the clearance rate is 16.7%

The Price movement is the variance expressed as a % of the current month's price vs. the same month a year earlier.

The source data is the REINZ median sales price for provincial regions with the Stratified Median Price Index for the 3 main cities. The variance is based on a 12 month moving average price.

The range is set to reflect the 2% Policy Target of the Reserve Bank being the vertical position of the dial.

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