Property Dashboard - Nelson
The property market across the Nelson region is fairly well balanced with all three indicators in the green, although there are signed of an active market which could tip to favour sellers in time.
The pace of the market steadied in September registering a clearance rate of 17.% - down slightly from 18.2% in August. At the same time the inventory of property for sale eased back to 25.3 weeks from 23.8 weeks in August based on the current rate of sale. This slightly improves the selection of choice for buyers, although the availability is tight.
The trend in price growth seems steady at 5% up slightly on the August level of 4.6% providing some confidence for sellers looking to address the spring market.
Latest Property Dashboard - October 2014
12 months prior - October 2013
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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 Realestate.co.nz 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.