Good rental returns in Wellington and Auckland
Residential Valuation Specialist | November 29, 2019
|Last Updated: Nov. 29, 2019|
|CENTRAL AUCKLAND - 3-BR HOUSES||COST ($)||YIELD (p.a.)|
|TO BUY||MONTHLY RENT|
All yields are gross - i.e., before taxes, repair costs, ground rents, estate agents fees, and any other costs. Net yields (what you´ll really earn) are typically around 1.5% to 2% lower.
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Last year, we found that the best rental returns available on apartments in Wellington had moved slightly ahead of Auckland. This may reflect a jump in prices of larger properties in Auckland, which would tend to reduce the rental returns. "Foreign buyers are mostly drawn to the Auckland area", explains Bill Sandston, a real estate lawyer.
In Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, rental yields on 1 and 2 bedroom houses are now around 5.5%. Apartments, and particularly smaller apartments, tend to earn more - last year we found returns of from 6.88% to 8.43%
In Auckland, last year we found that rental yields on apartments ranged from 6.09% to 7.18%.
Property transaction costs analysis in New Zealand are rather low, and in regional terms, the total costs of buying and then selling a property are very attractive.