Saturday 25 March 2023

Loitering


This was taken shortly before I bought my house. Real estate prices here aren't too bad - you can buy a decent property under $300,000 NZD, much cheaper than other places like Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Whangarei etc. House prices have come down a bit in the last year though but I'm still wondering how people can afford the more expensive ones.

Linking up with Weekend reflections and the Weekend roundup.

14 comments:

Taken For Granted said...

It is always fun to window shop the houses for sale to see what money will buy. Fine street photo.

William Kendall said...

I admittedly think greed on the part of the agents drives prices up too.

Tom said...

...prices are lower here, but they have been going up.

The Happy Whisk said...

Hubby and I are house hunting and it's been nice to see some prices come down here, too.

Pisi Prkl said...

Window shopping apparently. Some times I like to look houses/apartments too. Am not gonna buy anything, just day-dreaming.

s.c said...

Also a national sport here but living under the smoke of Amsterdam the prices have increased sixfold in 30 years. Nice street photography indeed.

local alien said...

House prices further north are incredible, from what I read. I'm glad you found a cheaper area. How on earth can younger people think of buying in Auckland.

Sharon said...

I've been wondering the same thing. The prices here are just crazy.

Bill said...

I always like to stop and look and see what's available. There are lots of people in search for a place to buy or rent and there's a huge shortage of places. Prices are insane in the big cities, a 2 bedroom apartment for €2,100 a month with a huge line for people who want a view.

James said...

I can't even imagine homes being so inexpensive. The average price for a house around here is 10x that amount. Buying one is on my list once I win the lottery. ;-)

Veronica Lee said...

I like to visit apartment/house showrooms just to get some decorating ideas though I have no intention of buying anything.

Hugs and blessings, Amy

Tigger's Mum said...

Govt policy on housing hadn't helped had it? They drove prices up with some misguided regs on rentals. We are hoping to narrow down our property search area when we visit home in May.

Iris Flavia said...

In Perth we pretended to be rich and had a look at showhouses. Oh, if only...

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

I hope at present people are looking at my home in the estate agents window as it is just up for sale. I hope to move from Northern Ireland to Australia to be closer to one of my daughters. This is my link this week (bit late!) My link is https://birdingforpleasure.blogspot.com/2023/03/weekend-reflections-and-weekend-roundup_24.html i hope you are having a great week.

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