Where can I access sales statistics?

Question from Linda updated on 18th February 2010:

How can I get statistics on property prices? I know you can go to the STATS section on this website for prices in each suburb, but I would like it broken down to house types. E.g. Price stats for say; 2/br townhouses in Spreydon. The stats here only give average prices for all house types in Spreydon. In the NZ Property Investor magazine, the rental stats are broken down into 1,2,3 b/r flats, houses etc. Where can I get similar stats for house sales?

Our expert Jeff Montgomery responded:

The Department of Building and Housing does not have a database of information about specific house type sale prices. I suggest you contact Statistics New Zealand, The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand, or Quotable Value Limited to see if they are able to provide you with more detailed information.

Their contact details are:
• Statistics New Zealand www.stats.govt.nz or 0508 525 525
• The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand http://www.reinz.org.nz/ or 0800 473 469
• Quotable Value New Zealand http://www.qv.co.nz or 0800 16 44 44

The Department of Building and Housing provides information and guidance on building law and compliance, services including weathertight homes, and advice for tenants and landlords.



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