• House buyers around the country are short of choice as only Auckland reports an increase in the number of listings, Real Estate Institute (REINZ) data shows.

REINZ has released its data for January, which shows that prices held firm, while the number of sales fell nationwide.

After months of record low numbers of houses for sale in Auckland, the number on the market jumped by 1135, or 17 per cent, year-on-year in January.

Excluding Auckland, the number of properties for sale has fallen by 4878, or 22 per cent over the past year.

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Jane Ussher
Auckland has recorded a lift in listings but buyers in other centres are not so lucky.


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