Market insights

Get the low-down on the latest property market trends, housing information and insights with the Trade Me Property Price Index for sale and for rent.

Trade Me Property Price Index

Weekly rent cracks $500 for the first time

27 May 2019

New Zealand’s median weekly rent reached $500 for the first time in April after a 5.3 per cent annual increase and strong growth in the provinces, according to the latest Trade Me Rental Price Inde...

Wellington property market runs hot as buyers look further afield

20 May 2019

Wellington’s property market remained red hot in April after the average asking price rose 14.3 per cent or $81,000 year-on-year to $652,950, according to the latest Trade Me Property Price Index. ...

National weekly rent edges closer to $500

29 Apr 2019

New Zealand’s national median weekly hit $495 in March after climbing 5.3 per cent on last year, as every region in the country experienced an annual increase in rent, according to the latest Trade...

Seven regions hit all-time highs in March

05 Apr 2019

March was a very strong month for property prices across New Zealand with every region experiencing an annual increase and seven regions reaching new records, according to the latest Trade Me Prope...

Wellington hits new record while property prices cool in Auckland

25 Mar 2019

February was yet another strong month for the Wellington property market with the average asking price reaching an all time high of $638,000, up 13.5 per cent or $75,000 on last year, according to ...

Rent pain continues for tenants in student towns

14 Mar 2019

Tenants looking for a rental property in New Zealand’s student towns are facing high rents and stiff competition according to the latest Trade Me Property Rental Index. Trade Me Head of Rentals Aar...

Property prices peak in the provinces

20 Feb 2019

Property prices outside New Zealand’s three main cities kicked off the New Year with a bang after the average asking price climbed 6.7 per cent on last year to a new record of $525,100, according t...

Wellington rents $45 more per week than Auckland

14 Feb 2019

Wellington city’s rental prices continued their incredible growth in January with the average rent hitting an all-time high of $595 per week, according to the latest Trade Me Rental Price Index. T...

Wellington is New Zealand's most expensive city to rent

24 Jan 2019

Wellington ended 2018 as the most expensive city in the country to rent after the median weekly rent in the capital city climbed 8.2 per cent year-on-year to reach an all time high of $565, accordi...

Provinces end 2018 with a bang

14 Jan 2019

Property prices in the provinces ended 2018 with a bang after six regions reached record average asking prices according to the latest Trade Me Property Price Index.  Head of Trade Me Property Nig...
Show more articles