Is it time for you to move out of Auckland City?

From first home buyers to investors, Auckland is in hot demand by almost everyone. Young kiwis and families are seeking access to local schools and job opportunities, while investors have been chasing the strong growth value Auckland property holds.

It’s this increasing demand that has been pushing house prices within Auckland to an all time high - making it difficult for people to grasp their dream of owning a home.

Figures from have shown that in April, Auckland had its lowest number of new listings in four years. Which is one of the reasons why home buyers have now started to look elsewhere.

If not Auckland, then where?


With Auckland house prices through the roof, its satellite cities such as Pokeno, Kumeu, Silverdale and Dairy Flat have seen a massive demand in property. Aucklanders are beginning the trend of ditching the city life for these city-fringe suburbs, where house prices are lower, and growth is still strong.

The great thing is - they don’t need to say goodbye to their city lives completely. With most of these suburbs only about 40 to 60 minutes away from Auckland Central, residents can live a more laid back lifestyle, without being too far from the hustle and bustle.

Locals and investors have also been attempting to grab their hands on property in Hamilton because of its low buy-in relative to Auckland.


Auckland’s Future


The fact is, lower house prices are not on the forecast anytime soon. And with Auckland population still continuing to outpace housing supply, home buyers may be forced to migrate to the city’s outskirts - or out of Auckland completely. However, there are plenty of housing opportunities in fringe suburbs that provide Aucklander’s with their dream home, without forgoing their city lives.

With increasing numbers of people moving into satellite cities around Auckland, it won’t be long until the best areas and homes are snapped up!

If you’re looking to find the perfect balance between the city and rural life, chat to us today about finding your new home in one of our satellite city locations.