Drop in rental prices unexpected

June 23, 2008

The median rent level has dipped $5 a week to $295, according to a quarterly report on the residential rental market.

The record high reached for rents at the start of the year was $300 a week, Massey University’s Real Estate Analysis Unit said.

The unit’s director, Prof Bob Hargreaves, said the 1.6 per cent drop was somewhat unexpected because rents had been rising steadily last year and during the first months of this year. (more…)

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