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Auckland house sales dip as Easter holiday saps activity in April

Paul McBeth
Wed, 01 May 2019

By Paul McBeth May 2 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland realtor Barfoot & Thompson says activity slowed last month in the country's biggest city due to the Easter and Anzac Day holidays, although sale prices were largely flat.  The city's biggest realtor sold 667 properties in April, down from 731 sales a year earlier, while the median sale price was unchanged at $830,000 from April 2018.  Director Kiri Barfoot blamed the threat of a capital gains tax - which the coalition government ruled out late in the month - and the holiday period for subd...

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