Aucklanders moving north in search of cheaper homes and better lifestyles
Northern Advocate 10th July Issue Article reads:
With Real Estate Institute figures showing median house prices were $555,000 last month in Auckland, where many suburbs have average prices of more than $1 million, Northland homes are comparative bargains with their June median of $293,000.
And while home prices are the main attraction, Aucklanders are also coming north to escape transport hassles and other pressures of supercity life.
Others seek homes in the North because houses they rented in the supercity have been sold. Hamish Cates said half of the 30 inquiries he received when he advertised a Kamo house for rent had been from Aucklanders, most of whom were moving because their former homes had been sold.