3 Sep 2009

Auckland real estate sales up in August

11:41 am on 3 September 2009

Auckland's largest real estate company says the market is experiencing a spring lift.

Barfoot & Thompson sold 830 properties in August - up 6.5% from July and 65% on August last year.

Managing director Peter Thompson says sale prices have climbed 1.5% since last August, to just over $530,000.

Mr Thompson does not think the market is taking off just yet, but says things look promising.