House prices in Auckland have hit a record high for the third consecutive month.
Figures compiled by the Real Estate Institute's official website show the average asking price is now just over $685,400.
Nationally, however, the price dipped from March to April, and the national average asking price is now $477,460.
The marketing manager of the real-estate.co.nz website Paul McKenzie said that was still higher than in the same period last year.
He said it showed the start of a recovery and a rebalancing between buyers and sellers.