The lifestyle property market saw a 18.2 per cent (+ 276 sales) increase in sales volume in the three months to July 2013 compared to July 2012. A total of 1790 sales were recorded in the three months to July 2013, compared to 1514 sales in the three months to July 2012. Twenty seven more sales were recorded compared to the three months to June 2013 (+2. per cent). For the 12 months to July 2013 there were 6,368 unconditional sales of lifestyle properties, an increase of 18.0 per cent over the 12 months to July 2012.
Twelve regions recorded increases in sales compared to July 2012 while two recorded decreases in sales. Auckland recorded the largest increase