Though rents are high, Wellington still attracts people as landlord gets 600 calls & 300 emails in first 48 hours of listing property.

• Wellington rents leapt 10% to hit record highs in 2016, & they’re expected to climb even higher before summer ends.
• Figures from Trade Me showed the median weekly rent reached $450, up nearly $2000 in annual costs to over $23,000 a year.
• Wellington properties are attracting far more interest than those in other cities.
• Other areas w/ large increases last year included Marlborough, up 23%, Hawke’s Bay, up 16%, & the Waikato & the Bay of Plenty, up 11%.

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