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State of the Nation report | 2024

New Trade Me report shows home-buyers willing to compromise to secure a property in 2024.

28 March 2024

Trade Me’s latest State of the Nation report looks into the attitudes of Aotearoa buyers and sellers and the future of the housing market.

What we’re seeing:


  • 40% of Kiwi are willing to compromise on the size of a property
  • 30% of people believe it’s important that a property they purchase has a home office space
  • 28% of respondents intend to purchase this year; up 6% on last year.


  • 35-44 year olds are the most impacted by rising mortgage rates
  • 23% of homeowners plan on selling in the next year
  • Almost 1 in 3 looking to sell are wanting to relocate.

View the full report