The price of owning a home is rising, with sales in Auckland reaching record highs.
Houses in New Zealand's biggest city are selling faster and for more money than ever before.
Even what appear to be run-down properties are snapped up as prime real estate.
Carla Rotondo and her husband Dan bought a house in the Kingsland area for under a million dollars last year.
They quickly got stuck into the property, sub-divided the grounds and sold off the back.
And while it's currently not much more than a shell, they're confident it was a good buy.
"It will definitely be a million dollar property," said Carla.
"It'll be beautiful, I know it's hard to imagine."
And she isn't the only one confident to invest in the property market.
"A sense of confidence that's causing demand to exceed supply and prices are the reactive component of that, they're going up," said property market expert, Alastair Hine.
Prices have soared - growing more than 11% year-on-year.
The median price for an Auckland home went up more than $5,000 in the last month alone.
"It's a market that means big bucks for relatively ordinary homes," ONE News reporter Ruth Wynn-Williams said, after witnessing an unrenovated, former rental property sell for $1.3 million.
And while Auckland houses are still selling faster than anywhere else, country-wide sales are up.
"Even the Waikato, Hamiltons are being affected, and Tauranga, Wellington to a lesser extent," said Hine.
"It's about migration of people."