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Could this be the key to an Auckland house?

Before you relinquish all your dreams of cracking the Auckland property market, may I suggest house sharing? I know you’re wrinkling your nose as you picture upturned toilet seats, negotiating the last of the milk and arguing over Wifi. But house sharing may be the ticket into a market you didn’t think you stood a chance in without a $160,000-plus deposit. Last month, popular short-term house sharing site Airbnb received its four millionth customer. In Auckland, as many as 40 percent of buyers are wanting to share their homes with their folks and another 30 to 40 percent are after a home and income situation. Tall Poppies real estate’s Hamish Anderson has even had requests from young married couples seeking “community living” “There are a few others who want to be living with their mates and to be able to buy in the Auckland property market,” he says. His most popular listed home is this six bedroom, three bathroom home boasting a 4000 square metre section in Henderson.