Home values across Tauranga have shot up across the board in recent years, but some places have grown faster than others. Bay of Plenty Times property reporter Zoe Hunter takes a look at the latest CoreLogic data and shines a spotlight on an unassuming city suburb where values jumped further than anywhere else in the past year and talks to local figures about what's changed. In spite of the growth in the area, the suburb's average price is still in the range that has real estate agents saying first-home buyers should take a look at what it has to offer.

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