An increase in home values has led to spending on luxurious items.
Council boss tells residents' group property records don't need to be fully accurate.
Ex-owner is angry $80,000 was made on her house in one day but the agent says she got the best price.
Subdivisions and new homes beat traditional Christchurch suburbs in the popularity stakes.
Canterbury's housing market is still in a post-earthquake boom, with consents outstripping the rest of the country.