Updated April 2016
Are there any homes still available?
We are now selling a small number of homes to the open market in stage 4. The sale of these waterfront properties are being handled by Cindy Morrison of The Professionals in Manukau. Here is the website to download the details of the offering. www.propertyfiles.co.nz/property/PMK13578
Will there be a show home?
We do not have a permanent show home however confirmed purchasers are able to view similar homes in the development as they are built.
Will there be any more new homes come on the market?
Our last stage is Stage 5 and it will be ready for sale towards the end of the year. We will have only 6 homes from this stage available for sale.
Can I choose the colours in my home?
You are able to the interior colour scheme from our range. The carpet, curtains and kitchen bench top are also selected by you. The exterior colours have been selected by our professional colour consultant.
What are the ways to buy a home in Waimahia?
We sell a small number of homes on the open market to owner occupier families who must agree to live in the home for a minimum of 3 years. Many of the Waimahia Inlet homes are reserved for clients of the Housing Foundation. Check out the details from their website to see if you qualify.
What are the houses made of?
All our houses are two storey weatherboard and brick dwellings. Our base specification is available for inspection.
Can I change the house design?
No the homes have been architecturally designed to suit each sites characteristics.
Can I wait and buy a home after its been built?
All our homes are purchased off the plans. We have only a very small number of homes left for sale now
What about the final two stages on the water front?
As mentioned stage 4 is selling now and stage 5 is later in the year. These are waterfront properties and this will be reflected in the values.
Will there be any State houses in this development?
No, we have no plans to sell or lease any properties to Housing New Zealand.
Who will be my neighbours?
This development is aimed at owner occupiers and first home buyers. We do not sell homes to investors.
What is the process for buying a home in this development?
An initial deposit of $1000 secures the site while you arrange finance and consult a solicitor. Once the contract becomes unconditional a further deposit of 5% of the purchase price is required. The deposit will be held by our solicitor in his Trust Account. The balance of the purchase price is due on settlement.
How do I know standards in the development will be maintained.
We have set up a Residents Association that all owners are required to be part of. This Association will ensure that it’s bylaws are adhered to and that the community together has a responsibility to keep standards high.
Will there be a fee to belong to the Residents Association?
In the first three years the fee has been set to $20 pa per property. The Association will determine its own residential levy in 2017.
Who is the developer?
The Housing Foundation is managing the delivery of the project.The development is being created by a partnership of not-for-profit community housing organisations .
What other projects has the Foundation delivered?
The Housing Foundation has been a developer of affordable housing in Auckland since 2003. Their last big development was 73 homes in West Coast Rd, Glen Eden in 2012.
Who will be constructing the homes.?
We have selected three building companies to build this development. They are Reedy McKenzie, Goodwin Building Services and Lance Goldsmith. They all offer a 10 year builders guarantee.
Are pets allowed?
Pets are allowed. The Residents Association has a number of common sense bylaws which purchasers need to understand.