The first two homes have been completed in Rolleston’s Beaumont Park subdivision by local builder, BT Builders. Additional homes, including some in the affordable range, will have titles available March 2016.
The homes at 10 and 12 Park Lane, which both include four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a double garage, have received even more interest than anticipated. One of the newly built homes has already been snapped up, and the other property is currently on the market for sale through real estate agency Harcourts.
When completed, there will be 96 homes at Beaumont Park, with sections ranging from 600-892sqm and starting from $173,900 to $187,500. Land and build packages are available through several builders.
Demand for the subdivision has been strong, with 49 sites in the first and second stages of the development receiving their section titles by Selwyn District Council earlier this year. In stages three and four, over half of the sections are already sold or under offer.
BT Builders Director, Brad Tucker, says: “The land and homes in Beaumont Park offer great value for money, especially considering their close proximity to the Rolleston town centre, as well as local reserves and schools. The developer, McConnell Property is also offering favourable terms for direct sales to owners and builders.”
“The homes have a high insulative quality, exceeding current building code requirements. Given the climate in Canterbury, housing designs which maximise the solar access and are well-insulated are in high demand. I’d encourage those looking at a new build to consider site orientation and access, which are both key to maximising passive heating and outdoor living for house designs.”
While the first two homes to be completed are slightly over the affordable price threshold, BT Builders are currently building an affordable home which will be finished in third stage, which has titles due March 2016.
Tucker says new homes within the $450,000 bracket, are very attractive for first homebuyers wanting to access their KiwiSaver HomeStart grant. He adds that cost certainty is playing heavily on the minds of homebuyers in today’s housing market: “We’ve noticed an increasing number of customers want cost certainty near the start of the project, so they can make sure there are no hidden costs and the property is within their budget once completed.”
“Of course, cost is always going to be an important factor for homebuyers, but I firmly believe that it shouldn’t be the only factor. If you’re planning to live in your home for many years to come, you should expect it to be built to a high quality.”
“We try our best to provide our clients with a home that stands out from the numerous other building companies in Canterbury, focusing on quality over quantity. Beaumont Park shows that this approach is achievable, doesn’t have to cost the earth, and as such, we are seeing strong demand from the market for these homes.”
Beaumont Park, a development by McConnell Property, offers high quality and well-situated homes by local and national builders that have been hot in demand with homebuyers. A number of the homes within the development will sit within the affordable housing bracket.
Rolleston is a fast-growing community of 11,800, with a range of local amenities such as medical practices, restaurants, supermarkets and banks, and a number of both primary and secondary schools are within reach.