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  Reply # 2073048 13-Aug-2018 23:55
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alasta: It’s looking like Kiwibuild will have to be high density to keep prices down, so I would expect that most, if not all, will be unit titled.

 

Or tiny sections? Not much in front, nothing on the side, driveway, and that even on a small plot will devote as much lawn at the rear. 

 

I don't see an issue with quality as mentioned here, there are so many quality dramas going on, it will be kept simple in design, and elegant to a degree with some external design variations.

 

Are most of these going to be in subdivisions or will many be a regular neighbourhood, with a 3 house piece here, 2 down the road etc? That way you wont see a class divide going on as state housing had

 

 

 

 

I would want to see the designs first, and that they aren't pokey little rooms. The quality of workmanship, and doing detailing properly is a big issue in NZ. Elegant simple designs are also often the most difficult to detail right.

 

I would want them to be freehold or as close to that as possible. I would avoid if they were leasehold or crosslease. I would also probably avoid if they needed a body corporate, as that can be a huge cost, unless the costs were fixed and clear.Body corporates put a lot of people off buying a property, as we had trouble selling my granmas house, becuase it was a body corporate. I think there are alternatives these days, than needing to use a body corporate.

 

With state housing, at least in the early stages, they were designed to be built amongst normal houses, and in existing areas, to minimise the risk of ghettos and class divides. But that certainly didn't occur with some areas, and as a result it has caused problems. I think Eden park would make a great site for a kiwi build development, especially with all the neighbours constantly complaining about the events that get staged at it.


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  Reply # 2073060 14-Aug-2018 07:17
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mattwnz:

 

tdgeek:

 

alasta: It’s looking like Kiwibuild will have to be high density to keep prices down, so I would expect that most, if not all, will be unit titled.

 

Or tiny sections? Not much in front, nothing on the side, driveway, and that even on a small plot will devote as much lawn at the rear. 

 

I don't see an issue with quality as mentioned here, there are so many quality dramas going on, it will be kept simple in design, and elegant to a degree with some external design variations.

 

Are most of these going to be in subdivisions or will many be a regular neighbourhood, with a 3 house piece here, 2 down the road etc? That way you wont see a class divide going on as state housing had

 

 

 

 

I would want to see the designs first, and that they aren't pokey little rooms. The quality of workmanship, and doing detailing properly is a big issue in NZ. Elegant simple designs are also often the most difficult to detail right.

 

I would want them to be freehold or as close to that as possible. I would avoid if they were leasehold or crosslease. I would also probably avoid if they needed a body corporate, as that can be a huge cost, unless the costs were fixed and clear.Body corporates put a lot of people off buying a property, as we had trouble selling my granmas house, becuase it was a body corporate. I think there are alternatives these days, than needing to use a body corporate.

 

With state housing, at least in the early stages, they were designed to be built amongst normal houses, and in existing areas, to minimise the risk of ghettos and class divides. But that certainly didn't occur with some areas, and as a result it has caused problems. I think Eden park would make a great site for a kiwi build development, especially with all the neighbours constantly complaining about the events that get staged at it.

 

 

Agree

 

Detail isn't too hard though. Next door to me it's a stone (big brick) type of finish, but they have linear here and there to break the stone/roof, its looks stylish. While we are in an upmarket area, the same still applies, trim can go a long way.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2073073 14-Aug-2018 08:31
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Regarding the OP's original question, I'd be very surprised if it would matter at all if your income changed after you had bought the property. 

 

As far as I know, the only rules are that you must live in it for three years.

 

No way the government are going to be discouraging people getting pay rises.


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  Reply # 2073083 14-Aug-2018 08:54
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trig42:

 

Regarding the OP's original question, I'd be very surprised if it would matter at all if your income changed after you had bought the property. 

 

As far as I know, the only rules are that you must live in it for three years.

 

No way the government are going to be discouraging people getting pay rises.

 

 

His key issue is his income when he is applying. Its under, cool. 6 months later he re applies as is required, he is then over, what then? IMO he is not then eligible.

 

If his income exceeded the cap after purchasing there can be no issue, its not even worth asking.


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  Reply # 2073085 14-Aug-2018 08:59
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tdgeek:

 

trig42:

 

Regarding the OP's original question, I'd be very surprised if it would matter at all if your income changed after you had bought the property. 

 

As far as I know, the only rules are that you must live in it for three years.

 

No way the government are going to be discouraging people getting pay rises.

 

 

His key issue is his income when he is applying. Its under, cool. 6 months later he re applies as is required, he is then over, what then? IMO he is not then eligible.

 

If his income exceeded the cap after purchasing there can be no issue, its not even worth asking.

 

 

Agreed. If, at time of application (and, I assume, acceptance), your income must be inder the threshold.

 

Once the paper is signed. nothing they can do.

 

 

 

Of course, only speculating. they could have something in the contract that says otherwise.


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