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Topic # 173301 18-May-2015 17:10
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It seems more people are actually living in (what seemed abandoned 25 years back) city complexes.

Out of curiosity, including the ones around parnell etc, what are the better complexes in the city? Taking into account safety, looks, value, parking etc.

Also does anyone live in one and if so how have you found city living?

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  Reply # 1307348 18-May-2015 17:15
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Heritage



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  Reply # 1307358 18-May-2015 17:27
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oh i thought they were just hotel rooms, i didnt realise they have residential dwellings too.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1307362 18-May-2015 17:36
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  Reply # 1307367 18-May-2015 17:56
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Heritage is crap.  Leaky buildings.

Lighter Quay in the Viaduct
Beaumont Quarter

are both pretty nice



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  Reply # 1307377 18-May-2015 18:10
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i drove passed the gladstone and mirage on stanley st, they both look flash.



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  Reply # 1307383 18-May-2015 18:24
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where would you find a lease for the likes of lighter quay advertised, just trademe?

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  Reply # 1307384 18-May-2015 18:25
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nathan: Heritage is crap.  Leaky buildings.

Lighter Quay in the Viaduct
Beaumont Quarter

are both pretty nice


Looks nice from outside

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  Reply # 1307386 18-May-2015 18:28
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Check you can get UFB. As some buildings due to body Corp issues will never be able to get UFB. And alot of central auckland the copper lines are too long so you can't even get good ADSL.





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  Reply # 1307397 18-May-2015 18:54
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Aredwood: Check you can get UFB. As some buildings due to body Corp issues will never be able to get UFB. And alot of central auckland the copper lines are too long so you can't even get good ADSL.


So much this.

Don't just check your in ufb region,check that it has actually been onstalled and other people in the complex have been hooked up

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  Reply # 1307409 18-May-2015 19:06
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I'm in Lighter Quay.  Wish I could get UFB but that's not available yet because of the MDU

I'm getting VDSL with about 55/10 so its not too bad

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  Reply # 1307411 18-May-2015 19:07
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TeaLeaf: where would you find a lease for the likes of lighter quay advertised, just trademe?


yeah theres normally a few on trademe

personally I would never buy one as they are leasehold = ground rent

1 bedroom apartment probably about $400/week and goes up from there.



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  Reply # 1307420 18-May-2015 19:26
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well it beats commuting 1:25 each way. dont get me wrong, where we are is gorgeous in comparison, but one thing syd and vic taught me is there is no good long commute time.  regardless of what you can do on a bus/train.

buying isnt an option. i dont buy anything unless it has appreciable assets, ie land.



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  Reply # 1307490 18-May-2015 20:41
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wow they have done a lot of these crap holes up over the last couple decades.

yes the quays and heritage looks liveable. shame about paying extra for parking.

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The Landings - Parnell - Is UFB unfriendly.
Great apartments and location - No UFB




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  Reply # 1307620 19-May-2015 09:13
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A friend of ours in in Lighter Quay - very nice apartment, very handily located. Hers has two carparks, I don't know what the smaller apartments have (hers is a large 3 bedroom apartment).

Have another friend who purchased in the Stamford Plaza building - they are very happy with it, I haven't been in there though.

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