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Old May 13th 2008, 8:53 am
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Wow that's gorgeous whereabouts is it?
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Old May 13th 2008, 9:23 am
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we built in tauranga and it was loads cheaper than buying something the same size!! land prices have gone up, but so have the house prices...we arent well off and just couldnt afford to buy a 4 bed house!!! was tight renting while the house was ready....bought land in feb...build started in april and we moved in in nov...with 3 kids... id definately do it again!!
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Wow that's gorgeous whereabouts is it?
It's in Hokitika, Westland, South Island. It has a panoramic view of the sea, including the sunset into the sea one way, and a panoramic view of the southern alps the other way. It's on 1/2 acre of land which cost $10,000 5 years ago. Similar blocks in the same road are now going for $150,000 which I still think is a bargain.

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Originally Posted by Am Loolah View Post
I agree, $1,500 - $2,000 per m2, anything less would be, well, I don't know what it would be?!

Try PM'ing Ash1 he lives here in Papamoa and is a builder and has looked at these costs in detail.

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Old May 14th 2008, 1:14 am
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we built in tauranga and it was loads cheaper than buying something the same size!! land prices have gone up, but so have the house prices...we arent well off and just couldnt afford to buy a 4 bed house!!! was tight renting while the house was ready....bought land in feb...build started in april and we moved in in nov...with 3 kids... id definately do it again!!
Sounds like a positive experience for you....can you recommend a local builder then?

Have you got a picture of your finished home for us all to look at and drool?
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Just moved into our new build- it's gorgeous. All in- section, house, driveways, services, fees, shedding, fencing, huge covered deck, etc was less than $340K. If we had more cash we'd have chosen a DVS system or similar. We've scraped frost of the car twice since moving in and had -4 temps but we've been toasty inside. It's not a flash house- but has three single bedrooms and one double with ensuite, a family bathroom, laundry and a large living area with solid Tawa floors. We have thick lush wool carpets in the bedrooms and hall, soundproof batts throughout, an eco metro fire, a beautiful kitchen and huge lovely showers. We have two enormous buried water tanks and a clever septic system that discharges almost drinking grade water out the other end.

It has been the most stressful experience of my whole life though and on top of emigrating I'd struggle to recommend it. However, we have 4 acres and live 10 mins from the sea in a stunning home.
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Sounds like a positive experience for you....can you recommend a local builder then?

Have you got a picture of your finished home for us all to look at and drool?
yep we went with G J gardner....they were fantastic all the way through...kept us informed about everything and walked us through it all! all we need to do is the landscaping...ill get a pic for you!
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Cor Buzz That's a bit good.

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