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Affordable Housing Options In Auckland

With the recent house prices increases making it increasingly difficult for first home buyers to find affordable housing in Auckland, The First Home Buyer’s Club has compiled the below list to help first home buyers get more information about affordable housing options in Auckland.

Special Housing Areas

The Special Housing Areas (SHAs) were established in 2013 as a way of fast tracking developments that include affordable housing.  SHAs required developers to include at least 10% ‘affordable homes’.  ‘Affordable’ was defined as being no more than 75% of the median Auckland house price.

This was as an interim measure while the Auckland Unitary Plan was being developed.  Some SHAs were disestablished in September 2016 and the last was disestablished in May 2017.

Ultimately only a fraction of those were built or continued under that programme. Other developers chose to continue under the new Unitary Plan that allows for more density housing across Auckland. The thought behind the Unitary Plan is that the higher density will allow developers to meet the market by delivering to a large section of the market, first home buyers that require a lower price point. Hence we are starting to see more terrace houses, apartments and the like come onto the market.

What is the definition of ‘affordable’ housing?

The interpretation of what is considered affordable housing is a very subjective view.  Under the SHAs affordable housing was defined as no more than 75% of the Auckland median house price.  Many will disagree with what is ‘affordable’, however for the purposes of this list we will define affordable housing as any new build under $650,000.  This aligns with the price cap eligibility for KiwiSaver HomeStart grant for new build homes in Auckland.  It is also the upper limit for houses proposed under the KiwiBuild housing scheme.

Developers with Auckland housing options under $650,000

If you are a developer with affordable opportunities, please get in touch with us to be listed below.

Featured Listings:

First Home Buyer Houses

Paerata Rise | $649,500 | 3 Bed | 2 Bathroom

Paerata Rd, Pukekohe

  • HomeStart Grant Qualified
  • Appliance package including oven, cooktop, and dishwasher
  • Driveway, Fencing, Lawn, Patio & Plants

Fixed price house & land deal – including fencing & landscaping.
With three bedrooms, two bathrooms, single garage including Fisher & Paykel appliances, paths, patios and driveways…this is your first step on the property ladder.

Contact:

Wayne Rhode
(021) 998 093
 
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Twin Parks Papakura

Twin Parks | $579,000 | 2 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

O’Kawa Avenue, Papakura

  • HomeStart Grant Qualified
  • Open plan Kitchen, Dining & Living area
  • Tiled floors to Kitchen & Bathroom
  • Driveway, Fencing, Lawn, Patio & Plants
  • Weatherboard & Brick exterior

Architecturally designed 2 bedroom terrace houses featuring open plan kitchen, dining, family area.

Large outdoor entertainment area, quality fittings throughout including tiled Kitchen area, carpeted bedrooms, tiled Bathroom and WC.

Contact:

Wayne Rhode
(021) 998 093
 
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Bartell Block | $592,000 | 4 Bedroom | 2 Bathroom | 2 Car Garage

Pokeno

New development in Pokeno offering real value for families. This House & Land package features a 4 bedroom Home with open plan living & an island style kitchen. The package also includes Fisher & Paykel appliances, alarm, driveway & patio, clothesline, letterbox, fences & gates. (Be in quick sections selling fast)

Contact:

Wayne Rhode
(021) 998 093
 
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Auckland Affordable Housing

Bellfield Road | Papakura

www.bellfieldroad.co.nz

FABRIC of Onehunga | Onehunga

www.fabricofonehunga.co.nz

West Hills | Massey

www.westhills.co.nz

O.K.L.A | Albany

www.okla.co.nz

Onehunga Bay Terraces | Onehunga

www.onehungabayterraces.co.nz

Kerepeti | Hobsonville

www.kerepeti.co.nz

Tuatahi | Mt Albert

www.ockham.co.nz/tuatahi

Set | Avondale

www.ockham.co.nz/set

Bernoulli Gardens | Hobsonville

www.ockham.co.nz/bernoulli-gardens

Obsidian Apartments | Three Kings

www.fletcherliving.co.nz

Middlemore Homes | Mangere East

www.middlemorehomes.co.nz

Northcote Development | Northcote

www.northcotedevelopment.co.nz

Avenue Apartments | Mangere

www.avenueapartments.co.nz

Mason Square | Otahuhu

www.masonsquare.co.nz

Pacific Heights | Orewa

www.pacificheightsorewa.co.nz

Library Lane | Albany

www.librarylane.co.nz

Tamaki Developments

www.tamakiregeneration.co.nz

Parkside Residences| Mount Wellington

www.parksideresidences.co.nz


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