Moving Forward

Posted on Wednesday, January 21 2015

Building a new home may seem irrational after the gut-wrenching earthquake in Christchurch that rocked New Zealand and turned everyday life on its head.

In Canterbury, a devastating loss of life was played out amid a shattering of homes, houses and communities.
New Zealand faces the challenge of moving forward in a climate still dealing with the repercussions of February’s tragedy whether financially, emotionally or both.
Although weak before the February quake, the New Zealand property market remains ‘resilient’ according to a 2011 ASB survey with over a quarter of those surveyed considering now “a good time to buy,” – good news for home builders wanting to invest in a new home (22 Feb 2011, Optimism lingers despite housing fragility, says ASB. www.nzherald.co.nz).
Capital gain on real estate in Auckland hit new lows last year, the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) reported in November 2010 (12 Nov 2010, Record low sales in October – REINZ. www.nzherald.co.nz).
“Getting capital gain from real estate is likely to be much harder in future,” says Ian Webb of Newbuild Home Finance Limited.
“In my opinion, that’s all the more reason that you look for real estate that provides better capital gain than used houses.”
Building a new home today is an equitable investment opportunity rather than buying a used home that simply “keeps up” with the market.
“Many find that when they sell in ten or twenty years time that they have not really gained much, if any, equity – but have just kept up with the market,” says Webb.
“Building still holds that reputation when you build the right home in the right location at the right price.”

As well as its financial benefits, building a brand new home is also an extremely rewarding experience.
Not only do home builders have the opportunity to tailor a house to their personal needs, they avoid the risks of inheriting a used house with leaks and liabilities.

Investor Homes, an award-winning building company, guarantees its homebuilders this exceptional building experience.
Investor Homes is a local company creating high-quality cost-effective homes nationwide for investors, developers and first-time homebuilders.

After winning first prize in 2009’s Master Builder ‘House of the Year’ Awards with a home in the $250000 and-under category, Investor Homes has established itself as one of New Zealand’s premium building companies.
Director Stuart Shutt believes in providing a building service that creates a high-quality result yet “makes the numbers work.”
“An important decision is selecting a builder you know you can trust to build your home to your budget, on time and to your quality expectations,” he says.

“Let’s add to that a promise by your builder to communicate regularly, even when mistakes happen.”
Investor Homes offers a large range of standard plans and prices for home builders, some of which can be viewed on their website www.investorhomes.co.nz and starting from under $1000 per square metre.

As well as standard plans, Investor Homes works with price-and-build personal plans allowing home builders to design exactly what they want or the team can create a plan alongside home builders.

Now is the time to build and now is the time to build with Investor Homes.

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Stuart Shutt

Investor Homes is a building company creating cost-effective, award-winning homes for investors, developers and those wanting their own home. Its first prize win at last year’s Master Builder ‘House of the Year’ Awards with a home in the $250 000-and-under category has firmly established Investor Homes as an exceptional New Zealand building company. While gaining success as the only wholesale building company in New Zealand, Investor Homes has also drawn recognition from its minor dwellings. Minor dwellings are secondary units which can be built on already existing titles. Once called ‘granny flats’ and built for extended family or ageing parents, minor dwellings today are a modern and cost-effective alternative to pricey subdivisions while providing an excellent investment opportunity. Whereas subdivisions can easily cost $70 000 per lot, minor dwellings provide a way around this.

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