Both born and raised in Christchurch, Jonathan and Elyse first met in 2015. Planning to get married, they wanted to find their own place, and were looking for rental accommodation to suit. Only one glitch, Jonathan’s an avid boatie and finding a place with storage was making the budgeting problematic.
Then they came upon Faringdon, and the 550 club. It turned out that with their Kiwisaver home start grant, and the money they had planned to spend on rent, they could actually afford to build their first home together. Buying a section around 550 sqm, and managing to build it for under the lending cap of $550,000.
“I really wanted to live on the south side of Christchurch,” Jonathan tells us “The north always bottle necks during rush hour. You don’t get that problem with the new Southern motorway connection.”
“Plus Rolleston has everything we need right here,” Elyse adds, “We looked at other developments, but they didn’t have the green spaces, wide roads, and we love having The Pedal Pusher just down the road.”
“When we took into account everything you get as a resident, Faringdon compared favourably price wise,” says Jonathan. “Looking long term - with resale in mind - the fact that we have a primary school, several preschools - it’s going to appeal to a lot of people. From a value point of view - it’s really good.”
Why buy second-hand when you can build the home you want in Christchurch's most sought after residential development? If you are eligible for a KiwiSaver HomeStart grant, you might be surprised just how far your savings can get you.
Your first home building FAQs answered.
"Can I choose my own builder?"
"Which builders can I use?"
"Should I do a House and Land Package, or should I buy the section and then sign a building contract? Which is better for me?"
Faringdon’s marketing manager and new build aficionado, Adam says, 'The answers to questions like these depend on you and what you want to achieve. I get a real kick out of helping first home buyers get the most out of every dollar in their budget. There are many ways that I can help you to make the process simple, and budget-worthy, with independent advice on each step towards getting into a new home in Faringdon.
I’d love to sit down for a chat and share some of the insight I’ve gained over the years to ensure your first home building experience is a sensational one!'
What are you waiting for? Get in touch with Adam, today.