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Stonefields (Mt Wellington)
I've searched over the forum but couldn't find any info/opinions on the Stonefields project in Mt Wellington.
We are looking at purchasing a house, and originally looked all over the eastern bays (Kohi, St Heliers, Mission Bay etc), and were surprised to find that there are no decent houses available for under or around $1ml. You can obviously get a nice spacious old house, and perhaps once invest further $100k into reconstruction it will be stunning, but such funds are not available.
And then I drove past Stonefields and decided to have a drive through the area and see what it's all about.
At the moment for the price tag you'd be getting a much nicer, brand new house (they call them luxury villas), and that seems to be very appealing (yet still close to city and minutes away from the other suburbs i mentioned above).
The area is under development at the moment, and the plan seems to be quite exiting for the area: lots of parks, new primary school, special shopping area etc. . But I couldn't find any real opinions anywhere on the Internet about the area, the potential it has and any feedback about how the houses are built...
Has anyone come across that development? Any opinions would be much appreciated.
on 3 sides you have
none of which are too hot according to this guide on auckland suburbs
i don't think you can it compare with kohi, st.hel or mission bay
Personally I think the houses are expensive for the location (can be $850k with a tiny section) which is surrounded by average suburbs and semi industrial.
Also it's low down - in an old quarry.
Also its a bland readymade kind of suburb with no character.
Also its not very close to the city really is it.
I can tell you Stonefields is a fantastic place to live, a true sense of community. Need some help to purchase let me know I work for Barfoot & Thompson and live here.
So about as impartial as can be!
Originally Posted by stonefieldscommunity
But seriously $850k for a 3bed apartment in a quarry that is not yet built.
I'm not seeing the value - feel free to explain.
Thanks for the feedback.
Originally Posted by SwissKiwi
The problem here is that for 900-1mln you can't get anything near as nice in any of the suburbs that I've listed above.
Areas like Panmure and the rest are not being considered. The only reason why Stonefield is being considered, not taking the address into a consideration, is because the actual area is going through massive developments and by the looks of it will be an extremely attractive little suburb within a suburb (in my humble opinion).
However I have to agree that the prices for apartments are really high, I don't see much point in getting an apartment outside of the city or the fringe.
I guess the main question here, what do you actually get for the given amount of money...
PS it's 15-17 min into the city, so I don't consider it as being far :P
15-17 min to the city is excellent
is that 9pm on monday night, which would be typically quiet traffic
or 9am monday morning, which would be typically horrific traffic?
i haven't looked much at what is available at stonefields
but if it is basically apartment living
why wouldn't you look for something more central for less
Last edited by eri; 11-04-2012 at 10:31 AM.
What would your exit strategy be if everything went Pete Tong in your private life, 6 months after your bought it?
If there is (supposedly) 2500 places being built, how many others could be for sale at the same time? Would next guy give you $850k for it?
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