First Home Buyers Have Options At West Hills

Auckland first home buyers have new options with the release of stunning two-Bedroom homes at West Hills in north-west Auckland at 68 Fred Taylor Drive.

Universal Homes sales manager Mike Pearce says Universal Homes has learned a lot from its significant involvement at Hobsonville Point with the Axis Homes series designed for first home buyers. One of the main things learnt has been what the first home buyer wants, the extent of their ability to fund it and their critical need for simple and clear details about the buying process.

One of the major differences between West Hills homes and Axis homes is that Universal requires NO ballot, NO progress payments and provides a free-hold, turn-key home with no restrictions on ownership that the banks welcome.

The latest release of new homes at West Hills includes nine two-bedroom homes priced from $685,000. Over the next eight years up to 1200 new homes will be built in stages across this vibrant new community, as well as parks and other amenities.

Mr Pearce says the company is holding information evenings at the West Hills Information Centre to inform first home buyers what options are available to them, including working out your borrowing capacity, how to apply for a loan pre-approval, what deposit is required, the settlement process, our 10 Year Master Build Guarantee and detailing the build time from start to finish. He adds, “we aim to keep the evenings as relaxed, fun and low-key as possible and always encourage and welcome parents to tag along as well”.

An important part of the evening will include advice from a major home lender – an ASB mobile lending manager – to explain the difference between Universal Homes and other first home buyer options and what buyers need to understand and consider.

Mr Pearce said that a large proportion of potential buyers on the waiting list to go into the contested ballots for Axis Series homes at Hobsonville Point had been unsuccessful and West Hills offers them an easier choice.

The new homes are to be built on 42 hectares off Fred Taylor Drive near the NorthWest Shopping Centre. They include one, two, three and four-bedroom homes in stage one of the Universal Homes development, accessed from a new road off Don Buck Road. Three show-homes for the development are also being built on this road.

West Hills Information Centre is at 68 Fred Taylor Drive, next door to the Sweet Red Strawberry shed. Visitors can come to the Information Centre and view the homes via Universal’s virtual reality system.

West Hills has been developed by urban-designers Isthmus who also developed Hobsonville Point, and award-winning architects Avery Team Architects and Construkt Architects.

Tuesday 20th November – 7.00 pm (Limited to 20 persons)

RSVP: Shelley Clark – by Monday 19th November
021 896 987
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About West Hills

West Hills is a 42-hectare, master-planned community being developed off Fred Taylor Drive and Don Buck Road in Redhills in Auckland’s Northwest. It’s a few minutes’ walk to the NorthWest Shopping Centre, and ten minutes’ drive to Hobsonville Point. Auckland’s CBD is a half- hour ferry ride from Hobsonville Point or a 20-minute drive (19kms) down SH 16 from Westgate, also well-connected with bus services. Nearby is the West Harbour ferry service with 14 ferries running daily. The 1,100 to 1,200 new homes will offer sophisticated urban edge living with both the urban attractions of medium density as well as the accessibility to the lifestyle and recreational attractions of Auckland’s West Coast and the upper Waitemata harbour.

About Universal Homes

Universal Homes is one of New Zealand’s most trusted and experienced builders and is one of the largest residential builders in Auckland. Universal Homes will celebrate its 60th anniversary next year, having provided thousands of new homes to home owners in New Zealand. Universal offers a 10 Year Master Build Guarantee on all its homes and have no progress payments. Universal is a key builder partner at Hobsonville Point and a major provider of new homes across Auckland.