Showhome to meet demand
A surge in Matamata house sales has prompted a local business to open up a new showhome.
Spurred by the Auckland housing crisis, and demand from the region, Generation Homes opened a four bedroom showhome in the Evergreen Estate subdivision in Matamata on June 11.
The company’s WaipaCoromandel director Trevor Roberts said Auckland’s high prices were motivating buyers to cash up and relocate to more reasonably priced regional centres to achieve their desired build.
‘‘We’ve had the exclusive rights to 24 sections within the Evergreen Estate since November but all house and land packages have been sold or are currently under contract,’’ he said.
While there are no Generation Homes’ house and land packages left in the Evergreen Estate, Roberts said future developments in Matamata, Cambridge and the coastal town of Whitianga would provide exciting opportunities for home buyers.
‘‘Buyer interest is definitely growing in the central North Island’s rural townships and we encourage people to view our new showhome.’’
The new showhome is valued at $580,000 and showcases the Kaimai plan.
It features a large open plan living, kitchen and dining area with doors opening onto a central courtyard.
The house has a separate formal lounge, master bedroom with ensuite, walk-in wardrobe, and an internal double garage.
Other upgrades include a large tiled shower in the ensuite and walk-in pantry in the kitchen.
‘‘This showhome reflects the latest in residential home building trends from functional outdoor living areas to stylish and customised interiors.’’
‘‘We’re experiencing increased demand for larger homes and there has been a big push for functional outdoor living spaces with larger decks, covered alfresco areas and terraces,’’ Roberts said.
The Generation Homes WaipaCoromanel operation also works direct with land owners to find the right architecturally designed house plan for a selected site.
‘‘It’s really important for land owners to seek professional advice before selecting or customising a house plan.’’
Generation Homes was established in Tauranga in 1997.
The showhome, at 2 O’Sullivan Dr, was open every Monday, Thursday and Sunday 12-3pm.