46 Velencia Ln
Kerikeri, New Zealand
Traditional
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
Full - 2
Acres
10

Property Type(s): Residential
Additional Types: Home, Luxury

Wrapped around a magnificent stream, the Kerikeri holiday home – ‘Hidden Waters’ includes two separate dwellings, six acres of mature, rock-lined gardens and four acres of covenanted native bush, with the highlight a 14 metre waterfall.

The Homestead is a completely renovated 1920s Californian Bungalow with a huge open plan living area (lounge, dining and reading room), four generous bedrooms, two bathrooms, a third toilet and an outdoor bath. The three metre stud gives a sense of spaciousness, as do the seven sets of French doors, bringing the outside in.

Separated by a high rock wall and mature plantings, the Schoolhouse is a completely renovated, single-bedroom studio. With a large deck the building retains much of its former character as a classroom, including two sets of French doors, magnificent wooden floors and even a blackboard.

The property is 4.09 Ha (10 acres) in size and boasts a series of forest walks to towering kauri, totara and...

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Wrapped around a magnificent stream, the Kerikeri holiday home – ‘Hidden Waters’ includes two separate dwellings, six acres of mature, rock-lined gardens and four acres of covenanted native bush, with the highlight a 14 metre waterfall.

The Homestead is a completely renovated 1920s Californian Bungalow with a huge open plan living area (lounge, dining and reading room), four generous bedrooms, two bathrooms, a third toilet and an outdoor bath. The three metre stud gives a sense of spaciousness, as do the seven sets of French doors, bringing the outside in.

Separated by a high rock wall and mature plantings, the Schoolhouse is a completely renovated, single-bedroom studio. With a large deck the building retains much of its former character as a classroom, including two sets of French doors, magnificent wooden floors and even a blackboard.

The property is 4.09 Ha (10 acres) in size and boasts a series of forest walks to towering kauri, totara and rimu. A meditation platform sits high in the trees. A stream winds through the bush, culminating in rapids and a stunning 14 metre private waterfall, complete with plunge pool – ideal for summer afternoons.

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Tips for Buying a Home

So you’ve decided to buy a home? Congrats, that’s great!
Here are some great tips to get you on your way to home ownership.

1. Determine Your Budget & Save

Take into account the average down-payment is 10%. 10% is not required, but the loan amount and approval will fluctuate depending on the percentage you put down. Determine how much you can pay for your monthly mortgage. Outline your expenses and be honest with yourself about what you can reasonably afford. Also, ask yourself what happens if you lose your job? Or if you’re part of a couple, what happens if your spouse loses their job?

2. Secure a Loan

Once you’ve got your budget in order, it’s time to go shopping for a loan. Visit multiple lenders to weigh your options and find the best deal. Each bank will determine if you are eligible and at what interest rate you will be charged. based on your financial situation. Make sure to ask questions such as what the breakdown of the monthly payments will be once you have made your down payment, how the loan term will affect your monthly payments, whether or not the interest rate is fixed or variable, if home insurance or any other services are included within the home purchase amount.

3. Be Prepared

Have a current Pre-qualification letter and good faith deposit funds available. Technology makes it easier than ever for your real estate agent to draft and transmit a purchase offer back and forth for your signatures. But, this is only one piece of the puzzle. You also need a current pre-qualification letter, and ready access to your good faith deposit. This can be obtained from the bank and confirms their willingness to give you a loan. Most sellers won’t accept a letter that’s more than three months old. If your home search lasts for more than three months, you’ll need an updated pre-qualification letter. When you submit your offer, it must include a check for the good faith deposit. Generally, good faith is at least 3% of the purchase price. This check will be deposited into an escrow account within three days of an accepted offer.

4. Stay Informed

Always make sure to do your homework and learn the history on a property you are interested in. Does the neighborhood have a high crime rate or a new highway/major road being constructed nearby that could be affecting the price? Is the heating, plumbing, roofing and window work in good condition? Those hidden problems can lead to major expenses in the future - post purchase. Ask your realtor for a property condition report and and see if the home comes pre-inspected. If not, we highly recommended to get and inspection before the purchase is complete. Being “in-the-know” and taking the extra steps can save you money and headaches in the long run.

List Price:
$895,000

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