Steffan Meyer shows off the house that costs nothing.
A Snells Beach real estate agent has got a deal for you: buy the land and get the house for free.
Agent Steffan Meyer says the unusual proposition came about after a vendor selling land in Snells Beach also wanted to redevelop a section in Warkworth.
The deal would allow him to get an unwanted, relocatable house off the Warkworth section, while simultaneously making the land a more attractive purchase for the buyer.
“It was a case of killing two birds with one stone,” Steffan says.
The catch is that if the land buyer wants to take advantage of the free house offer, they will be obliged to pay the cost of moving it from Warkworth to Snells Beach.
The 612 square metres of land is located at 390b Mahurangi East Road and has an asking price of $399,000. The land backs on to Horizon School and Steffan describes it as “gently sloping”.
“There are no covenants on the land, so people can build what they want on it, subject to Council approval,” he says.
He says the house is a “solid” 1960s-built property with three bedrooms and one bathroom and “beautiful timber floors”.
“It’s nice and tidy inside, but you could take it up to another level. It’s recently had new carpets and the kitchen has been redone sometime after 2000.”
Steffan estimates that even with relocation costs, a Watercare infrastructure charge of around $20,000 and the cost of renovation, it should be possible to have the house set up on site for under $600,000.
“It’s a pretty rare offering for this area,” he says.