13 July 2012
Members of the public have the opportunity to snap up a bargain with the sale of further Defence Force houses from Waiouru Military Camp.
As more service personnel move to their own accommodation, there is no longer a need for the Defence Force to maintain these vacant homes.
The 11 houses, which are available for sale and removal, range from two to four bedroom houses and vary in size from 72m2 to 116m2. The solidly built wooden framed houses date from the 1950s and have been well maintained by the Army over the years.
The houses are being marketed by property consultants Land Matters on behalf of the NZ Defence Force. Land Matters spokesperson Sam Pritchard said the houses can be viewed on the Land Matters website and on TradeMe and will be available for inspection over the two open days.
“To date 100 houses have been sold for removal from Waiouru at an average price of just over $33,000 with the highest price being $61,000 for a four bedroom weatherboard house.
“The houses have been popular with farmers, property investors, and those wanting holiday homes around the mountain and lake, providing an affordable option,” Mr Pritchard said.
The houses currently for sale will be open for inspection on Saturday 28 July and 4 August between 10am and 3pm, with tenders closing at 4pm on Monday 27 August. The final date for removal of houses from Waiouru is 7 December 2012 giving purchasers plenty of time to make necessary arrangements.
Anyone interested in viewing the properties on either of the open days should register through the Land Matters website, by phone 06 364 9144 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information please contact Ally Clelland, Defence Communications Group, on 021569130