Sam Knowles and girlfriend, Sarah Hines, both 20, of Alymerton in the Southern Highlands, were first in line when 12 large lots from 686 to 996 square metres went on sale at the masterplanned community in Mittagong on Saturday, February 22.
The lots, located close to the future Village Centre and Village Green offer open space, picnic area, playground and endless walkways with great views of surrounding hills, were priced from $260,000, with the Federal Government’s $20,000 Housing Affordability Fund (HAF) rebate and the NSW Government’s $15,000 First Home Owner’s Grant also available for eligible purchasers.
A queue of keen buyers at the Renwick Sales Centre saw 11 of the 12 lots sold within hours of their release on February 22, with the last lot selling two days later.
“We were keen on a particular lot so we made sure we were at the front of the line, especially after missing out on a lot in the last land release at Renwick in September last year,” said Sam. “We’re very happy we were able to buy our preferred lot and our aim now is to build a house at Renwick in 2015 to settle in over the long-term and to raise a family hopefully,” added Sam, who explained he and Sarah had been saving hard since they were both 15. “We liked Renwick because it was affordable and attractive and everyone there seemed nice and friendly.”
The Head of Retail Development, Robert Sullivan, said the success of the latest land release at Renwick highlighted the appeal of the community. “For many people, Renwick offers affordable but aspirational living, with open countryside, green space and a warm and welcoming neighbourhood – and all close to the heart of Mittagong’s charming Town Centre and the Sydney CBD less than 90 minutes away,” Mr Sullivan said.
Renwick is a 600-lot residential development in the NSW Southern Highlands 130km from Sydney. The fully serviced development offers wide, tree-lined streets and underground gas and electric wires. When completed, it will feature a village centre and walking and cycling paths, with a third of the 115-hectare site retained as open space and parks.