How to buy

You’ve checked out ‘O for Awesome’ Onehunga and felt immediately that you belong here. You’ve done your due diligence; you’ve got the thumbs up from the whānau. You’ve read our understated sales material and decided that a Manaaki apartment is for you.

Great decision! Pretty much everything you need to know is here, but we imagine you'll want to come and see us and go through things.

Righto… all set? Read on!

Get Independent Advice Before You Buy

We think buying a Manaaki apartment is a good call – of course we do – and we’ll point to our track record of building some of Auckland’s best-loved apartment developments as evidence you’re on the right track. However, the next point is important.

You need to get independent advice.

While apartments are no longer the mildly mysterious concept they once were to New Zealanders – while terms like Body Corporates and unit titles no longer baffle like they used to – there are a few things you need to get your head around. It's important you do your own independent research. At a minimum:

1. Talk to a bank or independent financial advisor about your home loan options.

2. Talk to a lawyer. If you want to buy an apartment at Manaaki, you’ll need a lawyer. You’ll probably want to show them a blank Sale & Purchase Agreement, which you’ll find in our Purchaser Information Pack (which also includes the LIM report, Real Estate Authority (REA) guides for buyers etc).


The sales process from there is pretty straightforward

1. Contact our sales team to make an appointment to visit our sales suite at 54 Surrey Crescent, Grey Lynn.

2. If you're interested, we’ll send you a Purchaser Information Pack. This includes a LIM report, a blank Sales & Purchase Agreement, Real Estate Authority (REA) guides for buyers etc.

3. Once you’ve decided on an apartment, one of our fine sales consultants will draw up a conditional Sale & Purchase agreement for you. This includes a 10-working-day finance and due diligence conditions (a kind of cooling-off period where you can walk away at any time, without offering any reason, if you change your mind).

4. Once you’ve done your due diligence you’ll pay a 10% deposit. All deposits are held in trust by Ockham Residential’s lawyer until settlement.

5. Congratulations, woo-hoo, woot etc – you have bought a Manaaki apartment! Throughout the build over the next couple of years, we’ll send you regular updates, pics and work-in-progress videos in the Manaaki Owners’ Circle newsletter.