Our Fees Explained
Running the village requires us to pay ongoing costs like those shown below. It also includes a long-term maintenance fund that covers all big costs, so you won’t get a big unexpected bill at any stage.
This weekly fee varies from village to village, Current villages range between $145 to $185 per week. You’ll see specific details on the webpage for the Karaka Pines Village you’re interested in.
At some locations, we offer a fixed weekly fee, offset by a higher facilities fee of 25%.
In villages still under construction, up until the clubhouse is built, a discount is offered on the weekly fees. The discount varies by village between 15 and 30% of the weekly fee.
The weekly fee covers:
- Land rates
- Full replacement insurance
- Rubbish collection
- Gardening and lawns
- Security and lighting
- Exterior window washing
- Management costs
- Legal compliance required by retirement villages act
- Long-term sinking fund to cover major village renovation costs
Renovation and selling costs
We take pride in the quality of our villages and we want everyone who buys here to share that feeling.
So that’s why when you decide to sell your home it needs to be restored to nearly new condition before it goes on the market. Naturally, depending on what needs to be done, there will be a cost, but you’ll benefit from its beautiful condition through a higher selling price.
We can either sell your home for you, or you can do it yourself (you’re welcome to use an agent).
You set the selling price and decide whether or not to accept an offer. If you like us to manage the sale for you there might be a small administration fee, plus the costs of marketing and advertising. You’ll also need to cover your lawyer’s conveyancing fee.
Like you would in your home outside the village, you will pay for your own power, water, phone and internet services.