Developer offers 'free' house in Auckland, if you have a section to put it on
It's an offer that sounds too good to be true: a house with a zero-dollar price tag in Auckland, free to a needy family.
But that's exactly what property developer Dave Rennie is offering, provided the taker has land to put it on, and can cover relocation costs.
The 1950s three-bedroom, one-bathroom bungalow is on Patrick St in Onehunga and has an estimated value of between $75,000 and $100,000.
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He urged Housing New Zealand, Auckland Council and other agencies to get behind the project, so a family could make the most of the offer.
Rennie, who owns 16 properties, said he was tired of "bureaucracy and paperwork" stifling the Auckland market.
"This whole housing debacle is often blamed on tax-paying investors, and I'm an investor," he said. "The problem facing this city is the bureaucrats."