Strata levies waived as riverside luxury beckons for first homebuyers | Kanebridge News
Kanebridge News
Share Button

Strata levies waived as riverside luxury beckons for first homebuyers

Ideally located between the city and Parramatta, these ready-to-live-in apartments are an attractive option to get a foot on the property ladder

Fri, Feb 10, 2023 10:26amGrey Clock 2 min

First homebuyers can kiss strata levies goodbye for the first two years under a unique offering at One The Waterfront, a boutique luxury development at Wentworth Point. Developer Piety Group and agents Laver Residential Projects are offering all buyers free strata levies for the first two years of ownership, valued at about $11,000 in savings. 

As interest rates continuing to rise and trades still in high demand, it’s good news for those looking to enter the market.

Project director at Laver Residential Projects, Sam Elbanna, said the incentive, available via Kanebridge Finance, is to provide buyers with clarity and free up funds to protect their investment.

“Now buyers know they are covered and they can use the next two years to plough the money that would have gone to strata levies into their mortgages,” he said.

Apartments in One The Waterfront have been designed for good natural light, connection to the environment and cross ventilation

Overlooking Parramatta River, One The Waterfront offers one, two and three-bedroom apartments among leafy, thoughtfully designed landscaped gardens. The residences have been designed by Stanisic Architects with careful attention to light, ventilation and connection to the outdoors to create a true community environment.

With access to more than 5000sqm of green space, One The Waterfront offers amenities including walking tracks, barbecue facilities, exercise stations and children’s playgrounds. 

This is in addition to a fee free commercial gym, swimming pools, tennis courts and an outdoor rooftop cinema. But perhaps the most outstanding feature in this resort-style locale is Club One Lounge, an exclusive, discreet space with communal dining room and lounge, 20-person cinema and games room.

Apartments have quality inclusions and finishes

In addition to the Parramatta Ferry, public transport options include rail stations at Rhodes and Olympic Park to the city, as well as the planned Light Rail stop directly in front of the development linking locals to Parramatta. 

It’s a lot to offer on a site less than 15km from the city centre, Mr Elbanna said.

“One of my buyers was a developer of another project who is buying for his daughter,” Mr Elbanna said. “He said that there is simply no way this development can be replicated and sold at these prices again in such close proximity to the Sydney and Parramatta CBDs.”

One The Waterfront is now on sale. Email to learn more about living in this community and claim free strata levies for two years, valued around $11,000 in savings.



Chris Dixon, a partner who led the charge, says he has a ‘very long-term horizon’

Americans now think they need at least $1.25 million for retirement, a 20% increase from a year ago, according to a survey by Northwestern Mutual

Related Stories
China’s EV Juggernaut Is a Warning for the West
By GREG IP 08/06/2023
How Hackers Can Up Their Game by Using ChatGPT
By Cheryl Winokur Munk 08/06/2023
RBA Governor explains the rate rises we had to have
RBA Governor explains the rate rises we had to have

Philip Lowe’s comments come amid property industry concerns about pressures on mortgage holders and rising rents

Wed, Jun 7, 2023 2 min

Leaders in Australia’s property industry are calling on the RBA to hit the pause button on further interest rate rises following yesterday’s announcement to raise the cash rate to 4.1 percent.

CEO of the REINSW, Tim McKibbin, said it was time to let the 12 interest rate rises since May last year take effect.

“The REINSW would like to see the RBA hit pause and allow the 12 rate rises to date work their way through the economy. Property prices have rebounded because of supply and demand. I think that will continue with the rate rise,” said Mr McKibbin.  

The Real Estate Institute of Australia  today released its Housing Affordability Report for the March 2023 quarter which showed that in NSW, the proportion of family income required to meet the average loan repayments has risen to 55 percent, up from 44.5 percent a year ago.

Chief economist at Ray White, Nerida Conisbee, said while this latest increase would probably not push Australia into a recession, it had major implications for the housing market and the needs of ordinary Australians.

“As more countries head into recession, at this point, it does look like the RBA’s “narrow path” will get us through while taming inflation,” she said. 

“In the meantime however, it is creating a headache for renters, buyers and new housing supply that is going to take many years to resolve. 

“And every interest rate rise is extending that pain.”

In a speech to guests at Morgan Stanley’s Australia Summit released today, Governor Philip Lowe addressed the RBA board’s ‘narrow path’ approach, navigating continued economic growth while pushing inflation from its current level of 6.8 percent down to a more acceptable level of 2 to 3 percent.

“It is still possible to navigate this path and our ambition is to do so,” Mr Lowe said. “But it is a narrow path and likely to be a bumpy one, with risks on both sides.”

However, he said the alternative is persistent high inflation, which would do the national economy more damage in the longer term.

“If inflation stays high for too long, it will become ingrained in people’s expectations and high inflation will then be self-perpetuating,” he said. “As the historical experiences shows, the inevitable result of this would be even higher interest rates and, at some point, a larger increase in unemployment to get rid of the ingrained inflation. 

“The Board’s priority is to do what it can to avoid this.”

While acknowledging that another rate rise would adversely affect many households, Mr Lowe said it was unavoidable if inflation was to be tamed.

“It is certainly true that if the Board had not lifted interest rates as it has done, some households would have avoided, for a short period, the financial pressures that come with higher mortgage rates,” he said. 

“But this short-term gain would have been at a much higher medium-term cost. If we had not tightened monetary policy, the cost of living would be higher for longer. This would hurt all Australians and the functioning of our economy and would ultimately require even higher interest rates to bring inflation back down. 

“So, as difficult as it is, the rise in interest rates is necessary to bring inflation back to target in a reasonable timeframe.”


Chris Dixon, a partner who led the charge, says he has a ‘very long-term horizon’

Americans now think they need at least $1.25 million for retirement, a 20% increase from a year ago, according to a survey by Northwestern Mutual

    Your Cart
    Your cart is emptyReturn to Shop