Parkfront release sell-out at Merrifield
The recent ‘Parkfront’ release of Townhomes by Merrifield proved irresistible to new home buyers, with all 11 homes sold within three weeks.
Delivered in partnership with TownLiving by Metricon, this release was brilliantly located within the exclusive Midtown precinct, nestled alongside the very best amenity that Merrifield has to offer. Even more appealing was the outlook over the adjacent Ace Reserve, offering lucky purchasers the ability to walk out of their front door right into a beautifully landscaped park – featuring spacious and lush lawn spaces, shelter and seating areas, walking tracks, a tennis court and play equipment.
“The ‘Townhomes by Merrifield’ collection recognises the need for affordable homes that don’t compromise on style and quality,” says Matthew Planner, MAB General Manager Communities. “More and more buyers are prioritising easy living – from well laid out floorplans and efficient use of land purposely designed for modern living – whilst in the process securing contemporary, turn-key homes at very competitive price points.”
Georgia Konstantellos, 20, was lucky enough to snap up one of the highly sought-after Parkfront Townhomes and opted for the floorplan layout that included a 4th bedroom. “Townhomes are a great way to get a modern, quality house with enough space to live in,” she said. “A four bedroom home in a great area at this price – it’s a no-brainer.”
Georgina Galea feels the same. Already living in Merrifield with a friend, she wasn’t in the market to buy a home as she expected prices to be out of her reach. “A friend recommended I look at the Townhomes by Merrifield and the incredible value, with no more to pay, suddenly made home ownership a reality for me.”
Merrifield is the largest mixed-use masterplanned community in Victoria and has established itself as a premium destination in Melbourne’s growing northern corridor. Merrifield offers purchasers the opportunity to live amongst a broad range of amenity and services – having already delivered monthly markets, new public transport, local parks, a café, child care and a convenience store.
The next 12 months will see the arrival of some major new amenities and services in Merrifield, including the much-anticipated opening of stage 1 of Merrifield City – featuring a Coles supermarket and over 20 speciality stores – as well as a new primary school, community centre, sporting grounds and more local parks. Many of these will be open by the time the owners receive the keys to their brand new Parkfront Townhomes.
Georgia was initially surprised at how established the Mickleham area has become. “Originally I refused to look for a home past Greenvale, and I even put a deposit on a block of land. But when I visited Mickleham to inspect display homes, I loved the area. I then cancelled my land purchase and bought a Townhome by Merrifield instead!”
In addition to the benefits of a well-established community, Mr Planner said the simplicity of purchasing a ‘Townhome by Merrifield’ was also of great appeal to many buyers, which removes the complexity that can sometimes exist with a house and land purchase – such as the options and upgrades, uncertain site costs and the need for progress payments.
“The turnkey offer means there are no hidden costs or surprises – quality inclusions, landscaping, fencing and site works are all accounted for in the price, giving the buyer complete peace of mind,” he said. “The process is simple. Our customers just need to deposit 5% upon contract signing, with no more to pay until settlement – which means they’re able to continue saving during construction of their homes.”
Georgia agrees, explaining that she’s never seen so much included for a fixed and competitive price. “I couldn’t believe the value of what I was buying into – the quality of the townhome, the position adjacent to Ace Reserve and the friendly neighbours around – I really can’t wait to move in.”
For Georgina, the only surprise was how easy it all was. “Having never purchased a property before I expected to need help. But actually it was a really smooth and easy process.”