At Karaka Lifestyle Estate you receive the sale price of your unit, including the capital gain, less a 12.5 percent facilities fee and a one-off refurbishment fee. This is in contrast with most villages where you only receive the original buy price of your unit minus a facilities fee of between 20 to 30 percent.


Compare the returns between

Karaka Lifestyle Estate and another village.

Our fees are:

  • A weekly fee to cover the costs of running in the village.
  • A one-off refurbishment fee covering the cost of bringing your unit to near-new condition.
  • A one-off facilities fee of 12.5 percent of your selling price.

Refurbishing your unit will mean you get more for the unit when it comes to sell.

When selling you have the choice of your own Real Estate Agent or you can use the village management. Whether or not you use a Real Estate Agent you will still be required to pay the full facilities fee of 12.5% of the selling price.

When selling through village management your only costs will be for advertising and marketing your unit.

You can fix the weekly fee if your prefer, or discount the facilities fee to 10 percent of your buy price if you choose to pay this up front.

The village facilities and ambience combined with attractive local amenities add value to your property. Nearby are a coastal walkway, riverside paths, a Sunday farmers’ market, a park and playground, cycle trails, and a vibrant village square with a planned future medical centre.

Our excellent standard of service and well-designed village ensure you will be significantly better off than under the traditional retirement village model. We think this is only fair.