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Deserted village in New Zealand was put up for sale

Опустевшее село в Новой Зеландии выставили на продажу The village became deserted decades ago.

In New Zealand, put up for sale the whole village, which is abandoned and deserted for 30 years. Lake Waitaki village was built in the 1930-ies for the workers of the dam, however, since 1989, when the dam was automated, it was empty.

Located on the edge of the HPP Waitaki in the South island, it boasts scenic mountain views, and eight houses with three bedrooms, restaurant, water grounds, nine garages and 14 hectares of land. And all this can be purchased for $2.8 million.

Waitaki is just one of the many small communities that have tried to stay afloat when the active urbanization of the population of New Zealand. Two years ago, a tiny town in Otago Kaitangata the beginning of a global campaign aimed at increasing the number of its population, saying that it has many jobs, many homes and not enough people to fill them.

The government has allocated one billion dollars a year for regional development Fund, which aims to revitalise the regions, urging people to return from the cities to rural areas.

Since last week the New Zealand government imposed a ban on foreigners buying already built houses, real estate agent Kelly Milman stated that it is difficult to determine: potential buyers of Lake Waitaki are domestic or international, as foreigners began to use intermediaries. She noted that some Chinese citizens have shown interest in buying the village.

According to the adopted law, trusts and companies incorporated outside New Zealand or having more than 25% foreign investment will be treated as foreign individuals, they are not allowed to buy residential property, but they can buy land or real estate through a foreign investment company.

Foreign buyers can buy a home if they are resident in New Zealand and intend to live in the purchased house for at least 183 days a year.

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