Keelan Clark bought his 3-bedroom Mangere home for just over $800,000 at age 23, Newshub reveals. Clark says a combination of good timing, research and confidence helped to get his offer accepted. Researching what similar houses in the area were selling for allowed him to back up his offer with examples. He also mentioned the work required to bring the house up to scratch. He says agents want to engage with a “first-home buyer who is confident, knows what they’re doing, has done the research and they know the area…”