8 Tips For Apartment Buyers

May

12

2016

8 Tips For Apartment Buyers

Dustin Lindale

Blog, Property Developments, Tips for First Home Buyers

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This post is brought to you by Flo Apartments, 42 Rosedale Rd, Avondale A new benchmark in cosmopolitan apartment design is seeing an increased number of astute Aucklanders buying apartments, both for affordability and an uplifting community-living experience. With Flo in Avondale being touted as the...

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Applying For KiwiSaver HomeStart As A Returning NZer

Mar

31

2016

Applying For KiwiSaver HomeStart As A Returning NZer

Dustin Lindale

Blog, KiwiSaver, KiwiSaver HomeStart, Member Questions

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We recently received a question from a First Home Buyers Club member. This Kiwi is currently working in the UK but is looking to return to New Zealand within the next few months with the plan to purchase a home using the KiwiSaver HomeStart grant. The question was, how would his income be assessed in...

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Using KiwiSaver Home Start Grant To Purchase Land

Nov

12

2015

Using KiwiSaver Home Start Grant To Purchase Land

Dustin Lindale

Blog, KiwiSaver, KiwiSaver HomeStart, Tips for First Home Buyers

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We were recently asked about the requirements for using your KiwiSaver HomeStart grant to purchase land for building a new home.  More specifically the question asked was “Is a HomeStart grant still obtainable in the situation of purchasing land now but waiting a period of time before building...

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First Home Buyers Weekly Wrap – 25th May 2015

May

25

2015

First Home Buyers Weekly Wrap – 25th May 2015

Dustin Lindale

Blog, Latest News

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Plenty of news this past couple of weeks for first home buyers with the Budget announcements, mortgage rate reductions and The First Home Buyers Club featured in Stuff.co.nz. First up, our feature in Stuff.co.nz First Home Buyers Club Together Times have got so hard for first time homebuyers that over...

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First Home Buyers Weekly Wrap – 12th May 2015

May

12

2015

First Home Buyers Weekly Wrap – 12th May 2015

Dustin Lindale

Blog, Latest News

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  Meet First Home Buyers Brett and Jenna Back in late August last year  Brett and Jenna contacted The First Home Buyers Club to arrange a planning meeting. After their first meeting they were thrilled to learn that had a sufficient enough deposit using their Kiwisavers, some other savings and...

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First Home Buyers Weekly Wrap – 4th May 2015

May

4

2015

First Home Buyers Weekly Wrap – 4th May 2015

Dustin Lindale

Blog, Latest News

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  Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler. Photo / Mark Mitchell Official Cash Rate remains at 3.5%, KiwiSaver deposit rule change to kick in, NZ’s most underrated suburbs, continued calls for property taxes and more in this week’s First Home Buyers Weekly Wrap. OCR remains at 3.5%...

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First Home Buyers Weekly Wrap – 28th April 2015

Apr

28

2015

First Home Buyers Weekly Wrap – 28th April 2015

Dustin Lindale

Blog, Latest News

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This week’s First-Home Buyers news stories include several articles giving advice for KiwiSavers looking to buy their first home. KiwiSaver: Rules for first-home buyers tweaked If you are buying a home using KiwiSaver funds what are the regulations around living in the home for the first six months?...

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Welcome Home Loan Limits Increase as at 1st April

Apr

12

2015

Welcome Home Loan Limits Increase as at 1st April

Karen Lewis

Blog, KiwiSaver, KiwiSaver HomeStart, Latest News

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Welcome Home Loan       Housing New Zealand run a scheme to assist First Home Owners called the Welcome Home Loan.  How it works You need a 10% deposit – your deposit cannot be borrowed. Income and Housing Value caps apply to this scheme as follows Income Limits $80,000 for 1 buyer,  $120,000...

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Auckland Property Developments

Mar

21

2015

Auckland property development is booming. Check out a selection of some of the current housing developments either planned or underway.   The Dylan Apartments  367 Great North Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland A boutique complex of 23 apartments, currently under construction. Union Green 39-47...

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Latest News on KiwiSaver HomeStart for First Home Buyers

Feb

24

2015

Latest News on KiwiSaver HomeStart for First Home Buyers

Karen Lewis

Blog, KiwiSaver HomeStart, Latest News

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Housing NZ has released an update on its soon to be launched KiwiSaver HomeStart Scheme along with some answers to frequently asked questions. We’ll bring you more updates and information as it becomes available! The KiwiSaver HomeStart grant will be introduced on 1 April 2015, to replace the...

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