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How confident are New Zealanders of buying their first home?

Apr

15

2020

How confident are New Zealanders of buying their first home?

Dustin Lindale

Blog

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Results From The First Home Buyer Confidence Survey: April 2020 The First Home Buyers Club recently conducted it’s First Home Buyer Confidence Survey canvassing its membership to get an indication of the confidence level of first home buyers to own their own home. The key question was “How...

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10 Pointers To Help With Buying Your First Home

May

27

2019

10 Pointers To Help With Buying Your First Home

Dustin Lindale

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Multiple economic factors indicate that now is the time for first-home buyers to strike. The housing market is cooling, unemployment is sitting at about four percent, and interest rates are at historically low levels. Property prices in certain parts of Auckland have fallen by more than 25 percent compared...

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Tiny Homes, KiwiSaver Withdrawal & HomeStart Grants

Sep

11

2018

Tiny Homes, KiwiSaver Withdrawal & HomeStart Grants

Dustin Lindale

Blog, Tips for First Home Buyers

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Amanda Morrall, from Simplicity KiwiSaver covers the ins and outs of using your KiwiSaver for a tiny home. This is the second in a series of post’s from Simplicity, the first was ‘Practical Advice For Buying Your First House: Know Your Numbers’ With so many aspiring first-time home...

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6 Reasons For Using A Mortgage Advisor For Your First Home

Jan

27

2017

6 Reasons For Using A Mortgage Advisor For Your First Home

Dustin Lindale

Blog, Tips for First Home Buyers

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How A Mortgage Advisor Can Make The Difference Between a ‘Yes’ or a ‘No’ As a first home buyer you’re no doubt looking for every bit of help when it comes to getting into your first home.  That’s where a mortgage advisor can come in handy. Here we provide 6 reasons...

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10 Tips For Choosing A Section

Jun

15

2016

10 Tips For Choosing A Section

Dustin Lindale

Blog, Tips for First Home Buyers

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With the KiwiSaver HomeStart grant offering double the amount for first home buyers building new, the appeal of home and land packages is significant. One of those considerations is on settling on the ideal section to build your first home. We asked the team at Matrix Homes to give us some tips for what...

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Teaming Up For Your First Home

May

1

2016

Teaming Up For Your First Home

Dustin Lindale

Blog, Tips for First Home Buyers

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With the difficulties New Zealand first home buyers are having getting into their first home, many are looking to less traditional ways to get on the property ladder.  One such way is teaming up with friends, family or acquaintances. If this is something you are thinking about here are some things...

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The Importance Of Looking After Your Bank Account

Mar

13

2016

The Importance Of Looking After Your Bank Account

Dustin Lindale

Blog, Tips for First Home Buyers

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Image: megawatts86/Flickr One of our Tips For Getting A Yes To Pre-Approval is to show consistently good bank account conduct.  Keeping your bank account in good order is often not considered by first home buyers to be a requirement for getting a pre-approval. First home buyers often wonder ‘Why...

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5 Quick First Home Buyer Tips

Dec

3

2015

5 Quick First Home Buyer Tips

Dustin Lindale

Blog, KiwiSaver HomeStart, Tips for First Home Buyers

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Here are some quick tips to help you kickstart you on your path to your first home. 1. Make The Most Of KiwiSaver This year saw the Government introduce two schemes to help first home buyers get onto the property ladder.  The KiwiSaver HomeStart Grant can provide you with up to $10,000 per person towards...

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All You Need To Know About Applying For The KiwiSaver HomeStart Grant

Nov

15

2015

All You Need To Know About Applying For The KiwiSaver HomeStart Grant

Dustin Lindale

Blog, KiwiSaver HomeStart, Tips for First Home Buyers

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KiwiSaver HomeStart Grant Applications In April 2015, the Government launched the KiwiSaver HomeStart Grant designed to help first home buyers into their first home. Here we have compiled all the links you need to successfully apply for your KiwiSaver HomeStart Grant.   KiwiSaver HomeStart Grant Eligibility Checklist There...

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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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