First home deposit options
To get your 20% deposit to buy your first home, you have number of options including Welcome Home Loan scheme, KiwiSaver withdrawal, HomeStart grant, gift, guarantee from family (owning a house), etc. We can go through these options and identify how you can get your deposit together to buy your first home.
Welcome Home Loan Scheme by Housing New Zealand
To buy your first home, you need to have right amount of deposit. Most lenders are currently requiring a minimum 20% deposit. But with a Welcome Home Loan, you only need a 10% deposit that means you may be able to move into your home sooner.
Welcome Home Loans are underwritten by Housing New Zealand. Lenders participating in this scheme can provide loans that would otherwise sit outside the lending standards.
To be eligible for a Welcome Home Loan, you can have to meet income cap, minimum 10% deposit, house price cap and you must be a permanent resident or New Zealand Citizen.
Talk to us if you have 10% deposit but do not qualify under this scheme.
KiwiSaver first-home withdrawal
If you have been a member of KiwiSaver for at least three years, you may be able to withdraw all, or part, of your savings to put towards buying your first home.
KiwiSaver HomeStart grant
The KiwiSaver HomeStart grant provides eligible first-home buyers with a grant of up to $5,000 for individuals and up to $10,000 where there are two or more eligible buyers to put towards the purchase of an existing/older home.
In addition, the KiwiSaver HomeStart grant also provides eligible first-home buyers with a grant of up to $10,000 for individuals and up to $20,000, where there are two or more eligible buyers to help with the costs of purchasing a brand new home.
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