It’s not just a financial consideration but also a lifestyle one; you want to make the right decision for your finances, your loved ones and yourself. Buying your first home will be an exhilarating and rewarding experience. At the end of your property buying adventure, you’ll have the keys to a home to call your own and an investment for your future.
But where do you start? This guide will start you off on the right foot and provide practical tips and advice to help you along the way.
If you are not from New Zealand: The rules for overseas people buying or building residential property in New Zealand changed in October 2018. In general, only residents and citizens can buy homes to live in, but other investment opportunities are available. The New Zealand Immigration website has a helpful tool which explains who is able to buy and who needs to apply for consent.