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First Home Purchase Funding - What you need to know

The government announced that effective from 1 October 2019, some changes came into effect the first home buyer’s schemes to assist more people into home ownership. The Welcome Home Loan (a loan issued by selected banks and underwritten by Housing New Zealand) is now called the First Home Loan and the KiwiSaver Home Start Grant (detailed below) is now called the First Home Grant. Both policies will allow first home buyers to buy houses with a deposit of just five per cent as opposed to 10 percent for new and existing homes (provided you meet the relevant lending criteria).

 

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Hilary Anderson

Senior Associate

Senior Associate

Phone: +64 7 927 0568
Email: handerson@clmlaw.co.nz

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Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Arts (major in Media & Communications, minor in Political Science), University of Canterbury

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Katherine Dentice

Registered Legal Executive

Registered Legal Executive

Phone: +64 7 927 0562


Email: Kdentice@clmlaw.co.nz 

Legal Executive Diploma

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Lucy McDougall

Senior Solicitor

Senior Solicitor

Phone: +64 7 927 0585  

Email: lmcdougall@clmlaw.co.nz

Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts, University of Canterbury

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The Fight To Be Paid - Using The Construction Contracts Act

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