Buying a Home

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Does a Kiwi who entered Australia after 2002 qualify for the first time home buyers grant?

Posted by rufus. 3 replies. Latest activity on 26 January 2011.

With the newly introduced First Home Owners Savings Account scheme, do you have to have Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency?

I am living in NSW as a Kiwi on a Special Category Visa. These accounts are being offered by some banks and other financial institutions and are designed to help people save for a deposit on their…

Posted by richie. 4 replies. Latest activity on 28 April 2011.

How long does it take to get a mortgage in Australia?

Do you need to be living there a number of months beforehand before applying for a mortgage? We will be selling our house in NZ and would like to buy a house in Queensland.

Posted by casey. 4 replies. Latest activity on 08 August 2013.

Can anyone suggest some nice, reasonably-priced suburbs in Melbourne to buy a house in for around $380K - $420K?

We have been looking on and really like the look of Kingsville, Footscray, Seddon and Newport - although I have heard that those areas are rough?? The houses are lovely Victorian…

Posted by kirshoop. 3 replies. Latest activity on 28 December 2010.

What are the suitable areas to buy a house near ANU, Canberra?

My family will move to Canberra from Dunedin next May. We are unfamiliar with the city. Could does somebody give us some suggestions about area(s) to buy a house? We plan to live near ANU: an area is…

Posted by john-doe. 0 replies. Latest activity on 04 December 2011.

Any tips on building a house in Oz.

I am looking to move to Australia within the next few years from the UK but as a Kiwi. I would be interested to know more about the planning permission/resource consent system in Oz and keen to hear…

Posted by philip. 0 replies. Latest activity on 19 April 2012.

Is Stamp Duty Payable On A First Home In Australia?

I am a NZ citizen, been working and living here for the past three years. I recently bought an apartment, and am eligible for the first home owner's grant. However, I have been told that I have to…

Posted by ellend. 3 replies. Latest activity on 24 November 2014.

How soon can we can we get a mortgage after arriving in QLD? Do we need to wait 6 months ?

Do we need to wait 6 months for 6 months worth of payments from our new jobs. Basically we want to buy ASAP…Should we employ a mortgage broker?

Posted by hi-im-going-to-move-to-australia-in-tasmania-my. 0 replies. Latest activity on 08 January 2015.

NZ Family Trust Advantages and Disadvantages in Australia

Hi, I am currently living and working in NZ and plan to move to Australia in the future. My wife and I own a family home together in NZ and don't currently have any family trust. We also have an…

Posted by bztrust. 1 reply. Latest activity on 19 December 2015.

Can I buy a property in Australia prior to getting PR through my son?

Posted by doctor-lynne. 1 reply. Latest activity on 04 February 2016.

Moving to Brisbane from South Africa on a NZ passport - can I buy a house? No mortgage needed

Can my family living in Brisbane buy a house in my name prior my move from South Africa to Brisbane? I am a NZ passport holder.

Posted by nz-passport-holder-buying-property. 1 reply. Latest activity on 14 September 2016.

New Zealand Citizen buying a house in Australia

Hi, I'm wondering about selling a property in New Zealand and buying land in Australia and putting a house on it without a mortgage. So we would be paying in full but we would remain in New Zealand…

Posted by stephy. 1 reply. Latest activity on 30 August 2017.

How easy is it to organise a house and job from New Zealand?

Looking @ moving with my 2 children aged 14 and 9 from Dunedin to Brisbane. Has anyone applied for houses and jobs before they left NZ?

Posted by murphy25. 4 replies. Latest activity on 27 January 2018.

Best place to live around Melbourne? (Possible relocation from UK).

Hello! We may be looking at a possible relocation to Melbourne with my husband's job. We have three young children and I was just wondering where the best places to live were around Melbourne please?…

Posted by abd79. 1 reply. Latest activity on 23 July 2018.

First Home Start Grant and mortgages

Hey all, Im planning to move to Gold Coast early next year and am wondering if Kiwis are still eligible for the Australian First Home Start Grant of 20k? Also, I have more than enough for a large…

Posted by monique. 0 replies. Latest activity on 23 October 2017.

Buying home in Australia

Can you buy a home in Australia by using the equity in your NZ home, so you don't have to sell the NZ home?

Posted by willow-glen. 0 replies. Latest activity on 20 April 2018.

Buying a freehold share of a house in Sydney area

We are British and have a daughter living near Sydney. We would like to visit for approx. one month annually and have considered buying a 12th share of the freehold of a house if a scheme like this…

Posted by acc-compensation. 0 replies. Latest activity on 24 April 2019.