Forum Category: Buying a Home

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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?

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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 deposit, but haven't been working for several months. Does this matter for ...

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Finding a rental and job

Hi my husband 2 kids and myself are leaving for Perth on the 20th september. We originally had a place to stay with family but that has fallen through as they have other family coming from South Africa. (We coming from nz. We are NZ citizens.) We are needing a ...

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Do I apply for a job first, or sell the house and move, then search for a job once I'm in Australia?

I can't work out the logistics of moving. I've been trying to apply for jobs beforehand, but I'm guessing with many applicants they wouldn't be interested in someone who's not in the country, as I'm having no luck. Do I just sell the house and move then apply for jobs? ...

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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?

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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 about what kind of beast is it. I am assuming its similar ...

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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 within 40 minutes by walk to ANU and have a excellent primary ...

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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? His job looks like it could be in Richmond. We'd like to live about 30 ...

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If I sell my house in NZ and take my money to Australia, do I pay any tax other than Capital Gains?

I am an NZ citizen but a permanent resident in Australia and want to sell my rental property in NZ to buy a house to live in in Australia.

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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?

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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 and my son would live in the house in Australia. What should ...

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Moving to Australia from NZ

I am planning on moving to QLD from NZ with my children. I am a single parent who works full time. What are my childrens rights for schooling and University (they are all nz born). Here in NZ, australian children have the same rights to free education etc or would ...

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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.

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

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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 seven-year-old daughter. I have a couple of questions below: - ...

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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 pay the stamp duty. Any answers would be much appreciated. Thank you.

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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.

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What is the likelihood I'll qualify for permanent residency in Australia and be able to buy a business and a house in Perth? How much will I need to do this?

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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 first home.

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

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

We have been looking on realestate.com.au 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 villas, around $400K. Anyone that can provide any input or knowledge of this area?

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What's the deal with the Australian first home buyers grant? Do you have to be an Australian Citizen to get it?

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I am looking at moving to Australia (possibly Melbourne) from New Zealand. How easy is it for a New Zealander to buy a house or apartment over there? Also, can you have a dog in your own apartment?

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