October 2016's Property Gazette

Borrowing with a 5% Deposit

We’re excited to announce that our clients can now access 5% deposit mortgages for owner occupied builds! This means that if you have ever thought that building is for you, there is no better time than now. With the Reserve Bank requiring banks to approve lenders with 20% deposit or more, this has left many would be homeowners stuck renting or flatting. The shortage of available properties on the market has only continued to fuel rising house prices, with many first time buyers becoming discouraged at the huge competition when making an offer on a property. This has made building your own home more appealing.

New builds were not often seen as viable choices for many buyers, especially first home buyers. Many people were unable to pay both the rent where they were living and the repayments for the mortgage as the home was being built. However, if you are a first home buyer, you can utilise both your KiwiSaver and HomeStart Grant funds to make up your 5% deposit. This leaves you with the cash to pay your rent and mortgage costs until your new home is built.

Investors need not fret about obtaining the required 40% deposit needed to purchase a property, as we also have access to 20% deposit investment new builds too.

If you would like to discuss how the LVR changes affect you, or start applying for a new mortgage, contact one of our friendly Mortgage Brokers today. Remember, we work for you and our services are always free.

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