You’ve probably heard of What’s My Offer. Following the Canterbury earthquakes, we’ve been restoring damaged Christchurch properties to their former glory.
If you’re part of the local economy, working hard, but struggling to save enough for a deposit on a new home, we might be able to help. We’re now offering cash donations of $20,000 to $30,000, which you can use towards your deposit.
Is there a catch? Yes. This grant scheme is structured similarly to Housing New Zealand’s ‘FirstHome’ so is only available for the purchase of specific WMO properties and cannot be applied for to buy any other properties.
Buyers may also be eligible for other first home ownership assistance, such as Welcome Home Loan,
and the KiwiSaver HomeStart grant and/or KiwiSaver first-home withdrawal. If you are eligible, you can combine these with this home grant, to help you buy a FirstHome property. We suggest you start here, so we can help you combine these other opportunities, when we apply for your full bank finance.