KiwiBuild

Buying your new KiwiBuild home

Buying any home can be an incredibly exciting time in your life and a cause for celebration, especially if it’s your first. A major milestone and no small feat, there’s a bit of work to be done after you’ve found the ‘one’, but don’t let it deter you. In fact, once you break it down and follow the steps, that new home dream quickly starts to become a reality.
Buying a new home through KiwiBuild doesn’t actually differ too much from the usual purchase process, there’s just a little upfront work that needs to be done to get you ready to buy. At Leap, we like to break it down into the following.

Getting ready to buy

If you’ve already found a KiwiBuild home you're interested in or you’re planning on buying one in the next 12 months then there is no better time than now to get your KiwiBuild application together and prove you’re eligible to buy a KiwiBuild home.
This step includes preparing your eligibility documents, making a Statutory Declaration, getting your finances sorted (with the potential help of a KiwiSaver withdrawal, First Home Grant or First Home Loan), and submitting them to KiwiBuild for approval.
It may seem a little daunting at first, but don’t worry! We’re here to help Kiwis just like you into their first homes following this exact process. Simply get in touch and we can help you get the ball rolling.

Buying your new KiwiBuild home

Once you’ve had your eligibility approved by KiwiBuild and you’ve found the home you want, it’s time to buy. Leap’s current KiwiBuild homes are all available by direct sale.
Direct Sale
A purchase by direct sale means that you are purchasing the home directly from the developer or their real estate agent, just as you would any other home. With Leap homes, that’s through us!
You’ll enter into a ‘conditional agreement’ with the agent while they confirm your KiwiBuild eligibility and finances in order to complete the sale.
Regardless of the methods above, once your KiwiBuild home purchase has been approved, your solicitor will help you manage the final details of your settlement.
This can include:
  • The formal transfer of ownership.
  • The formal transfer of ownership.
  • Finalising details of your KiwiSaver withdrawal, First Home Grant or First Home Loan (if applicable).
You’ll also need to sign the KiwiBuild Deed of Covenant. This is a legal agreement that confirms you intend to live in your KiwiBuild home for a minimum period of time before the home can be rented out or sold.
Once all your paperwork is signed, you’ll be advised of your final settlement date and you can start making plans to move into your new KiwiBuild home. Exciting!
Again, if you’re unfamiliar with the process we’re here to help. Through Falconer, we’ve been building and selling homes for over two decades now and know the settlement process like the back of our hands. Not only that, we can help you find a property lawyer as well to streamline the process.

Take the next step

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    Buy your new home The process of buying a home can seem a little daunting; that’s where we can help. At Leap, we will painlessly guide you through the process. Contact us today or register your interest below to put yourself on the path to home ownership with Leap. Register your interest
Buy your new home
The process of buying a home can seem a little daunting; we want to help make it easy. At Leap, we will painlessly guide you through the process. Contact us today or register your interest below to put yourself on the path to Leap home ownership.

get in touch

If you would like more information about one of our homes or would like some help with the KiwiBuild process, we are always ready to help!
If you would like more information about one of our homes or would like some help with the KiwiBuild process, we are always ready to help!