Bay community leaders and social agencies are calling on the Government to take urgent steps to tackle the district’s “housing crisis” in the lead up to this week’s Budget announcement. Read More
Papamoa will be host to more than 350 new homes as the Government fast-tracks two key developments to meet the city’s ballooning population.
Rob Emmett hopes to use his KiwiSaver to buy his first house.
Twenty million dollars worth of support is being offered to the Bay of Plenty in a new housing scheme.
Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith visited the Bay region last night to talk to locals about HomeStart, a scheme which gives young adults more opportunities to buy their own homes. Read More
Anything can be bought on credit these days.
Most people have a credit card, few students survive university without an overdraft and a student loan and stores encourage you to use hire purchase to buy everything from a gaming console to a washing machine or a car.
It’s no wonder then that people struggle to save the deposit for a house.
OPEN TO ADVICE: Kelly Mead said she would consider using the new scheme when the time came to buy a home for her and her daughter, Ashleigh Ford.
A ground-breaking scheme to help renters save a deposit for their first home has been launched in Tauranga.
The Government-backed pilot scheme, believed to be a New Zealand first, has been launched by Tauranga Budget Advisory Service and will involve budget advisers managing all or some of their clients’ income so they can save a deposit.