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How to Buy your First Home. A First Home Buyer's Seminar


Wed 14 Aug 2019, 5:30pm–8:00pm

Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 764 Colombo St, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • First Home Buyer: $0.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: ed55n49

In 1982 – when our parents bought their first homes – the average New Zealand house price was just under $46,000. Today it is 12 times that – $585,000.

What that simply shows is that a lot has changed since our parents first started out – we can't buy property the same way as they did.

Not only are house prices much higher, but culturally we get married later and move around more.

That's why at this First Home Buyers seminar, we are not only going to walk you through the changes that have happened since our parents bought their first homes (and why their advice might need fine-tuning), we're also going to walk through:

- How you can get money from the government (up to $20,000) to put towards the deposit for your home
- How you can use your Kiwisaver to pull that deposit together
- The questions you should ask yourself to see whether buying a house is right for you at all (for some people it isn't)
- Where the best place to buy is for millennials, along with what the buy and when to buy

We'll also walk give you the tools so that you can personally (and privately) walk through your own numbers to see if you are already in a position to step into your first home.

One thing to note is that by coming along to this seminar, you're not saying that you definitely can buy your first home and you're not saying that you even necessarily want to buy your first home.

But what you are doing is seeking out the knowledge and information that may allow you to take your first step to becoming a homeowner – much sooner than you might think.

Complementary drinks and nibbles will be provided.

About The Presenter: Ed McKnight – Economist
This seminar will be presented and facilitated by Ed McKnight, from Opes Partners. Ed is an economist, who looks at what is happening in the economy and communicates that to first home buyers and property investors.

Ed studied and taught economics at the University of Auckland and University of Waikato. He is also the former president of the Auckland Young Professionals and was the host of the NZ Young Professionals Podcast. This experience has allowed him to understand what drives today's young professionals.

About Opes First Home
Opes First Home coaches young Kiwi's to buy their first home through a proven three-step programme.

It starts by understanding you: your long term aspirations, your personal situation (and your partner's if you have one). It goes on to help you discover what you can afford and when, before showing you properties that are going to work for you. The final part of the programme is in helping you get the deal done.

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