Buying Your First House?
Don’t Panic, It’s Really Easy

At DDL Homes, our aim is to develop and deliver homes that suit the everyday Kiwi and their family. We believe that price point is the biggest factor when making the jump onto the property ladder, so all our projects are aimed to be fair. Fair on design, quality and price.

What Do You Need Help With?

Thinking of buying

Thinking about your goals

When considering buying a house, there are a few things to consider. This includes your goals, finances and who to include in your support team. Settled.govt.nz covers these points and more in detail on their website. Click ‘Learn More’ below to read their guide. 

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Finding a property

Once you begin your property search, you may encounter some terms and abbreviations that you are unfamiliar with. Before beginning your search, you should familiarise yourself with:

  • Your property options
  • The different types of property ownership
  • Viewing an open home
  • Buying with an agent vs privately
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Researching the property

Once you find a property you like, there are some things to look into before making  an offer:

  • Learning about the neighbourhood
  • Learning about the property
  • Doing your homework
  • Learning about leaky buildings
  • Learning about problem building materials
  • Understanding the impact of natural hazards
  • Understanding meth
  • Using a property checker
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Making an offer

Once you have completed your search and have decided on a property, it is time to make an offer. Depending on the sale type, this process can differ. When making an offer, one should consider:

  • Confirming your finances
  • Understanding the sale & purchase agreement when bying
  • Buying by auction
  • Buying by tender
  • Buying by deadline
  • Buying by negotiation
  • Understanding a multi-offer process
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Settling and moving in

Once you have had an offer accepted, the final steps in the process before the house is yours is called settlement. You should consider: 

  • Planning for settlement day when buying
  • Settling on settlement day when buying
  • Getting help when things go wrong when buying
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