Buying your home

Now that you are ready to buy, it’s time to secure your new KiwiBuild home.

Starting the sales process

If the home you want to buy is sold by direct sale, the developer or the real estate agent will help guide you through the buying process.

You can find a list of KiwiBuild homes for sale on our interactive map as well as contact details for each development.

If the home you want to buy is being sold through a ballot, you can enter the ballot through the KiwiBuild portal once you have set up your account. In your account, you will find a step-by-step application guide that will walk you through the balloting process.

Talk to a lawyer and settle up

You’ll need to talk to a lawyer who will help you manage the settlement of your new home (settlement is the formal completion of buying a home).

If you’re planning to use a KiwiSaver withdrawal, HomeStart Grant or Welcome Home Loan to help pay for your new home, your lawyer will be able to help you finalise these details.

You will also need to sign a KiwiBuild Deed of Covenant [PDF 433KB]. This confirms you intend to own and live in your new KiwiBuild home for at least three years.

Once the paperwork is signed and everything is confirmed, you can start making plans to move into your new home!