It’s no secret that the journey to homeownership can be a difficult one - especially in the post covid years. So when Kyle discovered an opportunity in Tāhuna Queenstown through the KiwiBuild programme he decided to make the move.
Ōtautahi Christchurch born and bred, Kyle started looking for a property in his hometown when the housing market was at its peak. He had placed offers on a few houses but kept missing out.
His journey took a positive turn when he discovered the KiwiBuild programme had an opportunity in Queenstown, and with a passion for outdoor activities like skiing, mountain biking and hiking this seemed like an answer to his housing search.
Kyle was fortunate enough to secure the last available apartment in Takiwai, the first apartment block within Te Pā Tāhuna, a premier development developed by Ngāi Tahu Property.
Starting in a one-bedroom apartment didn’t put Kyle off. He sees this as a great first home where he can build upon his future. He also sees high-density living, such as the Te Pā Tāhuna development, contributes positively to the community, offering proximity to amenities and reducing reliance on personal vehicles.
Having experienced the challenges of the housing market first-hand, Kyle has some advice: “Plan ahead and get your KiwiBuild applications approved before properties become available. I would also recommend finding a lawyer or solicitor early on before you put an offer on a property. Seeking advice from experienced friends, family, or mortgage brokers is crucial in navigating the process successfully,” he adds.
Kyle's journey serves as an inspiration, showcasing how determination, preparation, and being open minded to the opportunities can transform the dream of homeownership into a fulfilling reality.