Buying your first home

Buying real estate can be intimidating. It doesn’t matter if you are 19 or 65, buying your first home is an exciting process that takes lots of time, energy and emotion. But you don't have to do it alone.

South Island Home Team has helped hundreds of individuals purchase a home for their first time, and are uniquely equipped to help those new to buying real estate.

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Our Buyers Information page can help with any questions you may have, however there are some things unique about purchasing real estate for the first time that you’ll want to be aware of.


The First Time Home Buyers' Program may reduce or eliminate the amount of property transfer tax when purchasing your first home. If you qualify for the program, you may be eligible for either a full or partial exemption from the tax. For more information you can click here.


Contracts of purchase and sale can be confusing! The South Island Home Team is ready, willing and able to help answer your questions about the contract and overall process when buying a home.


We can connect you with local financing experts who specialize in working with first time home buyers. Governments and Lenders may have special programs designed to assist individuals with their first home purchase, so working with the best financing providers can give you access to every available option.

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