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Financing your project

The first stage of building or renovating involves reviewing your finances to understand what you can afford.

Know your buying power

Your Construction Coach can help you understand your financial position and borrowing capacity.

Work out how much you could borrow

Get an idea of how much you could borrow based on some quick questions about your financial situation.

   

Deposit options

The amount you’re able to borrow may depend on the amount of your deposit. Find out more about home loan deposit options.

  

Getting a conditional pre-approval

At ANZ we can conditionally pre-approve your home loan – so you can plan your build with confidence.

   

How home loans for building and renovating work

When building or renovating a home, the usual way to finance your project is to borrow against the final value of the home when it’s completed. This is referred to as Tentative on Completion Value, and we approve your total lending limit based on this value. Rather than accessing all the funds at the start of the project, you draw funds down in stages across a maximum of a 12 month period as the building progresses and the value of your property increases.

Consider the costs

Your Construction Coach can help you assess the costs of building/renovating and help you set your budget. For more helpful budgeting tools visit sorted.org.nz

Building and owning a home

Building Costs – one off

  • Architect or draftsman
  • Project management, builders, trades people, quantity surveyor (QS) and engineers
  • Solicitor fees
  • LIM reports and council documents
  • Resource and building consent
  • Contract works insurance
  • Valuations
  • Moving costs (potential rent costs during a large renovation)
  • Utility setup and reconnecting services
  • Project/cost overruns.

Owning Costs – ongoing

  • Home loan repayments
  • Council rates
  • Insurance – Home and Contents
  • Utilities and maintenance
  • Body Corporate fees (if applicable). 

Renovating a home

Get an idea of how much it might cost based on some quick questions about your home and renovation plans. 

Use our Renovation calculator

Tip:

Allow for cost overruns in your budget when planning. Cost overruns are common which can be stressful if you haven’t allowed for them.

ANZ Healthy Home Loan Package 

With an ANZ Healthy Home Loan Package, you’ll find building or renovating a home to 6 Homestar rating or higher a little more affordable, with special discounts on home loan interest rates and other great benefits. 

  • ANZ Home Loan – You’ll get a discount on our standard fixed, floating and flexible home loan rates.* No application fee if you ask when you apply. No monthly account fee on an ANZ Flexible Home Loan.
  • ANZ personal credit card – Choose any one of our ANZ personal credit cards and you’ll be entitled to fee discounts.
  • ANZ Freedom account – We’ll waive the Monthly Account fee on new or existing accounts. Transaction and non-standard fees may apply

*We apply fixed-rate discounts to new fixed-rate periods only. Discounts don't apply to tideover (bridging) loans.


ANZ lending criteria, terms, conditions, and fees apply. Interest rates and fees are subject to change.  

A copy of the Reserve Bank's General Disclosure Statement and General Terms and Conditions is available on this website or on request from any ANZ branch, free of charge.

This material is for information purposes only. Its content is intended to be of a general nature, does not take into account your financial situation or goals, and is not a personalised financial adviser service under the Financial Advisers Act 2008. It is recommended you seek advice from a financial adviser which takes into account your individual circumstances before you acquire a financial product. An ANZ Authorised Financial Adviser will, on request and free of charge, provide you with his or her disclosure statement prepared under the Financial Advisers Act 2008. If you wish to consult one of ANZ's financial advisers, please contact us on 0800 269 296.