I am on a Talent (accredited employer) work visa. This seems to be a residence-class visa with an option to apply for a PR in 2 years. I have been on this work visa for the last 5 months.

- Can I buy a house while I am on this work visa?
- Would banks (BNZ for example) provide housing loans while I am on this visa? This is a question to the bank, but posting it here while I wait for a response from them.
- Is it a good idea to buy a house at this juncture? Or should I wait for the PR and then go for this? I can afford it now and find it wasteful to spend money on rent