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Is now a good time to buy a residential investment property?

Posted 39 days ago by Admin

There are various reasons to buy an investment property so it's hard to say if there is ever a good time or bad time.

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6 Tips to getting approved faster

Posted 3 months ago by Admin

In this challenging environment where banks are taking 2-3 weeks to turnaround approvals, here are some tips to getting a YES faster!

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Government Extends Help for First Home Buyers

Posted 5 months ago by Admin

In an effort to ease the housing market pressures around the country, the Government has announced a series of long-term changes to help Kiwis buy their first home.A key part...

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Getting it covered: Helpful tips for assessing your financial life

Tagged Financial review; Posted 5 months ago by Admin and Craig Pope

It’s that time of the year again – time to take a look back and plan ahead.

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Why go to a broker rather than direct to the bank?

Posted 7 months ago by Admin

Firstly, just a bit of background into how the relationship between banks and brokers works. Banks use brokers because...

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Does your mortgage need to do the splits?

Posted 9 months ago by Admin

Does it ever feel like deciding on your mortgage strategy is a bit too big a decision to make in one go?

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6 Ways to save for a first home deposit

Posted 9 months ago by Admin

If buying a first home is a goal you’re striving for, you have probably wondered how to save a deposit.

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KiwiSaver: Can I be a second time around first home buyer?

Posted 9 months ago by Admin

Most people know that you can withdraw money from your KiwiSaver account to help with a deposit on a first home, subject to meeting the membership and contribution criteria.But while...

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6 Steps to nailing your next open home!

Posted 9 months ago by Admin

Planning to attend a few open homes this weekend? House hunting is an exciting time – approached with the right spirit, it can be a fun, thrilling experience, and most...

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