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Mortgage Rate Forecast – August 2013
It’s time to look at interest rates and figure out where they are going and what might be an appropriate strategy for...
Tighter credit criteria on its way
Over the past 12 months property investors have enjoyed relatively loose credit criteria. It hasn’t always been...
Auckland property prices – Some initial thoughts for 2013
There’s only so much you can write on Property Investment and Mortgages before it feels like we are going over the same...
Auckland Price Ripple Effect
In a nutshell the Auckland market has become overheated. It’s a function of low interest rates, poor quality...
Mortgage Rates: Let the Summer Craziness Begin
It’s hard to write about mortgages every month and keep it interesting! This month has been easier with the landscape...
Fix or Float: Dissecting Mortgage Rates
In the past 12 months advertised fixed mortgage rates have become more and more meaningless. With all of the focus on...
Our Economic Reality – Is there any order in Chaos?
What is going on in the world at the moment is far more complex than a US budget deficit. There is massive wealth...
RBNZ OCR Statement – July 28th – My Thoughts
Personally I thought Alan Bollard did a good job of slapping the (“bank”) currency speculators, albeit with a...
Mortgage Rate Forecast: Can You Hear the Interest Rate Tom-Toms?
I write this article a day after the consumer price index (CPI) inflation rate came out at 5.3% and already you can hear the...
Inflation Rumblings and Mortgage Rates
In recent weeks there have been increased rumblings about inflation. Underlying all of these rumblings is the belief that...
Pre-OCR Mortgage Rate Review – March 2011
The Reserve Bank meets on the 10th March 2011 to decide on the official cash rate (OCR). I’ll post immediately after...
Property Market Update – Feb 2011
2011 is shaping up to be an interesting year. In my opinion mortgage rates don’t need to increase and the Auckland...
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