BLOG: FIRST HOME BUYERS

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First home buyers

Budgeting your first home

It’s tough being a first home buyer. But with a bit of foresight and forward planning, we’...

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Should young home buyers be looking to the regions?

For many of us, living in Auckland can be challenging. Sure, there's plenty to enjoy about...

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Housing developments bring first homes closer to reality

First-home buyers across the country will be feeling a sense of relief as recent mortgage ...

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Common financial challenges faced by first-home buyers?

Buying a home is an important milestone in the lives of many people, across New Zealand an...

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Trying to save up for your first home? We can help

If you've been dreaming of buying a house for the first time, you're absolutely not alone....

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Is your first home in your stocking this Christmas?

First-home buyers could be scouring Auckland for an affordable place to call their own - a...

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First home buyers shouldn't be put off by Auckland market

Are you a first-home buyer in Auckland looking for property, but don't know where to start...

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Is the tide turning for first home buyers in Auckland?

According to interest.co.nz's report for September, first home buyers in Auckland are star...

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How much can I afford to borrow?

It's one of the first questions that anyone looking for a home loan needs to ask themselve...

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Advisor insight: Regional New Zealand needs more business

Everybody talks about the housing situation in Auckland as if it is the only one in the co...

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Is Auckland entering a construction boom?

With the new Auckland Unitary Plan now officially passed, people predict that the City of ...

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How much do local shops really matter?

The effect of local amenities on the value of a home is largely the reason why "location, ...

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Changes to KiwiSaver HomeStart scheme

From 1 August 2016 there are a number of changes to the KiwiSaver HomeStart scheme aimed a...

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Advisor insight: Hunting the hotspots

Where will the next big growth suburb be? This kind of knowledge is the Holy Grail for the...

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Is the amount I'm borrowing manageable?

With interest rates now being as low as they have been in years, there are a huge number o...

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Client services team changes the way you get mortgage advice

As the property market keeps on rolling, Squirrel seems to have more and more people comin...

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How much is a 20% deposit in your favourite Auckland suburb?

How much are you prepared to drop on a home? We all know it's an arm and a leg and then so...

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What's your first home buying resolution?

Going to the gym. Saving an extra $20 every week. We all have different ideas for our reso...

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What to do when you're buying at auction

Understanding how to get ahead at auction is a skill many New Zealanders will have to lear...

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What on earth is a rentvestor?

Using your first home as an investment is actually an increasing trend, and there's been a...

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Are there going to be changes to financial advice laws?

We're happy to admit it: financial advice can be pretty confusing....

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