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First home buyers

Goals – A new home in 2018

Are you eyeing up a new home this year? Here’s what’s on the cards for 2018....

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Good news: lending rules are loosening

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand has announced this morning that they’re loosening their le...

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How does finance work for a house-build?

Buying a house before it’s built has a slightly different process to when you physically e...

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How to get approved for a mortgage in this market

It’s no secret that it’s getting harder and harder to get approved for a mortgage. Here ar...

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The most common mistakes first home buyers make

We see the same mistakes come up over and over again with first home buyers, so here they ...

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Getting “bank ready” in a tough market

It’s not all bad news… you can get loan approvals, and you can find property within your p...

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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'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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