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Housing Market

Revisiting our housing and mortgage rate forecast for 2018

As we pass the shortest day and I struggle to get out of bed at a reasonable time, let’s l...

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General Market Update

We’re nearing the mid-point of 2018 and things seem to be simmering away without any obvio...

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The importance of liquidity in the housing market

The importance of liquidity in the housing market

Property isn’t as liquid as you might think. Just try selling an investment apartment in t...

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Housing and mortgage rate forecast for 2018

Here’s my view of the year ahead and my rationale for that forecast. To be honest it’s no ...

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What our new Government means for housing

I’ve fielded several calls about the election and the various sound bites appearing in the...

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Welcome to Auckland’s growth party

Here’s the thing - Auckland’s GDP rose 31% in the past five years (or 5.6% per year.) Auck...

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What really drives house prices?

House prices are a hot topic. Not just here in New Zealand, but in most first world nation...

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Latest on house prices

As we’ve been expecting for some time, house prices have softened and continue to soften....

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Chatting with Mike Puru: what's happening with the market

There has been plenty of negative media around what’s happening in the housing market rece...

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Why you should buy a house

There’s a lot of chatter around at the moment. “Have house prices peaked?” “Are house pric...

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Auckland house sales fall 30%

Auckland sales volumes are down 30%; Barfoot & Thompson is saying that house prices have f...

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Avondale villa

Hot tips to sell in a cooler market

Even at the best of times, selling a property brings a lot of uncertainty – so what’s it l...

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Auckland housing stalemate but not a ‘crash’

Confidence in the housing market is low and that’s not surprising given the amount of nega...

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Credit policy continues to tighten

Right now, being a bank customer without using an advisor must be a nightmare....

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What goes into choosing your mortgage broker?

Purchasing a home can be a lofty task, so most buyers will want a little help when it come...

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Is splitting your home loan a good idea?

When it comes to your home loan there's more than one way to skin a cat. There are differe...

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Strategies to take control of your mortgage

If you're an Auckland homeowner working on a mortgage, we probably don't need to tell you ...

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Why you should review your mortgage in 2017

Banks offering you cash for signing up a mortgage is a relatively new phenomenon, and one ...

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What do you need to know before beginning a new mortgage?

Buying a house is an important milestone in your life. It's a chance to establish a new ho...

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What happens with your mortgage if you get divorced?

It's important that you let your mortgage adviser know as soon as possible of your impendi...

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Is now a good time to refinance?

Eyeing up those record-low interest rates and thinking of refinancing your current mortgag...

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