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Why do mortgages get declined?

There could be any number of reasons why a mortgage application might get declined. Here a...

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What happens with your mortgage when you move house?

There are a few different ways your mortgage can work with in your move, as JB explains....

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Why do mortgages get declined?

There could be any number of reasons why a mortgage application might get declined. Here's...

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1960's first home

The Preest Journal: buying our first home

In a world of articles about young couples buying their first home 'on their own' but with...

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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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Dreaming of a house

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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Ditching the corporate career

It’s the new year, a time for setting goals, re-evaluating and reassessing, so here’s my t...

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Have you had a skin check recently?

If you were to get diagnosed with cancer, are you and your family well prepared to deal wi...

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Alan in space

The making of Alan

Creating the first AI bot for first home buyers wasn't easy. There were some serious bloop...

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Journal, cup of coffee

New year, but more of the same?

The new year is almost upon us and with it comes the usual new year’s resolutions which ma...

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Houses - LVR rules change

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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Open door

Why you should use a (good) mortgage broker

Buying a home is a tricky business. There are so many considerations to take into account....

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Breaking down insurance barriers

Let’s be real and call a spade a spade. We all know that the topic of insurance can bring ...

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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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Navigating mortgages when you're self-employed

We have a lot of experience with customers who are self-employed and want to borrow for bu...

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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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Which one?

I'm building up my portfolio; should I pay my mortgage off?

The answer to that question will come out of what you’re planning to achieve in the long r...

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Return to the status quo?

With the election almost over, warmer weather and spring home loan campaigns in full swing...

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Checking for Asbestos

The renovation nightmare you can’t see

Asbestos is not a nice character, but is presently lurking invisibly in many New Zealand h...

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Vlog - how to get approved

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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