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Trade Finance: how you can improve your cash flow

The world has come a long way since the days of the cheque book; we can move cash in an in...

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Young first home buyer couple sitting on fence

Top 5 first home buyer tips

Starting a new role at a new company is always an exciting time. For me, leading up to my ...

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Binoculars looking back at 2018 so far

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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Construction is happening in Christchurch

Christchurch – a new lease on life

So often I talk about investment from an Auckland perspective because that’s where I’m bas...

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Garage

5 practical ways to spruce up your garage

We all know that most garages do much more than storing vehicles. And because they are not...

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Wet Paint

The Preest Journal: Wet Paint

We've been following our clients Alisha & Dom as they start the journey of doing up their ...

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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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Commercial buildings

What's happening with commercial lending?

Squirrel is often talking about tight credit conditions in terms of residential property, ...

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JB presenting on the economy and technology

The technology effect

A few weeks ago JB presented at a property investment workshop on the housing market, the ...

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Is Auckland good value?

Is Auckland good value?

We ran a seminar recently where we were lucky enough to hear from the design champion for ...

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Piggy Bank - KiwiSaver tip

KiwiSaver tip for first home buyers

Chances are, when you signed up for KiwiSaver some 10 years ago (or less) if you were youn...

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Door - opportunity knocking

Opportunity is knocking

Where we are seeing a significant drop (of between 10%-20%) is in the new build market and...

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Ron Burgundy - breaking news about the OCR

BREAKING NEWS – The OCR didn’t change

In typical tabloid fashion, the media desperately try to make news out of anything that dr...

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Young business owner smiling

Are you paying too much ACC?

As a business owner, you'll be familiar with ACC’s CoverPlus product. Are you also aware o...

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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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Bitcoin and blockchain

Guest post: The basics of Bitcoin & blockchain

Bitcoin has been in and out of the headlines recently, almost as much as it’s been going u...

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Brown St makeover

Extreme makeover: villa edition

Feast your eyes on this transformation of an old Ponsonby villa. Owned by an expert archit...

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Balance - woman's hands holding coffee and phone

Adviser insight: how to survive the balance

Balancing work, life, two tiny children and trading property isn't easy. But if I can do i...

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Card counting

Adviser insight: the secret life of a card counter

Last time I promised to dish the details on my experience as an international card counter...

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Living in a boys world

Adviser insight: Living in a Boys World

I'm in a unique position of not only being outnumbered in the office, but also at home. If...

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Much-ado-about-paint

The Preest Journal: Much ado about paint

In the third instalment of first home buyers Alisha & Dom's journey, they're pulling out t...

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