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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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Changes for property investors

The changes keep coming

Without a doubt, these are some of the hardest lending conditions we’ve faced in a long ti...

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Everything there is to know about investing with Squirrel Money

If you’re familiar with the Squirrel brand, then you’ll know about the other side to our b...

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Takapuna Squirrel office

Our Takapuna team is on the move

As of the end of this month, our Takapuna team will be moving to the city. Don’t worry, yo...

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It’s not all bad news

If you’re an investor you should know the reserve bank rules inside and out by now. Your a...

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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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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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Technology

Inflation is dead

Technology is starting to progress faster than our ability to grasp its impact on our worl...

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The latest on mortgage rates | July 2017

For now, competition from the minnows is keeping rates lower, but for how long?...

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Squirrel welcomes more bank options and 100% build finance

Squirrel has access to more lenders than any other broker and the only 100% build finance ...

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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% year-on-year and Barfoot & Thompson is saying that hou...

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Don't get caught with a hangover

It’s midnight on a Saturday night and you’re out on the town. It’s been a great night so 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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Driving Change: How the move toward driverless cars will affect the property market

Driverless cars were once the stuff of science fiction, but they’re now not only very real...

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Why interest rates won’t increase, much - June 2017

I love throwaway comments about interest rates. We even get them from Government Ministers...

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Insider insight into renovations

Like many people looking to renovate, Erika was faced with the bills for plans and a build...

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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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Financial anxiety in 2017

We’ve recently run a small Facebook survey on what’s causing kiwis financial anxiety in 20...

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How much money do you need for retirement?

I’ve seen numbers like $1million floated around. If you accept that you’ll gradually run d...

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Knowledge is power

It doesn’t matter which way you look at it, getting bank funding at the moment is harder t...

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