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Mortgage Rates | Fasten your seatbelts

You need to take a macro view of interest rates to work out the future. My view?...

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Finance lending | Asset rich but cash poor

This ‘Ask an Expert’ column ran in the NZ Herald last week. It was in response to a questi...

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Mortgage Rates | Rates on the increase

Short-term fixed mortgage rates have started to increase in anticipation of a June increas...

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Mortgage rates | OCR unchanged at 2.50%

As expected the official cash rate (OCR) remained unchanged today. Better still, Big Al (t...

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Renting versus buying first home

Does it make sense to keep renting, or are you in a position to buy? Buying your first ho...

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Stretching yourself into a big mortgage

I share my view on stretching yourself into a big mortgage. Worth it or not?...

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Two simple ways to take 10 years off your mortgage

When you first eyeball your mortgage it can seem scary. You’re borrowing a hell of a lot o...

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Is 2010 a good time to buy property?

If buying a property is one of your goals in 2010 then an obvious first step is to get a m...

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