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First Home Buyers


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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Preest Journal 2 - renovations

The Preest Journal: let the renovations begin

In part 2 of this mini-series, the Preests pick apart their new home, and decide on how to...

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The Preests' 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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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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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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Check list

What do I need to know about interest-only loans?

With so many people choosing to go interest-only, you might be asking yourself why it's pr...

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Auckland city

Is it time to get out of Auckland?

Auckland has been the go-to place for everyone from first home buyers to investors....

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Crane and building construction

Are we doing enough to improve housing supply?

Investors and first home buyers alike are feeling the price pressure, as the Real Estate I...

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Free fall ride

Adviser insight: Is Auckland going to go down?

After nearly five years here at Squirrel, mortgage adviser Lindsay Hill has a lot of exper...

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Looking up at a block of apartments

Welcome back high and medium density living

Lenders are becoming smarter when it comes to credit policy and this is set to benefit inv...

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Young couple with boxes on heads

Credit crisis | How the housing life cycle is broken

In one of my recent posts I discussed how the Boomer population was the driving force behi...

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Open house sign outside house

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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Leaky, damp house

What to Make of "Leaky Building" Syndrome

As a first time buyer, you should be very wary of purchasing a monolithic/stucco-clad home...

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