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Investment Property

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Is confidence returning to the market?

Confidence fell out of the market last year but appears to be coming back and here's why....

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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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Return to the status quo?

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

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Post-election update on mortgage rates

The election will do nothing medium term to interest rates. Fundamentally not much will ch...

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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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Is now a good time to refinance?

Eyeing up those record-low interest rates and thinking of refinancing your current mortgag...

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What's the plan?

Generally speaking, it’s fair to say that this round of reserve bank rule changes will hav...

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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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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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What on earth is a rentvestor?

Using your first home as an investment is actually an increasing trend, and there's been a...

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Market insight: What's happening with Chinese investors?

In the last year there's been so much talk about foreign investors, both good and bad, tru...

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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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Auckland city

Auckland property prices - Some initial thoughts for 2013

2013 looks like it is shaping up to be another big year for Auckland property. Prices look...

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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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