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Housing developments bring first homes closer to reality

First-home buyers across the country will be feeling a sense of relief as recent mortgage ...

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Tighter credit policy will drive the housing market in 2017

I am always frustrated by our media and how they report house prices. Tabloid rubbish boun...

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Debt to income ratios

There has been talk this week about debt-to-income ratios due to the Reserve Bank asking t...

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Your home and DIY: When is it time to call in the experts?

Some jobs are best done with the assistance of experts. Here's how you know it's time to g...

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Changes to KiwiSaver

Finally, some good news for kiwis in the property market. The people have spoken and KiwiS...

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Changes to KiwiSaver HomeStart scheme

From 1 August 2016 there are a number of changes to the KiwiSaver HomeStart scheme aimed a...

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What you need to know about the new tenancy laws

There have been concerns that some New Zealand homes aren't quite up to scratch when it co...

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Smart alternatives to glass balustrades

They've been banned in Australia for ten years, and it looks like the hammer is finally co...

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How are you heating up your investment property?

If you're a property investor or thinking about making that leap, you'll need to know all ...

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Investors ride the regulation wave

When the RBNZ introduced the tighter LVR restrictions across Auckland in November last yea...

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Are there going to be changes to financial advice laws?

We're happy to admit it: financial advice can be pretty confusing....

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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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What's changing for New Zealand landlords?

Being a landlord means taking on a certain set of responsibilities. The NZ government just...

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Rushed Auckland 70% LVR policy - who pays?

The Reserve Bank’s new 70% LVR policy feels like a headless chicken moment....

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The buying choice - existing family home or do-up?

As a buyer you have to ask yourself to what extent your head rules your heart or whether y...

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RBNZ LVR Limits | Market implications

The RBNZ has introduced a number of prudential tools designed to take the heat out of the ...

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Implications of the new Real Estate Agents Act

The new Real Estate Agents Act came into force in late 2009. It has been introduced to lif...

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