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29 September 2017

Post-election update on mortgage rates

The election will do nothing medium term to interest rates. Fundamentally not much will change that would impact on inflation or on rates.

01 March 2017

Let's figure out your bank's break fees

When it comes to your mortgage it pays to know it inside and out. After all, when such a large sum of money is at stake the last thing you want are surprises and unexpected costs.

15 February 2017

Is splitting your home loan a good idea?

When it comes to your home loan there's more than one way to skin a cat. There are different interest rates, loan structures, add-ons, repayment terms and a number of other options that fundamentally alter the way that you manage and repay your loan.

02 February 2017

Strategies to take control of your mortgage

If you're an Auckland homeowner working on a mortgage, we probably don't need to tell you how difficult managing your repayments can be.

13 December 2016

What do you need to know before beginning a new mortgage?

Buying a house is an important milestone in your life. It's a chance to establish a new home base for yourself and your family - and on top of that, buying property of your own is a great investment that will benefit you financially later on.

03 November 2016

What happens with your mortgage if you get divorced?

It's important that you let your mortgage adviser know as soon as possible of your impending divorce, especially if you share repayment duties.

26 September 2016

How to structure your loan... awesomely

Here at Squirrel, we don't have a one-size-fits-all solution for your home loan. Every person's requirements, financial situation and even frame of mind when it comes to their loan is unique - and their loan should be too.

21 September 2016

How do I pay my loan off faster?

Here's how you can pay off your loan faster, instead of waiting in fear for the return of the interest rate.

26 August 2016

Have you remembered to discharge your mortgage?

Even once you've paid off your home loan, 25 or 30 years down the line, there are still a few things to take care of; discharging your mortgage is one of them.

13 December 2015

Should I fix now (even if I need to break a fixed mortgage)?

Some bank economists are talking of further rates cuts so there shouldn't be a rush to fix just yet. I think now is the right time to be fixing your mortgage on to longer term fixed rates.

27 February 2015

How much could you save?

Whilst you don’t want to be paying more than you can afford, increasing your mortgage payments by as little as $10 per week can save you as much as $25k over the life of your loan.

05 February 2011

Planning your mortgage pays off

What if you could pay off your mortgage in 15 years? It’s easier than you think.