News & Tips

Tips – now that you have bought a rental

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40% deposit to go?

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The RBNZ Governor delivered a speech today at the Northern Club in Auckland. The RBNZ has steered through some turbulent times. The global landscape has been scoured with the after affects of the GFC; negative interest rates, low inflation and...

House prices to soar?

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We have all heard the story about nett migration lately. Interestingly the relationship between increases in house prices and nett migration is very different this time around when compared to the previous boom. This could be due to a couple of...

How was the five billion split?

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Of the more than 5 billion new money lent out, only a quarter went to property investors. The bulk of the new money was to other home owners and approx 14% to first home buyers. This is surprisingly good news...

Central city apartments for cashflow

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Join us for our upcoming presentation – Buying an apartment the city tenancy cycles furnished vs unfurnished dealing with body corps When: Thursday 3rd of August, 6.45pm – 8.00pm Who: Niqui Keen – property manager and city apartment expert Where: At...

Buying at Auction

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Trading up your home – bridging finance

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On average half of all New Zealanders change their address every five years(Statistics  NZ). As families grow, priorities change. School zones or that extra bedroom become more important. Before selling your home make sure you get your next home loan approval...

Staying high – merits of an apartment

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Apartments can still deliver on a couple of fronts. Firstly from an investors perspective tiny apartments can deliver good rent returns if run in a smart way. Secondly as a home, an apartment can deliver safety and a superior location....

Rates – Steady breeze in the city of sails

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The Reserve Bank of New Zealand had a few things to say as it held the rate at what seems to be a low point relative to our historical trend. The reason for a steady hand on the rudder? That pesky...

Buying in Napier Presentation

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Wolfgang our well qualified property manager in Hastings and Napier is flying up to Auckland. Basically to have a chat about a beautiful place where you can still buy houses for under $400k. He called Auckland home for many years...