Buying a Home

Investing in property to retire

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Opes Partners share some of their thoughts on property investing for retirement. For an Auckland home owner with a $1,000,000 home and a $500,000 mortgage, three homes bought at the right time could lead to around a $1,500 pw week...

Types of cladding

Brick homes are a bit more expensive but very low maintenance costs make it appealing. Weatherboard or wood has a nice look. Maintenance costs are a little higher due to having to paint every 8 to 10 years. Plaster homes...

What is a cross lease?

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Cross Lease on freehold land is a form of property ownership and is still a great way to own a home. Max Gunawan explains some of the difference between cross lease and freehold below. Cross-leases first became popular in the...

Tips for first home buyers

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Buying your first home can seem scary but there is a lot of good information around. I was lucky enough to have some of my clients share their experience with buying their first home. Some of the better tips which...

Market Ahead

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Its been a patchy year, in Auckland. Auckland flat and rest of Auckland still moving upward at a little over 8% in terms of the median house (REINZ). The drivers behind the housing market is still putting in some pressure...

Changes to deposit rules

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Some positive changes by the RBNZ today, which will mean more first home buyers can get on the ladder. Also investors will have some slight relief. The RBNZ announced today that after the 1st of January, a bank will be...

Home Buyer Help

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A collection of youtube clips which are informative and very useful for first home buyers.                ...

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...

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...