Buying a Home

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...

Options for 20% Deposit on Investment Properties

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Buying an investment property with less than 40% deposit or equity is possible with some of our lenders Non bank lender – higher interest rates than the bank (call for quotes) 20% deposit (out of Auckland and Hamilton) 30% deposit...

Auction – 5 things to check

Pre-auction check in Auckland

If you’ve been house-hunting in Auckland, you’ll know that the majority of properties in the region are selling at auction. This is tough for buyers. You have to do all the checks before the auction, spending time and money, running...

Where are house prices moving quicker?

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Some very interesting figures from QV.co.nz out in the past week which shows a bit of a slow down in house price increases for Auckland. After a few years of gains which were hovering in the 20% mark it seems...