The 8 Things that are Devaluing Your Property

Obviously, we all want to make a tidy little return when selling our home. However, there are a number of factors which may hurt the attractiveness of your house to potential buyers. Here are 8 issues to watch out for, which could negatively affect the value of your house. The suburb When buying a property, [...]
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What Tax Requirements Do I Need to Consider When Selling a Property?

There will generally come a time when you and your family will consider packing up and moving on. Whether your family requires more space, an exciting job opportunity arises, an unforeseen reason or simply wanting to cash-in on your investment, there are many factors that may cause you to consider selling. Whatever your reason for [...]
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10 Things You Need to Know When Buying a House

Are you ready to buy your dream house? Diving into the property market is a huge decision but also an exciting one. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first or a new addition to the portfolio, the process of buying a house is a lengthy and complicated one. To ensure you get your desired house [...]
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Mortgage Hacks: Simple Tips and Tricks to Get Your Home Loan Pre-Approved.

Buying a house and taking on a home loan is a massive decision but an exciting one as well! Once you’ve committed to searching for your dream home, your next step should be to get your home-loan pre-approved. So before you start house hunting and planning a housewarming, make sure all your affairs are in [...]
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I Want to Build My First Home, What Do I Need to Consider?

As a nation known for its independence and ability to just get things done, most Kiwis fancy their abilities with the tools. Whether it’s doing a kitchen refurb or knocking together the perfect man cave, it’s almost inherent that if we want something, we do it ourselves. So it comes as no surprise that building [...]
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How can the KiwiSaver HomeStart Grant Help Me Buy My First Home?

Finding a first home that perfectly suits your lifestyle and fits your requirements should be a fun and exciting time. It will also be one of the biggest financial decisions you will make. Careful planning and an understanding of the options available to you is critical. This will ensure you are in the best possible [...]
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Fixed or Floating Rates: Which One is Right For Me?

So you’ve found that dream home and now you’re looking to finance the purchase. This is a critical junction in your life. Committing to a home loan will be a decision that will affect you and your family for a good part of your life - lucky you if it doesn’t. There are plenty of [...]
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What Remortgaging Really Means

For most Kiwis, a mortgage will be the biggest financial commitment of their life. It can be the most daunting aspect of buying a home but if you plan and manage your finances carefully, it doesn’t have to be such a burden. However, sometimes life throws a curveball, and for many, they don’t have the […]


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Buying Freehold Land/ Property

For many New Zealanders, being able to purchase a home is a lifelong dream. Last month we discussed the pros and cons of purchasing leasehold for those looking for an affordable option to step onto the property ladder (link to blog). For most prospective buyers, purchasing freehold property is the preferred option. So to help [...]
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Buying Through Tender or Auction in New Zealand. What Is Right for Me?

Purchasing a property should be an exciting time, whether it’s your first home or an investment property. However, before you are able to take ownership of your new property you must navigate the buying and selling process. There are several methods of buying property in New Zealand including auction, tender, private sale or buying at [...]
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