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Calculating The Interest On Your Progress-Payment Construction

Date Published: 20 June 2022

Calculating the amount of interest expected in a progress-payment contract on a newly built house can sometimes seem daunting.  In this article, we walk you through some easy calculations. Recently…

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10 Things Homeowners Should Do Annually, But Don't

Date Published: 27 May 2022

We love a good list, and a list of ten is universally acknowledged to be the best kind of list. So we’ve pulled together the 10 things home owners should…

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Who is your property team?

Date Published: 27 July 2021

Surrounding yourself with property experts is not just a good idea; it’s absolutely necessary. And while it sounds expensive, you don’t need to be rolling in cash. In fact, in…

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Turn Key, Progress Payments, Contract, Construction, Building, New Home

Date Published: 9 December 2020

For some time now the Reserve Bank has tried to encourage mortgage lending on newly constructed properties. In other words, getting finance is slightly easier if you are purchasing a…

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3 Things Investment Property Buyers Can Do To Get Ready

Date Published: 30 August 2020

So you’ve decided to purchase an investment property, here are first 3 things you can do to get the ball rolling.

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3 Things Investment Property Buyers Can Do To Get Ready

Date Published: 30 August 2020

在买人生中的第一套房子过程中可能会令人困惑,准备好买房的关键是要有条理。以下三件事是您可以提前做,以准备申请房屋贷款。

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What does a million dollars buy you in the major cities

Date Published: 13 August 2020

With Covid-19 lockdowns, working from home has become the new norm. It’s highly probable that buyers who were previously looking to purchase in the larger cities will now be looking…

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Preparing For Your Mortgage - Documentation

Date Published: 3 August 2020

This article is current as at September 2021 Being prepared isn’t just for Scouts. When applying for a mortgage you can significantly reduce wait time by providing all required documentation…

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Ready to Buy: 3 Things First Home Buyers Can Do Today

Date Published: 11 July 2020

Purchasing your first home can be confusing, getting organised can help. Here are 3 things that you can do today to get ready to apply for your mortgage. Order your…

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When Should You Transfer Your Overseas Savings If You're Buying A Home In NZ

Date Published: 7 May 2020

With the long-term effects of Covid-19 still unknown, a lot of Kiwi expats are returning from overseas with the intention to purchase a home. That means bringing money home and…

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How Expat Kiwis Can Buy Property in NZ and Return Home

Date Published: 23 April 2020

With the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a huge resurgence in expat Kiwis who have decided that NZ is, indeed, the best place in the world. Both Real Estate Agents…

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Stop looking at the Performance of House Prices

Date Published: 15 April 2020

Almost every potential house buyer, at some point, will utter some version of the words “what are house prices doing at the moment?”.  It’s an understandable concern.  You don’t want…

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When to get your Accounts done

Date Published: 31 March 2020

If you happen to be a salary earner, proving your income is relatively easy. As long as your employer issues decent quality payslips, you can provide the 3 most recent slips…

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How does a Credit Card affect your mortgage?, bad debt

Date Published: 1 March 2020

Kiwis like Credit Cards… a lot.  If you’ve got 10 minutes, you could get one online right now (don’t).  And the price for easily-acquired, unsecured debt is usually ~20% p.a.…

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financial stability report, RBNZ, LVR, Economy

Date Published: 27 November 2018

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand has released it’s 6 monthly Financial Stability Report. Previous Financial Stability Report Almost exactly one year ago, on the 29th November 2017, the RBNZ announced…

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City focus - Tauranga

Date Published: 12 June 2018

This month our Mortgage Advisers take a good look at the property sector in the beautiful city of Tauranga. Tauranga Property Prices It would be fair to say that property…

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