One of the key factors to getting approved for a home loan is how you run your bank accounts. Due to responsible lending legislation banks have become extremely pedantic when it comes to the small detail—what might seem irrelevant to the applicant can actually make or break an approval,
Here's our advice on how to prepare your bank accounts for a mortgage approval.Read more
With rising house prices and not a lot for under $400,000 in most regions, you might be inclined to ask—is it still possible to buy in the $300,000s?
The answer is yes… in Levin.
Maureen and Lee of Seddon St Property Management offer their advice on buying in Horowhenua.Read more
[Photo: "Eastbourne and Petone, Lower Hutt" by Phillip Capper – under Creative Commons license]
Last month we looked at the Kapiti Coast, and what first-home buyers could expect to get for their money! This month, we’re focusing on the Hutt Valley. So, how does it compare?Read more
Will a relaxation in LVR restrictions fire up the property market? Is this the low for mortgage rates? Find the answers to these questions, plus a property market update, in our latest economic report exclusive from Cameron Bagrie, of Bagrie Economics.Read more
You might be forgiven for thinking banks had been making the most of Black Friday Sales with the recent slashing of interest rates, some are the lowest they’ve been since the Second World War! But how can you make the most of them? First-home buyer, or homeowner, here’s our advice...