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Blog 09Feb19

That rental won't buy itself!

Posted 4 days ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

One of the common things we see is potential property investors being in a position to buy, but just not taking action. The journey starts with finding out just what you can borrow and what your buying position is.

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Will 5% deposits help first-home buyers?

Posted 12 days ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

The government's recent changes to the Home Start Grant and Welcome Home Loan schemes came into effect on  1 October 2019. We look at whether these changes will really make a difference to people trying to buy their first home.

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September 2019 Market Update

Posted 25 days ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

Catch up on the latest with Craig's September Market Update. You can watch it here...

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What will my money get me in Masterton?

Posted 28 days ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

Masterton has a lot to offer potential buyers and is a great place to buy property right now. We talk to Brent Woodmass of Property Brokers about why your money might go further in Masterton.

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Avoid these credit card mistakes

Posted 35 days ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

Many of us have a love-hate relationship with our credit cards. Here are five credit card mistakes you need to stop making.

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Insurance tips—what should you consider?

Posted 41 days ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

Having insurance when you need it can be a life saver especially when you have a home and family to protect. You've worked hard to buy your home so it's important to put a safety net in place to protect yourself. What type of insurance should you consider?

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Self-employed individuals struggle to secure mortgages

Posted 52 days ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

Are you self-employed and trying to get a mortgage? You need to read this article. End-to-end tax service Hnry and Craig Pope from Pope & Co. Mortgages have some great advice to get you on your way to home ownership.

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August Market Update

Posted 2 months ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

Catch up on the latest with Craig's August Market Update. You can watch it here...

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Advisers call for servicing test rethink for borrowers

Posted 2 months ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

Advisers believe banks should adapt their servicing tests for borrowers after the Official Cash Rate plunged to 1%, according to a recent article by goodreturns.co.nz in which they speak to Craig Pope of Pope & Co. Mortgages.

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Can I pay off my mortgage faster?

Posted 2 months ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

Great news for borrowers is that mortgage interest rates currently remain low. Now is a really good time to make the most of this low interest rate environment and try to pay your mortgage off quicker.

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