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Small tweaks = big impacts

Posted 3 years ago by Admin

Are you prepared for an increase in interest rates? Interest rates remain low, but could begin rising later this year. While there is time homeowners should take a closer look at their mortgage repayments to work out how much they can absorb when interest rates start to rise.

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Official Cash Rate held again

Posted 3 years ago by Admin

The Reserve Bank has left the Official Cash Rate (OCR) unchanged today at 1.75 percent.

Governor Graham Wheeler said "Monetary policy will remain accommodative for a considerable period. Numerous uncertainties remain and policy may need to adjust accordingly".

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Interest-only loans under the spotlight

Posted 3 years ago by Admin

Not all mortgages are created equal, and Kiwi homeowners with interest-only loans could soon feel the flow-on effects of Australian banks cracking down on these loans from across the Tasman.

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Wellington

De-mystifying the housing market

Posted 3 years ago by Admin

Are you a first-home buyer trying to get into the property market? We've looked at property prices in the Wellington region and identified the most viable suburbs for first-home buyers. Find out where you might have more options in terms of housing, land and lifestyle, without being stretched beyond your means.

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Title search for peace of mind

Posted 3 years ago by Admin

Do you know what a cross lease, easement or covenant is? Do you know if there are any of these on the property you want to buy? A title search can help to avoid unforeseen issues that might impact your enjoyment or use of the property and its future value.

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Get creative with your leveraging abilities

Posted 3 years ago by Admin

Are you looking to expand your property portfolio? There's a range of options to consider, beyond needing a 40% deposit. Find out how to make the most of your leverage.

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Wellington region continues to buck housing trends

Posted 3 years ago by Admin

First-home buyers are in prime position across outlying Wellington suburbs, with 32% of all sales in the region going to new buyers in the first months of 2017.  This is an incredibly positive message for people who may have felt too scared to make the leap of faith and buy a property. 

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No silver bullet for first-home buyers

Posted 3 years ago by Admin

We often see first-home buyers who are confused about what help and support is on offer. Every buyer’s situation is different and requires a different plan.

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CP Case Study #2

Posted 3 years ago by Admin

Recently we helped a client get finance at the eleventh hour, for an offer on a house which had gone unconditional without having obtained prior lending approval from their bank.

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Kapiti

Kapiti in prime position

Posted 3 years ago by Admin

New Zealand’s house prices are punching above their weight on the world stage. Growth in Kapiti topped the rest of the country with prices increasing 22.7 percent between January 2016 and January 2017, but we are still seen as a more affordable place to buy. What does this really mean for Kapiti?

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