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Houses Without Prices – What you need to know

Posted 3 years ago by Admin

In the current hot property market, are you finding more houses are being marketed without prices and through closed tenders?

This makes determining a fair bid price and value for your dream home rather difficult doesn’t it!

However, there are ways to help you prepare for this

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Buyers Feeling the Squeeze to Place Cash Offers

Posted 3 years ago by Admin

Looking to buy but worried you might miss out on that dream house if you don’t rush in with a cash offer?

This is understandable given the current market at the moment – however, this can be fraught with danger if you don’t do your homework first!

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RBNZ Restrictions Too Harsh for First Home Buyers

Posted 3 years ago by Admin

Should First Home Buyers be exempt from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand Loan to Value (LVR) restrictions?

Last week the Property Institute of New Zealand made a direct plea to the RBNZ to exclude First Home Buyers.

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Top Tips For Getting Your Home Loan Approved

Posted 3 years ago by Admin

Looking to get on the property ladder? You’re most likely going to need to get a mortgage.

Albeit it’s not as exciting as browsing Trade Me or looking through property adverts, mortgage planning is something that if not done properly, can result in high stress.

 

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Wellington: Only Seven Weeks of Supply Left

Posted 3 years ago by Admin

Lack of properties on the market is causing worry among buyers.

There has been an 18% drop in properties available for sale since last year and the regions which hold around 70% of the national sales volume are looking the worst.

 

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Kapiti Roading Projects – What Will They Mean for You?

Posted 3 years ago by Admin

With a variety of major roading and infrastructure projects happening around the Kapiti region, it is set to be an exciting time for Kapiti.

 With these significant roading projects finishing soon – let’s look at what this could mean for you…

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Property Investors Get Tactful Around New LVR Restrictions

Posted 3 years ago by Admin

With the Reserve Bank of New Zealand announcing they will implement tighter Loan-to-Value Restrictions (LVRs) for residential property investors on 1st October 2016 - it may be time for property investors to think outside of the box!

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Survey reveals Kiwis have low sentiment to buy – but are they right?

Posted 3 years ago by Admin

Last week, ASB Bank released their quarterly Housing Confidence Survey which revealed the largest drop in buying sentiment since 2012.

The survey reports 1 in 5 Kiwis feel now is not the right time to buy, but are they right?

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House Caps & Income Thresholds Increased for HomeStart Grant

Posted 3 years ago by Admin

Great news for those looking to use KiwiSaver and Housing NZ HomeStart subsidy to get into their first home!

From Monday the 1st of August the house price caps and income thresholds will increase.

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RBNZ Drops Official Cash Rate To Historically Low Level

Posted 3 years ago

The Royal Bank of New Zealand dropped the LVR to a historically low 2% this month.

Wondering how this will even affect you? Here we break it down in plain English.

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