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Reserve Bank eases LVR restrictions

Posted 6 months ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

The Reserve Bank has announced it's easing the LVR restrictions, which is good news for low deposit borrowers and investors. 

 

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First-home buyer update: What will my money get me in Kapiti?

Posted 6 months ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

With the average house price in Kapiti increasing 7.4% from last year ($525,799 to $564,784) you may very well be asking, what exactly will my money get me in Kapiti?

 

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Retirement properties squeezed in Wellington market

Posted 6 months ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

Buying your first home, and owning a freehold home on retirement, are considered to be Kiwi rites of passage—but rising house prices in a competitive market can make downsizing difficult. Some savvy planning can put you ahead of the market, find out more here...

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Low OCR set to remain until 2020

Posted 6 months ago by Admin

The Reserve Bank expects to keep the Official Cash Rate unchanged until 2020. This is good news for mortgage rates!

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Interest rate rivalry great for mortgages

Posted 7 months ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

Spring is the traditional time of year banks begin to rival each other on interest rates. A few weeks ago, New Zealand’s largest lender pushed its one-year rate to an all-time low, with other banks closely following. Since then, we’ve seen cuts in interest rates across the board. Read our advice on making the most of low interest rates.

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Are LVR restrictions likely to be relaxed further this year?

Posted 7 months ago by Admin

Borrowing more than you can chew is never a good idea. According to the Reserve Bank, restrictions on low-deposit (high-LVR) residential mortgage lending act as a ‘speed limit’ on how much low-deposit lending banks can do. These were relaxed slightly earlier this year. Is it likely they will be relaxed further?

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Is the New Zealand economy heading for a downturn?

Posted 7 months ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

Is the New Zealand economy headed for a downturn? We ask economist Cameron Bagrie who gives us a full rundown of the NZ economy's pros and cons at present.

 

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What's your financial personality?

Posted 7 months ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

Knowing how you approach your finances can be key to your mortgage success. Find out your financial personality and how you can use it to your advantage.

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Paraparaumu Rotary Art Show

Posted 7 months ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

Pope & Co. Mortgages is proud to be sponsoring the Best Seascape category in the Paraparaumu Rotary Art Show on Labour Weekend.

Bring the family and come and see some great local art talent.

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Insurance fish-hooks—what to look out for when choosing a policy

Posted 8 months ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

Buying home and contents insurance online or through your bank can make things easy yet it may not result in the best outcome for the insured party. For this reason we urge people to take more time researching the differences between insurance companies and what their policies cover.

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