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OCR stays at 1.75 as expected

Posted 8 months ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

As widely expected, the Reserve Bank has today announced that there will be no change to the Official Cash Rate (OCR) at 1.75 percent.

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What does that mean?

Posted 8 months ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

From OCR to LVR to GDP, financial terminology can be confusing. Check out our user-friendly guide for explanations of some key words that could make the home-buying process easier.

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Why work with a mortgage adviser?

Posted 8 months ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

This is a question we’re asked a lot. Here’s why you should choose Pope & Co.

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Do the bulls hold the upper hoof or the bears the upper paw?

Posted 8 months ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

We're excited to bring you the first of our quarterly economic reports, written exclusively for Pope & Co. Mortgages by Cam Bagrie, of Bagrie Economics.

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The future of Wellington—"A region of multiple booming hubs and lucrative investment opportunities"

Posted 8 months ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages; image By DarrylJH [CC BY-SA] 4.0 Wikimedia Commons

Big changes are happening in Wellington. With two main highways into the city, an influx of people, and earthquake restrictions, prices are starting to rise. Naturally people are re-thinking what makes sense for them financially, both on a personal and business level. Otaki Commercial Park give us their take on where these trends might take the future of commercial property in the Wellington region.

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Major bank announces 95% build loan available on KiwiBuild

Posted 8 months ago by Craig Pope

Competition for borrowers getting into the Government KiwiBuild scheme has hotted up with one of our major partners ASB offering a 95% LVR mortgage.

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KiwiBuild upping the ante for first-home buyers

Posted 8 months ago by Craig Pope

As the KiwiBuild eligibility process starts, banks are making a play for first-home buyers. Read our impartial advice for first-home buyers here.

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Q&A with Cameron Bagrie for Pope & Co. Mortgages

Posted 9 months ago by Admin

Check out our first quarterly Q&A with Cameron Bagrie from our strategic partner Bagrie Economics.  Look out for Cam's quarterly report written exclusively for Pope & Co. shortly.

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Orange is the new green!

Posted 9 months ago by Admin

Orange is the new green! Here at Pope & Co we want to do our bit to be 'Green'. Find out how to get your hands on one of our new Keep Cups...

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Five important questions to ask at open homes

Posted 9 months ago by Craig Pope

Not sure what to ask at an open home? Too many questions on your mind? Here’s our list of five questions you need to ask.

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