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Market Update August 2018

Posted 9 months ago by Admin

Watch Craig's video update for August here...

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Regions great option for savvy investors

Posted 9 months ago by Craig Pope

With first-home buyers moving into Wellington’s outer suburbs (and further north) to escape the city’s rising prices, property investors are facing more competition. But an investment in another city can be a smart move if you play it right. Here is our advice.

 

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OCR could remain unchanged until 2020

Posted 9 months ago by Admin

The Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr has this morning announced that the Official Cash Rate (OCR) is likely to remain at 1.75 percent through until 2020, longer than projected in the May Monetary Policy Statement.

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Introducing Cameron Bagrie – Our New Economic Expert

Posted 10 months ago by Craig Pope

Pope & Co. Mortgages is teaming up with former ANZ Chief Economist Cameron Bagrie, now of Bagrie Economics, to deliver new insights to first-home buyers. Read about our collaboration here.

 

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First-home buyer? Don't wait for KiwiBuild

Posted 10 months ago by Craig Pope

KiwiBuild is beginning to hit the headlines, but what should you do if you’re ready to buy your first home? Find out why we think you should get in as soon as possible given Wellington’s rising house prices.

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Ask the experts: Will my student loan affect a mortgage application?

Posted 10 months ago by Craig Pope

More than 730,000 Kiwis have a student loan, but how does this affect first home buyers’ ability to get on the property ladder? Here’s our advice...

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First home vs retirement savings

Posted 10 months ago by Craig Pope

Greater numbers of first-home buyers are using KiwiSaver to get on the property ladder—the ANZ has revealed more than 7,300 people took out an average of $22,339 in the eight months to May 31, 2018.  Can you buy your first home without sacrificing your retirement?

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More mortgage options for home buyers

Posted 11 months ago by Admin

Are you considering a ‘non-bank’ loan to buy your first home? Or want to know more about getting a loan from a Credit Union? Here’s our expert advice...

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Market update June 2018

Posted 11 months ago by Admin

Watch Craig's video update for June.

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Craig makes top 10 NZ Mortgage Advisers, again!

Posted 11 months ago by Admin

NZ Adviser has just announced the top New Zealand Mortgage Advisers for 2018 and we are pleased to advise that Craig is in the top 10 for the second year running.

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