Buying from afar: What you need to know when buying out of town

Published by: Mike Henderson, Aug 3, 2018 1:40:54 PM

Living in Auckland can be challenging. While you might love the long hot summers, beaches and vast range of restaurants and entertainment the city has to offer, it all comes at a price — namely, the high cost of property. It's no surprise then, that more and more Aucklanders are looking outside t..

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What you need to know about using KiwiSaver to purchase your first home

Published by: Mike Henderson, Jun 22, 2018 12:03:36 PM

You've decided property ownership is for you and after a dedicated effort to save for a deposit, you're finally ready to take the plunge — with some help from KiwiSaver. 

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Buyers continue to feel the pressure as the shortage of properties grow

Published by: Mike Henderson, Jun 8, 2018 2:53:19 PM

The widening gap between supply and demand in the New Zealand housing market continues to increase, and it's causing a shortfall of homes.  

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Topics: Buying, Market Trends

Tips on getting your finances ready when buying a property.

Published by: Mike Henderson, Mar 2, 2018 3:38:06 PM

Understanding your financial capabilities when it comes to selling your home and buying a new one, can be a bit like setting off on an adventure into the unknown.

So whether you’re looking for your first home, investing in a rental or you’ve grown out of your current home; it’s a good idea to gat..

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5 things you need to know when buying a home

Published by: Mike Henderson, Feb 8, 2018 11:24:49 AM

If you’re new to the world of property, buying a house for the first time can be an exciting and an overwhelming prospect. From getting your finances in order, to making an offer and understanding your legal obligations; it’s a complex process with many aspects to consider.

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Why the property market is looking up for buyers

Published by: Mike Henderson, Dec 19, 2017 9:15:00 AM

There are only a few days left of 2017, but what a year it has been for the property market. It will be remembered as one of extreme highs and lows in the housing cycle. A General Election, immigration and building costs all had an affect, putting pressure on prices and influencing stock levels. ..

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5 Quick tips for first time home buyers

Published by: Mike Henderson, Nov 1, 2017 9:14:00 AM

Buying your first home is an exciting first step into a new stage of life. Yet as you’ll probably be feeling a mixed bag of emotions, it helps to have a good overview of how the whole process is going to look. So we’ve put together five tips for those entering the market for the first time.

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September statistics show a stable buyers market

Published by: Mike Henderson, Oct 18, 2017 10:00:00 AM

If you’re looking to a move onto the property ladder then now is looking like a great time to do so. September statistics are pointing towards a stable market, especially in Auckland.

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Which home loan is right for you?

Published by: Mike Henderson, Aug 30, 2017 12:53:43 PM

When buying your first home, it’s key to choose a loan that best suits your financial situation. Ideally, you’d have a basic understanding of the different loans available, but this can easily become confusing and add to the uncertainty of the buying process.

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May statistics show: It’s a buyer's market out there

Published by: Mike Henderson, Jun 28, 2017 10:38:51 AM

Following April reports, May numbers continue to show that it is a great time to get on the property ladder. An increase in housing stock along with stable asking prices means buying your first home is beginning to look a little easier. This blog will explore what the latest data around New Zeala..

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Topics: Buying, Market Trends

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