Is winter a good time to sell?

Jun 15, 2020 9:01:36 AM

Spring is traditionally seen as the best time to sell a property, with the warmer weather said to bring out home buyers, fuelling competition and driving up house prices. Whether or not there’s any truth to this, the fact is, homes are sold all year round and there are several advantages to selling in winter. We outline what some of these are and share tips to help make your home sale-worthy during the colder weather.


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Topics: Selling At Auction, Mortgages, Selling your Home, Selling, Advice, Winter, property focus, selling property, NZ Mortgage Adviser

Helping your kids buy a home

Jun 15, 2020 8:58:32 AM

With the rising cost of property across New Zealand, it’s not surprising that so many parents are having to help their grown-up children buy property. In fact, it’s estimated that the “Bank of Mum and Dad” is the sixth largest lender when it comes to mortgage lending in New Zealand. While bank lending requirements have made it harder for first-home buyers to use their parent’s help to get onto the property ladder, there are still a few ways you as a parent can help.


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Topics: Pre-approvals, NZ Finance, NZ Mortgage Adviser, Bank of mum and dad, Guarantor, Home Loan Advice, Buying property in New Zealand

Underinsurance: A Growing Concern in New Zealand

Jun 15, 2020 8:54:27 AM

The Financial Services Council (FSC) recently released its findings into New Zealander’s attitudes towards financial risk. Entitled “Gambling on Life”, the study undertook to understand the reasons behind the high levels of underinsurance in New Zealand and the potential risks Kiwis expose themselves to. Read on to find out what the research uncovered.


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Topics: Insurance Advisers, Insurance, Underinsurance, Insurance advice

Building wealth through property investment

Jun 15, 2020 8:39:46 AM

Property investment in New Zealand has seen some phenomenal growth over the last few years and it’s easy to see why. Regular rental income, outstanding capital gains and a sizeable nest egg for retirement are just some of the benefits property investors in New Zealand can enjoy. Before you jump in though, here are some things to consider.


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Topics: Property Management, Mortgage Advisers, NZ Finance, NZ Mortgage Adviser, Home Loan Advice, Investment Finance, Property and Investments, mortgage review

Our Autumn Home Improvement Tips

May 22, 2020 7:44:49 AM

With winter just around the corner, it’s a great time to get those home improvement projects completed and ensure your home is winter-ready. Here are three autumn home improvement projects you could get done now to help keep your home maintenance-free throughout winter.


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Topics: DIY, Mortgages, Home Improvement, Autumn

5 First home buyer mistakes to try an avoid

May 22, 2020 7:40:28 AM

When buying your first home, it’s easy to get swept up in a whirlwind of excitement and make mistakes that could end up costing you later on. Even if you’ve done your research and have a good understanding of the property market, there’s a lot to take in and to think about. Here are 5 first home buyer mistakes to avoid.


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Topics: nz mortgage, First Home Buyer, NZ Mortgage Adviser, Home Loan Advice, Mortgage Advice, First time homeowner

Ways to get debt-free faster

May 22, 2020 7:37:19 AM

There’s no worse feeling than trying to pay down debt that is quickly spiralling out of control. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the amount of debt you have, there is a solution. Take control of your money and secure a more stable financial future with these 5 strategies that can make paying off your debt faster and a lot less painful.


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Topics: Debt Consolidation, NZ Finance, Christmas Debt, Home Loan Advice, Debt-free

What should you do if the bank says no to your home loan application

May 22, 2020 7:32:28 AM

When it comes to applying for a home loan, not everyone ticks the boxes with a lengthy permanent employment, more than 20 per cent deposit, and an impeccable credit history. But that doesn’t mean you have to miss out. Fortunately there are a range of lenders who will still consider applications even if you’re not the ideal borrower. Read on to find out what to do if the bank says no.


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Topics: Home Loan, First Home Buyer, Home Loan Advice, Mortgage Advice, Home Loan Application

RBNZ LVR restrictions removed

May 6, 2020 9:08:13 AM

Reserve Bank removes LVR restrictions for 12 months

Release date
30 April 2020

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Topics: refixing, Mortgage Advice, mortgage review, Refinance, Financial Hardship, COVID-19, Mortgage Holiday

Saying thank you: Mother's Day activity book

May 1, 2020 9:43:19 AM

A collection of crafts, cooking and gestures, specially for Mum.


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Topics: Balance, Corona Virus, COVID-19, Kids, Kid friendly activities, Thank you, Celebrate