FIRE: Financially Independent, Retire Early

Nov 9, 2018 2:00:46 PM

The latest buzzword to hit the finance streets: FIRE. It stands for “financially independent, retire early” and is a philosophy inspired by a wave of millennials who are no longer content to amass wealth by traditional means or wait to retire at age 65. In simple terms, FIRE means living frugally while saving most of your income. Sound crazy? Perhaps not.


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Topics: Mortgages, NZ Mortgage Adviser, Retirement, Early Retirement, Debt-free, Mortgage-free

What to ask your mortgage adviser

Nov 9, 2018 1:54:56 PM

When you’re shopping around for a mortgage, there’s a lot more to consider than just the interest rate. Which is why it pays to work with a mortgage adviser who understands the complexities and can guide you every step of the way. But choosing the right mortgage adviser can also be tricky. Here are 5 questions we suggest you ask before deciding on an adviser.


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Topics: Mortgages, NZ Mortgage Adviser, NZ Property Market, NZ Property, Information on buying and selling, Home Buying Traps, buying property, Mortgage Advice

Quarterly Christchurch Regional Awards

Nov 7, 2018 12:46:52 PM

July 2018 – September 2018

MORTGAGE EXPRESS


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Topics: Award Winners, Quarterly Region Awards

Quarterly Wellington Regional Awards

Nov 7, 2018 12:45:36 PM

July 2018 – September 2018

MORTGAGE EXPRESS


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Topics: Award Winners, Quarterly Region Awards

Quarterly Central Regional Awards

Nov 7, 2018 12:44:31 PM

July 2018 – September 2018

MORTGAGE EXPRESS


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Topics: Award Winners, Quarterly Region Awards

Quarterly Northern Regional Awards

Nov 7, 2018 12:43:02 PM

July 2018 – September 2018

MORTGAGE EXPRESS


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Topics: Award Winners, Quarterly Region Awards

Home Buyer Traps to Avoid

Oct 16, 2018 7:52:21 AM

Buying a home is one of the largest and most complex purchases you’re ever likely to make. And getting it wrong can have a significant impact on both your financial and emotional health. That’s why it’s important to take time to fully research and understand the process and the complexities that go along with home buying. Here are our home buyer traps to avoid.


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Topics: Mortgages, NZ Mortgage Adviser, NZ Property Market, NZ Property, Information on buying and selling, Home Buying Traps, buying property

How to Win at Auction

Oct 9, 2018 8:27:00 AM

While auctions can be an incredibly stressful and intensive – even intimidating - way to buy property, they are also one of the fastest and simplest means of selling property. As a prospective buyer, it’s important you’re familiar with the highly unpredictable and often fast-paced process of an auction in order to be successful. Here are some tips.


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Topics: Mortgages, NZ Mortgage Adviser, NZ Property Market, NZ Property, Information on buying and selling, Buying at auction, Auctions, live auctions, property auction

Buying a Home When You’re Self-Employed

Oct 6, 2018 8:47:06 AM

Applying for a home loan when you’re self-employed – or have contract or seasonal work – can be tricky. But the good news is, there are still options available to you: A low-doc home loan allows self-employed business owners to apply for a home loan from a non-bank lender with minimal income verification. Read on to find out more about buying a home when you’re self-employed.


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Topics: Mortgages, NZ Mortgage Adviser, NZ Property Market, NZ Property, Low Doc Home Loan, Small Business Lending, first home buyer

Simplifying Business Lending

Oct 5, 2018 8:36:03 AM

As a small to medium sized business owner, you may already have experienced the complexities that come with securing a business loan or funding for your business. Mountains of paperwork and number-crunching are usually followed by an endless wait on your lender’s decision. But the process needn’t be such an ordeal.


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Topics: Mortgages, NZ Mortgage Adviser, NZ Property Market, NZ Property, Small Business Lending, Business Finance