Helping your kids buy a home

Oct 23, 2019 8:06:00 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

Buying a home with family

Jun 12, 2018 3:54:37 PM

A combination of rising property prices and stricter lending criteria has made it harder than ever to buy a home or an investment property. As a result, many buyers are pooling their resources and buying property with family. As with any contract however, it’s important you go in with your eyes wide open. Here’s what you need to know.

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Topics: Mortgages, Family, NZ Mortgage Adviser, Bank of mum and dad, Guarantor

Helping your kids onto the property ladder

May 11, 2018 11:47:30 AM

Despite a slowdown in property price increases, many first home buyers are still struggling to get a foot onto the property ladder. Which is why they’re turning to the bank of mum and dad for help. Is this a viable solution or are we just shifting the problem? Find out more about helping your kids onto the property ladder.

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Topics: Retirement, Debt Consolidation, Mortgages, Savings, first home buyer, Bank of mum and dad