Why Springtime Brings Happiness

Sep 11, 2020 2:00:00 PM

If you’re feeling an extra spring in your step, you’re not alone! Scientists tell us that the start of spring can radically improve your mood and that those longer, warmer, sunnier days – with a promise of summer – bring an extra bit of cheer, and a feeling of happiness and hopefulness to most of us. Not convinced? Take a look at these scientific reasons* why springtime brings a little bit of happiness.

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Topics: Health and Wellbeing, COVID-19, Buying and Selling Property

Before You Take a Mortgage Holiday, Here’s What You Need To Know

Sep 11, 2020 9:44:05 AM

Banks in New Zealand have already deferred mortgage repayments up to a staggering $21 billion dollars since New Zealand first went into lockdown in March 2020*. Now the Reserve Bank of New Zealand says it’s extending the mortgage deferral scheme up to March 31, 2021*. But it comes with a warning: Do your homework first. Read on to find out if a mortgage holiday is the right option for you.

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Topics: COVID-19, Buying and Selling Property

Property Market Tracking Well Despite Pandemic

Aug 26, 2020 6:07:41 PM

Despite economists predicting a “doom and gloom” slump for New Zealand’s property market, house prices continue to rise in some areas, defying the odds and reconfirming real estate’s strength as a solid investment. For first home buyers looking to enter the market, now may be the best time, with record low interest rates, no loan-to-value restrictions (LVR) and regional fluctuations in house prices. As always though, it’s important you place yourself in the best possible position to move quickly on a deal. Here’s how to do that.

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Topics: First Home Buyer, COVID-19, Buying and Selling Property

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

Easter at home: kids activity book

Apr 9, 2020 3:35:28 PM

Easter activities from our family to yours!

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Topics: Corona Virus, COVID-19, Working from home, Kid friendly activities, Easter

Experiencing Financial Hardship… What are my options?

Apr 9, 2020 6:52:54 AM

In the current global situation, many people may be struggling to meet their financial obligations and experiencing financial hardship. Most New Zealand banks have a financial hardship policy available to assist customers who may be experiencing some form of financial hardship due to Covid-19.

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

COVID-19: Business Finance Support

Apr 7, 2020 10:56:53 AM

In partnership with participating approved banks, Government has launched the Business Finance Guarantee Scheme which will support targeted new loans to eligible businesses. Small and medium-sized businesses affected by the economic impacts of Covid-19 may be able to access a financial support package launched to protect jobs and support the economy.

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Topics: Business Finance, Small Business Finance, Mortgage Advice, Financial Hardship, COVID-19