Rentvesting: a property investment strategy

Sep 19, 2017 5:15:15 AM

It’s the latest buzzword in the property industry: Rentvesting. Renting where you want to live, buying where you can afford to. And it’s proving a popular option, particularly amongst younger first home buyers who are keen to invest in their future without foregoing their lifestyle. So, what are the benefits of rentvesting and is it for everyone? Read on to find out.


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Topics: Buying, Mortgage, new zealand real estate, First Home Buyer, Second Home, family trust, house sales, mortgage ready, property sales, rentvesting

How to get “Mortgage Ready”

Sep 11, 2017 9:07:55 AM

Buying a home today seems to be an insurmountable challenge. We’re constantly told that banks have cut lending, credit rules have tightened, and property prices have spiralled out of control. While these factors are indisputably true, there is still hope. If you’re a first home buyer looking to get into the property market, there are a few important steps you need to take in order to get mortgage ready.


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Topics: Buying, Mortgage, new zealand real estate, First Home Buyer, Second Home, family trust, house sales, mortgage ready, property sales

Property sales in a slowing New Zealand market

Sep 11, 2017 9:02:33 AM

Across New Zealand house price inflation appears to have slowed, as tighter lending conditions, loan-to-value restrictions, and the run up to elections continue to deter buyers. But economists predict a rebound post-election, and home owners are being told not to panic. If you are considering selling your property over the next few months, take a look at some of our helpful tips.


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Topics: Buying, Mortgage, new zealand real estate, First Home Buyer, Second Home, family trust, house sales, property sales

Buying property with a Family Trust

Aug 22, 2017 9:50:22 AM

Many people in both Australia and New Zealand choose to set up a Family Trust when buying property. Family Trusts can help protect your assets against creditors and manage unwanted claims on your estate, and currently provide a tax benefit for property buyers in Australia. Let’s take a look at what a Family Trust is and how setting one up could benefit you and your family.


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Topics: Buying, Mortgage, new zealand real estate, First Home Buyer, Second Home, family trust