Look before you leap out of your KiwiSaver Investment

Mar 16, 2020 12:47:09 PM

Many clients planning to utilise some of the investment in KiwiSaver to buy their first home have seen, over last few months, a drastic reduction in the KiwiSaver investment balances. This has created a lot of attention amongst first home buyers. The purpose of this communication is to quickly and briefly explain what is happening and what may be the best course of action in the current situation.


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Topics: Kiwisaver, first home buyer, Low Deposit, Home Loan Application, Kiwisaver withdrawal

3 Tips for buying your first home

Mar 12, 2020 11:07:08 AM

Buying a home is for many New Zealanders a rite of passage and a significant milestone. But it can also be an overwhelming process and incredibly challenging if you don’t know where to start. So that you can navigate the home buying process from start to finish, and make informed decisions along the way, we’ve compiled 3 useful tips for first home buyers.


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Topics: First Home, first home buyer, buying property, Tips for buying, Home Loan Advice, Mortgage Advice

Fixed, Variable and Split loans: What’s right for you?

Mar 11, 2020 11:01:28 AM

There’s no better time than right now to review your home loan structure and mortgage interest rates. Time to tidy up those external debts, refinance to a better interest rate, or refinance to release equity to fund that new car, boat or investment property. If you’re not sure what repayment structure works best for you, here’s a guide to understanding the different types of loans.


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Topics: Interest Rates, Home Loan, first home buyer, Variable Interest Rate, Fixed Interest Rate, Home Loan Advice, Mortgage Advice

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

Feb 19, 2020 6:25:00 PM

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

5% deposits for first-home buyers

Sep 27, 2019 8:08:00 AM

Recent changes to KiwiBuild could help more first home buyers into the property market. Early in September 2019, Government announced a reset of the affordable housing policy including a drop in the deposit requirements for Welcome Home Loans, progressive home ownership schemes, and the removal of the earnings limit so multiple buyers could be eligible for combined HomeStart Grants.


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Topics: First Home, NZ Finance, first home buyer, NZ Mortgage Adviser, Low Deposit, Home Loan Advice

5 Mortgage Mistakes to Avoid

Jun 21, 2019 3:18:54 PM

Whether you’re a first home buyer or a seasoned investor, making a bad decision on your mortgage could end up costing you in both time and money. When it comes to a mortgage, what you don’t know CAN in fact hurt you! Knowing what pitfalls to avoid will help you make better decisions. Here are 5 mortgage mistakes to avoid.


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Topics: nz mortgage, first home buyer, lending options, NZ Mortgage Adviser, Home Loan Advice, Mortgage Advice

First Home Buyer Tips

Jun 17, 2019 5:40:15 PM

No doubt about it: buying your first home is exciting. But it can also be incredibly stressful, which is why it’s so important to prepare yourself for the journey ahead, by doing your homework and getting advice from the right people. So that you understand all you need to know about buying your first home, we’re sharing our first home buyer tips.


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Topics: First Home, nz mortgage, first home buyer, lending options, NZ Mortgage Adviser, Home Loan Advice, Mortgage Advice

A Practical Guide to Borrowing

May 10, 2019 6:54:37 AM

When it comes to buying property, money is the number one thing on most people’s minds! And understandably so, as it’s likely the biggest purchase you’ll ever make. While a lot of the information you can find online is about preparing a mortgage application, it’s just as important you feel confident about what you’re signing up for once your mortgage is approved. Here are some of the practical things to think about.


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Topics: Lenders, nz mortgage, first home buyer, NZ Mortgage Adviser, Home Loan Advice, Mortgage Advice, First time homeowner, Home Loan Application, Borrowing Advice

5 First home buyer mistakes to avoid

Apr 16, 2019 7:57:49 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

First Home Buyer’s FAQ

Mar 20, 2019 9:15:47 AM

Buying your first home is one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make so it’s understandable you may be feeling a little overwhelmed. Before stepping onto the property ladder, it’s essential you do your homework and properly prepare for the journey ahead. To help you avoid any nasty surprises, we’re sharing the questions most first home buyers ask as well as our advice and recommendations.


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Topics: Kiwisaver, First Home, first home buyer, NZ Mortgage Adviser, Home Loan Advice, HomeStart Grant, First time homeowner, Kiwisaver withdrawal