Housing investment options for first home buyers

Feb 28, 2017 7:26:27 AM

Across the country, house prices dipped in December 2016, while in Auckland prices remain “seriously unaffordable”. It’s not surprising then, that more and more buyers are considering their options for housing investments to gain a foothold on the property ladder. We ask the question, are there any options left for first home buyers?

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Topics: Investment Property, First Home, LVR, Home Buyers

House prices are up and buyers are hesitant

Oct 14, 2016 10:46:20 AM

New Zealand's property market appears to be in a holding pattern as investors and home-buyers wait to see what will happen next following changes to the LVR. The property market is changing compared to how it was a year ago. And Property Institute of New Zealand chief executive Ashley Church says Reserve Bank LVR restrictions are a devastating failure for first home buyers. All this in our October property article.

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Topics: Property Investment, First Home, Property Article, LVR, Investors, Home Buyers

Bridging finance – what is it and how does it work?

Oct 10, 2016 4:04:22 PM

If you’re looking to buy a new home but you still need to sell your existing home, you may need bridging finance. Bridging finance helps fund the purchase of your new home before your existing home has been sold, which means you don’t miss out on buying your dream home by having to wait until you’ve sold your existing home. Read on to find out more about the benefits and risks of bridging finance.

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Topics: Buy a Home, Home Buyers, Bridging Finance

A step-by-step guide for first-time home-buyers

Sep 8, 2016 2:01:46 PM

Buying your first home can be stressful. Taking that first step onto the property ladder is probably one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever have to make. But if you do your homework and properly prepare yourself, it needn’t be as frightening as you expect. If you’re tired of renting and you think that buying a home is the right thing for you, take a look at our step-by-step guide for first home-buyers.

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Topics: Buy a Home, First Home, Mortgages, Property Article, Home Buyers