BLOG: HOUSING MARKET

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Housing Market

Why you should buy a house

There’s a lot of chatter around at the moment. “Have house prices peaked?” “Are house pric...

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Auckland house sales fall 30%

Auckland sales volumes are down 30% year-on-year and Barfoot & Thompson is saying that hou...

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Hot tips to sell in a cooler market

Even at the best of times, selling a property brings a lot of uncertainty – so what’s it l...

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Auckland housing stalemate but not a ‘crash’

Confidence in the housing market is low and that’s not surprising given the amount of nega...

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Credit policy continues to tighten

Right now, being a bank customer without using an advisor must be a nightmare....

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What goes into choosing your mortgage broker?

Purchasing a home can be a lofty task, so most buyers will want a little help when it come...

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Is splitting your home loan a good idea?

When it comes to your home loan there's more than one way to skin a cat. There are differe...

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Strategies to take control of your mortgage

If you're an Auckland homeowner working on a mortgage, we probably don't need to tell you ...

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Why you should review your mortgage in 2017

Banks offering you cash for signing up a mortgage is a relatively new phenomenon, and one ...

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What do you need to know before beginning a new mortgage?

Buying a house is an important milestone in your life. It's a chance to establish a new ho...

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What happens with your mortgage if you get divorced?

It's important that you let your mortgage adviser know as soon as possible of your impendi...

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Is now a good time to refinance?

Eyeing up those record-low interest rates and thinking of refinancing your current mortgag...

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How to structure your loan... awesomely

Here at Squirrel, we don't have a one-size-fits-all solution for your home loan. Every per...

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How do I pay my loan off faster?

Here's how you can pay off your loan faster, instead of waiting in fear for the return of ...

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Have you remembered to discharge your mortgage?

Even once you've paid off your home loan, 25 or 30 years down the line, there are still a ...

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Changes to KiwiSaver

Finally, some good news for kiwis in the property market. The people have spoken and KiwiS...

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New Auckland Unitary Plan released to the public

After four years in the making, the new-and-hopefully-improved Auckland Unitary Plan has b...

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Adviser insight: What's happening outside the Auckland market?

With all the headline space Auckland takes up in the property pages, you'd be forgiven for...

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Auckland housing market and market correction

Typical of our tabloid media we get the usual fear driven headlines designed to sell paper...

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What do I need to know about interest-only loans?

With so many people choosing to go interest-only, you might be asking yourself why it's pr...

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The changing face of lending

In recent weeks the banks have tightened up their credit policies and specifically rules a...

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