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The latest on mortgage rates | July 2017

For now, competition from the minnows is keeping rates lower, but for how long?...

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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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Take control of your retirement age

There are two significant decisions that you can make right now which will change the qual...

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Budgeting your first home

It’s tough being a first home buyer. But with a bit of foresight and forward planning, we’...

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Let's figure out your bank's break fees

When it comes to your mortgage it pays to know it inside and out. After all, when such a l...

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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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What’s your next move?

It’s been a few years since I’ve spent my nights in the houses of clients who are genuinel...

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Should young home buyers be looking to the regions?

For many of us, living in Auckland can be challenging. Sure, there's plenty to enjoy about...

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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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Common financial challenges faced by first-home buyers?

Buying a home is an important milestone in the lives of many people, across New Zealand an...

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Trying to save up for your first home? We can help

If you've been dreaming of buying a house for the first time, you're absolutely not alone....

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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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What you want to know…

Squirrel ran a seminar recently called Managing Risk in an Uncertain Market, where JB and ...

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How to lift yield on your rental property

With the Reserve Bank LVR changes (and generally below par rental yields) now is the time ...

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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 much can I afford to borrow?

It's one of the first questions that anyone looking for a home loan needs to ask themselve...

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Will the RBNZ inadvertently create a Minsky moment?

Commentators continue to talk up the property market and increasing prices almost at the c...

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Why mortgage rates are set to increase

The Reserve Bank is still talking about low inflation and the potential for the OCR to dec...

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