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Squirrel welcomes more bank options and 100% build finance

Squirrel has access to more lenders than any other broker and the only 100% build finance ...

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Housing developments bring first homes closer to reality

First-home buyers across the country will be feeling a sense of relief as recent mortgage ...

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Is Auckland entering a construction boom?

With the new Auckland Unitary Plan now officially passed, people predict that the City of ...

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Piece of the pie

Time for some joint ventures

With the prices continually on the rise and banks tightening lending criteria, joint ventu...

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Builder, project manager

New build vs second hand?

“Second hand” properties are continuing to rise in value and of course the 30% deposits re...

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Live and die by the sword

Getting your investment structure right

I have been approached by a number of existing ‘buy and hold’ investors wanting to change ...

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Property development, under construction

Property development - when things don’t go to plan

Here I am almost three and a half years into my first decent size property development. Al...

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Builder on site

House prices and poor productivity

Over the past two and half years I’ve dabbled in property development, and are in the proc...

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New property exempt from RBNZ LVR rules

The Reserve Bank announced today that new builds will be exempt from the recent LVR restri...

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Apartments

Buying apartments in NZ off plan

With the “property shortage” in Auckland there has been a spike in apartment development a...

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Family home living room

The buying choice - existing family home or do-up?

As a buyer you have to ask yourself to what extent your head rules your heart or whether y...

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Land speculation and "Pass the Parcel"

We've all read or heard that houses are overvalued and that we are not building enough hou...

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House floor plan

What you need to know about buying off plan

Buying off plan requires a small leap of faith. You're buying something sight unseen with ...

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Property investor, paperwork

Wanna be a developer?

Pre GFC, property developers had mythical rock star type status. The public face of the in...

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