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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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Is it time to get out of Auckland?

Auckland has been the go-to place for everyone from first home buyers to investors....

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Are we doing enough to improve housing supply?

Investors and first home buyers alike are feeling the price pressure, as the Real Estate I...

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Adviser insight: Is Auckland going to go down?

After nearly five years here at Squirrel, mortgage adviser Lindsay Hill has a lot of exper...

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Welcome back high and medium density living

Lenders are becoming smarter when it comes to credit policy and this is set to benefit inv...

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Credit crisis | How the housing life cycle is broken

In one of my recent posts I discussed how the Boomer population was the driving force behi...

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Is 2010 a good time to buy property?

If buying a property is one of your goals in 2010 then an obvious first step is to get a m...

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What to Make of "Leaky Building" Syndrome

As a first time buyer, you should be very wary of purchasing a monolithic/stucco-clad home...

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