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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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Making sense of the mortgage landscape

There’s no doubt about it – the mortgage landscape has changed. Credit markets are tighten...

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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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January 2017 overview: Themes worth thinking about

It’s that time of the year. Media commentators are lining up to provide a “guess” (aka for...

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Cash rate cut, but are banks at their lower limit?

The cash rate has been cut once again by the Reserve Bank, but unlike previous cuts, this ...

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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 the tide turning for first home buyers in Auckland?

According to interest.co.nz's report for September, first home buyers in Auckland are star...

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3 serious implications of new LVR restrictions for investors

New LVR restrictions from the Reserve Bank are significantly changing the borrowing landsc...

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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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Buyers of newly-built homes get LVR breathing room

The new loan-to-value (LVR) ratio restrictions have officially come into effect as of 1 Se...

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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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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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New years resolution calendar

What's your first home buying resolution?

Going to the gym. Saving an extra $20 every week. We all have different ideas for our reso...

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Investors ride the regulation wave

When the RBNZ introduced the tighter LVR restrictions across Auckland in November last yea...

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Peer to peer lending - starting up

We have just launched Squirrel Money which is a new peer-to-peer lending platform. It's ea...

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Auckland property and mortgage update

Mortgage interest rates are set to stay low for the foreseeable future but I think they ar...

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Rushed Auckland 70% LVR policy - who pays?

The Reserve Bank’s new 70% LVR policy feels like a headless chicken moment....

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Gambling with property

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Will there be a 'Market Correction' in 2015?

It is a scary question and one for which I don't have a reliable answer. There will be a m...

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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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