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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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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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Credit policy continues to tighten

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

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What to make of a softening Auckland housing market

January housing statistics were bleak, and Barfoot & Thompson’s results from February are ...

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Banking on margins

The reality is that the industry is looking to mortgage margins to restore profitability f...

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A view from abroad

On a recent trip to London, I took some time to look at property and speak with locals to ...

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Tighter credit policy will drive the housing market in 2017

I am always frustrated by our media and how they report house prices. Tabloid rubbish boun...

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Inflation or deflation – the road ahead

Waiting for inflation is feeling increasingly like the quest for the Holy Grail, or as I a...

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An economic download: everything you need to know right now

Brexit. Trump. John Key resigning. The last few months have included some interesting surp...

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Debt to income ratios

There has been talk this week about debt-to-income ratios due to the Reserve Bank asking t...

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Auckland residential suburb

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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Advisor insight: Regional New Zealand needs more business

Everybody talks about the housing situation in Auckland as if it is the only one in the co...

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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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Bigger than BREXIT

The Global Financial Crisis in 2008 was centred on the world having too much debt and yet ...

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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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Have you experienced First Night Phenomenon?

Think about the first night you spent at your current property. Dark, unfamiliar, perhaps ...

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Practical advice for property investing in 2016

It isn’t always easy to release equity when selling property. Leverage combined with lack ...

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Will consumerism kill the goose? | The global debt crisis

So much stimulus, and yet no growth and negligible inflation. Lowering interest rates to e...

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What makes a successful investor

Whether you are setting out to buy just one property, or you want to own a bigger portfoli...

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