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How to buy a house (and save money on your mortgage)

Everything you need to know about buying your first home, next home or investment property. Tips and advice on buying property, saving money on your mortgage, property investing, interest rates, KiwiSaver and the NZ property and mortgage market.

Is it better to rent or buy a home?

May 15,2019
Is it better to rent or buy a home? Jul 11,2018 For many people in New Zealand, the dream of buying a home is as Kiwi as jandals, fish ‘n’ chips and the All Blacks. But what are the real benef......
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Buy an investment property with just 20% deposit

May 15,2019
Buy an investment property with just 20% deposit Apr 3,2018 Want to buy an investment property but don’t have 35% deposit? Although the banks are still restricted in their lending, some non-......
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Why use a professional mortgage adviser?

May 15,2019
Why use a professional mortgage adviser? Aug 22,2018 Everything you need to know about buying your first home, next home or investment property. Tips and advice on buying property, saving m......
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KiwiSaver and the HomeStart Grant

May 15,2019
KiwiSaver and the HomeStart Grant Aug 22,2018 95% of first-home buyers use KiwiSaver to help with their deposit. And, no wonder – it’s a great way to kick-start your home-ownership goals. Th......
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Solicitor, valuer, building inspector – other home-buying costs to count on

May 15,2019
Solicitor, valuer, building inspector – other home-buying costs to count on Aug 08,2018 So, you’ve saved your 20% deposit (or you’ve saved a 10% deposit and you’re now ready to apply for a W......
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Should you buy an existing property or a brand-new home? Part 1: Pros and cons of buying an existing property

May 15,2019
Should you buy an existing property or a brand-new home? Part 1: Pros and cons of buying an existing property Aug 01,2018 It’s a well-known dilemma for house-hunters. Should you invest your ......
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Should you buy an existing property or a brand-new home? Part 2: Pros and cons of buying a new property

May 14,2019
Should you buy an existing property or a brand-new home? Part 2: Pros and cons of buying a new property Jul 25,2018 Are you trying to decide whether to buy an existing home or build a brand-n......
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Turn-key home or build your own?

May 14,2019
Turn-key home or build your own? Jul 18,2018 If you’re planning to build a home, you’ll need to consider whether you will purchase a turn-key home or build your own. There are advantages and ......
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