Insights & News

State of the Market

Local mortgage adviser, Nathan Miglani, looks at the facts of the matter when it comes to buying and selling property in Christchurch and Canterbury after COVID-19 When Level 3 arrived…

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Maintaining Your Financial Health

When times get tough, it becomes clear just how healthy (or not!) our financial situation really is. Here’s what you can do to get your finances back into shape…

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The Christchurch Property Market: What’s in Store for the Next 6 Months

How will the Christchurch property market respond to COVID-19 and what’s likely to happen over the coming months? There’s no doubt about it, these are unprecedented times and trying to…

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Turn-key home or build your own?

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 disadvantages to each approach…

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Why use a professional mortgage advisor?

When you want to apply for a mortgage – whether it’s for your first home, next home or investment property – it may be tempting to ‘go with what you…

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Kiwisaver, First Home Grant and First Home Loan

Most New Zealand first-home buyers use KiwiSaver to buy their first home. And, no wonder – it’s a great way to kick-start your home-ownership goals. The First Home Grant and…

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Is it better to rent or buy a home?

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 benefits…

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Soliciter, valuer, building inspector - other home-buying costs to count on

So, you’ve saved a 20% deposit for buying your first home or next home (or you’ve saved a 5% deposit and you’re now ready to apply for a First Home…

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Should you buy an existing property or build a brand-new home? Part 1: Pros and cons of buying an existing property

It’s a well-known dilemma for house-hunters. Should you invest your hard-earned money into an existing home or should you build something brand-new? Let’s weigh up the options. Pros and cons…

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Should you buy an existing property or build a brand-new home? Part 2: Pros and cons of building a new property

Are you trying to decide whether to buy an existing home or build a brand-new property? We’re weighing up the options for you. Pros and cons of building a new…

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