January 22, 2021
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Best Places for Property Investment in New Zealand 2021

Borrowing money is cheap and the property market in New Zealand is hot. But, where are the best places for property investment? Read on.
December 30, 2020

What is a mortgage cashback?

A mortgage cashback is an incentive for homebuyers in New Zealand to use a lender's mortgage product. But what even is a mortgage cashback?
December 28, 2020
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2021 Financial Tips | Money Empire

Mortgages, insurance, and financial planning can be hard to get your head around. Check out these top tips from Money Empire to make it easier.
November 26, 2020

OCR predicted to drop below 0% | Money Empire

Major banks are predicting that the Official Cash Rate will drop below 0% in early 2021. What does this mean for your home loan rate?
November 25, 2020
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Black Friday Sales: why do we want to buy, buy, buy?

Our team at the Beyond the Field podcast have just chatted about Black Friday Sales, why they are the way they are, and how to avoid it. We thought we'd back it up and give our 2cents worth on a post. 
November 13, 2020
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Is now a good time to buy property in New Zealand?

We’ve had countless clients ask us whether now is a good time to buy property in New Zealand. Here’s our answer.
October 30, 2020

Meet Neve: Client Service Coordinator, Surfer, First Home Buyer

We had a chat with Neve, our Client Service Coordinator, to talk surfing, first home buying and her role here at Money Empire.
October 15, 2020
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A Quick and Easy Guide to Personal Insurance

Personal insurance is tricky to get right and the consequences of buying the wrong cover can be dire. Check out our guide to make sure you’ve got what you need.
October 1, 2020
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NZ Property Market Running Red Hot Against All Odds

The NZ property market is going strong despite COVID-19 and the recent lockdowns. We take a closer look at the numbers and predict what’s next for the market.

December 30, 2020

What is a mortgage cashback?

A mortgage cashback is an incentive for homebuyers in New Zealand to use a lender's mortgage product. But what even is a mortgage cashback?
October 1, 2020
new zealand property market 2020

NZ Property Market Running Red Hot Against All Odds

The NZ property market is going strong despite COVID-19 and the recent lockdowns. We take a closer look at the numbers and predict what’s next for the market.
September 25, 2020
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Could Mortgage Interest Rates Go Even Lower? The experts say yes.

With constant rumours about interest rate drops, is there any substance behind the talk? We take a look at what the experts have to say.
September 14, 2020
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Returning to New Zealand: a Mortgage Guide

Coming back to New Zealand and trying to get into the property market? Here’s everything you need to know to finance a purchase.
September 11, 2020
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Four Different Types of Property Titles (and How They Restrict You)

Need fee simple made simple? Check out this guide to the basics of what you need to know about property titles in New Zealand.
July 30, 2020
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Popularity of non-bank lenders booms during COVID-19

The popularity of non-bank lenders has boomed during COVID-19. We look at the reasons why and discuss whether a non-bank lender could be a good option for you.
July 17, 2020
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The First Home Buyer’s Guide to Off-the-Plan Homes

Buying off-the-plan? Make a plan first with this breakdown of the most important things to know before buying a home that isn’t built yet.
June 18, 2020
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How does overseas income affect your borrowing ability in NZ?

The New Zealand property market has been (and hopefully will always be) a brilliant place to invest your money. But when you’re overseas, securing finance from a lender can be a little challenging - even if you’re a New Zealand citizen.
April 3, 2020

Step-by-step guide to becoming a property investor in New Zealand

Buying your first investment property and becoming a property investor is a huge challenge. Find out how you can make it happen here.
February 5, 2020

What does the average Kiwi property investor look like?

The average property investor in New Zealand is just an everyday person. Find out how these average Kiwis are growing their portfolios.
January 16, 2020

How to check and improve your credit score

If you’ve got a bad credit score, you may struggle to secure a loan or apply for more credit. Here’s what you can do about that.
December 20, 2019

Meet Blair and Pamela: Living his dream retirement thanks to smart investment

Property investment is a great way to improve your financial future. Meet Blair and Pamela, an Auckland property investor who is on track for their dream retirement