January 27, 2018
How to fund home renovations

From drop-sheets to draw-downs: How to fund home renovations

From a couple of tins of paint to bulldozing the back half of a house: any renovation, regardless of the size, costs money. Our home finance expert Lisa Barton offers her top tips for those who are looking at how to fund home renovations or jazz up their investment property. […]
May 1, 2018

What’s happening in the Auckland property market?

For a number of years, the Auckland property market has been unpredictable and very tricky for first-home buyers to navigate. However, there is a change in the air. So far in 2018, the property market has been favourable towards buyers - thanks to a number of different reasons. Here's everything you need to know.
May 21, 2018

What are the advantages of working with a mortgage adviser?

When you're looking to invest in property, it makes sense to have the right professionals on your side. At Money Empire, our team of mortgage advisors have the skills and experience to help you make good financial decisions and set a course for a positive property investment experience.
May 30, 2018

Things to think about before getting a mortgage

A mortgage can be a stressful time and considering the size of the investment, this is a completely normal reaction. With this in mind, what should you think about before jumping in?
June 26, 2018

What does Budget 2018 mean for my property portfolio?

Budget 2018 was recently announced by Finance Minister Grant Robertson and the Labour Government. What was included of interest to property investors?
July 26, 2018

What is cross-collateralisation?

Cross-collateralised loans are becoming more and more common. What are they and why are they a problem for managing your investment portfolio well?
August 9, 2018

What do tightening lending restrictions mean for borrowers?

With increased regulations and new banking codes of conduct, it's becoming harder and harder to be approved for mortgage finance. How can you increase your chances?
August 21, 2018

What does KiwiBuild offer first-home buyers?

KiwiBuild is a Government initiative designed to get more Kiwis in their first homes. What are the benefits and how does it all work?
October 9, 2018

2 common questions about investment property finance in New Zealand

People looking to invest in property always have many questions. Here are two that are extremely common, along with their answers.
October 9, 2018

Why is it important to consider your mortgage structure?

Thinking about your mortgage structure is important for making sure it aligns with your financial goals. What kinds of mortgages are there?
October 15, 2018

How to choose the right moment to restructure a mortgage?

Sometimes restructuring a mortgage can provide you with a loan better suited to your needs. How do you know when best to consider doing so?
December 3, 2018

Should you increase your mortgage when buying a second home?

When looking at buying a second home, should you consider increasing your current mortgage and leveraging your equity to do so?