May 27, 2019

Everything you need to know about accessing your KiwiSaver for your first home

You’re looking to buy your first home, but you aren’t quite sure of the specifics of drawing down on your KiwiSaver. Here are the basics of what you need to know, including some useful links for further reading.
May 23, 2019

Can refinancing help you get mortgage free quicker?

If you had a chance to pay your mortgage off quicker, would you take it? To get you thinking, we’ve looked at how refinancing might give you that chance and save you thousands of dollars.
May 13, 2019

How the Reserve Bank’s OCR cut will affect you

On May 8, New Zealand’s Reserve Bank cut the Official Cash Rate (OCR) to a record low, from 1.75 to 1.5 per cent. This could help you save thousands in interest repayments if you already have a home loan or you’re planning to buy property soon.
May 9, 2019

Property investors: Here’s the secret to the perfect mortgage

Up to 70-80 per cent of the property investors we speak to are breaking their fixed-term mortgages and changing early. The most common reason for this is poor advice and structuring.
May 6, 2019

Our advice on buying property with family and friends in NZ

Buying property with family has quickly become popular, particularly here in Auckland. In fact, Stuff recently reported that over half of first home buyers have parental help of some sort.
April 30, 2019

What is useable equity and how can you make it work for you?

If you’ve owned a property for a few years, there’s a good chance that you’ve amassed useable equity. This can be used to fund the purchase of an investment property or bach, to renovate your current home, and much more.
April 26, 2019

3 reasons why first home buyers need finance pre-approval

Are you about to start searching for your first home in Auckland? Before you do, it’s a great idea to arrange conditional finance pre-approval. Here are a few reasons to consider pre-approval.
March 19, 2019

International Happiness Day NZ – Financing your happiness

Do you know how your finances might increase your happiness, this International Happiness Day? Here are a few science-backed options to consider.
March 13, 2019

3 tips for getting into property investment in New Zealand

If you're looking at getting into property investment but don't know where to begin, here are three tips to help start you on your journey.