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.
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 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 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.
June 3, 2019

Cross-collateralisation: What is it and why should investors avoid it?

There’s a lot you need to know about finance. To get you started, we’ve covered everything you need to know about the dangers of cross-collateralisation - and how you can avoid them.
June 11, 2019
due diligence checklist with money empire

Your complete pre-purchase due diligence checklist

Are you about to buy a property? Due diligence is one of the most important parts of the entire process. Use our checklist to ensure you do it right.
June 18, 2019

How much deposit do I need to buy my first home?

Getting your first home deposit together is tough, but not impossible. This short guide has everything you need to know.
June 24, 2019

NZ’s three best property investment locations outside AKL

Are you looking to invest in property but you’re unsure about the Auckland market? Check out our list of the three best investment locations outside AKL.
July 5, 2019

Do you really need landlord insurance?

Landlord insurance is an essential product for all property investors. We’ve taken a look at what it covers and why you need it.
July 19, 2019

Talking financial advice and professional rugby with Isa Nacewa

Isa Nacewa had an incredible rugby career spanning 15 years. He’s now settled in as a financial advisor at Money Empire - we talked to him about his journey.
July 26, 2019

Want to buy your first home in less than two years? These 5 tips will help

Buying your first home is a challenge and there’s no easy way to do it. But if you’re focused and work smart you can make it happen—fast.
August 12, 2019

Three NZ cities with the highest yielding property

Are you keen to buy your first investment property? Or perhaps diversify outside of Auckland? Consider these three cities, where rental yields are unusually high.