October 9, 2017
How to save money on your mortgage

Six ways to save money on your mortgage

Your mortgage is usually the biggest debt you’ll ever have – but it doesn’t have to be quite as big as some of the banks would have you believe! Our refinancing and restructuring expert, Lisa Barton, takes a look at some easy ways you can save serious money on your […]
October 24, 2017

5 things you need to do before purchasing at a home auction

Buying for the first time at a home auction can be both exhilarating and terrifying, especially if it’s the first property you’ve ever purchased.  With the help of a few other professionals, our first home expert Lisa Barton put together her top five things to make sure you’ve got sorted […]
December 15, 2017
self-employed mortgage

Mission Possible: 5 steps to get a mortgage when you’re self employed

There’s an awful lot to be said for being self-employed, including the opportunity to specialise in an industry and the ability to choose your own clients. But when it comes to applying for a mortgage or other loan, your dream job might be more of a hindrance than a help. […]
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.
September 3, 2020
sell or renovate the family home

Upgrading the Family Home – Is Selling My Only option? | Ep. 124

Do you barely have room to move at home? Does it feel like the kids have taken over? Have you outgrown it and started thinking it's time to sell and move to something bigger and better with more space? We get it, things change, and families grow! The BTF crew sit down and discuss two scenarios to consider when you want to upgrade to a bigger home.