May 15, 2020
reserve bank changing LVR rules

Why the Reserve Bank scrapping LVR rules won’t change anything for borrowers

The Reserve Bank has just scrapped LVR rules but it won’t make much difference for most home buyers. Find out why and what that means for you.
August 6, 2020
buy home new zealand

Want to buy your dream home? Here’s everything you’ll need to do first

The market is extremely competitive right now and if you want to buy your dream home, you’ll need to be quick. Here’s everything you need to know to make sure you don’t miss out.
August 25, 2020
property purchase uncertain times

Buying Property – Should I Buy Now or Wait for More Certainty. | Ep. 117

To buy or not to buy? We get asked for our opinion on this on the daily. Kayne talks with Lisa Barton, Money Empire Senior Adviser on her views of the positives and negatives of buying in uncertain times.
August 26, 2020
property purchase tourism hotspot queenstown

BTF Listener Question – Should I Purchase Property in a Tourism Hotspot ? | Ep. 118

Thanks to our BTF listener for reaching out with the following question... 'Should I purchase a property in a tourism hotspot like Queenstown?'
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.
September 7, 2020
different types of property titles

The Different Types of Property Titles | Ep. 125

There are different types of land ownership in New Zealand. The type of ownership has a direct impact on what you can and cannot do with the property. Our legal expert Shane gives an overview of the different kinds of land titles and what they mean for the buyer.
September 11, 2020
four different property titles

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.
September 14, 2020
returning new zealand mortgage

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.
October 2, 2020
Can I use KiwiSaver to Buy into an Existing Property

Can I use KiwiSaver to Buy into an Existing Property? | Ep. 145

Isa chats to Kayne & Goran on a scenario where a first home buyer wants to buy into an existing property with the current owner and use Kiwisaver as the deposit.
November 2, 2020
don't panic buy your home

Desperate to buy? Things to keep in mind in a hot market? | Ep. 160

Due diligence, professional advice, good planning and understanding your numbers will all help you work towards making a strong methodical decision to avoid panic buying.
November 13, 2020
buying at auction after the auction

Buying at Auction – After the Auction | Ep. 164

Congratulations - you have successfully won at auction. The house is almost yours. The BTF team take you through the final steps to secure your new abode.
November 13, 2020
buy property 2020

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.