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December round up

As 2010 limps to a close I’m sure many of you will join with me in letting out a collective ‘thank god for that!’ We’ve had some highlights this year but overall I have to admit it has been a tough one for anyone involved in the property business. … Read more

$18,000 house deposit – thanks Kiwisaver!

I’ll cut straight to it — if you’re not in Kiwisaver yet (or an equivalent scheme), somethings wrong with you. Although thousands of people have signed up there is still a group of people who seem paranoid about getting into it. In terms of … Read more

To rent or buy?

he Kiwi dream has always included owning your own place, your Turangawaewae, the good old 1/4 acre paradise. But if you take a bare ‘money in vs money out’ approach, renting almost always comes out the better option. Surely its not all about cost … Read more

Median property prices too high for first time buyers?

In this post Cam discusses why median property prices are irrelevant! As a 7th former I struggled to get a final year exam mark of 54% in the subject maths with calculus. At the same time a mate of mine was also struggling with the subject — to … Read more