First home buyers

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First Home Buyers: Get your ducks in a row

Like most of you, I get a few emails dropping in my inbox daily. Generally it's generic questions about buying a property or Nigerian scams requesting my bank account number. But this one was different. Why? Well, I could hear the desperation in … Read more

Kiwisaver as deposit for first home

Lately, more and more clients have been approaching us hoping to use their Kiwisaver money as part or all of their deposit for a first home purchase. Which is really great to see. But often, they are confused as to what they can access. If you want … Read more

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

Make your tax cut work for you

From the 1st of October every income earner in NZ gets a pay rise thanks to a reduction in tax rates. At the same time GST is on the increase but the government reckon the overall effect is that nearly everyone will have a few more dollars in their … Read more

Spray ‘n’ Wipe, bleach and a financial spring clean

On Sunday morning I nearly poisoned myself with spray n wipe and bleach. No, life is not that bad but with the first day of spring behind us I couldn’t stand the accumulating dust or the mould on the window sills any longer. I just snapped and had to … Read more

Govt dishes out subsidy to first home buyers

On the 1st July 2010 something happened which could forever change the way Kiwi’s get into their first house. Like most people, I bet you missed it. The big news? If you’re wanting to buy your first home and you’ve been in Kiwisaver for three years … Read more