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Residential property market survey

Although bank reports are often as dry as a brick in the Sahara the latest residential property market survey done by the BNZ has some interesting information if you care to take a look. Truly. It's on their website. I noted a couple of … Read more

Buying a home ain’t easy!

So you decide to go house hunting and wouldn't you know it, the first house you see is exactly what you want and at the right price. It's a great deal and it's staring you in the face. But you find yourself hesitating, unsure if you should make an … Read more

Is now a good time to buy a house, part 2

Recent newspaper reports back up what we’ve been hearing anecdotally — that in some parts of the city the demand for rental housing is so high that landlords are able to extract premium rents. In fact I met with a young family last week who were … Read more

Is now a good time to buy a house? part 1

During the last 6 years of mortgage broking this is one question we always get asked. Funny thing is that the reply is as varied as the people who ask it and its often a case of ‘well, it depends’. This post won’t give you a definitive answer but … Read more