First home buyers

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5 reasons why 2012 is a good time to buy a house

I have a funny feeling that this year we'll be helping more people into their first home than ever before. Yes, I think 2012 is a good time to buy a house. That's despite the doom and gloom that keeps coming out of Europe. The ongoing quakes in the … 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