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Do apartments work for First Home Buyers?

Aug

7

2018

5 tips from an Auckland Apartment Expert Scott Dunn of City Sales provides his 5 tips for first home buyers considering apartments as their first home. I cringe a bit when Baby Boomers think they can solve issues for First Home Buyers by directing them to apartments. As if they hadn’t thought of this...

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Budgeting for a better future, Part 1 with Olav Nielsen from PocketSmith

Jul

23

2018

Control where your money is going by setting a budget Here’s a question for you: do you know where your finances are at right now? What about where you’ll be in 6 months, or a year? Would your answer be a guess, or do you have a clear method for predicting this? Most people don’t, but knowing exactly...

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Top 5 first home buyer tips

Jul

10

2018

Top 5 first home buyer tips

Dustin Lindale

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Sam Ludbrook from Squirrel shares his top 5 first home buyer tips Starting a new role at a new company is always an exciting time. For me, leading up to my start date here at Squirrel, it also gave me an opportunity to sit back and reflect just a little. One thing I have been thinking a lot about lately...

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Practical Advice For Buying Your First Home: Know Your Numbers

Jul

2

2018

Practical Advice For Buying Your First Home: Know Your Numbers

Dustin Lindale

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What To Keep In Mind When Buying Your First Home This post is brought to you by Amanda Morrall, Simplicity’s Head Of Communications and Education. Deciding to buy a house is a huge decision. Buying your first home will likely be the single most expensive asset you own. You want to get it right....

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10 Tips For Buying Off The Plans

Jun

12

2018

10 Tips For Buying Off The Plans

Dustin Lindale

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Why buy a home off the plans? Buying off the plans means not only do you get a brand new property, built to the latest building code, you also take advantage of pre-construction prices. You also get the opportunity to buy into an exciting new development such as Tamora Lane in Avondale. However,...

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Pros & Cons Of Co-Ownership Housing

May

14

2018

Pros & Cons Of Co-Ownership Housing

Dustin Lindale

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What Are The Positive & Negatives Of Co-Ownership Housing?   We’ve had a lot of interest in Co-Ownership Housing since we first launched it last year with 3, 4-bedroom homes in Kirkbride Rd, Mangere Bridge.  However as Co-Ownership is not widely known as a form of home ownership in...

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Co-Ownership Update: 4-Bedroom Homes At Kirkbride Rd

May

12

2018

Co-Ownership Update: 4-Bedroom Homes At Kirkbride Rd

Dustin Lindale

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Co-Ownership Housing Update:  Kirkbride Rd, Mangere Bridge Last year we launched Co-Ownership Housing with 3 x 4-bedroom homes at Kirkbride Rd, Mangere Bridge.  All 3 of these homes were successfully purchased as Co-Ownership homes by first home buyers.  The homes are nearing completion with settlements...

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Why Work With A Local Agent To Help You Buy Your First Home?

May

7

2018

Why Work With A Local Agent To Help You Buy Your First Home?

Dustin Lindale

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Four Reasons First Home Buyers Should Consider Using A Local Agent To Buy Their First Home So you’ve got your pre-approval sorted and you’re keen to get house hunting!  This can be the really exciting part of the home buying process, however it can also be a daunting and frustrating task for new...

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What Is Debt Servicing And How Does It Affect Your Approval Chances?

Apr

24

2018

What Is Debt Servicing And How Does It Affect Your Approval Chances?

Dustin Lindale

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Do You Pass The Debt Servicing Test? Borrowing at the moment isn’t easy and a lot of this comes down to bank credit policy in this market and their appetite to lend. Credit policy varies across banks, however in most respects they remain very similar.  Here Peter Norris from Squirrel helps to explain...

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Breaking Down The Sale And Purchase Agreement

Apr

23

2018

Breaking Down The Sale And Purchase Agreement

Dustin Lindale

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Explanation Of The Key Sale And Purchase Agreement Clauses The Sale And Purchase Agreement can be a daunting document for first home buyers.  As a legal document it is important that you make sure that you are fully informed about your legal obligations. It is also the opportunity to ensure that you...

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