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6 Tips For Maximising Your Chances Of A Low Deposit Loan

Mar

12

2019

6 Tips For Maximising Your Chances Of A Low Deposit Loan

Dustin Lindale

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What does it take to get a low deposit loan? One of the top questions we get from first home buyers is “How much deposit do I need?” The answer is entirely dependent on your situation, if you have favourable circumstances, a low deposit loan could be possible. While the days of 5% home...

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Creating a meaningful budget with Olav Nielsen from Pocketsmith

Oct

8

2018

Creating a meaningful budget with Olav Nielsen from Pocketsmith

Dustin Lindale

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Some practical advice for creating a budget In the last article, we discussed sorting your transactions into categories. These categories help you understand what you are currently spending on, whether planned or not. The next step is to make deliberate choices about the areas of spending you want to...

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Tiny Homes, KiwiSaver Withdrawal & HomeStart Grants

Sep

11

2018

Tiny Homes, KiwiSaver Withdrawal & HomeStart Grants

Dustin Lindale

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Amanda Morrall, from Simplicity KiwiSaver covers the ins and outs of using your KiwiSaver for a tiny home. This is the second in a series of post’s from Simplicity, the first was ‘Practical Advice For Buying Your First House: Know Your Numbers’ With so many aspiring first-time home...

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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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The True Cost Of Buying A Property With Asbestos

Feb

27

2018

The True Cost Of Buying A Property With Asbestos

Dustin Lindale

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What You Need To Know About Asbestos When buying your first home, there are many things to consider. Getting a building inspection, testing for meth and making sure it’s warm. But have you thought about asbestos? What Is Asbestos? You can’t see it, smell it or taste it – but asbestos is deadly....

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The Misconceptions On The Housing Market

Nov

22

2017

The Misconceptions On The Housing Market

Fiona Tate

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The following article, putting some perspective on the current housing market was supplied by Nick Kearney, Director at Schnauer & Co Ltd. The country’s national newspaper, The New Zealand Herald, seems to spend a lot of its time quoting current Auckland median house prices. Politicians are on...

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Pre-purchase inspection:  Do you need one and what is good value?

Nov

14

2017

Pre-purchase inspection: Do you need one and what is good value?

Dustin Lindale

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Avoid buying a lemon with a thorough pre-purchase inspection. When you are a first time homebuyer, you are most likely making the biggest financial investment of your life so far.  You have also most likely worked very hard, and made many sacrifices to save the deposit, and then you discover the other...

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Introducing The House And Land Company

Aug

12

2017

Introducing The House And Land Company

Dustin Lindale

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THE FIRST HOME BUYER’S CLUB PARTNERS WITH THE HOUSE AND LAND COMPANY The First Home Buyer’s Club has partnered with The House and Land Company to help its members realise the dream of home ownership. Tod from The House and Land Company introduces himself, his tips about first home buying and how...

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Buying An Apartment Off The Plans – 6 Things To Look For

Aug

6

2017

Buying An Apartment Off The Plans – 6 Things To Look For

Dustin Lindale

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What Should You Be Looking For When Buying An Apartment Off The Plans? In New Zealand, particularly Auckland, the growing population and rising house prices have resulted in apartment living becoming an appealing and more realistic option for many first home buyers.  Any property purchase is a big decision...

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