What is happening in the housing market right now? Is it on its way up? Is it still on a downward trajectory or is it staying the same? And what on earth does this mean for me? In this article we are going to be talking about what's happening right now in the housing market and what Jeff is seeing from his perspective. We’ll also be talking about what opportunities you can be looking forward to, and what you can be doing right now to prepare to make the most of those opportunities.
If you're wanting to secure a mortgage while you’re self-employed then listen up as this blog is for you! If you are self-employed and have a self-employed income; you may be wondering; how can I make the bank see that I actually have enough income to pay my bills so I that can afford a mortgage?
Many of us feel like there’s a lot more money going out of our accounts over the past two years than money going into it. That may leave you pondering whether you should open a high-interest savings account to get a good return on investment OR pay down your debts such as your mortgage, car loans etc. So that you don’t have to fret as much when interest rates rise. In this article, we’re going to demystify this decision for you, helping you decide what is the best decision for your financial situation.
If you’re looking to ditch your old bank, get lower mortgage repayments and possibly save hundreds of thousands of dollars in home loan interest but are wondering how to do it, then keep on reading. In this article, we’ll give you the 7 steps on how to refinance your mortgage so you can save the most time, stress and money when it comes to refinancing your mortgage.
Steep price increases are affecting many New Zealanders food budgets at the moment. Basic food items such as vegetable, milk and bread have risen as much as 22%. So how can I save big at the supermarket? This article will show you five different ways you can save around $50 to $200 each week on your grocery budget today and outsmart the supermarket marketing.
Securing a mortgage is usually the most significant financial commitment you’ll ever make, and it sticks with us for 30 odd years! From early adulthood when we're just starting to build our careers, to the midlife years when we might be considering a bigger family home, and finally to retirement when our housing needs change once again. In this article, we’ll talk you through how to structure your mortgage during the different stages of your life and the pros and cons of each of these structures.
Did you know that 90% of our clients who come to us, come to us with a mortgage structure that is completely wrong for them? They're always paying too much interest and the structure of their mortgage is not based on their financial goals, or any particular strategy. It’s not their fault either, it’s probably what someone at the bank told them to do, or maybe it was a well-meaning friend or family member. But the bottom line is that you need a strategy for your mortgage, and this advice is the same when it comes to refixing it.
Some people are great at budgeting, it’s second nature to them, the minute they get paid, they put aside money for their expenses, savings, entertainment etc. And ensure they have a bit of wiggle room to make it to their next pay day. Others spend their pay check like it’s feast or famine. They tend to blow most of it within the first week and then live like a pauper until their next pay day rolls around again.
We’re hearing a few stories in the media lately about families being forced to sell or move out of their homes due to defaulting on mortgage repayments. If you're finding it difficult to make your mortgage repayments and are wanting a little wiggle room, this article will teach you 5 ways to ease the pressure of mortgage repayments and put more of your disposable income back into your budget WITHOUT chasing lower interest rates.
Many kiwis are currently in the process of refinancing their home loans. With interest rates still on the rise, you may be wondering if your current home loan is still right for you. Learn about the different types of home loans you can apply for whether you’re looking for more flexibility, more certainty or a mixture of both.