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Everything you need to know about home loan structures, lending, interest rates and more to put your best foot forward with the banks regarding your lending.

There are two main options when it comes to work within New Zealand; to work as an employee, or to work as a contractor. Each path offers a unique set of benefits and challenges that you may not have considered before. If you’re thinking of making a career change, are just entering into the workforce, or are thinking of buying a house and are wondering what sort of implications your work status may have on your lending ability, then keep reading.

The finance and property world can be a daunting one when you’re first starting out – it seems like you’re never able to just dip your toes in – you instead have to dive headfirst and immerse yourself in more lingo and jargon than you thought was humanly possible. Even the words you thought you knew the meaning of are beginning to sound strange when used in a new context, bottom line, it’s all a bit overwhelming!

The Reserve Bank is looking to revamp its rules for retail bank mortgage lending and plans to bring in debt to income ratio (DTI) restrictions mid-way through 2024. But what is debt to income ratio, and how can it affect me as a first home buyer, homeowner or property investor?

Learn how you can cut 20 years off your mortgage without increasing regular repayments and as a result, pay a lot less in interest, saving you hundreds of thousands of dollars.

In this article, you’ll learn how you can achieve the lowest interest rate with your bank and how you can save on your mortgage in the current market, with two simple strategies.  Many kiwis are currently coming off low fixed term interest rates and are about to refix at a

When will interest rates go down in the current market? In this article, we’ll give you three tips on how to predict whether interest rates are going to go up or down.

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When you’ve just acquired an investment property, there are a couple of decisions you need to make. One is whether or not you’re going to go with a property manager or whether you’ll manage this yourself. For those of you who are thinking – “why don’t I just manage this property myself? It’ll save me money as opposed to working with a property manager, and it sounds relatively straightforward” approach with caution - there can be many hidden risks that you’ll uncover along the way, which may cost you thousands.

In this article, we’re going to break down our top 9 straightforward, easy to implement strategies that can boost your chances in the competitive world of property tenders.

The finance and property world can be a daunting one when you’re first starting out – it seems like you’re never able to just dip your toes in – you instead have to dive headfirst and immerse yourself in more lingo and jargon than you thought was humanly possible. Even the words you thought you knew the meaning of are beginning to sound strange when used in a new context, bottom line, it’s all a bit overwhelming!

The Reserve Bank is looking to revamp its rules for retail bank mortgage lending and plans to bring in debt to income ratio (DTI) restrictions mid-way through 2024. But what is debt to income ratio, and how can it affect me as a first home buyer, homeowner or property investor?