Tag Archives: first home buyers

5 Property myths that could ruin your future

Myth 1 – Once I am on the property ladder I will just keep climbing This was the fortunate position that many baby boomers found themselves in. They bought their first home when they were young and gradually changed it … Continue reading

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5 essential actions house buyers need to take

Whether it has been a few years since you last bought a property or you are buying for the first time most property buyers think the process is about looking at properties until you find the right one then buying … Continue reading

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How to take control of your real estate dream

We need to talk about the biggest factor in any property transaction – money. Whether you are buying your first home, your last home or any in between or if you want to invest in property you need to understand … Continue reading

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Finding a home by being creative

So what does creativity have to do with house buying? Well, more and more home buyers looking to purchase their first Auckland home are coming up with creative ways to be able to afford to take the first step. Some … Continue reading

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10 vital questions to ask your bank or mortgage broker

This year many buyers will be renegotiating their mortgage or looking for a new one and whether you are dealing directly with banks or with a mortgage broker it is important to ask these vital questions. You owe it to yourself … Continue reading

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You don’t get on the rich list by paying for parking.

These words from Garth Barfoot of Barfoot and Thompson really resonated with me. Rich people get rich by investing; in businesses, assets and opportunities. They don’t waste money (even when they are rich) and they are prepared to make sacrifices … Continue reading

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Housing policies – hurting some or hurting everyone?

Do we want the government to encourage the building of more “affordable” houses or to provide more funds towards first home buyers’ deposits? Will either option work in Auckland? It is very unlikely and here’s why. Builders and developers are … Continue reading

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