About Anna Johnston
Purchasing a home, renovating your existing property, building or buying an investment property can be a daunting process.
I have been in the banking industry for over 10 years & helped many clients into their first, second and even fifth homes.
I have extensive knowledge in the build process having built my own house in 2019 and managing many build applications for my clients.
Property market update: Spring surge in sales despite lockdowns
Spring traditionally sees an uplift in the market as would-be sellers and buyers capitalise on the feel-good factor of warmer weather and longer days. The latest data from REINZ shows an increase in house sales and prices over recent months. All this as the country grapples with continued lockdowns and Covid restrictions. Here’s our analysis of the latest trends in the property market.
Labour & National unite over three-storey homes without consent
It may come as a surprise and even a shock, but Labour and National have agreed sweeping changes to housing density rules in a rare show of unity. Landowners in our biggest cities will be allowed to build up to three storeys without requiring resource consent.
Mortgage stress? Four ways to pay off your mortgage faster
Extended lockdowns and rising interest rates have resulted in mortgage stress for many Kiwis. Unlike last year’s lockdown, the government hasn’t introduced a mortgage deferral scheme this time around. If you are struggling to pay your mortgage, then talk to your Loan Market adviser. They can provide the expert help and advice you need.