About Geoff Peterson
I have access to home loans from a wide panel of major banks and secure lenders, and I truly understand home finance in a real estate context. Getting your home loan sorted out early can ensure you are in the best position to negotiate for your home on your own terms. And while the home loan application process can seem daunting, it is often simpler than most people think.
First Home Buyers
Buying your first home is an exciting experience, but there is a lot to think about. I make the home loan application process as smooth and easy as possible, so you can concentrate on finding the right home. As part of my service, I will help you to understand the types of home loans available to you and will assist you in choosing the right one for your situation. If you are eligible for the First Home Owners Grant or any state government first home buyer assistance, I will help you fill in the paperwork.
Home Loan Pre–approval
Home loan pre–approval is a great way to ensure you know how much you can afford to pay for a property before you even start looking. A written pre–approval can also give you an advantage when negotiating on a property with a vendor, as opposed to someone who has no pre–approval or finance in place. Home loan pre–approval is generally valid for about three months, and you will still need a satisfactory valuation on the property you intend to purchase before your pre–approval can progress to a full loan approval.
Property Investment Loans
Property investment can be a smart wealth creation strategy, if you get it right. And that doesn’t just mean finding the right property – you need the right investment finance as well. Your investment loan package should be tailored to your investment strategy and goals.
"Whether you are an experienced property investor with a big portfolio, or just starting out with your first property, I can help you get the right investment loan for your circumstances."
Debt consolidation can be a handy solution when you are struggling with repayments on several debts, such as your home loan, credit cards and personal loans. Debt consolidation works by combining all those debts into your home loan, which is generally the debt with the lowest interest rate. Because the interest rate is lower, and the loan term is usually longer, your monthly repayments will drop, giving you a bit of breathing space.
Business Loans Commercial Loans
Good business finance is invaluable when purchasing and growing your business. Business and commercial loan options vary depending on whether you are a start–up or existing business. Whether you are buying commercial property, undertaking property development, expanding your business or need some cash–flow funding, assistance from an expert commercial finance broker will be invaluable.
They are local residents, new immigrants and overseas investors, and with my service being mobile I can meet you at a convenient location across Auckland, and over the telephone and by email as well.
Buying property off-plan. What you need to know
In today’s red-hot property market, buying an apartment or townhouse off-plan can seem very attractive. After all, you get a brand new property at a set price. What could go wrong? The short answer is plenty. Buying off-plan could be the perfect solution. And it can just as easily be a nightmare. Here’s what you need to know about buying property off-plan.
Super-hot housing market records highs across the board
Once again, the property market hit record highs in October thanks in part to cheap mortgage lending. According to the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ), nationwide median house prices increased by almost 20% on October 2019, and by 5.2% on September’s performance.
Ways to pay off your mortgage faster without ditching your barista coffee
The mortgage is your biggest expense. And while we like the idea of paying the loan off faster, we're not always so keen on sacrificing our lifestyles. However, mortgage rates are at an all-time low, and many commentators are predicting they will drop even lower. There’s never been a better time to get ahead of your mortgages payments. Here are some ways to reduce your mortgage without having to give up your barista coffee altogether. Get in touch with your mortgage adviser for more personalised advice on the best options for you.