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    Contents Insurance - More cover than you might expect

    When it comes to insurance, knowing the value of your house or car may come easier to you than knowing the value of your contents. Here are some key points about contents insurance that can help you to get the right cover…

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    What landlords can do about methamphetamine

    ​As a landlord, you want your property to be in the best hands. You can vet prospective tenants by carefully checking their references and going with the people you feel are the best fit. You can conduct regular inspections to keep an eye on your property and its maintenance.

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    Be prepared for auction day

    ​For both buyers and sellers, an auction can be a stressful occasion. It can move so quickly that you don’t fully register what is happening until afterwards. For potential buyers, this can mean getting swept up in the drama and bidding more than you can afford.

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    Election Wrap Up

    In what will test the patience of many anxious voters, the results of the election are still being tallied and we don’t yet know exactly who the prime minister will be. Current PM Bill English has said that forming a new government could take weeks.

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    Market Update: September 2017

    The election has delayed a rates announcement from the Reserve Bank, with it being expected to be released at the end of the month instead.

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    Loan Market announces International Award Winners - a celebration of success

    550 delegated attended the 18th annual International Loan Market Awards 2017 at the RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast on Monday 11 September to celebrate the top achievements throughout the Loan Market Group. The international awards honour and celebrate the achievements of the members...

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    Dispelling pre-approval myths

    When you want to kick-start the home buying process, a loan pre-approval will get you on your way quicker. Not only will it make you look more appealing to vendors, it can also boost your confidence going into auctions.

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    Get prepared for the Spring selling season

    Spring is the perfect time to get your house in order. Just like with a spring clean, the warmer weather and lead up to Summer can motivate you to throw open the windows and freshen up your home. If you’re looking to sell, Spring is the perfect time.

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    Market Update: August 2017

    The latest statement from the Reserve Bank reported that the Official Cash Rate remains on hold at 1.75 percent. Governor Graeme Wheeler said that CPI inflation was down in the June 2017 quarter (at 1.7%). It is, however, expected to be variable in the near future, in part due to movements in ...

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    New Zealand’s new migration record

    Recent statistics around New Zealand’s number of migrants have shown that a new record was reached in the past year. Net migration (which means arrivals minus departures) was recorded at 72,400 from the July 2017 year, which is the highest it has ever been. In this 2017 year, there were 132,100 m...

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    House prices falling in Auckland, but not everywhere

    House prices continued to edge lower in Auckland during the slowest mid-winter month and are cooling in surrounding areas. But prices remained buoyant and activity was robust in some major cities that are still benefiting from the tailwind of Auckland’s boom through 2015 and early 2016.

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    NZ growth in property resale profit

    New date by CoreLogic has shown that due to the buoyant conditions of New Zealand’s property market in recent years, there’s been an increase in the number of homeowners who are selling their properties for profit.

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    Putting yourself in a strong position to buy

    The time between making the decision to buy a home and the turning of the key in your new front door can feel like a long stretch, but there are steps you can take right now to put yourself in a strong position when it comes to buying.