Helping you succeed in life's financial journey
A beginner’s guide to home-buying methods
Auction, tender, negotiation, deadline sale... what do they all mean? Whether you are looking to settle into your own first home or would like to join the property investment market, here's a simple outline – so you know what to expect when the time comes along.Read more
Should I buy a rental property?
As New Zealanders, we enjoy the buzz of listing, buying and selling. And it's not at all surprising – the property market has been delivering excellent long-term returns. But is investing in a rental property still a smart move? Here are some pros and cons to keep in mind.Read more
Mortgage rescue: Non-bank lenders offer more options to everyday borrowers
In this world of big banks (and their power) it’s easy to feel mortgage pressure and that you’re backed into a corner at the first sign of a bump in the road. You're not alone, and thankfully there are options that you might not have thought of here...Read more
How to budget for the added costs of home ownership
When looking at buying a house you need to know if you can really afford it. Remember the costs don’t stop at the purchase price, so write these down!Read more
Which professionals do you need in your corner when buying a home?
Buying your first home can be confusing. Banks, lawyers, real estate agents... they all seem to want a piece of you. If you're not sure who to trust, we're here to help you build the 'dream team'.Read more