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An Investor's Guide: Loan to Value Ratios

38 hours ago

If you’re looking at investing in property, knowing your loan-to-value ratio is the first all-important step. To help you make the leap into investment, we're here to help with our guide to loan to value ratios.

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Claim it! Your Guide to Which Expenses Rental Property Owners can Claim on

7 days ago

When it comes to claiming your tax returns, it’s important you understand what your legally entitled too. To ensure you’re claiming the correct returns for your investment property, we’ve created a step-by-step guide to help identify the expenses you can claim, today.

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Setting the Stage – Six effective home staging tips you can do yourself

19 days ago

When it comes to selling a home, first impressions count, so make yours a good one! To help you set the scene for prospective buyers, we’ve constructed six simple-yet-effective-steps to help you stage your own home for a successful sale.

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Invest with Success: 4 Tips For New Property Investors

29 days ago

Investing in property can transform into a profitable business that can benefit you and your family for generations to come. Here we outline four things you should know before diving into this exciting industry.

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Become an open home pro: Tips for making the most of your visits

5 months ago

You’re in the market for your first home and could be about to spend a heck of a lot of money on a house you’ve had less than 30 minutes to look at. So how can you make the most of your open home visits to get as much value out of them as possible?

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Making an offer on your first home

5 months ago

If you’re looking to buy your first home and it has an asking price, or is for sale by tender, negotiation or deadline sale, how on earth do you determine what your offer should be? 

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First home finance and government grants – where do I start?

5 months ago

If you feel your first home savings goal still seems far out of reach, don’t despair. Keep up the good work – you will get there! How about taking the time now to look into finance available from the Government for first home buyers just like you?

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Bank or mortgage broker? Where to go for your first home loan

5 months ago

Arranging your first home loan can spark many questions. Do I have to get a home loan from my current bank, or can I go to another bank? Which home loan providers offer the best interest rates for first home buyers?

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Everything first home buyers need to know about pre-approval

5 months ago

Pre-approval, conditions, LIM and builders’ reports, life insurance... there are lots of new terms that crop up as you begin the journey to first home ownership. 

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Research tips for savvy house hunting

5 months ago

Remember the last time you took a holiday? Perhaps you went somewhere exotic, or explored your own backyard? Wherever you went, you probably spent more time researching, planning, saving and packing than you actually spent on holiday!

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How to find affordable housing in a city that’s taking off

5 months ago

2018 has been a strong year for first home buyer activity in Hamilton. Across the market, the median house price was $562,000 (as at April 2018). 

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Saving for your first home deposit: Small steps make big change

6 months ago

Owning your own home is the great Kiwi dream. This year the Government took steps to protect this dream for more New Zealanders.

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Create roadside appeal

9 months ago

Roadside appeal is your first, and sometimes only, shot to make a potential buyer fall in love with your house – first impressions are everything.

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Which rooms sell a house?

10 months ago

Every agent you speak with will have their own opinion when asked which spaces sell a home. Kitchens and living rooms are always high on the list but outdoor living, master suites and bathrooms are seen as equally if not more important to many.

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Building wealth with property

11 months ago

Whether you are buying your own home or thinking about an investment property, real estate can be a great option for solid wealth creation. Invest strategically and you can reap huge rewards.

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Can you sell in winter?

13 months ago

The standard response when asked when is the best time of year to sell is “sell in spring” and while there in some truth in the fact that warmer drier weather can help drive people to open homes, the fact is that life doesn’t stop over winter.

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Q1 Market Update

14 months ago

The Hamilton residential market has kicked away quite strongly in 2018. Sales volumes for each of the first 3 months are all slightly higher than in 2017. The Median Sale Price for March was $530,000.

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Save on your Power Bills

14 months ago

Just like clockwork, when Day Light Savings comes to an end we start to feel the first chill of the coming Winter. It is a good time to start thinking about how you will be heating your home this Winter.

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Lugton’s East Now Open!

14 months ago

Our new Lugton’s East office located at the Parkwood Shopping Centre (next to the Wayward Pigeon) on the corner of Wairere Drive and Gordonton Road is now open.

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Waikato Walking Tracks

14 months ago

We're spoilt for choice in Hamilton, and the wider Waikato region with walking and hiking tracks! We've included our top picks, including Hamilton Lake & Lake Te Koutu in Cambridge.

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