Interest rate rises to continue this year
Welcome to my first fortnightly column on mortgage rate levels and prospects in New Zealand. At the start of 2022 we can see that ...
2022 will bring more mortgage rate increases
We started 2021 with the average one year fixed mortgage rate at 2.49%, the three year rate at 2.65%, and the five year rate 2.99%...
Covid-19 lockdown: what will happen with house values?
Almost three weeks into our nationwide lockdown, some are starting to wonder if their property is worth what they originally paid for it.
FOMO in Auckland’s property market is real
The Auckland housing market seems to be waking from its slumber and it seems that buyers are eager to get in on the action as quickly as possible.
Deposits: How much you need to secure a home loan
A common question for buyers is “how much deposit do I need to secure a home loan?” Depending on who you speak to, you...
The Auckland Unitary Plan gives green light on more apartments
After decades of lost opportunities, Auckland's Unitary Plan has given the green light and allowing for up to two million new dwellings in existing urban areas.