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13 January 2022

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 ...

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17 December 2021

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%...

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06 December 2021

Guest post: Residential home loans: fix or float?

In this article, John Bolton, CEO of Squirrel Mortgages looks at how to pick the right fixed home loan rate term in a rising inter...

14 April 2020

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.

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05 March 2020

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.

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14 January 2020

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...

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26 September 2019

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.

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