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Are you flushing money down the drain by putting off refinancing?

Every year thousands of Aussie families flush their hard earned dollars down the gurgler because they put off the simple act of refinancing their mortgage. If you’re overdue, rest assured that it’s much easier than you may think!

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Going guarantor on a family member’s loan? Read this first

Saying no to family is always difficult. But if a family member or friend asks you to become a loan guarantor, it always pays to think carefully before signing on the dotted line.

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Simple ways to increase your property’s resale value

Everyone dreams of investing in a home or business that will fetch them more money than they originally bought it for. Here’s how to roll-up your sleeves and get started.

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Proving genuine savings for your home loan deposit

Saving a home loan deposit can be challenging enough. Then, lenders often will put another hurdle in your way by asking for proof of ‘genuine savings’. Here’s all you need to know about clearing that obstacle.

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Shares vs Property: the pros and cons breakdown

We Kiwi’s are no strangers to a heated debate. And that extends to the shares vs property discussion. You’ve probably seen it unfold at the family BBQ before. Uncle Mick will swear black and blue that property is the only way to go, as he bought his $1 million beachside shack for just $20,000 thirty…

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How to save for a first home deposit

So you’ve decided to finally take the plunge and start saving for a deposit to buy your first home? Here’s a few handy tips to get you started. Saved for a holiday before? Or a car? What about TV or computer? The good news is that saving for a house deposit isn’t too dissimilar. It’s…

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Floating the idea of refinancing your own home?

Floating the idea of refinancing your home loan? When it comes to refinancing your home loan, it’s a case of reward vs risk. Let us step you through some of the most common questions and concerns. Refinancing your home loan is the process of either extending or replacing an existing loan with your current financial…

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Is your coffee habit adding to your mortgage

Is your coffee habit adding years to your mortgage pain?

Is your coffee habit adding years to your mortgage pain? It’s smooth, it’s delectable, and it might just be adding years to your mortgage. The culprit? Your daily cup of joe. A morning coffee has long been a ritual for many Kiwi’s – a ritual that used to take place over breakfast in the comfort…

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How much does it cost to own a pet?

We thought we’d have a little fun this week and look at how much it costs the average Aussie family to own a pet. After all, two in three households have one and very few budget for them!

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Having a Property Manager vs doing it yourself

One of the biggest milestones you’ll encounter on your climb up the property ladder is becoming a landlord. Which means that one big decision you’ll face is whether to hire the services of a managing agent, or take on the responsibility yourself.

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