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Waikato’s growing town of Pokeno

The small town of Pokeno, on the outskirts of Auckland, has quickly become a hotspot for housing, investment, and business. It may be considered a rural town, but boy is it growing! The township is located...

Construction to start on new Countdown Supermarket in Pokeno

Pōkeno has come of age. Waikato District Council has received an application by Woolworths NZ Limited for resource consent to construct and operate a Countdown supermarket at 58 Great South Road. The site is in the...

Summit Homes is now a major sponsor of the Chiefs

Summit Homes is pleased to announce that we will be partnering with the Chiefs Rugby Club as a major sponsor through till 2022. Our support will be evident on the field, with the Summit Homes brand...

Let’s talk about credit

If you’re looking to buy a new house, chances are you’re going to need to borrow money from someone. Houses, credit, borrowing, lending — it can all be very overwhelming. Luckily, we’re here to help you through all the hassle. This week, it’s time to talk about credit. Credit report, credit history, credit score – […]

How to make your home buying experience easier

The thought of buying a new home can be exciting, overwhelming and daunting all at the same time. Not to worry, we’re here to fill you in on how you can make your home buying experience that much easier. So grab a pen and a paper and take note!   1. Get pre-approved A pre-approval […]

8 helpful tips for first home buyers

On the hunt for your very first home? We know, it can be a stressful and daunting experience. After all, buying a home is one of the biggest purchases you’ll make in your life. So to help make your home buying journey a little less scary, here are 8 tips to help navigate the process […]

Is it time for you to move out of Auckland City?

From first home buyers to investors, Auckland is in hot demand by almost everyone. Young kiwis and families are seeking access to local schools and job opportunities, while investors have been chasing the strong growth value Auckland property holds. It’s this increasing demand that has been pushing house prices within Auckland to an all time […]

Top 3 advantages of buying your home in New Zealand

Owning a home is a dream for many New Zealanders. While some regions throughout the country are more affordable than others, it’s no secret that buying a home here means you’ll have to dig deep into your pockets. The costs that come with buying your first home can be overwhelming, but for most, the pros […]

How to pay off your mortgage faster

Congrats, you’ve bought a home! Being a home owner is a dream of many New Zealanders. Taking out a home loan is the first step to achieving that dream. The only thing is, until you pay back what you borrowed, your home ownership remains in partnership with your lender. It’s no secret that we all […]

What you should know before beginning a mortgage

Buying a house is a major milestone in your life. It’s a chance for you to have a home to call your own, and buy something that is a huge investment – one you’ll be able to benefit from in the years to come. We all know, house prices in Auckland have become staggeringly expensive […]

The part property valuers play when buying your new home

If you’re house hunting and have finally found a home you’ve fallen in love with – you’ll probably be wondering, how much is this property actually worth? Property valuers can answer that question for you. Here are few ways property valuers help in your home buying process: Know what the market value of the house […]

Banks or Brokers?

If you’re looking to buy a new house, one of the first things you’ll probably be thinking about is finding the best mortgage deal you can get. The question is, should you go directly to the bank, or approach a broker? Let us give you a little insight on each option to help you answer […]

5 things you should never say to a real estate agent

When you’re going through the home buying process, you’ve got to be strategic. It’s important that you do your own research, rather than just blindly following what your real estate agent or mortgage broker suggest. Bear in mind, that at the end of the day, real estate agents want to make a sale. So sharing […]

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