KiwiSaver: How it works and why it’s great for first home buyers

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Home values have sky-rocketed over the past few years and it’s harder than ever for first home buyers to get a foot in the market. Government schemes such as KiwiSaver offer financial assistance but many people aren’t sure if they qualify and how much help they can get. Continue reading “KiwiSaver: How it works and why it’s great for first home buyers”

The buyer’s guide to real estate agents: do you really need one?

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By Richard Stringer, Manager, Harcourts Dunedin.

Buyers often want to go with a DIY-approach to purchasing property. After all, real estate consultants work for the seller, don’t they? And they’re not there to help anyone buy property?

This is a common misconception and, in actual fact, most consultants are just as prepared and eager to get results for a buyer as they are a seller. Continue reading “The buyer’s guide to real estate agents: do you really need one?”

Your complete guide to buying a home

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Buying a home is a big step and it can be daunting. There’s a lot to think about:

  • What are the merits over renting?
  • Have you saved enough?
  • What else do you need to do to get your finances in order?
  • Have you done enough research?
  • How do you make an offer?
  • What are the extra costs?

Continue reading “Your complete guide to buying a home”

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