2019


Joint first home owners eligible for grants

Joint first home owners eligible for grants

Scott Bentley   17/10/2019 10:10am

It’s good news if you want to buy your first home with a friend or family member. From 1 October, you and your prospective co-owner can apply for a HomeStart grant of up to $10,000.

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Why invest in property now

Why invest in property now

Scott Bentley   10/10/2019 1:13pm

The beginning of August saw the Reserve Bank of New Zealand drop the Official Cash Rate (OCR) to 1 percent. On 25 September, it held at that rate but the commentators are saying another cut could be in the offing. If you rely on bank term deposits for your income, this is not good news.

invest, investment property, rental

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Think ahead when preparing to sell – First impressions count!

Think ahead when preparing to sell – First impressions count!

Scott Bentley   20/09/2019 11:11am

Preparing to sell your home can involve more than simply choosing your agent and tidying up. Taking time to step into prospective buyers' shoes and looking at your property from their perspective, well in advance can pay off. You might be thinking about some renovations. Focusing on what's important when there's limited money and time, is essential.

First impressions, Kerb appeal, Think ahead

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