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How to add value with a great outdoor living space

Posted 56 days ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

As New Zealanders, we love our outdoor living – a nice space to entertain on or to simply relax with family and friends. Here are some tips for adding value to your own outdoor area.

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KiwiSaver hardship withdrawals “last resort”

Posted 56 days ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

In times of economic uncertainty like the one we’re experiencing now, it’s important to get all the financial help you need to get through it. However, being aware of the potential long-term impact on your finances is also crucial.

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Exciting developments for Pope & Co Mortgages

Posted 2 months ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

After months of careful planning Pope & Co Mortgages are excited to announce we have become part of the Loan Market team based out of Lower Hutt, we will be re-branding as Loan Market Pope & Co over the coming weeks.

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Property market: Where to from here?

Posted 3 months ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

What’s next for the property market? It’s the question that industry experts are pondering right now, as the last pre-lockdown data becomes available.

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Calculating Interest Only Payments

Posted 3 months ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

How do I calculate interest only payments? Watch this video with Craig Pope to find out how.

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The rapidly evolving coronavirus COVID-19

Posted 4 months ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages and image thanks to Cottonbro @ Pexels.com

The coronavirus outbreak, now known as COVID-19, has triggered an unprecedented flow of conflicting information – and that’s why it’s so important to stay informed through reliable sources.

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OCR Cut & Coronavirus — What does this mean for borrowers?

Posted 4 months ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

Almost every day the current situation is getting more and more unusual as the country is in a near 'lock down' mode. On Monday the OCR was cut by the Reserve Bank by .75% and almost immediately all the major banks dropped their floating rates accordingly. It remains to be seen if the fixed rates will also drop. 

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Reserve Bank cuts OCR to 0.25 percent

Posted 4 months ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

In an emergency announcement this morning the Reserve Bank has cut the official cash rate to 0.25% in response to the COVID-19 situation. This is bigger than the expected 50 basis point cut predicted by ASB ecnonomists.

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Are you really pre-approved to buy that house?

Posted 5 months ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

Whether it’s your first home, investment property or you are upgrading, before you head out house hunting you need to know exactly how much you can afford.

You also need to fully understand what your mortgage pre-approval means.

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January-February 2020 Market Update

Posted 5 months ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

Catch up on what's happening in the mortgage and lending world with Craig's latest market update for January and February.

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