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Get an 'A' on your mortgage homework

Posted 7 days ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

 If you’re ready to apply for a mortgage you might need to dust off some of those homework skills to help get your loan application approved. Here's our handy tips on what you need to do to make the application process as seamless as possible.

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First-home buyer? Look to Levin.

Posted 10 days ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

With rising house prices and not a lot for under $400,000 in most regions, you might be inclined to ask—is it still possible to buy in the $300,000s?

The answer is yes… in Levin.

Maureen and Lee of Seddon St Property Management offer their advice on buying in Horowhenua.

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Market Update December 2018

Posted 15 days ago by Admin

Watch Craig's latest vlog update for December here...

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First-home buyer update: What will my money get me in the Hutt?

Posted 37 days ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

[Photo: "Eastbourne and Petone, Lower Hutt" by Phillip Capper – under Creative Commons license]

Last month we looked at the Kapiti Coast, and what first-home buyers could expect to get for their money! This month, we’re focusing on the Hutt Valley. So, how does it compare?

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Pope & Co. economic update exclusive from Cameron Bagrie

Posted 45 days ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

Will a relaxation in LVR restrictions fire up the property market? Is this the low for mortgage rates? Find the answers to these questions, plus a property market update, in our latest economic report exclusive from Cameron Bagrie, of Bagrie Economics.

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How to get the best from low-interest rates

Posted 52 days ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

You might be forgiven for thinking banks had been making the most of Black Friday Sales with the recent slashing of interest rates, some are the lowest they’ve been since the Second World War! But how can you make the most of them? First-home buyer, or homeowner, here’s our advice...


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Chatting with Cameron Bagrie

Posted 55 days ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

Super cool having Cameron Bagrie hanging out in our office yesterday and having a chat to some of our local business partners.


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Reserve Bank eases LVR restrictions

Posted 57 days ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

The Reserve Bank has announced it's easing the LVR restrictions, which is good news for low deposit borrowers and investors. 


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First-home buyer update: What will my money get me in Kapiti?

Posted 2 months ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

With the average house price in Kapiti increasing 7.4% from last year ($525,799 to $564,784) you may very well be asking, what exactly will my money get me in Kapiti?


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Retirement properties squeezed in Wellington market

Posted 3 months ago by Pope & Co. Mortgages

Buying your first home, and owning a freehold home on retirement, are considered to be Kiwi rites of passage—but rising house prices in a competitive market can make downsizing difficult. Some savvy planning can put you ahead of the market, find out more here...

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