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Kapiti

Kapiti in prime position

Posted 3 years ago by Admin

New Zealand’s house prices are punching above their weight on the world stage. Growth in Kapiti topped the rest of the country with prices increasing 22.7 percent between January 2016 and January 2017, but we are still seen as a more affordable place to buy. What does this really mean for Kapiti?

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Turn first-home dreams into reality

Posted 3 years ago by Admin

First-time hopefuls can turn their dreams into reality if they make the most of the help available. Don't be afraid to take the first step – if you have KiwiSaver, a house to call home may not be as far away as you thought.

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Protect yourself from mortgage anxiety

Posted 3 years ago by Admin

Struggling to cover your power and phone bills? Making interest-only payments on your loan? Mortgage stress is a real issue facing home buyers and owners, with interest rates and house prices rising. We recommend you ask yourselves these three important questions...

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Remove retirement risks

Posted 3 years ago by Admin

Overwhelmed at the thought of planning for your twilight years? Recent media reports have put the spotlight on 'paper-millionaires' who own homes worth a substantial amount of money, but are cash-poor as they head towards retirement. There’s no denying that planning for your retirement includes putting aside a sizeable chunk of savings.

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Squeeze on mortgage sweeteners

Posted 3 years ago by Admin

Gone are the days of banks giving away large cash incentives to attract and keep customers. What does this mean if you are looking to buy a home, have a mortgage renewal coming up, or need to re-structure?

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Avoid mortgage roadblocks

Posted 3 years ago by Admin

Spending a lot of time getting nowhere with your bank? Applying for or renewing a mortgage can throw up some unexpected issues.

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Introducing Carolyn, our new Client Adviser

Posted 3 years ago by Admin

A big welcome to our new Client Adviser Carolyn Rigarlsford, who has joined us this week and will be helping with rate re-fixes and client reviews

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Future-proofing Kapiti’s housing market

Posted 3 years ago by Admin

It's fantastic to be part of a region that's thriving and growing, but this can mean first home-buyers can find it harder to get into the market if they haven't done their homework first.

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Investing equity for the future

Posted 3 years ago by Admin

Higher house prices mean increased equity, and it can be all too tempting to think about how you can spend it. Find out how you can get mortgage free quicker instead.

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CP January Case Study

Posted 3 years ago by Admin

Recently we helped a couple purchase an amazing dream home. They had been turned down by their bank who told them “no bank would lend on the property they were buying”.

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