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single home buyer

Home ownership elusive for single buyers

Posted 4 days ago by Craig Pope

Home ownership remains elusive for single buyers, in a market that’s struggling to supply enough homes, and has tighter lending conditions and lending restrictions.  We’ve got some great advice for single people looking to buy their first-home.

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Why do I need a good credit score?

Posted 11 days ago by Craig Pope

Buying a home can be like baking a cake—to get the best results, follow the recipe! One of the main ingredients is maintaining a good credit score.

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Tips to getting approved

Posted 16 days ago by Craig Pope

If you are a little way off buying your first home, you can still work on these tips and get into KiwiSaver as soon as possible if not already.

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How confident is Kapiti's housing market?

Posted 17 days ago by Craig Pope

How confident do you feel about the housing market? How does Kapiti and Wellington compare to other parts of the country?

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New office, new look, same service

Posted 23 days ago by Craig Pope

2018 is off to an incredible start for the team at Pope & Co Mortgages. We’re settling into our brand new office, we’ve launched our new name and brand, and to top it off Craig’s been recognised as one of the Top 10 Mortgage Advisers in New Zealand.

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Craig's tip of the month

Posted 31 days ago by Craig Pope

Every month we’re bringing you expert advice from the team, to help make your mortgage journey a smooth one! This month, Craig explains why you shouldn’t be distracted by the headlines when considering a mortgage.

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Take an interest in your mortgage

Posted 37 days ago by Craig Pope

When was the last time you took a closer look at your mortgage? If you're a property investor or homeowner we’ve got some great tips to get you ahead in 2018.

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Reserve Bank keeps OCR at 1.75 percent

Posted 38 days ago by Craig Pope

The Reserve Bank has today announced there will be no change to the Official Cash Rate (OCR). The announcement came as no surprise—the OCR has remained unchanged since late 2016 when it dropped to an historically low 1.75 percent.

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What's in store for 2018?

Posted 44 days ago by Craig Pope

What’s in store for your mortgage in 2018? We’ve taken a look at the local market and here are our predictions for the year.  Find out if interest rates are set to rise or stay the same

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CP Xmas hours and the new brand announcement

Posted 3 months ago by Craig Pope

From all of us here at the office and the Craig Pope family we wish you a happy and safe Xmas and New Year. 

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