News & opinion


Craig's tip of the month

Posted 5 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 11 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 12 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 18 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 2 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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Renting out your house for the summer? What you need to know!

Posted 2 months ago by Craig Pope

Online sites like Bookabach and Airbnb are making it easy for homeowners to market properties online for short-term rentals. They are all for making your home work for you, but there is more to it than just listing it on the internet and then collecting the money!

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Spend capital gain wisely

Posted 2 months ago by Craig Pope

With the latest QV House Price Index showing nationwide residential property values for November increased 6.4% over the past year, and the Kapiti Coast up 16% year on year, it’s easy to start thinking of how to start spending the gains you’ve made.

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Home lending restrictions eased, little change expected

Posted 3 months ago by Craig Pope

The news that loan to value ratios (LVRs) will be relaxed from 1 January 2018 wasn’t the big bang that most people had been expecting (or hoping for).

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New Zealand's #7 Mortgage Adviser 2017!

Posted 3 months ago by Admin

NZ Adviser have done some rigorous research on the top Mortgage Brokers in New Zealand, and Craig has been ranked the number 7 mortgage broker nationwide! 

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Lending restrictions set to ease early 2018

Posted 3 months ago by Admin

The Reserve Bank has today announced a 'modest' easing of Loan to Value Ratio (LVR) restrictions from early 2018.

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