31/10/2017 - stress less during the home renovation process

stress less during the home renovation process

Kiwi’s don’t just love their homes, we also love the opportunity to improve, extend, redecorate or redesign our castles. In fact, the freedom to do up your home or investment property in the way you choose is one of the awesome benefits of property ownership. Doing a house up to fit your grand design is… Read more »

25/10/2016 - independent insurance advisers give consumers the best outcome

independent insurance advisers give consumers the best outcome

Impartial insurance advice is just as important, if not more important, than impartial mortgage advice.But when you hear the words “insurance adviser”, what goes through your mind? Expensive products, uncomfortable topics, sensitive personal information to discuss, and a hard sell from someone paid by commission? We’ve all heard the war stories but not many people… Read more »

10/06/2016 - changing lives: from tenant to first home buyer

changing lives: from tenant to first home buyer

It was such a pleasure to help this lovely young family purchase their first home. We were pretty stoked to receive the lovely story below and to hear how what we were able to do for them changed their lives. Read, in their own words, how important it is to make the right steps, talk… Read more »

20/04/2016 - are Wellington mortgages rocketing skyward like Auckland?

are Wellington mortgages rocketing skyward like Auckland?

ls Wellington the new Auckland? There has been plenty of press of late suggesting that the Wellington property market has become like Auckland’s. But while prices are on the move Wellington has a long way to go before it becomes as over-heated as its counterpart up north. Growing numbers of Aucklanders now simply can’t afford… Read more »

27/01/2016 - how much insurance cover do you need?

how much insurance cover do you need?

In New Zealand we have a culture of under-insurance. According to a recent report by the Financial Services Council, “New Zealand has the third lowest rate of insurance of 31 developed countries”. How would you cope if you could no longer earn an income? Do you have a game plan in place to be able to… Read more »

22/12/2015 - don’t get caught without a LIM report

don’t get caught without a LIM report

When you finally find your dream home it’s easy to fall in love with the house and forget to take prudent steps to check that everything is in good order. On the surface the property may look perfect: Perfect shiny new paint lacquered to a gleam; prefect interior with the latest high-spec kitchen and wondrous… Read more »

30/11/2015 - looking back and looking forward

looking back and looking forward

What a massive year. It really has been awesome. We’re stoked to be heading into some well-earned, and eagerly anticipated, downtime. What about you? Are you getting away, or saving your money to pay off your mortgage quicker? Whatever you do, make it count. It’s a cliché but it’s true, time is short. Too short,… Read more »

12/08/2015 - shout your loved ones peace of mind for less than the price of a cup of coffee

shout your loved ones peace of mind for less than the price of a cup of coffee

We were gutted to wake up to the heart wrenching news of All Black legend and family man Jerry Collins’ death back in early June. Jerry died shielding his baby, throwing his arms around her in a desperate bid to protect her from the horror crash that has left her an orphan. It’s been heartening… Read more »

23/07/2015 - to fix or float? 5 questions to ask before you decide

to fix or float? 5 questions to ask before you decide

The big question on many peoples minds right now is whether to fix or float? Here’s an article on Westpac’s REDnews written by Luke Parker. We hope you find it insightful. Interest rates are only tracking in one direction: down.With so much change going on in the market, home buyers and owners looking to refinance have… Read more »

28/05/2015 - your pre-approval just got sweeter!

your pre-approval just got sweeter!

Whether you’ve already found a property and gone unconditional, or are still house-hunting, transferring your pre-approval to Awesome Mortgages will sweeten the deal. It’s easy to do, and the benefits will be significant. your pre-approval Home loan pre-approvals provide you with the confidence you have your financial ducks in a row and can buy a… Read more »