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 »

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 »

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 »

29/08/2014 - sale and purchase agreements

sale and purchase agreements

For weeks, months or maybe even longer, you’ve combed the real estate mags, scanned open2view, Realestate.co.nz and Trade Me Property and had almost given up on the hope of ever finding the right property. But the day has arrived. You’ve found your dream home and want to give it your very best shot!  So where… Read more »

06/11/2013 - Kiwibank offer the cheapest home loans – unless you know better!

Kiwibank offer the cheapest home loans – unless you know better!

Have you ever wondered why Kiwibank won’t let you use a mortgage adviser? Adviser friendly banks like ASB, ANZ and Westpac give you the choice of accessing their home loans via their branch network, mobile managers, or – in our view, even better – by using impartial mortgage advisers like us. So it begs the… Read more »

04/06/2013 - kick-starting your first home loan with KiwiSaver

kick-starting your first home loan with KiwiSaver

While KiwiSaver is mainly about saving for your retirement you may be able to withdraw some of your KiwiSaver savings, or receive a one-off First Home Deposit Subsidy payment from the government to help you with the purchase of your first home. There are two benefits for KiwiSaver members who are saving for their first… Read more »

23/04/2013 - buying your first home doesn’t have to be scary

buying your first home doesn’t have to be scary

“Where the heck do we start re planning to buy our first home?? We don’t know yet as we’re still renting. It’s scary! “ This email we received recently sums up how many first time home buyers feel. But buying your first home doesn’t have to be scary. We recommend starting with 4 smart steps:… Read more »

12/03/2013 - pre-approvals give you the edge

pre-approvals give you the edge

If you’re thinking about buying a home, a pre-approved mortgage is a fast and simple way to make your home buying experience easier from start to finish. In a competitive housing market having your finance pre-approved will also give you the edge over other house hunters out there. five key benefits of getting your financial… Read more »