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 »

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 »