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 »

05/03/2014 - interest rate hikes and belt tightening…

interest rate hikes and belt tightening…

With the first two months of the year already behind us, like me, you’ve probably managed to work off some or all of that Christmas cheer and the belt is feeling a bit looser. But belt tightening of another kind is looming. Every week there is more and more media hype about rising interest rates…. Read more »

18/12/2012 - what will interest rates do in 2013?

what will interest rates do in 2013?

When it comes to interest rate predictability this is probably the greatest uncertainty we’ve ever faced. I’m a firm believer that when times are uncertain you should look for certainty and not take risks you can’t afford to take. economic backdrop Inflation is likely to keep the Official Cash Rate down for some time to… Read more »

13/12/2012 - fix or float? is your home loan right for you?

fix or float? is your home loan right for you?

Before deciding what home loan is right for you and whether you should fix or float or do both, here are a few things it’s important you consider: How much certainty and peace of mind you want should be your first priority. What impact will any rise in interest rates have on your lifestyle and… Read more »