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How Much And For What with Carie Townley

Inside & Out: 15, Sep 2015

To help you budget for your big move, listed below are some of the common fees and charges associated with moving home.

How Well Do You Budget? with Carie Townley

Law & Finance: 08, Sep 2015

When you’re paying off a mortgage, budgets matter. Knowing how much money is coming in and going out will not only help you manage your monthly repayments, it will also ease stress and give you confidence in your financial situation.

Call For Development  Fees To Be Scrapped with Frank Newman

Call For Development Fees To Be Scrapped with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 08, Sep 2015

The Whangarei District Council is coming under fire for its Development Contributions levy. Calls are growing for it to be removed, and there are good reasons why it should.

The Auckland  Effect with Frank Newman

The Auckland Effect with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 01, Sep 2015

It is often said by locals that property prices in Northland lag Auckland by two or three years.

Buying And Selling  In An Active  Market with Thomas Biss

Buying And Selling In An Active Market with Thomas Biss

Law & Finance: 01, Sep 2015

It seems that spring is now on us and the Whangarei property market continues to drive forwards.

Tourism Shines In Nervous Times with Frank Newman

Tourism Shines In Nervous Times with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 25, Aug 2015

It’s been a tough week internationally and these are nervous times for those with their life savings in the share market. The main problem is China.

Taking A Break From Your Loan Repayments with Carie Townley

Inside & Out: 18, Aug 2015

We all need to take a break now and then. Taking a repayment holiday on your mortgage is like taking annual leave - it gives you some time off and relieves the stress of everyday life.

Council Infighting Stops Progress with Frank Newman

Council Infighting Stops Progress with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 18, Aug 2015

Readers don’t need to be reminded that the dairy industry is going through tough times.

Dairy By The  Numbers with Frank Newman

Dairy By The Numbers with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 11, Aug 2015

The latest fall in dairy prices has raised the level of concern about the sector and more generally about the economy.

How To Get Ahead On Your Home Loan with Carie Townley

Inhabitant: 11, Aug 2015

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand announced the second rate cut for 2015 in July, lowering the official cash rate to 3 per cent. As lenders respond to the consecutive reductions, now is a better time than ever to get ahead on your home loan.

Make Sure You  Don’t Sell Your  Property Twice with Thomas Biss

Make Sure You Don’t Sell Your Property Twice with Thomas Biss

Law & Finance: 04, Aug 2015

It seems that Auckland is moving up towards Whangarei.  The last few months have seen a real rise in the number of sales in Whangarei and with it a sense of urgency coming into the market.  Properties are selling quickly and once they are sold they are attracting back up offers. 

G.J. Gardner Homes Named ‘Most Trusted Brand’ By Reader’s Digest

G.J. Gardner Homes Named ‘Most Trusted Brand’ By Reader’s Digest

Our House = Our Home: 04, Aug 2015

According to independent research commissioned by leading consumer magazine, Reader’s Digest, G.J. Gardner Homes has been named as ‘one of New Zealand’s most trusted brands’.

Changes To Development Contributions with Frank Newman

Changes To Development Contributions with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 04, Aug 2015

Last year parliament made an amendment to the Local Government Act that has forced local councils to make changes to the way they charge development contributions. This is good news for commercial developers, but the benefits are less clear for those developing residential property.

Interest Rates And Changes To  Local Councils with Frank Newman

Interest Rates And Changes To Local Councils with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 28, Jul 2015

As expected, last week the Reserve Bank cut the official cash rate (OCR) a quarter of a percent to 3%. This follows a reduction of the same amount six weeks ago.

Vendors What Are You Waiting For,  Isn’t Now A Good Time?

Law & Finance: 28, Jul 2015

I have been thinking about what I am seeing at the moment in our housing market and wonder if vendors are missing a golden opportunity by waiting for Spring/Summer?

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