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5 Things To Know Before Locking In Your New Interest Rate
As some New Zealand mortgage holders prepare to re-fix their mortgage in the next 6 months, many are likely to see their interest rates double from 3 per cent or less to more than 6 per cent. Before locking in new interest rates, it’s important for borrowers to know these 5 things. 1. Know when your existing fixed [...]
Need a Bit More Room?
It is definitely no secret that the market has seen a cooling off from the excessive FOMO (fear of missing out) buying and hot buyer competition for property that we saw during 2021, however this sort of market does present its own set of opportunities. Please allow me to explain… Naturally everybody wants to know [...]
Staging Your Home, Yourself
It’s time to sell your home, and you’ve decided to stage the place yourself for potential buyers. That’s an excellent choice – not only does staging tend to facilitate sales, but it can increase the amount of money you get for your property. In fact, some professional stagers estimate that their services boost [...]
Pandemic & Property
We all know how Covid-19 has affected our everyday lives over the past two years. This new era has meant scenarios like online schooling and work-from-home are now normal, and everyday activities that we used to take for granted now need planning and a careful attitude. Even when it comes to home-buying, the pandemic has [...]
Top Ways to Add Value to Your Garden
Spring and summer are a popular time to sell your home, but where do you begin? Most people will spruce up their property by decluttering and cleaning their house, but many people don’t realise how much impact their garden can have. Here are some easy ways to help ensure your garden adds value to [...]
Should You Sell First or Buy First?
When you’re looking for a new home, one of the first things you need to consider is the order of events – do you sell your existing property before you buy, or after? Here are some factors to consider before taking the plunge. Buyer’s market or seller’s market? When buyers are plentiful, but [...]
How to Make Your Offer Stand Out from the Rest
Everyone knows just how hard it is to compete in New Zealand’s red-hot property market at the moment, so are there ways to make your offer more attractive and appealing to sellers than all the rest? Here are five ways that just might tip the balance in your direction. Tip 1: Having The Money Upfront [...]
How to Add Value in the Kitchen Without Breaking the Bank
If you’re planning on selling your home, the kitchen is a great place to start to add value. The kitchen is one of those spaces that can make or break the sale for many buyers, but before you make the decision to totally gut your kitchen and start again, here are some tips on [...]