How you can help get your kids on the property ladder

Apr 10, 2018

As we are all aware it has become harder and harder for young people to purchase their first home. The struggle of increasing house prices,  the level of income compared to deposits required, high rents and the current loan to value ratios imposed...

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What is a mortgage broker?

Apr 6, 2018

Are you taking the first step into purchasing your first home but have no idea where to start? When you think 'mortgage' you think of borrowing money.  And where do you typically go to buy money ?  Your bank.  There is nothing wrong with going to...

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Top 9 things you need to know if you’re thinking of building a home!

Mar 7, 2018

Building a home is an amazing adventure in its own right.  The joy of choosing your ideal layout, finishes and personal touches  is only the start of why thousands of kiwis choose to build their home every year.   The peace of mind that comes from...

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Why you need Mortgage Insurance when buying your first home

Feb 16, 2018

Many of us don’t consider the importance of mortgage insurance until it’s too late.  As with your rates and home insurance which are both compulsory, you should be factoring in a budget per week to cover personal risk insurance like: Life Insurance,...

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Has your mortgage been declined?

Jan 11, 2018

There are many reasons why a bank could potentially decline your mortgage application.  Even after the big rejection from the bank a Mortgage broker could still help you secure your first home. At Stephanie Murray Mortgages we deal with situations...

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Staging your home for success!

Nov 9, 2017

Your home is your biggest asset, it’s your life savings, your future and your security. You only have one chance to make a positive first impression so you need to make it as favourable as possible. Having your home staged will make your home more...

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10 essential tips if you are a  first time home buyer

Nov 6, 2017

Buying your first home is not easy. It's likely to be the biggest purchase you will ever make and very few people feel really ready to dive into buying their first home. In the early stages you will have a lot of questions about where to go, what...

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The Do's & Dont's for First Home Buyers

Sep 27, 2017

You’d have thought given I spend a good portion of my life helping people buy and sell houses that, when I bought my first home, the process would have been pretty easy.  It wasn’t. While I understood all the legal stuff that went with buying a...

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Buy Sooner Rather Than Later

Aug 16, 2017

It’s the Kiwi way to own our own homes, and buying the first home is always a hurdle. It’s difficult for the current generation to get that first home, but boy it’s worth it.  

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