The Property Finance Centre
Tips & Tricks Newsletter
Welcome to my midwinter newsletter – I hope you are keeping warm and dry.
A quick market update:
As we move through winter, the market has changed from a seller’s to a buyers market. There is however still resistance from sellers to reduce prices, so buyers need to negotiate hard. The Reserve Bank recently reviewed the official cash rate and it remained at 1.75% and is likely to remain at that level for the foreseeable future. When fixing interest rates, depending on individual situations, the short-term rates of 6 months through to 2 years are where the lenders are competing the most strongly for business. Lending restrictions have eased ever so slightly in the last quarter with customer affordability being one of the main constraints for borrowers. Housing stocks still remain low, however, an increase in building consent approvals, migration levels trending lower and the onset of kiwi build may see some relief in the near future.
5 Things You Should Never Say to your Real Estate Agent:
When you are about to negotiate the biggest purchase of your life so far, it’s important that you know how to avoid making a costly mistake. As the excitement builds Read on…
5 Things You Must Do Before You Sell Your Home:
These steps will provide you with the best possible return on time and money invested when it comes time to sell Read on…
9 Reasons to be Pre-Approved for Your Mortgage:
Clients often ask if it’s worthwhile obtaining pre-approved finance. They want to know the benefits of going through the process. Here are my top Read on…
Pre-Settlement Inspection – What to Check
One of the more contentious steps in buying a house is the pre-settlement inspection. Purchasers have a right to inspect Read on…
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