Property buying advice

Whether you are looking for your first home, an investment property, a family haven or your next renovation project, we can help make that journey easier for you. 

Preparing to buy

Whether you are looking for your first home, an investment property, a family haven or your next renovation project, we can help make that journey easier for you.

Buying guide | 3 min read
How to win as a first home buyer in today’s market

If you’re serious about buying a home, you need to let agents know and be ready to act.

Buying guide | 4 min read
Why lifestyle properties suit first home buyers just fine

A townhouse in Auckland can also buy you a house in the country with a couple of hectares.

Buying guide | 4 min read
Beating out developers and investors as a first home buyer

Tips to help you compete against investors and developers on your first home.

Banking and costs

Navigating approval for a mortgage can be tricky, we've got you covered on how you can start your home loan journey.

Buying guide | 3 min read
Property insurance: why you need it and how it works

Everything you need to know about protecting your most valuable asset.

Buying guide | 5 min read
Using KiwiSaver to buy your first home: how it works

Saving a deposit can be hard for first home buyers. Luckily, KiwiSaver and other schemes can help you out.

Buying guide | 5 min read
What to do if you can’t pay your mortgage

If you are in mortgage arrears at the moment, help is at hand, you just need to ask. Take your first step today.

Investing in property

Investing in property can be a smart financial move, but you need to do your research and plan carefully.

Buying guide | 4 min read
What's in store for the regions in 2021: Insights from a property economist

What will the regions do in 2021?

Buying guide | 2 min read
How to get started in investment property

Research is key.

Feature article | 3 min read
Does the bright-line test affect my property investment plan

The bright-line test may be extended to 7-10 years.

Buying a new home

There are some extra things you need to think of if you're planning on a buying a new property vs. an existing home.

Buying guide | 5 min read
8 things you need to know if you’re buying a home off-plan

When buying homes off the plans, you have to have an appetite for risk.

Buying guide | 3 min read
The process for buying a new build in New Zealand

Here’s how it works.

Buying guide | 3 min read
New home vs. old home: which should you buy?

New and unspoilt, or older and characterful?

Insights and inspiration

From suburb snapshots to standout properties, check out what New Zealand's property market has to offer you.

Feature article | 4 min read
Why people are realising Hamilton is a great place to live

For those in the know, Hamilton is central, affordable, increasingly a river-facing city, and it’s growing fast.

Feature article | 3 min read
What is it really like going from a house to an apartment?

You may swoon over new designer apartments, but it’s worth researching what it’s really like to live in an apartment.

Feature article | 5 min read
Is your dream home a villa, a mid century or brand new?

Maybe you’ve always wanted a villa, or maybe a bungalow or a sleek mid-century is more your jam.