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 | 4 min read
Buying property in New Zealand: a step by step guide

The common stages to buying a house in New Zealand.

Buying guide | 8 min read
What to look out for at an open home

Check out our open home tips for buyers.

Buying guide | 3 min read
Buying guide: How much to offer on a house

Some tips on finding that sweet spot.

First home buyers

Buying your first house is exciting and fun, but it can also be daunting. Follow our tips to make the process easier.

Buying guide | 2 min read
What to do when the developer asks for more money

One Aucklander shares her experience with the sunset clause.

Buying guide | 4 min read
How buyers are taking care of their house deposit savings

Tips on protecting your house deposit savings in a tough market.

Buying guide | 4 min read
9 tips from agents to help first home buyers compete

Agents in their market area share valuable intel for first home buyers

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
Understanding different types of mortgage lenders

Finding the right mortgage lender in this market can be a bit of a head scratcher, so we’ve made it easy for you.

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.

Finding the right home

Learn the in and outs of buying a new build, existing home and everything in between.

Buying guide | 3 min read
Tips for buying a tiny home and how they’re evolving

We talk to those living the dream and find out the latest design trends.

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
Upsizing to your next home: how to be smart about it

Before you start looking for a bigger home, ask yourself how do you live and what will make a real difference.