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Well done - you've got your house deposit.. but have you factored in other related costs?

You've spent so much time getting that ever elusive deposit but don't forget your contingency for other related expenses - yes it's reality check time!

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Navigating Building Contracts – Empower yourself with Knowledge

Having a written contract between yourself and your Builder/ Contractor to set out your expectations and understanding your obligations, is crucial.

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Demystifying your KiwiSaver withdrawal and the KiwiSaver HomeStart grant

The KiwiSaver withdrawal and the KiwiSaver HomeStart grant often confuse first home buyers so we clarify the differences and what to watch out for...

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Why use an experienced mortgage adviser when financing a new build?

Did you know that getting the loan structure right can save you big money? Time to get professional, impartial advice..

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Thinking of building but don’t know where to start?

​Find out everything you need to know about building your new home and be in to WIN a Panasonic Home Monitoring Kit valued at $499.

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How to buy an investment property with just 20% deposit

Want to purchase an investment property but don’t have 35% deposit?

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Why should I hire an interior designer?

Many people believe that to hire an interior designer will cost a lot of money is only for the rich & famous or an extravagant luxury. However, none of this is true.

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90% Mortgage Lending is possible again!

With a relaxing of the LVR restriction in 2018, first-home buyers now have a greater possibility of securing lending for an existing home, even with a low deposit.

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Benefits of using BuildMeUp

BuildMeUp is a powerful free online tool that allows you to search and compare house designs and plans.

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Conveyancing for a New Build

When you are building a new home there is the process of transferring ownership of legal title from one entity to another – Conveyancing.


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