Quiet housing market focuses on election.Suddenly, everyone is talking about politics and what a potential change of government might mean for the housing market. Sales activity continued to cool through July and August and prices are flat to slightly down in Auckland a...
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KiwiSaver is only going to become more and more important as time marches on. For many of you it will soon become the second largest asset after your home.However, research tells us that many of us don’t fully understand KiwiSaver and that just under half of all KiwiSaver ...
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Did you know that one in six New Zealand adults were diagnosed with a common mental disorder at some time in their lives? This is according to the 2012/13 New Zealand Health Survey and that women were around 1.6 times likely to have been diagnosed with a common men...
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One of the most important things we can do as parents is to teach our children the value of money and how to manage it wisely.  An easy way to do this is to introduce a Pocket Money reward system for kids that instills good habits, a work ethic, and personal r...
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One of the most important things when falling ill is to feel confident about a diagnosis, and to get definitive advice about the treatment that's best. Best Doctors' offers you and your family remote access to over 53,000 leading medical specialists worldwide. They have all ...
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The changing weather is a timely reminder to make sure your future home has good heating and insulation. Our handy Home Buyers Checklist has everything you need to consider - click here to visit our website and download your free copy today http://email.rocketspark...
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Still want to buy a home but one you can afford? We like this article we found on Stuff this week. It sheds some light and optimism around other regions in little old NZ where housing is still affordable and increasing in value.  https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/9531744...
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New Reserve Bank figures show the amount borrowed by investors for house purchases in May dropped by $1 billion compared with the same month a year ago. Housing investors borrowed $1 billion less in May than they did in the same month a year ago, according to latest Reserve ...
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New Zealanders are discovering the hard way that just because something is traumatic, it does not mean their trauma insurance policies will pay out. Trauma insurance is a type of cover that pays a lump sum when someone is diagnosed with a severe illness or suffers a serious ...
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Housing market cooling through winter House prices in Auckland have continued to edge lower as a winter chill has set in, and the cooling is spreading to surrounding larger cities. The effects of the Reserve Bank's 40 percent deposit rule for rental property investors is ...
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