How to avoid paying too much for a property

How to avoid paying too much for a property

This article will give you tips on how to avoid paying too much when buying a home. It focusses on the emotional side of the decision-making process. Why do some people end up paying too much? FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) is an immensely powerful emotion and it can drive us to do crazy things […]

5 Questions to ask yourself before buying your first home

5 Questions to ask yourself before buying your first home

Buying your first home is a damn big deal. Not only from a financial perspective but from an emotional point of view as well. Kudos to you for embarking on this journey! When buying with a partner, spouse or friend, the purchase of a first home represents a huge leap of faith in your relationship. On the […]

Meth contamination: Everything you need to know…

Meth contamination: Everything you need to know…

A new report has been released by the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor which questions all our assumptions around ‘safe’ meth contamination levels in residential houses. The report essentially says the old trigger level of 1.5 mcg per 100 sq cm was way too over-zealous and contamination levels would have to be many, many times […]

Wellington market report: May 2018

Wellington market report: May 2018

Every month we analyse the stats and take a deep-dive look at the Wellington real estate market. Be sure to like our page on facebook to get tips, advice and updates as soon as they are released. Please note: Figures below are generated from REINZ stats up to 30th April 2018 and ‘Wellington City’ covers […]

5 Reasons why you are better off buying

5 Reasons why you are better off buying

House prices have gone a little crazy over the past 3 years… Median sale price (Auckland vs. Wellington 2015 – 2018) It’s enough to make you think you would be better off renting. Isn’t it crazy to buy a house in this sort of environment? If you are young, in your 20’s or 30’s, aren’t […]