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What You Need to Know About Low Mortgage Interest Rates
October 2, 2021

Mortgage rates are at historic lows, and many people are wondering what this means for them. If you're considering buying a home, it's important to understand the current mortgage interest rates so that you can make an informed decision. This blog post will go over some of the most significant trends in low mortgage interest rates, as well as what they mean for your finances.

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Getting Your Home Ready To Sell, Tips for Selling and Marketing your Home
September 29, 2021

This article will provide you with a lot of helpful information that can be used in the process of selling your home. It will cover topics such as how to advertise, what an agent does and the types of things best to do in order to sell your property quickly.

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What is a buyer's agent in real estate and are they used in New Zealand?
September 21, 2021

For a prospective property buyer in New Zealand to employ a buyer’s agent, typically they will require their services to find and help close on the right property. A buyer will expect the agent to use their experience, contacts and local knowledge to find properties both on and off the market that best fit the buyers needs

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What is a real estate agency agreement in New Zealand?
September 19, 2021

When you decide to sell a house and you have decided which real estate agent to use , you will need to sign an agreement or contract with them. This is called a real estate agent agency agreement and it should be signed before your property goes on the market.

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Make Your Own Home Loan Decision: Should You Use a Mortgage Broker or Talk to Banks Yourself?
September 15, 2021

Should I use a mortgage broker or talk to banks myself? There are many factors that go into this decision. First, consider what type of loan you want. Do you have great credit and just want to get an approval through one bank? Or do you want to compare all rates from different lenders?

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Is it Legal to Use E-signatures in Real Estate in New Zealand?
September 12, 2021

The use of electronic signatures and digital files in real estate transactions is a hotly debated topic. It has been legal to use them since 2016, but there are some stipulations. For example, the Electronic Transactions Act 2002 states that an e-signature can only be used if it was created with the consent of all parties involved in the transaction.

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How to Choose the Best Real Estate Agent: A Comprehensive Guide
September 12, 2021

Hiring a real estate agent is one of the most important decisions you will make as a home buyer or seller. In order to choose the best agent for your needs, there are many things that you need to consider. This article will give you an overview of what those considerations are and how you can research agents before making a final decision.

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Best Real Estate Websites in New Zealand
May 20, 2021

New Zealand has many great real estate website resources, here is the propertydirectory.co.nz best real estate websites for 2020

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NBS Rating - How to tell if a building is earthquake prone?
May 20, 2021

The NBS or rating is the percentage number given to a building that represents how much of the modern building standards a building meets.

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Is it better to buy or build a home?
May 20, 2021

There are many different reasons to choose building over buying, but be sure to do your research as choices become limited

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