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Tips for getting your mortgage application approved

Jun 24th, 2020 Tips For Buyers Andrew Duncan

If you are planning to apply for a mortgage in the near future, there are steps you can take in advance, to increase your chances of getting a YES from the bank. As you’ll hear in the podcast below, it pays to start planning 3-6 months before submitting your mortgage application. That way your accounts will look as good as…

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NZ Everyday Investor

Jun 19th, 2020 Podcast, Real Estate Andrew Duncan

I recently had the privilege of being interviewed by Darcy Ungaro, for the NZ Everyday Investor podcast. These episodes are full of practical tips for anyone who might be thinking of buying or selling a property in future. Darcy is a great host and I’m proud of how much useful content we managed to squeeze into 2 x 1-hour episodes….

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How to read a builders report…

Jun 15th, 2020 Podcast, Real Estate, Tips For Buyers Andrew Duncan

Updated June 2020. Many of you will have experienced the feeling of seeing a home you like, getting excited about it, imagining your future there and then having your dreams shattered when you obtain a builders report and find they are recommending what can often be tens of thousands of dollars worth of urgent work required to your dream home….

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How to approach a multiple offer situation

May 23rd, 2020 Tips For Buyers Andrew Duncan

UPDATED: May 2020 Everyone wants to avoid a multiple offer situation. We all want to negotiate directly with the owner, one on one. It’s programmed into our genes to want to start off low, see what the vendor comes back with and maybe meet in the middle if it works for us. To buy a home any other way feels…

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What Covid-19 can teach us about financial freedom

May 15th, 2020 Personal finance, Podcast Andrew Duncan

Welcome to the Thought Locker, a podcast, blog combo that enables personal growth, particularly in the world of real estate, personal finance and reducing our carbon footprint… In this episode, I discuss what the lockdown quarantine experience can teach us about our own financial situation and how we can use that information to achieve financial freedom quicker than we ever…

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How NZ uses its land might just blow your mind

May 14th, 2020 Real Estate Andrew Duncan

NZ encompasses a total land area of approx 26.8 million hectares, or 268,000 square kilometres. That includes the North Island, South Island and around 600 smaller islands that make up our part of the world. Consider that, as at 2016, a full 31.9% of that land was being used for farming Cows and Sheep (not including dairy). Another 9.8% of…

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PD Fridays – A bridge to mental fortitude

May 6th, 2020 Mental health Andrew Duncan

This is a story about how a group of friends unlocked a path to mental strength and an exponential life with love, Jui-Jitsu and a hell of a lot of fun and how you can do the same. It’s a sad side-effect of modern society that our google search bar often knows more about our deepest anxieties than our own…

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Podcast: Lockdown finance update with Jenny Cheevers

Apr 9th, 2020 Podcast Andrew Duncan

Common property finance questions answered by mortgage adviser, Jenny Cheevers… In our latest bi-monthly property finance episode, we cover: – Mortgage holidays. Are they a good idea?  – Can you still get pre-approved to buy a home during lockdown? – Now that interest rates have dropped again, should you break your mortgage to re-fix? Plus other advice for first home…

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