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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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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….

how to approach a multiple offer situation

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…

10 property truths

10 Property Truths

Dec 6th, 2019 Real Estate, Tips For Buyers, Tips for sellers Andrew Duncan

Here are 10 key property truths that I have learned throughout my career in real estate. These tips will help you make better decisions when buying and selling real estate. 1. Every property would sell tomorrow if price didn’t matter There is no such thing as an un-saleable property. Every single dwelling in NZ would sell tomorrow at some price….

Buy first? Or sell first?

Buying a home when you have one to sell

Nov 8th, 2019 Podcast, Tips For Buyers, Tips for sellers Andrew Duncan

Is having a house to sell holding you back from moving to your dream home? In this podcast episode, we sit down with mortgage adviser Jenny Cheevers to talk through the different options available when you are buying a home, but already have one you will need to sell. Our conversation includes: – Pros and cons of using bridging finance…