Articles Tagged ‘Loan Market Group’

OCR Unchanged At 2.5 Percent

The Reserve Bank left the Official Cash Rate (OCR) unchanged at 2.5 percent at its April meeting. Reserve Bank Governor Alan Bollard said: “Inflation is restrained and is expected to stay near the middle of the Bank’s target range. “The domestic economy is showing signs of recovery. Housing market activity continues to increase and a […]

Are You Sending Money Internationally?

*The benefits and offer below can only be redeemed via talking to your Loan Market mortgage broker.   At Loan Market we are pleased to announce that we have recently commenced a relationship with NZForex – a global foreign exchange specialist.  Many of our clients are simply unaware of the high margins and fees that are applied […]

Top Tips For Selling Your Home

Buying or selling property is as much a matter of the heart as it is the head. There are a number of tips to follow to ensure you achieve the maximum possible sale price for your property. The first is the presentation of your home you don’t have to spend a great deal of time […]

Buying or Selling Property at Auction

The thought of buying or selling a property at auction may well seem intimidating if it’s something you’ve never done before. TV images of an auctioneer waving a hammer around and calling out excitedly, taking bids from people you didn’t even see move don’t necessarily make it look easy. But as with many things in […]

Could we be Better Off Than we Think?

International comparisons of economic statistics can be fraught with difficulties and could have resulted in New Zealand’s economic performance being understated, Reserve Bank Governor Alan Bollard said today. Different countries use different methodologies and data sources, meaning – in some cases – care needs to be taken when comparing economic statistics, Dr Bollard told a […]

5 Simple Tips to Get Ahead on Your Mortgage

For anyone paying a home loan the idea of owning your own home debt free is irresistible. Here, we share with you 5 simple tips to help you get ahead on your mortgage: Tip 1: Get a home loan with a flexible payment structure Before you sign on your home loan, find out if you […]

Gaining a Buying Edge

Low interest rates and sound housing affordability are encouraging signs for local markets in 2012 and will create positive opportunities for buyers, particularly those ready to buy right now. If you’re buying in 2012 and looking for an edge on the competition there are several ways you can better prepare. Firstly, ensure you have lending […]

Four Types of Property Maintenance

Although “repairs and maintenance” is often used as an umbrella term for anything that needs doing to a property, there are actually four quite different categories involved. For any investor who’s serious about maximising their return, all four types of expenses should be regularly considered.   The first type of expense falls into the obvious […]

Home Buyers Guide to Interest Rates

Buying your home is an exciting experience and it makes good financial sense to understand the numbers around your purchase, these include interest rates, fees and charges that may be associated with your mortgage. When looking at interest rates, you need to consider the actual amount of interest you will pay over the full term […]

Property Outlook Positive for 2012

Lower interest rates and growing consumer confidence will help stimulate the home finance market in 2012, says leading mortgage group Loan Market. The year ahead looks quite promising with the likelihood of interest rates staying on hold and lender risk appetites growing. With many economic forecasters expecting the RBNZ to remain on the sidelines until […]