14/04/2021 - regulatory changes and bye-bye cowboys

regulatory changes and bye-bye cowboys

On 15 March 2021 amendments to the government’s Financial Market Conduct Act 2013 (FMC) came into effect. Many mortgage experts, banks, insurers, building societies, credit unions and other providers of financial and risk insurance advice have all experienced big changes. what is the change? Throughout the advice process, all assessments and recommendations need to comply… Read more »

01/04/2020 - have your finances been affected by COVID-19?

have your finances been affected by COVID-19?

The world may be scrambling for toilet paper but for many, the essentials in short-supply are maintaining cash flow and sustaining lifestyle. Anxiety, fear, and stress levels have left no one untouched. Careers, businesses, and certainty have been destroyed overnight. But together we will get through this. Nobody will lose their homes if we all… Read more »

26/02/2019 - the power of leverage: how to organise your work and financial goals around the way you want to live

the power of leverage: how to organise your work and financial goals around the way you want to live

  Many clients have been inspired by our move up to the Far North. We achieved that through careful leverage but also by careful risk-taking. Leverage is about leveraging off other people’s success, leveraging off other people’s advice; leveraging off equity you have in your property; leveraging off opportunities. So many of you have asked… Read more »

31/10/2017 - stress less during the home renovation process

stress less during the home renovation process

Kiwi’s don’t just love their homes, we also love the opportunity to improve, extend, redecorate or redesign our castles. In fact, the freedom to do up your home or investment property in the way you choose is one of the awesome benefits of property ownership. Doing a house up to fit your grand design is… Read more »

22/12/2015 - don’t get caught without a LIM report

don’t get caught without a LIM report

When you finally find your dream home it’s easy to fall in love with the house and forget to take prudent steps to check that everything is in good order. On the surface the property may look perfect: Perfect shiny new paint lacquered to a gleam; prefect interior with the latest high-spec kitchen and wondrous… Read more »