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What happened in July? The Reserve Bank cut the Official Cash Rate from 3.25 to 3 per cent.
Cash rate falls
Making that leap from renting to home ownership is never easy, but new research by LJ Hooker shows Generation Y is finding innovative ways to get it’s foot on the property ladder.
After holding the cash rate steady for the past six meetings the RBNZ, decided to cut rates by 0.25% to 3.25% in June. With steps being taken to reduce the strong price growth in Auckland’s property market and inflation close to zero, the RBNZ felt the time is right to begin its rate cutting cycle.
Less competition, more leverage
Whether home ownership is on your horizon or not, budgeting helps.
Everyone has a Different Lifestyle
The continuous focus on interest rates is a timely reminder for homeowners with a mortgage to remain disciplined in managing their finances.
Mortgage Management
While Spring is a popular time for vendors, the condition of the market at any point in time holds just as much influence.
Don’t overlook the possibility of styling your property for sale in the active property market.
The road to home ownership can be a lengthy and daunting process if you’re not prepared. By breaking down the home search, the financial preparations, and the purchase into a step-by-step process, the practice can be made much easier.


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