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Is now the time to move from renting to buying?

Posted 5 days ago by Craig Pope

The latest data shows residential rent rates have gone up, while house prices have plateaued. Auckland renters in particular have been told now is the time to make the jump from renting to buying a home. But what about here in Kapiti?

 

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Kapiti's house values soar

Posted 10 days ago by Craig Pope

Home values have surged in Kapiti, with new property valuations confirming our slice of paradise is in high-demand and a desirable place to call home.

The average house price is now $541,500—up 37 per cent from 2014, but communities like Otaki and Waikanae Beach have seen property values soar by at least 45 per cent.

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Official Cash Rate remains unchanged

Posted 11 days ago by Admin

The Reserve Bank has announced the Official Cash Rate (OCR) will remain unchanged at 1.75 per cent. 

Acting governor Grant Spencer said global economic conditions were improving, and growth was expected to pick up, although inflation and wage outcomes remain subdued. The Reserve Bank had also incorporated preliminary estimates of the impact of the proposed KiwiBuild programme, tighter visa requirements and increases in the minimum wage.

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New housing policies no quick fix

Posted 19 days ago by Craig Pope

KiwiBuild, the new Labour-led Government’s housing policy, has some ambitious targets, but with its focus on markets like Auckland, we believe it won’t have an immediate impact in Kapiti.

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New office renovation!

Posted 24 days ago by Craig Pope

We have an exciting couple of months ahead for the Craig Pope team! Our upstairs office renovation is in full swing. Watch this space for some other exciting changes to our branding coming soon.....

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Avoid home loan approval shocks

Posted 26 days ago by Craig Pope

Holding pre-approved finance doesn’t mean an automatic home run when purchasing a property, you will still need to check all the fine print when applying for a mortgage.

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Home of the week Friday 20 October

Posted 31 days ago by Admin

Great first home or investment property! Ideal location and close to everything Raumati has to offer. It's an auction, so call us to help get all your financial ducks in a row!

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Put your property to work

Posted 33 days ago by Craig Pope

Who doesn’t want to put their feet up and watch their investment property make some money? Listing your home on short-term rental sites like Airbnb and BookaBach can be an excellent way to get great returns on your rental.

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How low will they go?

Posted 40 days ago by Craig Pope

HSBC’s super low new interest rate of 3.87 per cent sent shock waves through the banking sector last week, prompting commentators to ask if other major banks would follow. So, what can we expect to see over the next few months?

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Home of the week Friday 6 October

Posted 45 days ago by Admin

First-home buyer alert in Carterton! Or maybe an affordable rental or holiday home. Big section for the kids to spend the summer playing. 

Contact us to discuss your options.

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