Life is a journey

First it was the T42, Mongolia, and now the “Ride to Conquer  Cancer” I have a great friend who constantly tells me that New Zealand is just a big adventure playground. How true that is, and over the past year or two I have finally set aside time to start...

Latest Property values statistics from Property IQ for Sept 2012

Residential property values have continued to gradually increase at a nationwide level according to the latest PropertyIQ index for September. Values are up 1.8% over the past three months and 5.3% over the past year. As a result values have now edged ahead of the...

Interest rates

We were absolutely thrilled yesterday to hear the Reserve Bank Governor announced that he was keeping the OCR the same. As I have mentioned in past newsletters, it is reviewed every 6 weeks on a Thursday. Sometimes it is a live telecast and we all sit in the office...

Accidents and New vehicles

You may wonder what this has to do with mortgages? Its simple really. Most of us cannot survive without our wheels, and it’s one common reason for clients needing loan top ups. Having had 2 car accidents in December I am well aware of the inconvenience of being...