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OPINION: Small Glimmer Of Positivity For Housing Market

Barfoot and Thompson's Peter Thompson saw a glimmer of hope in the Reserve Banks's May OCR statement

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Offset vs revolving home loans: what are they and what's the difference?  

Offset and revolving credit loans - what are they and what’s the difference between them?   

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OPINION: Big changes ahead for Auckland

As Auckland approaches 2 million inhabitants, Peter Thompson looks at the type of city that is emerging

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Pre-approved for a loan: what's next?

Congratulations on being preapproved for a home loan! We look at some of the next steps from choosing a lawyer to finding your house

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OPINION: Auckland property market awakens from hibernation

The Auckland property market skyrocketed in March, awaking from a two-year hibernation, says Barfoot and Thompson's Peter Thompson.

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5 great places to be a first-home buyer

Which areas are the best for first-home buyers in 2024? REDnews has analysed job markets, household incomes, relatively affordable homes, and lifestyle factors to come up with our list of…

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OPINION: Housing Market Primed For Prices To Continue Their Recovery

The Government’s unwinding of regulations around investment properties may well provide the housing market with a kickstart, says Barfoot and Thompson's Peter Thompson.

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Weddings: Where to spend, where to save

How can you plan a magical wedding with a down-to-earth budget? Here's our tips on where you should spend - and where you should save - on your big day

OPINION: Putting the past highs and lows of property values in perspective

Barfoot & Thompson's Peter Thompson says the real story of house prices between 2021 and 2023 was the resilience and stability of property value over the medium term.

Warmer, faster, easier – prebuilt just keeps getting better 

The prebuilt industry has matured in recent years with greater customisation and more efficient buildings

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OPINION: Delving into the drivers causing rent and house price rises

Barfoot and Thompson's Peter Thompson looks into the drivers of rent rises

Stepping up efforts to stop abusive payments

Westpac has updated its banking terms and conditions to help protect customers from abusive language in payments.