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Tuesday Catch Up: 7 things we are keeping an eye on this week

... cos we simply had to take Monday off to recover from the latest Reserve Bank blow... 1. Before we unleashed the doom-and-gloom, can we please take a moment to marvel at the awesomeness that is Brandon Lipman? 2. Ok so back to business, late Friday afternoon the Reserve Bank served up another wham-bang at the investors community by hiking the cost of borrowing for non-occupying property ...
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Ask An Expert: P&I or Interest Only?

Paula asks the APIA Expert Panel: Why do some people choose loan repayments at principal and interest or interest only? How do they decide which is better for that property? Lena Li, ANZ Mobile Mortgage Manager, Answers Paula, when you take out a Home Loan, you have two repayment choices: principal and interest (table) or interest only. Principal and Interest (Table) Table rep...
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Quick Property Facts: OCR and Interest Rates

We often get asked by newbie investors what the Official Cash Rate is and how it affects property investors. Leaving the nitty-gritty details to the real experts, the Official Cash Rate ("the OCR") can largely be explained thus: One of the key functions of The Reserve Bank Of New Zealand ("RBNZ") is to manage a sound a dynamic economy focusing one three key fundamentals: sustainable grow...
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