Buying Property

Properties are bought and sold every year for different reasons. Some buy with the view of a house lasting a lifetime, with the property becoming their family home. Others, although turning it into a home also, think of it much more as a short term investment they can on sell a few years after purchase and then there are the investors ranging from the one rental owner to those with a significant portfolio. Whichever stage you are in QV.co.nz is a great resource for getting a better understanding of the property market.


Investing Guide

Investing in property can be a lucrative game if you get the details right and the market dynamics at the time suit what you are trying to achieve. Just because you are investing in bricks and mortar doesn't mean there is no risk - do your homework, an uninformed property investor is gambling not investing.


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Buying a Home

When buying a property, as well as finding something that will suit your lifestyle, there are a lot of other factors that you will need to check. Check out our handy checklist – perfect for open homes – by checking making sure you cover the basics, you may save you a lot of time and money in the long run.


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Renovating Guide

Depending on your motivations for renovating, you could be looking at a few changes or a complete overhaul. It is important to make sure you are going to get a good return on your investment especially if you are looking to renovate to sell in the near future. Significant investment might turn your home into your castle but if you are looking to recoup that investment when you sell it is good to know how much to invest where.


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Mortgage Rates and Advice

For most of us our mortgage will be the biggest loan we will ever take out. Very few can afford to buy a home with cash so a mortgage is an inevitability for those of us who choose to venture into home ownership. Browse Mortgage rates here before you go and speak to a bank or Mortgage Broker to work out the best deal that will work with your lifestyle and investment approach.


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