Blog posts by Russell Benshaw | Real Estate Agent Auckland

Deconstructing Construction Home Loans
03 Apr 2017
Here is a great piece from Peter Norris of Squirrel Mortgages. As you will see using a construction...
We're Proud of our Success
21 Feb 2017
KEY2 sold more Land and House & Land packages in 2016 than any other property sales company in...
Is now a good time to buy?
14 Feb 2017
Short answer yes. Longer answer is absolutely yes. Reasons are as follows: Banks are being...
Architect Designed - Value for Money
27 Oct 2016
A house designed by an architectural designer is great value for money. An Architectural...
Immigration Reached Its Peak? Not Auckland
23 Aug 2016
Statistics NZ released their immigration figures for July. They report a declining trend in monthly...
Bob Jones Has a Point
20 Jul 2016
It seems there is not a day that goes by without another article on Aucklands housing crisis....
Due Diligence
22 Jun 2016
Probably the single most important clause you can put into a sale and purchase agreement for land...
You Can't Keep a Good Thing Down
06 May 2016
I guess it should come as no surprise that the figures just released by the QV House Price Index...
Not All Banks The Same
20 Apr 2016
I caught up with Andrew McKay of Squirrel Mortgages yesterday and he mentioned that one of the main...
A Massive Year, A Big Start!
05 Apr 2016
Well the figures were finalised for the last financial year, and all I can say is that I'm...
What a Week!!!
18 Mar 2016
65 unconditional contracts with another 75 in the pipeline to be completed before the months end...
UPSIZE YOUR HOME DOWNSIZE YOUR MORTGAGE
25 Feb 2016
UPSIZE YOUR HOME DOWNSIZE YOUR MORTGAGE The huge growth in property values across Auckland,...
State of the Nation
18 Feb 2016
Well the Auckland Housing market is still getting a lot of media attention as everyone looks for...
Net Migration Just Keeps Growing
03 Feb 2016
Seems NZ is the place to be with Statistics NZ just releasing migration figures showing a net gain...
Reserve Bank Drops OCR to Record Low
10 Dec 2015
With a drop to 2.5%, with potentially more to come in the New Year, this should be a sign to anyone...
So Where is this Market Really At? Part 2
03 Dec 2015
Did I speak too soon about a well earned rest? Seems I did as December has started with a bang with...
So Where is this Market Really At?
17 Nov 2015
Taking a well earned breather from a year or two of stellar growth, which of course was...
DID YOU KNOW THAT YOU CAN BORROW MORE IF YOU’RE BUILDING A BRAND NEW HOME THAN BUYING AN EXISTING PROPERTY?
03 Sep 2015
Changes announced by the Reserve Bank in December 2013 make new residential construction loans free...