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  • Mobile site now live!

    Here at hoamz we're delighted to announce that our brand new mobile site is now LIVE! It's been a labour of love getting it ready to go, but there's no denying the necessity of a mobile site. Already over 30% of our site visitors are accessing via a device - that's a huge increase on just 12 months ago. As our lives become increasingly mobile, so too do our needs.  hoamz employed top mobile site designers to create a site which was interactive, fast, easy...

    Mon 18th Apr 2016

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  • De-mystifying property sales

    March saw the beginning of a new monthly print series for hoamz – case studies. We’re aiming to be transparent on the strategies, techniques and key points which are selling homes in Southland. Each month we’ll be showcasing the when, why and how of three recent sales in the Southland Express – keep an eye out for them, or just drop me a line and I’ll send them through.  

    Wed 6th Apr 2016

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  • Auctions – the talk of the town!

    Property prices remain on everyone’s lips in 2016. The last month alone has seen some record prices, including in Queenstown’s newest subdivision, Shotover Country, where hoamz achieved a suburb record in February. Alongside that, we’ve sold every single auction so far this year – that’s a 100% success rate, with a fair amount selling prior to the planned auction night! The start of the year has seen Queenstown firmly ensconced in an auction market –...

    Thu 10th Mar 2016

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  • Moving day – 6 tips on how to get organised!

    Moving house…it’s something we’ve all done, or will do at some point in our lives – many of us multiple times. Your life and all its belongings are packed up, tossed into a moving van and shaken out at the other end, as you hope for the best. Patience is tested, nerves are frayed – yes, moving can be an organisational nightmare! Thankfully, we’ve come up with six tips to help make moving easier, stress-free and even a fun process. Start sorting!...

    Wed 23rd Dec 2015

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  • 5 tips for attending open homes!

    Attending open homes can be over-whelming, especially when you’re a first home buyer and in a hot market. What do I take? What should I be looking out for? How do I remember the last fifteen houses I went into?! There’s a lot to think about. To make things easier, we’ve put together 5 simple tips to help ease the anxiety and make the process a fun one. Bring your tools - No, we’re not talking hammers and nails, this isn’t the time to show off your best DIY...

    Fri 11th Dec 2015

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  • 8 tips on how to pay off your home loan faster

    Consistently low mortgage rates mean it’s the best time for home owners to pay extra dollars off now, saving thousands in the long run. Running some numbers in an online calculator will give you an idea of just how much you stand to save by committing to paying down your loan faster. For example, on a $300,000 30 year loan at 7% the minimum monthly repayment will be $1995. If you pay an extra $100 a month from the start, it will knock around 4 years off the loan and save you a huge...

    Mon 19th Oct 2015

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  • Interest-only mortgages - a growing phenomenon

    As the high demand and low stock levels drive prices around the country, property purchasers are increasingly considering the option of interest-only mortgages. For those new to the mortgage market, it’s important to understand the difference between a regular mortgage and an interest-only one – and the potential pitfalls. The benefits of an interest-only mortgage include:  It’s cheaper – you’re only paying the interest amount on the loan, hence your...

    Wed 7th Oct 2015

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