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How do banks calculate home loan affordability?

When reviewing a home loan application, banks consider a variety of factors to calculate affordability. However, all factors considered, it can be summarized into this simplified equation:

So, let’s look at these 4 components in more detail to understand what you can do to put your best foot forward when applying for a home loan, and identify any hurdles you may need to overcome.

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All you need to know about KiwiBuild

Launched in 2017, KiwiBuild set out with an ambitious goal of delivering 100,000 affordable homes for first home buyers. Since its inception, the program has encountered challenges and its critics along the way. However, there have been noteworthy positive changes made to the KiwiBuild initiative, which this article aims to cover comprehensively. This article will provide you with all the essential information you need to know about KiwiBuild and its current status. 

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5 Tips for your first home search

Buying a home is a major milestone in anyone's life and the process of finding the right one can be overwhelming. Once you've arranged your pre-approval, know your budget, and have your home deposit ready, now the really exciting part begins ... it’s time to start house hunting!

Here are 5 tips to help make your home search a success.

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