Monthly Archives: October 2010

Reserve Bank Holds Interest Rates

Home owners and those looking to buy a home can breathe a little easier as Reserve Bank Governor Alan Bollard held the Official Cash Rate at 3 percent. He also signalled that he is likely to keep the OCR at this level until next year. Bollard’s reasoning in holding the rate stable was to help [...]

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Economic Outlook For Waikato Upbeat

Over the past few weeks we have attended a number of economic briefings from economists. Our obvious interest is to determine the outlook for the real estate markets in which we operate. We have been heartened by the optimism economists have for Waikato real estate, although there are notable cautions or conditions with this optimism. [...]

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Architect = Architecture

Real estate law and consumer law in general is getting more complex. One of the most common claims we hear from home owners is that their home is architecturally designed. Only houses designed by an architect have the right to this title, and this was recently confirmed by a court ruling.   As inspired and creative [...]

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