buyers' toolkit

We’ve brought together some key resources that will help all sorts of buyers, whether you’re a newbie or an old hand.

Two-Minute Video Tips

What bidding strategy should you adopt at auction? Should you make a pre-auction offer? What happens if the auction is "Passed In?" How do you handle "Vendor Bids?"
Watch our two-minute tips and be better prepared.


The Streetwise Home Buyer

The Streetwise Home Buyer  takes you through every aspect of the buying process to help you buy the best possible home at the best possible price. We feature free advice on more than 25 issues facing home buyers to guide you to a successful purchase.

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Get LIM Reports and CVs

When homes are advertised without a price how do you know if they are in your budget level? The first thing any prospective buyer should do is to check the home’s Capital Value (CV) to get an idea of the Government’s valuation of the property. That will at least give you some idea of value, albeit a rough one depending upon when the CVs were last calculated.

Need a LIM Report? We’ll show you where to go to order one without bouncing around council websites all day.

See the links to the Council websites across New Zealand.

Buyers’ Calculators

How much can you borrow and what will it cost you?

Should you fix or float and what would your current rent payments buy you?

We’ve selected the best calculators from around the web to help you do all of the sums you need as a home buyer.

Go to the calculators