It's a great website, packed with information and has a cool name: hometopia.co.nz Want to find the right school zone? The right distance from the CBD? The right price range? There's a groovy tool on the site called "Suburb Sleuth" which lets you do all that and more.
There's also a bunch of free (and useful) information at "Streetwise Home Buying," including some great pages such as Leaky Buildings, To Build or Not to Build?, and LIM Reports.
Plus, it has a whole heap of handy calculators so you can work out life's most vexing questions, such as:
- How much can I borrow?
- How do different loan types compare?
- Fix or float?
- Where can I afford to buy?
- How can I pay my current mortgage faster?
and so on.
There's a lot more there, but we won't go on about it. Check it out for yourself.
(Now, just in case you're wondering: What do you guys get out of this? The answer is: Nothing. We just happen to think it's a great home-grown resource that you should know about!)