DOING YOUR HOMEWORK

DOING YOUR HOMEWORK

One of the most important aspects of buying a home, is doing your due diligence. This is the time for you to do your homework and make sure the home does not have any hidden defects or issues. Below we have listed various reports that you should consider getting. Remember, talk your lawyer first!   …

KIWISAVER AND HOUSING NEW ZEALAND TIPS

KIWISAVER AND HOUSING NEW ZEALAND TIPS

What if you have saved up enough to buy a house without even realising it? Kiwisaver is already proving to be an incredible tool for young people who are otherwise struggling to break into the property market and buy their first home. Those who don’t earn the big bucks may often find the idea of …

WE MAKE IT EASY!

WE MAKE IT EASY!

“Adulting”, as one of our clients so cleverly put it, sometimes involves things that are terrifying and exciting in equal measure. Buying your first home is one of those things. Many people have no idea where to even start!  “How do I know if I have enough money? Can I afford the mortgage repayments? What …

HOW THIS LAWYER BUSINESS WORKS…

HOW THIS LAWYER BUSINESS WORKS…

The phone rings, the receptionist politely greets the caller. “Thanks for calling Emma Stanley Law! You’re speaking with…” Frantically, the other side blurts out “I’m buying a house… I need an appointment! What on earth do I do?! Please help me!” Relax, you have us on your team. We promise to make the house buying …

FINANCE DEPOSITS, HOME LOANS… WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

FINANCE DEPOSITS, HOME LOANS… WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

You want a new house, but you want to be extra sure you’ll have enough money for it, right? And what about after settlement, will you be able to afford the mortgage, rates, insurance and general maintenance? Talking to your bank or mortgage broker is one of the first most crucial steps to take in …

WHAT CAN YOU REALLY EXPECT FROM US?

WHAT CAN YOU REALLY EXPECT FROM US?

Our clients often have an initial idea in their heads about what to expect when they’re buying their first home. Maybe they heard from a friend that it was a difficult and stressful process, or maybe the simple fact that they are not entirely clear on the process is enough to cast a fearful shadow …

METH TESTING AND THE MODERN WORLD

METH TESTING AND THE MODERN WORLD

We want to make sure you move into your new home and love every minute of it. The last thing you want to find are any nasty surprises lurking beneath the surface. Getting a meth test on a property is now as common as getting a builder’s report and LIM report. Maybe you’re buying a …

Conditions Explained

Conditions Explained

You’ve found the house of your dreams – what next? At this stage, you can let the Real Estate Agent know that you want to make an offer on the house. You will need to let the Agent know things like the purchase price, settlement date, how much deposit you can pay (usually anywhere from …

Pre-settlement inspections

Pre-settlement inspections

Pre-settlement inspections     Did you know that just before you settle your purchase of your new home, you have the right to complete a final inspection of the home? This is commonly referred to a “pre-settlement inspection.” Not many people are aware they can do this. When your completing your pre-settlement inspection, these are …

Chattels and Fixtures made simple

Chattels and Fixtures made simple

Most of us know that when we check out a house on Trade me or at an open home, we won’t be purchasing the vendor’s floral couch or strange fluffy rug. We do our best to imagine our own furniture and chattels in the rooms of our new home. But what about ovens, dishwashers, heat …

Choosing your lawyer

Choosing your lawyer

When buying your first home, it pays to have a lawyer you know you can trust.  The earlier you get a lawyer the easier it the home buying process is for everyone. But how do you choose your lawyer? Word of mouth, recommendations from friends and family, real estate agents, the yellow pages, Google… There …

Fun Facts about Emma Stanley Law

Fun Facts about Emma Stanley Law

Fun Facts about the Fantastic Force behind Emma Stanley Law. Merry Christmas, and a happy new year to everyone reading! Emma Stanley Law has been blogging with the Central app for a year now, and we thought since it’s the end of the year, it’s time for us to go out on a special note. …

Autumn Blues and Doing your Dues!

Autumn Blues and Doing your Dues!

Autumn Blues and Doing your Dues! As the months begin to cool down, it becomes important when we’re house hunting to plan for the winter chill. There’s nothing worse than thinking you’ve found the perfect house, but three months down the track you realise there’s a pool of water in the backyard, mould all over …

Our History

Our History

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