You don’t HAVE to jump on house buying bandwagon!

  • First homebuyers and investors in rental property
  • Market has gone mad! Prices and sales
  • Last time sales were high — then what happened?
  • First home buyers: wait and keep saving, or buy and don’t worry
  • Investors: No high return with low risk. Do worst case scenario

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Mary Holm, ONZM, is a freelance journalist, a seminar presenter and a bestselling author on personal finance. She is a director of Financial Services Complaints Ltd (FSCL) and a former director of the Financial Markets Authority. Her opinions are personal, and do not reflect the position of any organisation in which she holds office. Mary’s advice is of a general nature, and she is not responsible for any loss that any reader may suffer from following it. Send questions to [email protected] or click here. Letters should not exceed 200 words. We won’t publish your name. Please provide a (preferably daytime) phone number. Unfortunately, Mary cannot answer all questions, correspond directly with readers, or give financial advice.