Q: My husband and I were planning to buy our first home in Auckland this year before plans to have a baby.

We are using a broker, have pre-approval from two banks and a 20 per cent deposit made up of savings, KiwiSaver and a little help from Mum and Dad.

However, the situation with Covid-19 has given me the jitters. Is now the best time to be making a big financial decision? I work full-time as a registered nurse so job security isn't an issue, presuming I don't get taken out on the front line!

A: Sigh. I was hoping to move the column away from Covid-19 and wobbly sharemarket issues for a change. Then I checked my inbox. Not a chance! The confusion, cries for reassurance and "brilliant"


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