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The Rent Is Too  Damn High –  But Is It Legal? with Michael Botur

The Rent Is Too Damn High –  But Is It Legal? with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 23, May 2018

Trade Me has the numbers to prove the year kicked off with record high rents in rural areas as well as the main centres.

Budget 2018 - Key Points with Frank Newman

Budget 2018 - Key Points with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 23, May 2018

A strong and growing economy is the real story behind the Coalition Government’s 2018 Budget.

Plain Language And Professional Plundering with Frank Newman

Plain Language And Professional Plundering with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 16, May 2018

“Our challenge is to speak in plain English”. That was the message delivered by the new Reserve Bank Governor, Adrian Orr - after a Maori greeting and some fumbled sign language!

Home Loan Hassles  For The Single  And Separated  with Michael Botur

Home Loan Hassles For The Single And Separated with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 16, May 2018

I have a friend. We’ll call him Dan. I swear to God he’s not made up. In fact, if you want his real name and address, just message me.

Real Estate Industry Sees Highest Annual Volume Increase In 23 Months

Real Estate Industry Sees Highest Annual Volume Increase In 23 Months

REINZ News: 16, May 2018

The number of properties sold in April 2018 across New Zealand increased by 6.6% compared to the same time last year, the highest year-on-year increase the real estate industry has seen in 23 months according to the latest data from the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ), source of the most complete and accurate real estate data in New Zealand.

Why We Love  The Big Empty  Nothing with Michael Botur

Why We Love The Big Empty Nothing with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 09, May 2018

We literally love nothing. Kind of.
Let me start again: Westerners have a love of big empty open tracts with not much on them.

Switching To Commercial Property with Frank Newman

Switching To Commercial Property with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 09, May 2018

Politicians have been giving residential landlords a hard time. It’s no surprise that some are switching to more benign investments, like commercial property.

REINZ Rural/Lifestyle Press Release

REINZ Rural/Lifestyle Press Release

REINZ News: 02, May 2018

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) shows there were 50 fewer farm sales (-11.4%) for the three months ended March 2018 than for the three months ended March 2017.

Five Minutes with Frank Newman

Five Minutes with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 02, May 2018

Five minutes. That’s how much time the Whangarei District Council (WDC) allocated to each submitter to speak about the Council’s Long Term plan. This is from a Council that says it wants to hear from the community.

We Need To  Help Hoarders with Michael Botur

We Need To Help Hoarders with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 01, May 2018

They’re the guardians of old kitsch from the 1980s. Keepers of jars of old urine. The hoarder considers him/herself a protector, a custodian of… well, pretty much everything. It’s a compulsion, fuelled by anxiety.

Drones – Can They Fly Above You Or Your Property? with Paula J. Wilson

Drones – Can They Fly Above You Or Your Property? with Paula J. Wilson

Law & Finance: 25, Apr 2018

Thanks to recent advances in drone technology, you can now purchase a drone for your own personal use at your local electronics store from as little as $69.99.

Hosking Too  Harsh On  Humble Housing with Michael Botur

Hosking Too Harsh On Humble Housing with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 25, Apr 2018

Mike Hosking doesn’t like a lot of things. On March 26, he applied his hatred towards KiwiBuild houses, including the project to put 4000 houses on 29 hectares in Mt Albert, around Unitec.

Ring-fencing with Frank Newman

Ring-fencing with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 25, Apr 2018

Inland Revenue has released an “issues paper” on ring-fencing losses.

Colour Your  Walls, Colour  Your Mood with Michael Botur

Colour Your Walls, Colour Your Mood with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 18, Apr 2018

My lounge has a retro (read: outdated) palate of orange and yellow.

Well-Beings And Oil Wells with Frank Newman

Well-Beings And Oil Wells with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 18, Apr 2018

It’s been a big week in politics. Last week saw the first reading in Parliament of the Local Government (Community Well-being) Amendment Bill.

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