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Online GST And Ring Fencing with Frank Newman

Online GST And Ring Fencing with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 12, Dec 2018

“No extra new taxes until after the 2020 election.” That was the promise made in September 2017 by the then newly appointed leader of the opposition.

How Long Do  Newly Built  Homes Last? with Michael Botur

How Long Do Newly Built Homes Last? with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 12, Dec 2018

Reporters will make news out of anything. I mean, when I was an anxious young reporter busting out stories for NZME., we would get handed the latest statistics from some government department and our job was to make headlines out of any slight movement in the numbers.

Government Sidesteps Councils with Frank Newman

Government Sidesteps Councils with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 05, Dec 2018

Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford has announced he will be introducing legislation in Parliament to create a new Crown agency “to tackle housing shortages of all types”. The new authority, called the Housing and Urban Development Authority (HUDA), is expected to be in place by 2020.

Spring Sprouts Into Action

Spring Sprouts Into Action

REINZ News: 21, Nov 2018

The number of residential properties sold across New Zealand increased by 15.5% year-on-year – the highest number of sales in 5 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.

Plan Changes Mean Less Freedom To  Build Rurally with Michael Botur

Plan Changes Mean Less Freedom To Build Rurally with Michael Botur

: 21, Nov 2018

After a whole lot of public consultation, hearing panels and appeals, a package of plan changes to better manage the projected population growth in the Whangarei District is going ahead.

More RMA Reforms & Letting Fees with Frank Newman

More RMA Reforms & Letting Fees with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 21, Nov 2018

The Resource Management Act (RMA) is being amended - yet again! Hardly a year goes by without the Act being changed. One would normally expect changes to improve legislation. Sadly, that’s not the case with the RMA.

A Surge In  Inflation And  A Pick Up In Listings with Carie Townley

A Surge In Inflation And A Pick Up In Listings with Carie Townley

Our House = Our Home: 07, Nov 2018

Inflation surges! So, what about rates?

Letting Fees And Lotto Wtih Frank Newman

Letting Fees And Lotto Wtih Frank Newman

Property Investment: 07, Nov 2018

New legislation banning the charging of a letting fee has past its final reading in Parliament.

Looking Back On  Kiwi Homes From  The Year 2118 with Michael Botur

Looking Back On Kiwi Homes From The Year 2118 with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 07, Nov 2018

It’s hard to predict how people will live in 2118. Climate change may lead to a slight population decline, with less land, although at the same time, there are going to be bucketloads of people (the UN estimates there will be 11.2 billion earthlings in 2100).

A New  Reality with Frank Newman

A New Reality with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 31, Oct 2018

The most recent issue of ANZ Property Focus has an interesting commentary about the current state of the property market and where it is likely to go from here.

Is The MBIE  Really Beating  Up Landlords? with Michael Botur

Is The MBIE Really Beating Up Landlords? with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 31, Oct 2018

Not long ago, I heard a property manager refer to the MBIE Renting And You Roadshow as a ‘Beat Up Landlords Roadshow.’

The 56-page Standard Building Contract: With Michael Botur

The 56-page Standard Building Contract: With Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 24, Oct 2018

The 56-page Standard Building Contract: More Than Just A Cure For Insomnia

Another Day. Another Inquiry. With Frank Newman

Another Day. Another Inquiry. With Frank Newman

Property Investment: 24, Oct 2018

Last week the Prime Minister talked tough about petrol prices.

Loan Sharks And Shady Operators with Frank Newman

Loan Sharks And Shady Operators with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 17, Oct 2018

Last week the Government announced it is going to get tough on loan sharks and truck shops.

Material  Concerns with Michael Botur

Material Concerns with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 17, Oct 2018

A Productivity Commission inquiry into housing affordability in 2012 indicated what we pay for building materials for a new home was 76 per cent higher here than in Australia.

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