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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.

Facts, Figures And Property Managers with Frank Newman

Facts, Figures And Property Managers with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 10, Oct 2018

Here are some tidbits from the “Interesting facts and figures” file.

Why Building  Standards Are  Being Given Away with Michael Botur

Why Building Standards Are Being Given Away with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 10, Oct 2018

Builders have plenty of reason to get frustrated around building rules and standards. The rules can be loopy; the standards can be expensive or complicated to follow (even the NZ Standard building contract, NZS 3902:2004 is 56 pages long).

Where Are We Up To With Women In Construction? with Michael Botur

Where Are We Up To With Women In Construction? with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 03, Oct 2018

The 2016 PwC report looking at female participation in building and construction found the number of women joining the industry increased 45 per cent.

When A Capital  Gain Is Income with Frank Newman

When A Capital Gain Is Income with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 03, Oct 2018

The interim report recently published by the government’s Tax Working Group had a handy summary of the current law regarding taxing gains in the value of investment assets.

Builders Can Now Get Microcredentials. Have We Set The  Bar Too Low? with Michael Botur

Builders Can Now Get Microcredentials. Have We Set The Bar Too Low? with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 26, Sep 2018

Recently I mused on the panic around the skills shortage in NZ which has seen tens of thousands of overseas workers let into NZ on building visas. 

Capital Gains Tax Heading Your Way with Frank Newman

Capital Gains Tax Heading Your Way with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 26, Sep 2018

Last week the Tax Working Group published its interim report on its recommended changes to the tax system.

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