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Want To Own Your Dwelling?  Go Socialist with Michael Botur

Want To Own Your Dwelling?  Go Socialist with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 06, Dec 2017

As I’ve said before, I try to hold onto precisely 100 Facebook friends so that I can exploit them from time to time to glean statistical data.

LVR Relaxed And Mini Budget  Day Looms with Frank Newman

LVR Relaxed And Mini Budget Day Looms with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 06, Dec 2017

Last week the Reserve Bank loosened its grip on bank lending, making it a little easier for low deposit house buyers.

Feng-shui:  The Nonsense  That Makes Sense with Michael Botur

Feng-shui:  The Nonsense That Makes Sense with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 29, Nov 2017

Firstly, a list of costly things my wife has done to our home to try improve it:

High Standards Imposed By Insurance Companies with Frank Newman

High Standards Imposed By Insurance Companies with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 29, Nov 2017

It seems insurance companies are requiring landlords and property managers to be much more vigilant in the way rental property is managed.

Refinancing  Your Home Loan with Carie Townley

Refinancing Your Home Loan with Carie Townley

Our House = Our Home: 29, Nov 2017

Undoubtedly, home buyers want to get the best mortgage rates, yet there’s also hesitancy around refinancing.

From Xero To Hero with Frank Newman

From Xero To Hero with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 22, Nov 2017

Xero is a New Zealand success story.

Why Do We Watch  Ourselves  Renovating  Homes? with Michael Botur

Why Do We Watch Ourselves Renovating Homes? with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 22, Nov 2017

Available for you to watch on TV this month are dozens of home renovation shows. 

Prices Rise In Every Region In New Zealand

Prices Rise In Every Region In New Zealand

REINZ News: 22, Nov 2017

Prices Rise In Every Region In New Zealand Bar Auckland And Nelson – Leading To Record Price For NZ Ex Auckland

Home Staging:  The Good Kind  of Home Invasion with Michael Botur

Home Staging:  The Good Kind of Home Invasion with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 15, Nov 2017

Sure, some homes will sell without being prettied up or ‘staged,’ but when people are looking at buying your place during a time when the market is hot, spending three or four figures on home staging to potentially generate five figures in a higher sale price is clearly worth it.

Tax Avoidance And Taxing Changes with Frank Newman

Tax Avoidance And Taxing Changes with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 15, Nov 2017

The leaking of millions of highly sensitive documents from a legal firm specialising in global tax minimisation has renewed the controversy regarding tax havens.

Council Derivatives

Council Derivatives

Property Investment: 08, Nov 2017

Derivatives are the sort of things you generally only come across in movies about wheelers and dealers in far-away places like New York and London - but they have a relevance much closer to home. 

Do Landlords And Tenants Really Hate Each Other?

Do Landlords And Tenants Really Hate Each Other?

Speak Easy: 08, Nov 2017

Landlord versus tenant conflicts are played up in the news media all the time.

Council Update with Frank Newman

Council Update with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 01, Nov 2017

While attention has in recent months been on central government and post-election wheeling and dealing, there has been a lot going on locally.

Bashed By  A Backboard: How to be safer on a ladder with Michael Botur

Bashed By A Backboard: How to be safer on a ladder with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 01, Nov 2017

Nearly 50 per cent of all ACC-claimed injuries happen around the home. It’s true – the ACC describes the home as “the most dangerous place for injuries.”

Difficult Conditions Constrain Rural Market

Difficult Conditions Constrain Rural Market

REINZ News: 01, Nov 2017

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) shows there were 117 fewer farm sales (-30.2%) for the three months ended September 2017 than for the three months ended September 2016.

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