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The Year That May Be with Frank Newman

The Year That May Be with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 09, Jan 2019

It’s been a good year for property investors locally, but less so for Aucklanders.

The Landing –  Your First Home  or Final Home with Michael Botur

The Landing –  Your First Home or Final Home with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 09, Jan 2019

Stage 1 of The Landing@Marsden is good chunk of land which was opened up in spring 2018 by WFH Properties (William Francis + Fulton Hogan, known for pristine developments such as Millwater in north Auckland).

Real Estate  Methods Of Sale – with Christine Harding

Real Estate Methods Of Sale – with Christine Harding

Our House = Our Home: 09, Jan 2019

This guide is intended to help those interested in buying a house to understand what’s involved in different real estate methods of sale.

Making A  Community –  Marsden Cove  Updates with Michael Botur

Making A Community –  Marsden Cove Updates with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 19, Dec 2018

Marsden Cove is assuming an identity of its own.

The Year That Was with Frank Newman

The Year That Was with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 19, Dec 2018

2018 has been a good year for local property investors. Property values have continued to increase while interest rates remain at very low levels.  There are no signs that this will change in the year ahead and I personally remain confident about the longer term prospects for our region, despite overly restrictive council planning laws preventing land from being put to its best use.

The Fog Has  Cleared On LVR Restrictions with Carie Townley

The Fog Has Cleared On LVR Restrictions with Carie Townley

Law & Finance: 19, Dec 2018

The new loan to value ratio (LVR) restrictions are the talk of the town this week with the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) making the call to change restrictions in January next year.

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).

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