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New Housing Subdivisions Are Great  with Michael Botur

New Housing Subdivisions Are Great with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 13, Mar 2019

New Housing Subdivisions Are Great – But Can They Reduce Waste? with Michael Botur

Tax Working Group Report with Frank Newman

Tax Working Group Report with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 13, Mar 2019

Last week the government’s Tax Working Group (TWG), headed by former Labour Finance Minister Sir Michael Cullen, presented its first Final Report.

Can I Flip A  Newly-Built  House? with Michael Botur

Can I Flip A Newly-Built House? with Michael Botur

: 27, Feb 2019

Hooray – welcome to PropertyPlus 500. Please spare a thought for Anita’s wonderful leadership and publishing savvy. She does great work and helps to get homes built.

Auckland Turns Down And OCR Unchanged with Frank Newman

Auckland Turns Down And OCR Unchanged with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 27, Feb 2019

Three years after the tide turned on Auckland house prices, the headlines are finally announcing the new reality.

Taxing Issues With Frank Newman

Taxing Issues With Frank Newman

Property Investment: 20, Feb 2019

Tax has become a topic of hot debate.

What To Expect  When You’re  Expecting To Build  A New House

What To Expect When You’re Expecting To Build A New House

Speak Easy: 20, Feb 2019

REINZ told us on December 14 that Northland achieved a record median house sale price during November, up 21.2% to $515,000.

The Pros And Cons Of  Short-Stay Rentals with Frank Newman

The Pros And Cons Of Short-Stay Rentals with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 13, Feb 2019

In previous columns I have mentioned the rapid growth in short term rentals, and the opportunity it presents, especially in tourist hot spots like Northland.

Buy An Investment Property And  Save Generation Rent? with Michael Botur

Buy An Investment Property And Save Generation Rent? with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 13, Feb 2019

REINZ told us on December 14 that Northland achieved a record median house sale price during November, up 21.2% to $515,000. Is that affordable, considering Northland is cheaper than the rest of the country? Do all the effluent, I mean AFFluent, Aucklanders flowing up here undermine our the affordability of our homes?

Are New Housing Developments  Affected By Rising  Sea Levels?

Are New Housing Developments Affected By Rising Sea Levels?

Speak Easy: 06, Feb 2019

My beautiful wife and I bought a new house in January 2019.

Lifestyle: A Healthy Market with a Strong Pulse

Lifestyle: A Healthy Market with a Strong Pulse

REINZ News: 06, Feb 2019

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) shows there were 6 more lifestyle property sales (+0.3%) for the three months ended December 2018 than for the three months ended November 2018. Overall, there were 1,775 lifestyle property sales in the three months ended December 2018, compared to 1,820 lifestyle property sales for the three months ended December 2017 (-2.5%), and 1,769 lifestyle property sales for the three months ended November 2018.

RURAL: A Promising Start  to Summer

RURAL: A Promising Start to Summer

REINZ News: 06, Feb 2019

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) shows there were 46 more farm sales (+11.7%) for the three months ended December 2018 than for the three months ended December 2017.

A Worst Best  Keep Secret with Frank Newman

A Worst Best Keep Secret with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 06, Feb 2019

It has remained one of those vexed questions for eternity: Why are some people wealthy while others are poor? What is remarkable about the question is that it continues to be asked, when there are many generations of examples that provide the answer. There are also stacks of books that profess to know the answer, and every author has their own refinement of some pretty basic truisms.

Rateable Valuations with Frank Newman

Rateable Valuations with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 23, Jan 2019

Property owners would by now have finally received their new rateable valuations in the mail.

Kotata Heights –Whangarei  Reinvests In  Itself with Michael Botur

Kotata Heights –Whangarei Reinvests In Itself with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 22, Jan 2019

Kotata Heights is at the crest of that beautiful hill in Morningside. You know the one, off Morning Side Road behind Anzac Park – near where it’s covered in eucalyptus, walking distance to downtown with awesome views. 

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.

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