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Colour Your  Walls, Colour  Your Mood with Michael Botur

Colour Your Walls, Colour Your Mood with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 18, Apr 2018

My lounge has a retro (read: outdated) palate of orange and yellow.

Well-Beings And Oil Wells with Frank Newman

Well-Beings And Oil Wells with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 18, Apr 2018

It’s been a big week in politics. Last week saw the first reading in Parliament of the Local Government (Community Well-being) Amendment Bill.

Aaron And Brad Take Up Bream Bay Brand

Aaron And Brad Take Up Bream Bay Brand

Our House = Our Home: 18, Apr 2018

Two trusted Northland names are taking care of Ray White’s Bream Bay franchise in the relaxing coastal town of Marsden Cove.

Nice-To-Haves Drive Rates And Debt Increases with Frank Newman

Nice-To-Haves Drive Rates And Debt Increases with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 11, Apr 2018

The Whangarei District Council (WDC) is currently going through a “Have your say” process about its Long Term Plan 2018-2028 (LTP). Submissions to the plan closed on the 8th of this month.

Blaming Baby  Boomers For  Pricey Properties with Michael Botur

Blaming Baby Boomers For Pricey Properties with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 11, Apr 2018

You’ve likely heard of Empty Nest Syndrome, but have you heard of Baby-Bird-Returns-To-Nest-To-Be-Henpecked Syndrome? It’s a condition which afflicts some Northland writers.

The Little  Factors In Big  Developments with Michael Botur

The Little Factors In Big Developments with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 04, Apr 2018

I have a friend who has just moved into a new subdivision off Panama Road, Mt Wellington in Auckland

Letting  Fees To Go with Frank Newman

Letting Fees To Go with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 04, Apr 2018

On 22 March, the Government introduced the Residential Tenancies (Prohibiting Letting Fees) Amendment Bill to Parliament.

Does Your Hood  Harm Your  Health? with Michael Botur

Does Your Hood Harm Your Health? with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 28, Mar 2018

I’m not here to suggest living near a McDonald’s will make you fatter. That’s a crusade for the District Health Board.

The Future of Prosperity With Frank Newman

The Future of Prosperity With Frank Newman

Property Investment: 28, Mar 2018

Last week I outlined some of the proposals included in the Future of Tax, a background discussion paper by the Tax Working Group to encourage submissions about how tax should be collected in the future.

Renting In  Northland: A Darwinian  Struggle with Michael Botur

Renting In Northland: A Darwinian Struggle with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 21, Mar 2018

How do we know the situation for house renters in Northland is out of control?

The Future of Tax with Frank Newman

The Future of Tax with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 21, Mar 2018

The Government appointed Tax Working Group has released the Future of Tax, a background paper to assist those wanting to make submissions to the Group. The full report can be seen at taxworkinggroup.govt.nz.

The Science Fiction Of  Pre-Fab’ Homes with Frank Newman

The Science Fiction Of Pre-Fab’ Homes with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 14, Mar 2018

How unsurprising it is to have a new Minister of Housing who says he has the answer to our housing shortage. The solution, he claims, is factory built prefabricated housing.

What Is Walkability  And Why Does It Matter? with Michael Botur

What Is Walkability And Why Does It Matter? with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 13, Mar 2018

If you head to http://www.WalkScore.com and type in your address, within a second you’ll get results rating your home according to how easy it is to walk to places you need in life. The most negative scores describe addresses as “car-dependent.”

The State Of  State Houses with Michael Botur

The State Of State Houses with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 07, Mar 2018

Have you come across people acting shocked about state houses being valued highly?

House Prices And Council Rule Changes with Frank Newman

House Prices And Council Rule Changes with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 07, Mar 2018

House prices in Whangarei have had a stellar increase in the last three years. According to Quotable Value, house prices are up 10% in 2017, and the average residential property value is now a touch under $510,000. Last year’s gain comes on top of a 20% gain in 2016 and 14% in 2015. That’s a huge increase in wealth for property owners and a significant investment return when leverage is taken into account.

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