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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.

Sidestepping Planners with Frank Newman

Sidestepping Planners with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 19, Sep 2018

The government is getting serous about housing, but it’s interesting how Labour’s view of planning regulations has changed now that it finds itself in the position of being a developer via its Kiwibuild scheme.

A Housing Market Slow-Down  and Interest  Rate 101 with Carie Townley

A Housing Market Slow-Down and Interest Rate 101 with Carie Townley

Our House = Our Home: 19, Sep 2018

This week we share a quick lesson on the role of a central bank and who calls the shots in our country. Plus, ANZ crunch the data and confirm a housing slow down and an unremarkable national economy over the next few years. Read on.

We Want Houses Fast, Good And Cheap.  Can We Only  Pick Two? with Michael Botur

We Want Houses Fast, Good And Cheap.  Can We Only Pick Two? with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 19, Sep 2018

People have been going nuts at government and councils because Kiwibuild houses haven’t sprung up quickly enough. Can we really rush homes, though? It would be a disaster if expedited building led to more pollution or more leakiness.

Mike’s Monetary Solution For The  Skills Shortage with Michael Botur

Mike’s Monetary Solution For The Skills Shortage with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 12, Sep 2018

Please don’t laugh, but often when I want to hear the truth, I check what the politicians are saying.

Foreign Buyers  Not Shown The  Resi Door? with Carie Townley

Foreign Buyers Not Shown The Resi Door? with Carie Townley

Our House = Our Home: 12, Sep 2018

Ms Ardern has just fired her first missive by reining-in runaway house prices by banning foreign buyers from buying residential property.

Getting Paid with Frank Newman

Getting Paid with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 12, Sep 2018

There have been a number of interesting media items in the last week or so that are worth a mention.

Pre-Settlement Inspection –  What To Check with Thomas Biss

Pre-Settlement Inspection –  What To Check with Thomas Biss

Our House = Our Home: 05, Sep 2018

One of the more contentious steps in buying a house is the pre-settlement inspection. Purchasers have a right to inspect the house prior to the settlement date. The pre-settlement inspection is to see that the house is as it was when the agreement was declared unconditional.

Making Life Better For Renters with Frank Newman

Making Life Better For Renters with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 05, Sep 2018

Housing Minister Phil Twyford wants to make life better for renters. But in doing so, will he make life unbearable for landlords?

Is Rightsizing  Right For  Retirees? with Michael Botur

Is Rightsizing Right For Retirees? with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 05, Sep 2018

Downsizing: it’s not just a Matt Damon movie that nobody watched. Downsizing is a reality for more and more New Zealanders because:

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