PropertyPlus Articles

Benefiting From Insulation with Frank Newman

Benefiting From Insulation with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 27, Jun 2018

In the 30 May issue of Property Plus I updated the position regarding insulation

Rouge Regulation with Frank Newman

Rouge Regulation with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 20, Jun 2018

There is growing concern about the effects of new planning rules introduced by the Whangarei District Council.

$27K Price Increase Sees NZ Hit New Record Median  Price In May

$27K Price Increase Sees NZ Hit New Record Median Price In May

REINZ News: 20, Jun 2018

A year-on-year price increase of $27,000 has seen New Zealand achieve a new record median house price of $562,000 – a 5.0% increase – 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.

Can The Internet  Really Know The  Value of  My Property?  with Michael Botur

Can The Internet Really Know The Value of My Property?  with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 20, Jun 2018

Homes.co.nz estimates the market value of my house at $380,000.

Fact Based  Myths with Frank Newman

Fact Based Myths with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 13, Jun 2018

Last week I wrote about the meth myth, and how a moral panic and media beat-up cost blameless tenants and landlords their homes and lots of money.

Danielle Kelly Bracey,  13 June 1976 - 22 March 2018

Danielle Kelly Bracey,  13 June 1976 - 22 March 2018

Celebrating Danielle Bracey: 13, Jun 2018

Stonewood Homes Whangarei director Marcus Bracey recently farewelled the love of his life, Danielle, after she passed away peacefully on March 22, age 41. Marcus has been looking back on the life of a beloved member of the Northland community who was a mum, a wife, daughter, sister, sponsor of charities, and somebody remembered by all as bursting with personality.

What’s The  Problem With  Prefab Homes? with Michael Botur

What’s The Problem With Prefab Homes? with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 13, Jun 2018

To help release more houses onto the market, PrefabNZ – an association formed just a few years ago to advocate for more faith in prefabs – has been working with banks to come up with the solution for bridging finance for prefab homes, as well as urging banks to agree to finance prefabs at a 20% LVR instead of 50% LVR.

What’s The  Problem With  Prefab Homes? with Michael Botur

What’s The Problem With Prefab Homes? with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 12, Jun 2018

To help release more houses onto the market, PrefabNZ – an association formed just a few years ago to advocate for more faith in prefabs – has been working with banks to come up with the solution for bridging finance for prefab homes, as well as urging banks to agree to finance prefabs at a 20% LVR instead of 50% LVR.

Meth Myth with Frank Newman

Meth Myth with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 06, Jun 2018

There is no risk to human health from third hand exposure to houses where methamphetamine has been consumed. That is the conclusion of a report released last week by the Government’s chief scientific advisor, Professor Sir Peter Gluckman.

Neighbours Online:  with Michael Botur

Neighbours Online:  with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 06, Jun 2018

Neighbours Online:  The Good, The Bad And The Orwellian

Insulation Update with Frank Newman

Insulation Update with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 30, May 2018

Budget 2018 included $142 million over the next four years to help 52,000 lower-income owner-occupied households insulate their homes.

Is The IMF Right? with Michael Botur

Is The IMF Right? with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 30, May 2018

The IMF Says Our Homes Are Not Being Taken By Overseas Buyers. Are They Right?

The Rent Is Too  Damn High –  But Is It Legal? with Michael Botur

The Rent Is Too Damn High –  But Is It Legal? with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 23, May 2018

Trade Me has the numbers to prove the year kicked off with record high rents in rural areas as well as the main centres.

Budget 2018 - Key Points with Frank Newman

Budget 2018 - Key Points with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 23, May 2018

A strong and growing economy is the real story behind the Coalition Government’s 2018 Budget.

Plain Language And Professional Plundering with Frank Newman

Plain Language And Professional Plundering with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 16, May 2018

“Our challenge is to speak in plain English”. That was the message delivered by the new Reserve Bank Governor, Adrian Orr - after a Maori greeting and some fumbled sign language!

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