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Capital Gains,  Lending, And The  Hundertwasser

Capital Gains,  Lending, And The Hundertwasser

Property Investment: 19, May 2015

This year’s Budget (21 May) will include important changes for property investors.

How limited is limited liability? with Frank Newman

How limited is limited liability? with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 12, May 2015

A recent High Court decision (December 2014) has important implications for property investors specifically and business people generally.

Big Changes For Builders And Homeowners with Jeremy Browne

Big Changes For Builders And Homeowners with Jeremy Browne

Law & Finance: 05, May 2015

The government has brought new laws into effect from 1 January 2015 which have radically changed the residential building industry. 

Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining with Carie Townley

Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining with Carie Townley

Our House = Our Home: 05, May 2015

A couple (referred to me by another broker)  were less than a decade away from retirement, and had been hit hard at the start of the recession.

Provincial Headwinds with Frank Newman

Provincial Headwinds with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 05, May 2015

It’s been a big news week. Interest rates, the economy, and commodity prices have featured.

Work That Does  Not Require A  Building Consent

Work That Does Not Require A Building Consent

Property Investment: 28, Apr 2015

Two weeks ago I looked at the latest review of the Building Act 2004. Part of those reforms widened the range of building work that does not require a building consent, but before looking at the exemptions there are a couple of important points to clarify.

Speak Out Now To Avoid Massive  Rates Increase with Frank Newman

Speak Out Now To Avoid Massive Rates Increase with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 21, Apr 2015

A reader has asked about the Whangarei District Council’s Long Term Plan and for guidance on making a submission - the closing date for submissions is THIS FRIDAY the 24th of April!

Changes To  Building Code with Frank Newman

Changes To Building Code with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 14, Apr 2015

The latest review of the Building Act 2004 has brought some significant changes for builders and their customers. The changes (which came into effect on 1 January) form part of a wider push to improve building standards and consumer protection. Here is a summary of the key points.

Challenges For Northland

Challenges For Northland

Property Investment: 07, Apr 2015

Let them eat cake - did not work out well for Marie Antoinette. “Double-laning ten one lane bridges” did not work out well for National.

Help Your Kids  Make Cents  Of Money with Carie Townley

Help Your Kids Make Cents Of Money with Carie Townley

Our House = Our Home: 31, Mar 2015

Teaching your child how to manage money can set them up with good financial habits and behaviours for life.

Looking To  Buy A House?   Things You  Need To Know

Looking To Buy A House?  Things You Need To Know

Law & Finance: 31, Mar 2015

When you are looking to purchase a property there are different ways that a real estate company may be marketing and selling the property on behalf of the vendor.

Earthquake Rules Turn Assets Into Liabilities

Earthquake Rules Turn Assets Into Liabilities

Property Investment: 31, Mar 2015

Strengthen or demolish? That’s the question many property owners will be forced to answer if a bill before Parliament passes into law.

Rates To  Double with Frank Newman

Rates To Double with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 24, Mar 2015

Last week households in the Whangarei District received a flyer from their Council about the Long Term 10-year Plan for the district.

Amalgamation Agenda  Exposed with Frank Newman

Amalgamation Agenda Exposed with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 17, Mar 2015

ATVNZ Colmar Brunton poll about the forthcoming by-election in Northland tossed in a couple of interesting questions for good measure; including one that asked about support for local body amalgamation.

New Lending Restrictions  Target Property Investors

New Lending Restrictions Target Property Investors

Property Investment: 10, Mar 2015

The Reserve Banks has its sights set on property investors. The Bank has said for some time now that Auckland’s runaway property market is unsustainable and a risk to the financial stability of the NZ economy.

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