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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:

Interest Rates Lower For Longer And The $3M Portfolio with Frank Newman

Interest Rates Lower For Longer And The $3M Portfolio with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 29, Aug 2018

Last week the new governor of the Reserve Bank, Adrian Orr, sent a clear signal to the market that interest rates are going to remain low for quite some time yet. He indicated the official cash rate (OCR) may remain at 1.75% until 2020, pointing to reduced inflationary pressure due to greater business uncertainty and the forecast of slower economic growth.

Upsizing: Is Bigger Always Better? with Michael Botur

Upsizing: Is Bigger Always Better? with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 29, Aug 2018

If you’re like my friend Rose in Dargaville, you’ve had so many babies that they could turn your whanau into a 1970s sitcom.

On-Sale Value:  What To Look  Out For with Michael Botur

On-Sale Value:  What To Look Out For with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 22, Aug 2018

“Location, location, location is foremost for a lot of people, that’s my first pick,” Al adds. “A lot of people buy the location first on the principle that over time it’ll capitalise in value better. The phrase ‘buy the worst house on the best street’ remains a good formula in any purchasing of property.

Brush That  Mortgage Out  Of Your Hair with Carie Townley

Brush That Mortgage Out Of Your Hair with Carie Townley

Our House = Our Home: 22, Aug 2018

Paying off your mortgage becomes second nature, like walking your dog or cleaning your teeth. But should you look at how you can pay it off sooner?

Unlocking Leasehold Land with Frank Newman

Unlocking Leasehold Land with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 22, Aug 2018

This week, a bouquet for the Napier City Council (NCC). It has decided to sell it’s industrial leasehold land. It is doing so because of its concerns the leasehold land is holding back development. Those concerns are not unique to Napier. They apply to most provincial cities, including Whangarei.

Dissolution Of  Marriage Or  Divorce – DIY with Stuart Henderson

Dissolution Of Marriage Or Divorce – DIY with Stuart Henderson

Our House = Our Home: 01, Aug 2018

II was recently asked whether the vindictiveness that the inquirer’s ex had unleashed on her after the separation and when she went to Court for a Parenting order could be resurrected to stop her from getting a divorce.

Modular Homes And Health And Safety with Frank Newman

Modular Homes And Health And Safety with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 01, Aug 2018

One would think prefabricated home-building companies would be inundated with orders and have a bulging bottom line.

Thanks, Plumbers,  For Civilising Us with Michael Botur

Thanks, Plumbers,  For Civilising Us with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 01, Aug 2018

Crawling around in the muck to fiddle with pipes had never been a part of my life til I bought my own home. It’s not as if the councillors in charge of the city’s reticulated water, gas and power will ever get down in the dirt either (with the exception of Sir John Thorn, who was a plumber before becoming mayor of Port Chalmers).

Winter Chill Impacts  Real Estate Sales  Volumes, But Not  House Prices

Winter Chill Impacts Real Estate Sales Volumes, But Not House Prices

REINZ News: 25, Jul 2018

The winter chill has impacted real estate sales volumes across the country in June but has done little to halt price rises in most regions, 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.

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