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Local Body Amalgamation Off The Table with Frank Newman

Local Body Amalgamation Off The Table with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 24, Jun 2015

The Local Government Commission (LGC) has, finally, withdrawn its proposal to amalgamate Northland’s four councils.

Interest Rates And  Local Property  Prices with Frank Newman

Interest Rates And Local Property Prices with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 17, Jun 2015

There are some pretty seismic things happening in the finance markets at present.

Tax And The Hundertwasser with Frank Newman

Tax And The Hundertwasser with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 10, Jun 2015

The IRD is getting serious about collecting its “fair share” of tax from property investors.

Settlement Day with Thomas Biss

Settlement Day with Thomas Biss

Law & Finance: 10, Jun 2015

One of the more contentious steps in buying a house is the pre settlement inspection. 

Earthquake Rule Changes And  The Two-Year Tax with Frank Newman

Earthquake Rule Changes And The Two-Year Tax with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 03, Jun 2015

Earlier this month the Minister for Building and Housing, Nick Smith,  announced “a more refined approach” to dealing with the problem of earthquake prone buildings.

Northland’s PropertyPlus Information Centre

Northland’s PropertyPlus Information Centre

Tools To Task: 27, May 2015

Northland’s PropertyPlus Information Centre on Property, Leisure and Lifestyle

Budget 2015

Budget 2015

Property Investment: 27, May 2015

E rconomically the 2015 Budget was steady as it goes. Politically it was masterful.

Capital Gains,  Lending, And The  Hundertwasser

Capital Gains,  Lending, And The Hundertwasser

Property Investment: 20, 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: 13, 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: 06, 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

Our House = Our Home: 06, 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: 06, 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: 29, 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: 22, 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: 15, 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.

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