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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: 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.

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!

Home Loan Hassles  For The Single  And Separated  with Michael Botur

Home Loan Hassles For The Single And Separated with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 16, May 2018

I have a friend. We’ll call him Dan. I swear to God he’s not made up. In fact, if you want his real name and address, just message me.

Why We Love  The Big Empty  Nothing with Michael Botur

Why We Love The Big Empty Nothing with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 09, May 2018

We literally love nothing. Kind of.
Let me start again: Westerners have a love of big empty open tracts with not much on them.

Switching To Commercial Property with Frank Newman

Switching To Commercial Property with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 09, May 2018

Politicians have been giving residential landlords a hard time. It’s no surprise that some are switching to more benign investments, like commercial property.

Five Minutes with Frank Newman

Five Minutes with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 02, May 2018

Five minutes. That’s how much time the Whangarei District Council (WDC) allocated to each submitter to speak about the Council’s Long Term plan. This is from a Council that says it wants to hear from the community.

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