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Home Staging:  The Good Kind  of Home Invasion with Michael Botur

Home Staging:  The Good Kind of Home Invasion with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 15, Nov 2017

Sure, some homes will sell without being prettied up or ‘staged,’ but when people are looking at buying your place during a time when the market is hot, spending three or four figures on home staging to potentially generate five figures in a higher sale price is clearly worth it.

Tax Avoidance And Taxing Changes with Frank Newman

Tax Avoidance And Taxing Changes with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 15, Nov 2017

The leaking of millions of highly sensitive documents from a legal firm specialising in global tax minimisation has renewed the controversy regarding tax havens.

Council Derivatives

Council Derivatives

Property Investment: 08, Nov 2017

Derivatives are the sort of things you generally only come across in movies about wheelers and dealers in far-away places like New York and London - but they have a relevance much closer to home. 

Do Landlords And Tenants Really Hate Each Other?

Do Landlords And Tenants Really Hate Each Other?

Speak Easy: 08, Nov 2017

Landlord versus tenant conflicts are played up in the news media all the time.

Council Update with Frank Newman

Council Update with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 01, Nov 2017

While attention has in recent months been on central government and post-election wheeling and dealing, there has been a lot going on locally.

Bashed By  A Backboard: How to be safer on a ladder with Michael Botur

Bashed By A Backboard: How to be safer on a ladder with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 01, Nov 2017

Nearly 50 per cent of all ACC-claimed injuries happen around the home. It’s true – the ACC describes the home as “the most dangerous place for injuries.”

Thinking About Strippers with Michael Botur

Thinking About Strippers with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 25, Oct 2017

I’m a fan of DIY who loves improving stuff around the home, and I’m also an overgrown child.

Proportional Representation, Disproportionate Power with Frank Newman

Proportional Representation, Disproportionate Power with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 25, Oct 2017

So there we have it. MMP at work.

The Future  Of Insulation with with Michael Botur

The Future Of Insulation with with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 18, Oct 2017

In the next 30 years there is likely to be a manned (and womanned) mission to Mars.

October Crashes with Frank Newman

October Crashes with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 18, Oct 2017

“October: This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August and February.” (Mark Twain.)

Renovation Loans  and Bad ’70s  Architecture with Michael Botur

Renovation Loans and Bad ’70s Architecture with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 11, Oct 2017

If you’re like me and you’ve bought a nice cheap house with a ‘decorative’ Moorish double horseshoe arch-thing in the lounge, and after two years you’ve become sick of the pointless interior Moorish double horseshoe arch-thing, you may be after a renovation loan to get it ripped out and tossed into Whangarei Falls, never to return.

Creaming It with Frank Newman

Creaming It with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 11, Oct 2017

A few weeks back Fonterra disclosed that its chief executive received remuneration of $8.3m in the year ended July 2017, making him New Zealand’s highest paid chief executive. That payment includes base salary, bonuses and other benefits and works out to be about $4,150 an hour!

Property Information You’ll Be Amazed  To Find Online with Michael Botur

Property Information You’ll Be Amazed To Find Online with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 04, Oct 2017

One of the pearls of wisdom on the PropertyBlogs.co.nz website is a cringe-inducing article entitled “the best suburbs to buy when flipping property.

People Movements Move Property Prices with Frank Newman

People Movements Move Property Prices with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 04, Oct 2017

In the year to the end of July, a record 72,400 more people arrived to live in New Zealand than left. 

Dispelling  Pre-Approval Myths with Carie Townley

Dispelling Pre-Approval Myths with Carie Townley

Our House = Our Home: 27, Sep 2017

When you want to kick-start the home buying process, a loan pre-approval will get you on your way quicker.

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