Articles: Property Investment

Another Block In The Wall with Frank Newman

Another Block In The Wall with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 15, Aug 2018

It seemed like a simple enough job - building a block retaining nine metres long and rising to about two metres high at its tallest point.

The Changing Face Of Our City with Frank Newman

The Changing Face Of Our City with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 08, Aug 2018

Well done to the developers of the proposed $200m hotel and entertainment centre.

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.

Is AirBNB Really  Taking All  The Rentals? with Michael Botur

Is AirBNB Really Taking All The Rentals? with Michael Botur

Property Investment: 25, Jul 2018

NZ Property Investor magazine’s March edition questioned whether we can link short-term AirBNB rentals to the low number of rental homes available for long-term tenants.

Exempt Building Projects with Frank Newman

Exempt Building Projects with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 25, Jul 2018

Last week I wrote about a tree house that became national news when the Dunedin City Council required it to be removed because it did not meet the Building Code.

Tree House Troubles with Frank Newman

Tree House Troubles with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 16, Jul 2018

Oh dear. What has the world come to? A to-do has erupted in Dunedin about the tree house grandad Trevor built.

KiwiBuild Bargains with Frank Newman

KiwiBuild Bargains with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 11, Jul 2018

The housing cost crisis affects virtually everyone. That is pretty much the conclusion one can draw from the KiwiBuild eligibility rules which were announced last week.

The Rising Cost Of Construction with Frank Newman

The Rising Cost Of Construction with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 04, Jul 2018

Last week a China Airways flight touched down in Auckland with two hundred construction workers on board.

Benefiting From Insulation with Frank Newman

Benefiting From Insulation with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 27, Jun 2018

In the 30 May issue of Property Plus I updated the position regarding insulation

Rouge Regulation with Frank Newman

Rouge Regulation with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 20, Jun 2018

There is growing concern about the effects of new planning rules introduced by the Whangarei District Council.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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