Articles: Property Investment

LVR Relaxed And Mini Budget  Day Looms with Frank Newman

LVR Relaxed And Mini Budget Day Looms with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 06, Dec 2017

Last week the Reserve Bank loosened its grip on bank lending, making it a little easier for low deposit house buyers.

High Standards Imposed By Insurance Companies with Frank Newman

High Standards Imposed By Insurance Companies with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 29, Nov 2017

It seems insurance companies are requiring landlords and property managers to be much more vigilant in the way rental property is managed.

From Xero To Hero with Frank Newman

From Xero To Hero with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 22, Nov 2017

Xero is a New Zealand success story.

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. 

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.

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.

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.)

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!

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. 

Election 2017 – The Winners  And Losers with Frank Newman

Election 2017 – The Winners And Losers with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 27, Sep 2017

The votes are in, but the nation waits. NZ First was the big winner on election night. Mr Peter’s has the aces up his sleeve, even though he lost his fortress electorate of Northland.

Political Promises (Part 2 of 2) with Frank Newman

Political Promises (Part 2 of 2) with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 20, Sep 2017

Last week I reviewed Labour’s election promises as they affect residential property investors. This week its National and the potential coalition parties, NZ First and the Greens.

Political Promises  (Part 1 of 2) with Frank Newman

Political Promises (Part 1 of 2) with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 13, Sep 2017

With just weeks to go before the general election on 23 September, the political promises have been coming thick and fast. This time the election outcome is more uncertain, so the promises have more relevance.

Tenant WOF And Promising Infrastructure with Frank Newman

Tenant WOF And Promising Infrastructure with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 06, Sep 2017

The Hawke’s Bay District Health Board is taking a practical and enlightened view when it comes to rental property.

Red-Faced Regional Council with Frank Newman

Red-Faced Regional Council with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 30, Aug 2017

The Northland Regional Council (NRC) has got itself into a bit of strife. The High Court has determined that between 2012 and 2016 it illegally collected some $14.4m worth of rates from ratepayers in Kaipara.

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