Articles: Property Investment

Online GST And Ring Fencing with Frank Newman

Online GST And Ring Fencing with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 12, Dec 2018

“No extra new taxes until after the 2020 election.” That was the promise made in September 2017 by the then newly appointed leader of the opposition.

Government Sidesteps Councils with Frank Newman

Government Sidesteps Councils with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 05, Dec 2018

Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford has announced he will be introducing legislation in Parliament to create a new Crown agency “to tackle housing shortages of all types”. The new authority, called the Housing and Urban Development Authority (HUDA), is expected to be in place by 2020.

More RMA Reforms & Letting Fees with Frank Newman

More RMA Reforms & Letting Fees with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 21, Nov 2018

The Resource Management Act (RMA) is being amended - yet again! Hardly a year goes by without the Act being changed. One would normally expect changes to improve legislation. Sadly, that’s not the case with the RMA.

Letting Fees And Lotto Wtih Frank Newman

Letting Fees And Lotto Wtih Frank Newman

Property Investment: 07, Nov 2018

New legislation banning the charging of a letting fee has past its final reading in Parliament.

A New  Reality with Frank Newman

A New Reality with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 31, Oct 2018

The most recent issue of ANZ Property Focus has an interesting commentary about the current state of the property market and where it is likely to go from here.

Another Day. Another Inquiry. With Frank Newman

Another Day. Another Inquiry. With Frank Newman

Property Investment: 24, Oct 2018

Last week the Prime Minister talked tough about petrol prices.

Loan Sharks And Shady Operators with Frank Newman

Loan Sharks And Shady Operators with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 17, Oct 2018

Last week the Government announced it is going to get tough on loan sharks and truck shops.

Facts, Figures And Property Managers with Frank Newman

Facts, Figures And Property Managers with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 10, Oct 2018

Here are some tidbits from the “Interesting facts and figures” file.

When A Capital  Gain Is Income with Frank Newman

When A Capital Gain Is Income with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 03, Oct 2018

The interim report recently published by the government’s Tax Working Group had a handy summary of the current law regarding taxing gains in the value of investment assets.

Capital Gains Tax Heading Your Way with Frank Newman

Capital Gains Tax Heading Your Way with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 26, Sep 2018

Last week the Tax Working Group published its interim report on its recommended changes to the tax system.

Sidestepping Planners with Frank Newman

Sidestepping Planners with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 19, Sep 2018

The government is getting serous about housing, but it’s interesting how Labour’s view of planning regulations has changed now that it finds itself in the position of being a developer via its Kiwibuild scheme.

Getting Paid with Frank Newman

Getting Paid with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 12, Sep 2018

There have been a number of interesting media items in the last week or so that are worth a mention.

Making Life Better For Renters with Frank Newman

Making Life Better For Renters with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 05, Sep 2018

Housing Minister Phil Twyford wants to make life better for renters. But in doing so, will he make life unbearable for landlords?

Interest Rates Lower For Longer And The $3M Portfolio with Frank Newman

Interest Rates Lower For Longer And The $3M Portfolio with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 29, Aug 2018

Last week the new governor of the Reserve Bank, Adrian Orr, sent a clear signal to the market that interest rates are going to remain low for quite some time yet. He indicated the official cash rate (OCR) may remain at 1.75% until 2020, pointing to reduced inflationary pressure due to greater business uncertainty and the forecast of slower economic growth.

Unlocking Leasehold Land with Frank Newman

Unlocking Leasehold Land with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 22, Aug 2018

This week, a bouquet for the Napier City Council (NCC). It has decided to sell it’s industrial leasehold land. It is doing so because of its concerns the leasehold land is holding back development. Those concerns are not unique to Napier. They apply to most provincial cities, including Whangarei.

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