Articles: Property Investment

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.

Money Matters And Mediation with Frank Newman

Money Matters And Mediation with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 23, Aug 2017

Last week was Money Week. I thought every week was money week but apparently we only need to think about money one week of the year and the remainder of the time we can think about the various other causes that have weeks attached to them.

Political Manias And Meltdowns with Frank Newman

Political Manias And Meltdowns with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 16, Aug 2017

The election campaign has already brought up its share of extraordinary events: the self-mutilation of the Green Party leadership and the rise of Jacindamania.

Interest Rates, Affordability And Tax Loopholes with Frank Newman

Interest Rates, Affordability And Tax Loopholes with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 09, Aug 2017

The latest issue of ANZ Property Focus has some useful commentary about fixed rate mortgages.

Soaring Land Values with Frank Newman

Soaring Land Values with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 02, Aug 2017

Last week a government research agency, the Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit, released a report confirming what many have been saying for years. The report is called Quantifying the impact of land use regulation: Evidence from New Zealand and is available online. The question it sought to answer was, “What has caused the price of New Zealand houses to soar in recent years?”.

Record Property Prices And A Load Of Rubbish with Frank Newman

Record Property Prices And A Load Of Rubbish with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 26, Jul 2017

The June issue of ANZ Property Focus had a section called “Who’s hot and who’s not”. Northland was included, in the ‘what’s hot’ section. This is what they had to say:

Council Doors Closed To  Public Say with Frank Newman

Council Doors Closed To Public Say with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 18, Jul 2017

This year the Whangarei District Council (WDC) took the unusual step of not consulting the public on its Annual Plan.

No Trust In Landowners with Frank Newman

No Trust In Landowners with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 12, Jul 2017

Last week commissioners began hearing submissions on what is the most significant change in Whangarei District Council planning rules in decades.

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