Articles: Property Investment

Extremism with Frank Newman

Extremism with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 27, Mar 2019

I had intended this column to be about the fairness of a capital gains tax. That topic seems a little trivial following the recent events in Christchurch.

Tax Working Group Report with Frank Newman

Tax Working Group Report with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 13, Mar 2019

Last week the government’s Tax Working Group (TWG), headed by former Labour Finance Minister Sir Michael Cullen, presented its first Final Report.

Auckland Turns Down And OCR Unchanged with Frank Newman

Auckland Turns Down And OCR Unchanged with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 27, Feb 2019

Three years after the tide turned on Auckland house prices, the headlines are finally announcing the new reality.

Taxing Issues With Frank Newman

Taxing Issues With Frank Newman

Property Investment: 20, Feb 2019

Tax has become a topic of hot debate.

The Pros And Cons Of  Short-Stay Rentals with Frank Newman

The Pros And Cons Of Short-Stay Rentals with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 13, Feb 2019

In previous columns I have mentioned the rapid growth in short term rentals, and the opportunity it presents, especially in tourist hot spots like Northland.

A Worst Best  Keep Secret with Frank Newman

A Worst Best Keep Secret with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 06, Feb 2019

It has remained one of those vexed questions for eternity: Why are some people wealthy while others are poor? What is remarkable about the question is that it continues to be asked, when there are many generations of examples that provide the answer. There are also stacks of books that profess to know the answer, and every author has their own refinement of some pretty basic truisms.

Rateable Valuations with Frank Newman

Rateable Valuations with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 23, Jan 2019

Property owners would by now have finally received their new rateable valuations in the mail.

The Year That May Be with Frank Newman

The Year That May Be with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 09, Jan 2019

It’s been a good year for property investors locally, but less so for Aucklanders.

The Year That Was with Frank Newman

The Year That Was with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 19, Dec 2018

2018 has been a good year for local property investors. Property values have continued to increase while interest rates remain at very low levels.  There are no signs that this will change in the year ahead and I personally remain confident about the longer term prospects for our region, despite overly restrictive council planning laws preventing land from being put to its best use.

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.

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