Articles: Property Investment

Provincial Headwinds with Frank Newman

Provincial Headwinds with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 05, May 2015

It’s been a big news week. Interest rates, the economy, and commodity prices have featured.

Work That Does  Not Require A  Building Consent

Work That Does Not Require A Building Consent

Property Investment: 28, Apr 2015

Two weeks ago I looked at the latest review of the Building Act 2004. Part of those reforms widened the range of building work that does not require a building consent, but before looking at the exemptions there are a couple of important points to clarify.

Speak Out Now To Avoid Massive  Rates Increase with Frank Newman

Speak Out Now To Avoid Massive Rates Increase with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 21, Apr 2015

A reader has asked about the Whangarei District Council’s Long Term Plan and for guidance on making a submission - the closing date for submissions is THIS FRIDAY the 24th of April!

Changes To  Building Code with Frank Newman

Changes To Building Code with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 14, Apr 2015

The latest review of the Building Act 2004 has brought some significant changes for builders and their customers. The changes (which came into effect on 1 January) form part of a wider push to improve building standards and consumer protection. Here is a summary of the key points.

Challenges For Northland

Challenges For Northland

Property Investment: 07, Apr 2015

Let them eat cake - did not work out well for Marie Antoinette. “Double-laning ten one lane bridges” did not work out well for National.

Earthquake Rules Turn Assets Into Liabilities

Earthquake Rules Turn Assets Into Liabilities

Property Investment: 31, Mar 2015

Strengthen or demolish? That’s the question many property owners will be forced to answer if a bill before Parliament passes into law.

Rates To  Double with Frank Newman

Rates To Double with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 24, Mar 2015

Last week households in the Whangarei District received a flyer from their Council about the Long Term 10-year Plan for the district.

Amalgamation Agenda  Exposed with Frank Newman

Amalgamation Agenda Exposed with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 17, Mar 2015

ATVNZ Colmar Brunton poll about the forthcoming by-election in Northland tossed in a couple of interesting questions for good measure; including one that asked about support for local body amalgamation.

New Lending Restrictions  Target Property Investors

New Lending Restrictions Target Property Investors

Property Investment: 10, Mar 2015

The Reserve Banks has its sights set on property investors. The Bank has said for some time now that Auckland’s runaway property market is unsustainable and a risk to the financial stability of the NZ economy.

From Fiji  To Whangarei

From Fiji To Whangarei

Property Investment: 24, Feb 2015

There are a couple of things that caught my attention last week. The first Fiji, the second a media report here in Whangarei.

Property Numbers And Plan Changes with Frank Newman

Property Numbers And Plan Changes with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 17, Feb 2015

It is often said property investment is a numbers game. It is, and sticking to the numbers makes the investment decision a lot easier. Here are some basic numbers that investors need to know. They are actually pretty simple - on fingers and toes stuff, almost! - and to an experienced investor become intuitive.

Property Headlines with Frank Newman

Property Headlines with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 10, Feb 2015

It’s been a big news week for property owners. The items are of particular interest have been comments made by the Reserve Bank governor about interest rates, and a new 10-year fixed rate mortgage has been offered by a major lender.

Disneyland  Coming To Whangarei with Frank Newman

Disneyland Coming To Whangarei with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 03, Feb 2015

The Whangarei District Council has big plans for the Lower Dent Street, Finlayson Street, and Herekino Street area. According to the Council’s Hihiaua Precinct Plan Summary it is to be transformed from its current light industrial use into something resembling Auckland’s Viaduct basin. Here’s how Council describes it.

RMA Changes  On Way with Frank Newman

RMA Changes On Way with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 27, Jan 2015

In 1991 the Resource Management Act (RMA) was heralded as a visionary piece of legislation; one that would allow communities to enhance their future well-being while protecting what we have for future generations.

The Year Ahead with Frank Newman

The Year Ahead with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 20, Jan 2015

2015 is shaping up to be an interesting year, mainly influenced by what was a very significant 2014.

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