Articles: Property Investment

Rating  Maori Land with Frank Newman

Rating Maori Land with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 23, Mar 2016

The collection of rates on Maori land is a problem that local councils have been wrestling with for many years.

Interest Rates  And Thunder Clouds with Frank Newman

Interest Rates And Thunder Clouds with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 16, Mar 2016

In a surprise move the Reserve Bank has reduced the Overnight Cash Rate (OCR) by a quarter of a percent to 2.25%.

Interest Rates  And Provincial Property Prices with Frank Newman

Interest Rates And Provincial Property Prices with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 09, Mar 2016

In its most recent Property Focus report, the ANZ has some interesting facts and figures about interest rates and borrowing. Here are some extracts:

Givealittle Proves A Lot with Frank Newman

Givealittle Proves A Lot with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 02, Mar 2016

The long reach of the internet was proven yet again last week.

The Changing Face Of Our City with Frank Newman

The Changing Face Of Our City with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 24, Feb 2016

The Town Basin environment is getting better and better. The Hatea loop is a magnet and the opening of a new section of the walkway on the Riverside Drive section is another enhancement.

Changes  To Retention Payments with Frank Newman

Changes To Retention Payments with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 17, Feb 2016

Last October Parliament passed legislation giving better protection to building subcontractors (subbies) by tightening up on retention money held by lead contractors and developers.

KiwiSaver Roller Coasters with Frank Newman

KiwiSaver Roller Coasters with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 10, Feb 2016

Investment commentator and principal of Milford Asset Management, Brian Gaynor, made some good points recently by comparing the frequency with which householders switch electricity suppliers against the frequency with which they change KiwiSaver providers.

Echoes  Of Orewa With Frank Newman

Echoes Of Orewa With Frank Newman

Property Investment: 03, Feb 2016

Twelve years ago Don Brash, as the then leader of the National Party, delivered a landmark speech to Orewa Rotary:

Big Changes In Personal Liability Of Directors with Frank Newman

Big Changes In Personal Liability Of Directors with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 27, Jan 2016

Under new health and safety legislation coming into effect on 4 April this year company directors may be jailed or face a personal liability of up to $3m for breaches of the law.

Property Returns Outstanding with Frank Newman

Property Returns Outstanding with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 20, Jan 2016

Research by Bayleys Realty shows property has provided the best returns of all investment classes over the last 10 years

Property Returns Outstanding with Frank Newman

Property Returns Outstanding with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 20, Jan 2016

Research by Bayleys Realty shows property has provided the best returns of all investment classes over the last 10 years

How A Private Equity Investor Made $500M with Frank Newman

How A Private Equity Investor Made $500M with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 13, Jan 2016

The receivers have been called in to Dick Smith Electronics (DSE), which operates 331 stores in Australia and 62 in New Zealand.

Towards A More Prosperous  2016 with Frank Newman

Towards A More Prosperous 2016 with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 23, Dec 2015

A couple of weeks ago I reviewed the decision of the Environment Court to overturn a plan change sought by the Whangarei District Council.

Interest Rate Clarity with Frank Newman

Interest Rate Clarity with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 16, Dec 2015

The big news of the week has been the Reserve Bank’s decision to lower the Overnight Cash Rate (OCR) by a further 25 basis points to 2.5%.

More RMA Reforms with Frank Newman

More RMA Reforms with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 09, Dec 2015

The Resource Management Act is making history - as New Zealand’s most amended piece of legislation.

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