Articles: Property Investment

Rouge Regulation with Frank Newman

Rouge Regulation with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 20, Jun 2018

There is growing concern about the effects of new planning rules introduced by the Whangarei District Council.

Fact Based  Myths with Frank Newman

Fact Based Myths with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 13, Jun 2018

Last week I wrote about the meth myth, and how a moral panic and media beat-up cost blameless tenants and landlords their homes and lots of money.

Meth Myth with Frank Newman

Meth Myth with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 06, Jun 2018

There is no risk to human health from third hand exposure to houses where methamphetamine has been consumed. That is the conclusion of a report released last week by the Government’s chief scientific advisor, Professor Sir Peter Gluckman.

Insulation Update with Frank Newman

Insulation Update with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 30, May 2018

Budget 2018 included $142 million over the next four years to help 52,000 lower-income owner-occupied households insulate their homes.

Budget 2018 - Key Points with Frank Newman

Budget 2018 - Key Points with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 23, May 2018

A strong and growing economy is the real story behind the Coalition Government’s 2018 Budget.

Plain Language And Professional Plundering with Frank Newman

Plain Language And Professional Plundering with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 16, May 2018

“Our challenge is to speak in plain English”. That was the message delivered by the new Reserve Bank Governor, Adrian Orr - after a Maori greeting and some fumbled sign language!

Switching To Commercial Property with Frank Newman

Switching To Commercial Property with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 09, May 2018

Politicians have been giving residential landlords a hard time. It’s no surprise that some are switching to more benign investments, like commercial property.

Five Minutes with Frank Newman

Five Minutes with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 02, May 2018

Five minutes. That’s how much time the Whangarei District Council (WDC) allocated to each submitter to speak about the Council’s Long Term plan. This is from a Council that says it wants to hear from the community.

Ring-fencing with Frank Newman

Ring-fencing with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 25, Apr 2018

Inland Revenue has released an “issues paper” on ring-fencing losses.

Well-Beings And Oil Wells with Frank Newman

Well-Beings And Oil Wells with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 18, Apr 2018

It’s been a big week in politics. Last week saw the first reading in Parliament of the Local Government (Community Well-being) Amendment Bill.

Nice-To-Haves Drive Rates And Debt Increases with Frank Newman

Nice-To-Haves Drive Rates And Debt Increases with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 11, Apr 2018

The Whangarei District Council (WDC) is currently going through a “Have your say” process about its Long Term Plan 2018-2028 (LTP). Submissions to the plan closed on the 8th of this month.

Letting  Fees To Go with Frank Newman

Letting Fees To Go with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 04, Apr 2018

On 22 March, the Government introduced the Residential Tenancies (Prohibiting Letting Fees) Amendment Bill to Parliament.

The Future of Prosperity With Frank Newman

The Future of Prosperity With Frank Newman

Property Investment: 28, Mar 2018

Last week I outlined some of the proposals included in the Future of Tax, a background discussion paper by the Tax Working Group to encourage submissions about how tax should be collected in the future.

The Future of Tax with Frank Newman

The Future of Tax with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 21, Mar 2018

The Government appointed Tax Working Group has released the Future of Tax, a background paper to assist those wanting to make submissions to the Group. The full report can be seen at taxworkinggroup.govt.nz.

The Science Fiction Of  Pre-Fab’ Homes with Frank Newman

The Science Fiction Of Pre-Fab’ Homes with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 14, Mar 2018

How unsurprising it is to have a new Minister of Housing who says he has the answer to our housing shortage. The solution, he claims, is factory built prefabricated housing.

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