Articles: Property Investment

House Prices And Council Rule Changes with Frank Newman

House Prices And Council Rule Changes with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 07, Mar 2018

House prices in Whangarei have had a stellar increase in the last three years. According to Quotable Value, house prices are up 10% in 2017, and the average residential property value is now a touch under $510,000. Last year’s gain comes on top of a 20% gain in 2016 and 14% in 2015. That’s a huge increase in wealth for property owners and a significant investment return when leverage is taken into account.

Bright Line Test And Discrimination with Frank Newman

Bright Line Test And Discrimination with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 28, Feb 2018

Last week the Revenue Minister Stuart Nash made good on Labour’s promise to extend the current two-year bright line rule to five years. The change will come into effect once the Tax Bill before Parliament is given the Royal Assent, which is expected by the end of March.

Warning Signs And Social Housing with Frank Newman

Warning Signs And Social Housing with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 21, Feb 2018

Last week the Reserve Bank left the official cash rate (OCR) unchanged at 1.75 per cent. That was not a surprise, but as is often the case, the commentary was a useful pointer of things to come.

Tenancy  Changes Ahead with Frank Newman

Tenancy Changes Ahead with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 14, Feb 2018

By the end of the year, the new coalition government is likely to have introduced a number of changes to the Residential Tenancies Act intended to “fix” the rental market.

Holiday Homes with Frank Newman

Holiday Homes with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 07, Feb 2018

A recent news report from Stuff had some interesting facts and figures about bachs and coastal property. In the Far North, Homes.co.nz estimates the median value of for all properties in the region to be about $370,000

One House, Two Meth’ Tests With Frank Newman

One House, Two Meth’ Tests With Frank Newman

Property Investment: 31, Jan 2018

In July last year I wrote about the new standards that had been introduced for methamphetamine testing and decontamination.

Killer Trees With Frank Newman

Killer Trees With Frank Newman

Property Investment: 24, Jan 2018

On January 6, a storm brought down a 150 year old English Oak tree in central Rotorua. It crashed onto a nearby office building and on a parked car, killing the sole occupant.

Beaches Becoming A Battleground with Frank Newman

Beaches Becoming A Battleground with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 17, Jan 2018

IIn the 13 December issue of PropertyPlus I referred to rahui being placed on a number of beaches, and mentioned it is used to restricted or prohibit access - normally temporary - to allow replenishment.

Investment Analysis A Waste Of Time? with Frank Newman

Investment Analysis A Waste Of Time? with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 10, Jan 2018

Most property investors undertake some form of analysis before they make an investment decision.

Mini-Budget Delivers On Promises with Frank Newman

Mini-Budget Delivers On Promises with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 20, Dec 2017

The new governments’ mini-budget presented to Parliament on 14 December delivered on Labour’s promise to reverse the legislated tax cuts that were due to come into effect on 1 April next year.

Rahui  To You Too with Frank Newman

Rahui To You Too with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 13, Dec 2017

Rahui. It’s becoming an important word. It’s also been in the news a lot lately. To place a rahui on something is to restricted or prohibit access, normally temporary to allow replenishment.

LVR Relaxed And Mini Budget  Day Looms with Frank Newman

LVR Relaxed And Mini Budget Day Looms with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 06, Dec 2017

Last week the Reserve Bank loosened its grip on bank lending, making it a little easier for low deposit house buyers.

High Standards Imposed By Insurance Companies with Frank Newman

High Standards Imposed By Insurance Companies with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 29, Nov 2017

It seems insurance companies are requiring landlords and property managers to be much more vigilant in the way rental property is managed.

From Xero To Hero with Frank Newman

From Xero To Hero with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 22, Nov 2017

Xero is a New Zealand success story.

Tax Avoidance And Taxing Changes with Frank Newman

Tax Avoidance And Taxing Changes with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 15, Nov 2017

The leaking of millions of highly sensitive documents from a legal firm specialising in global tax minimisation has renewed the controversy regarding tax havens.

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