Articles: Property Investment

Memorandum Of Understanding And Confidentiality with Frank Newman

Memorandum Of Understanding And Confidentiality with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 19, Apr 2017

Last week the Northland Regional Council (NRC) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOU) with a Chinese state-controlled company to investigate infrastructure investment opportunities.

RMA Reforms  Pass Into Law with Frank Newman

RMA Reforms Pass Into Law with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 12, Apr 2017

Last week the National and Maori parties passed their Resource Management Act (RMA) reforms though Parliament.

Property Market On The Turn with Frank Newman

Property Market On The Turn with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 05, Apr 2017

The latest issue of Property Focus by the ANZ has some interesting, if somewhat sober, commentary about the current state of the property market.

Interest Rates And AgentAuction with Frank Newman

Interest Rates And AgentAuction with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 29, Mar 2017

Last Thursday Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler left the official cash rate at 1.75%.

The Ransom Management Act with Frank Newman

The Ransom Management Act with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 22, Mar 2017

During the 2014 election, National campaigned on RMA reform.

Disruptive Opportunities with Frank Newman

Disruptive Opportunities with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 15, Mar 2017

Technology based companies are having a significant impact on the way people do business.

Roading Will Boost Prosperity And Property with Frank Newman

Roading Will Boost Prosperity And Property with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 08, Mar 2017

The announcement last week by the Transport Minister Simon Bridges that the State Highway 1 between Whangarei and the Marsden Port turnoff will be upgraded to four lanes is more good news for our region.

Auckland Effect Positive For Regions with Frank Newman

Auckland Effect Positive For Regions with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 01, Mar 2017

The February issue of Property Focus published by the ANZ Bank has some interesting insights into the residential property market, particularly in Auckland and how it is affecting the regions. Here are some highlights, with my comments added.

Recovering The Cost Of Tenant Damage with Frank Newman

Recovering The Cost Of Tenant Damage with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 22, Feb 2017

In April last year the Court of Appeal ruled (in Holler and Rouse v Osaki) that a tenant did not have to pay for damage where the cause was not done intentionally. The facts of that case go something like this.

Crystal Ball Gazing with Frank Newman

Crystal Ball Gazing with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 15, Feb 2017

In its first review statement of the year the Reserve Bank has left the official cash rate (OCR) unchanged at 1.75%.

Polyeconomy & Trumpolitics with Frank Newman

Polyeconomy & Trumpolitics with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 08, Feb 2017

The latest edition of the ANZ Property Focus has some interesting insights into the drivers of the property market.

The Art Of  The Deal with Frank Newman

The Art Of The Deal with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 01, Feb 2017

Buying a property is a big deal. A significant amount of money can be gained by learning the art of negotiation.

Taxing  Landlords with Frank Newman

Taxing Landlords with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 25, Jan 2017

There’s a general election coming up so landlords can expect to receive more than their fair share of attention from politicians this year.

Annual  to-do List with Frank Newman

Annual to-do List with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 18, Jan 2017

I am a keen believer in having to-do lists; to-do this year, to-do this week, and to-do today. For landlords, the to-do this year list is likely to include things like reducing debt, further investment, and planning property improvements.

Lending Stats,  Dangerous Trees, And Corrupt Council Workers with Frank Newman

Lending Stats,  Dangerous Trees, And Corrupt Council Workers with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 11, Jan 2017

A few weeks ago I wrote that the interest rate worm had turned, and expressed the view that this marked a material shift in market dynamics. There is a growing commentary in the media supporting that view and it is now clear that overseas interest rates are on the rise and will affect the cost of the offshore component of local bank lending.

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