Articles: Property Investment

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.

The Year That Was, And The Year  That May Be with Frank Newman

The Year That Was, And The Year That May Be with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 21, Dec 2016

2016 has been a year of significant change, on many fronts.

Valuations  And Statistics with Frank Newman

Valuations And Statistics with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 14, Dec 2016

A few months ago I reviewed two websites that had made finding property data whole lot easier: Trademe Property Insights (trademe.co.nz/property/insights) and Homes.co.nz.

The Interest Rate Worm Has Turned with Frank Newman

The Interest Rate Worm Has Turned with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 07, Dec 2016

The interest rate worm has turned, according to the latest ANZ Bank Property Focus Report. Their commentary signals a significant shift in the way the Bank sees things heading.

Spelling It Out with Frank Newman

Spelling It Out with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 30, Nov 2016

In previous columns I have mentioned Plan Change 94B Papakainga (Whangarei District Council). Last week those who had made written submissions had the opportunity to voice their opposition or support to a three-member hearings panel. I presented a submission on behalf of a community group of property owners.

Rma Rackets  And The Mood  Of Change with Frank Newman

Rma Rackets And The Mood Of Change with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 23, Nov 2016

Two years ago in this column, I quoted from a story appearing in the NZ Herald, written by Bob Jones. The story involved one of his buildings, a 17 story office tower in downtown Auckland. A tenant had blocked out some of the windows so when they vacated Jones wanted to restore the window panes

Donald trumps Hillary with Frank Newman

Donald trumps Hillary with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 16, Nov 2016

On the eve of the US election, I was talking with some young school kids who assured me that if Donald Trump was elected he would release scary clowns into local communities. It did not surprise me that they would think that, given how bizarre the campaign had been.
 

A More Good News Economy with Frank Newman

A More Good News Economy with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 09, Nov 2016

A 23% increase in the international milk powder price is a reaffirmation that the dairy sector is in recovery phase.

What Property Investors Are Thinking with Frank Newman

What Property Investors Are Thinking with Frank Newman

Property Investment: 02, Nov 2016

The ANZ Bank and the New Zealand Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF) have released the results of their annual property investors’ survey.

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