Articles: Speak Easy

What’s The  Problem With  Prefab Homes? with Michael Botur

What’s The Problem With Prefab Homes? with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 13, Jun 2018

To help release more houses onto the market, PrefabNZ – an association formed just a few years ago to advocate for more faith in prefabs – has been working with banks to come up with the solution for bridging finance for prefab homes, as well as urging banks to agree to finance prefabs at a 20% LVR instead of 50% LVR.

Neighbours Online:  with Michael Botur

Neighbours Online:  with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 06, Jun 2018

Neighbours Online:  The Good, The Bad And The Orwellian

Is The IMF Right? with Michael Botur

Is The IMF Right? with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 30, May 2018

The IMF Says Our Homes Are Not Being Taken By Overseas Buyers. Are They Right?

The Rent Is Too  Damn High –  But Is It Legal? with Michael Botur

The Rent Is Too Damn High –  But Is It Legal? with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 23, May 2018

Trade Me has the numbers to prove the year kicked off with record high rents in rural areas as well as the main centres.

Home Loan Hassles  For The Single  And Separated  with Michael Botur

Home Loan Hassles For The Single And Separated with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 16, May 2018

I have a friend. We’ll call him Dan. I swear to God he’s not made up. In fact, if you want his real name and address, just message me.

Why We Love  The Big Empty  Nothing with Michael Botur

Why We Love The Big Empty Nothing with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 09, May 2018

We literally love nothing. Kind of.
Let me start again: Westerners have a love of big empty open tracts with not much on them.

We Need To  Help Hoarders with Michael Botur

We Need To Help Hoarders with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 02, May 2018

They’re the guardians of old kitsch from the 1980s. Keepers of jars of old urine. The hoarder considers him/herself a protector, a custodian of… well, pretty much everything. It’s a compulsion, fuelled by anxiety.

Hosking Too  Harsh On  Humble Housing with Michael Botur

Hosking Too Harsh On Humble Housing with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 25, Apr 2018

Mike Hosking doesn’t like a lot of things. On March 26, he applied his hatred towards KiwiBuild houses, including the project to put 4000 houses on 29 hectares in Mt Albert, around Unitec.

Colour Your  Walls, Colour  Your Mood with Michael Botur

Colour Your Walls, Colour Your Mood with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 18, Apr 2018

My lounge has a retro (read: outdated) palate of orange and yellow.

Blaming Baby  Boomers For  Pricey Properties with Michael Botur

Blaming Baby Boomers For Pricey Properties with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 11, Apr 2018

You’ve likely heard of Empty Nest Syndrome, but have you heard of Baby-Bird-Returns-To-Nest-To-Be-Henpecked Syndrome? It’s a condition which afflicts some Northland writers.

The Little  Factors In Big  Developments with Michael Botur

The Little Factors In Big Developments with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 04, Apr 2018

I have a friend who has just moved into a new subdivision off Panama Road, Mt Wellington in Auckland

Does Your Hood  Harm Your  Health? with Michael Botur

Does Your Hood Harm Your Health? with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 28, Mar 2018

I’m not here to suggest living near a McDonald’s will make you fatter. That’s a crusade for the District Health Board.

Renting In  Northland: A Darwinian  Struggle with Michael Botur

Renting In Northland: A Darwinian Struggle with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 21, Mar 2018

How do we know the situation for house renters in Northland is out of control?

What Is Walkability  And Why Does It Matter? with Michael Botur

What Is Walkability And Why Does It Matter? with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 14, Mar 2018

If you head to http://www.WalkScore.com and type in your address, within a second you’ll get results rating your home according to how easy it is to walk to places you need in life. The most negative scores describe addresses as “car-dependent.”

The State Of  State Houses with Michael Botur

The State Of State Houses with Michael Botur

Speak Easy: 07, Mar 2018

Have you come across people acting shocked about state houses being valued highly?

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