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  • Expect a short pause: Newland
    Noise about the prospect of increasing interest rates is unlikely to dampen the property market much next year, says commentator Olly Newland. He said it would be “business as usual” no matter what noises were made by politicians.
    20-12-2013 more >>
  • Don't pay too much: Newland
    Buying property is not a sure bet and would-be landlords should exercise caution, one property commentator says.
    17-04-2013 more >>
  • Newland picks Pokeno for investors
    Property investment guru Olly Newland has pointed to Pokeno as a possible boom area.
    05-04-2013 more >>
  • OLLY NEWLAND: Capital gains tax is not the answer
    No matter how often the argument against a Capital Gains Tax is put forward, the subject is still popular among those who, it seems, fail to realise that implementing such a tax will solve nothing. The suggestion comes up again and again, and it has almost become an article of faith for ‘the left’ some of whom seem to imbue a Capital Gains Tax (CGT) with mythic powers to right all social wrongs.
    14-03-2013 more >>
  • Solid apartments 'sought-after'
    Well-built, non-leaky apartments are likely to increase in value because of the collapse of Mainzeal, property commentator Olly Newland says.
    15-02-2013 more >>
  • Newland: Best option? Do nothing
    Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler should leave the market well alone, says property commentator Olly Newland.
    31-01-2013 more >>
  • CVs no price guide: Newland
    Buyers in Auckland cannot expect to use CVs as a guide to house prices, commentator Olly Newland says.
    18-01-2013 more >>
  • Property a productive investment: Newland
    Hundreds of thousands of jobs rely on the turnover of housing stock in this country, says property commentator Olly Newland.
    16-01-2013 more >>
  • Newland slams Trade Me stats
    Property market commentator Olly Newland has reacted with scepticism to the news that the rental market appears to be softening.
    14-01-2013 more >>
  • No summer slowdown in real estate market
    There has been no drop-off in buyer inquiries over the holiday period, real estate agents around the country report.
    07-01-2013 more >>
  • Investment: Research pumps shares
    Study finds 40-year return on stocks more than twice that of property
    12-09-2012 more >>
  • Property finders nothing new: Newland
    People using property finders to purchase homes and rental properties should be careful of situations where the finder gets a secret commission from both the buyer and the seller, says property commentator Olly Newland.
    07-09-2012 more >>
  • Block houses might have got better prices sold separately: Newland
    A property commentator says selling all four houses from TV programme The Block on the same day made good television but not good sense. The reality show, which followed four teams renovating homes on Auckland’s North Shore, culminated in a final last night, where the homes went under the hammer.
    07-09-2012 more >>
  • No cheap houses being built: English
    No houses are being built for the lowest-income quarter of New Zealand’s population, Finance Minister Bill English told media last week. His comments are backed up by the Productivity Commission report on housing affordability which noted that the country’s new homes over the past 50 years had tended to be large, expensive houses or top-end apartments.
    03-08-2012 more >>
  • Newland: Give first-time buyers GST break
    Property investment guru Olly Newland says radical thinking is needed to solve New Zealand’s housing affordability problem.
    23-07-2012 more >>
  • No surprise property finding favour
    It’s not hard to see why investors are returning to the property market.
    19-06-2012 more >>
  • Prices set to rise further: Newland
    Property prices are likely to rise considerably further in New Zealand's main centres, says property investment specialist Olly Newland.
    18-06-2012 more >>

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