Real estate buying and selling

NZ Herald 31 July 2021

Q&As:
– Employers should contribute to KiwiSaver even when employees don’t
– Another way to negotiate fees with real estate agent
– Selling houses decades ago
– Eye-opening way they sell houses in California
– Don’t pay agents until deal is sealed
– Tax makes term deposits even worse in inflationary times

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NZ Herald 24 July 2021

Q&As:
– How to invest as inflation increases
– Does my writing stand the test of time?
– KiwiSaver provider’s services could be better
– Reader has a good laugh about real estate commissions …
– … while another one defends agents
– When agents sell their own houses

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NZ Herald 17 July 2021

Q&As:
– A lawyer stands his ground with real estate agents
– Agent says I “have it in for” his industry
– House insurance proved its worth for reader
– I stand behind bond funds for retirement money
– Did I give a reader ‘very bad advice’?

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NZ Herald 10 July 2021

Q&As:
– Is it wise for young investor to buy shares in favourite company?
– Why bond values can fall
– What’s going on in 3 KiwiSaver cash funds that hold bonds
– Real estate agency nearly halves commission rate
– Reader can cope without house insurance

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NZ Herald 3 July 2021

Q&As:
– Better ideas on real estate agents’ commissions
– Reader does well with insurance complaint, not so well on contents cover
– Using insurance broker works well for some
– Is it wise to put all savings in KiwiSaver?
– KiwiSaver government contributions not for most over 65

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NZ Herald 5 June 2021

Q&As:
– Timing the share market or sleepless nights? There’s another option
– Disappointed new KiwiSaver member should stick with it
– Don’t chase KiwiSaver returns from one provider to another
– No luck with KiwiSaver first home help for renter-landlords

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NZ Herald 29 May 2021

Q&As:
– Fund returns tell us little — and beware fund managers who skite!
– Reader objects to my comments about default KiwiSaver providers who are being dropped
– A warning about bank accounts and bill payments
– How son could partly own parents’ house, and use KiwiSaver to do it

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NZ Herald 22 May 2021

Q&As:
– KiwiSaver changes will hopefully help all members
– What happens to people in default KiwiSaver funds losing that status?
– Ways to reduce inequities in KiwiSaver
– Readers’ comments on last week’s multi-millionaire …
– … And his wife’s comments
– Another way to help children into their first homes …
– … And detail about last week’s suggestion

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NZ Herald 8 May 2021

Q&As:
– Mindful Money website helps you invest in what matters to you
– 3 KiwiSaver providers invest in community housing
– Another organisation helps people in debt traps
– Overpaying tax leads to big smiles
– 2 Q&As on tax ramifications of parents helping children into housing
– Readers wants unpaid work acknowledged

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NZ Herald 1 May 2021

Q&As:
– Where to get help for worrying family member
– One way to help your child into the house…
– … And tax changes shouldn’t get in the way
– Capital gains already taxed if you aimed at profiting
– Tax on NZ Super when you continue to work
– Quitting job ‘best thing I could have done’

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