Housing – and the cost of it – is one of New Zealand’s hottest political issues.

Published on Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Housing – and the cost of it – is one of New Zealand’s hottest political issues. Despite the hyperbole, the fundamentals are sound and it remains one of the best long-term investments according to Alan Henderson, Director of property investment experts Erskine + Owen. As a property investment expert, as well as an experienced residential […]

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FINANCIAL REVIEW Auckland house prices are up 20pc, or unchanged if you are Chinese

Published on Monday, August 24th, 2015

Auckland home prices are up more than 20 per cent in the past year. If you’re a buyer from China or the US, they’re not. The slump in New Zealand’s currency has made properties in the country’s largest city a bargain for foreigners, creating a headache for central bank Governor Graeme Wheeler, who has been […]

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KEA UNLIMITED Want to connect with Kiwis offshore?

Published on Thursday, April 17th, 2014

There’s one network which enables Kiwi expats and businesses to find international opportunities. Kea’s global community has now surpassed 300,000, creating more opportunities than ever to leverage New Zealand’s international network – opportunities for invaluable connection which can help the individual or the organisation, strengthening New Zealand’s international connectivity. In their April 2014 issue, Director […]

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ONE NEWS Price, competition, puts heat on Auckland rents

Published on Saturday, February 1st, 2014

Auckland rent prices are soaring and competition for securing a home is tough.  Director Alan Henderson says rent prices are climbing year by year, and was asked to comment on this topic recently for TVNZ One News. “Rents are steadily increasing and we’re seeing rents climb by 10 percent per annum.” The average price for a three […]

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NZ HERALD Parents buying property for children

Published on Sunday, January 12th, 2014

Parents concerned about rising house prices are increasingly buying properties for their children – some while they are still at primary school.  Children as young as 4 are having houses bought for them by parents who then rent out the property until the child can legally own it at 18. Erskine + Owen Director Alan […]

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TV3 Auckland’s Supply Shortage – not new news to us!

Published on Friday, November 22nd, 2013

While the media were focusing on the international economic crises back in 2011, Erskine + Owen were already discussing their prediction of a housing supply shortage.  At that stage there was evidence of a growing demand for property, with a declining number of building consents being issued. In 2013 the economy is in recovery mode, […]

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MY WEALTH NEWS Why the NZ property market is running hot

Published on Friday, September 27th, 2013

From October 1, New Zealand banks will only be allowed to issue high loan-to-value-ratio mortgages on just 10% of all their loan business.  What will the impact of this new LVR lending criteria mean for investors in the NZ Property Market? Director Lisa Phillips was asked to comment for My Wealth, the Commonwealth Bank of […]

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RADIO LIVE Interview about Buyers’ Agents

Published on Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

For time strapped house hunters who are getting frustrated with the property market, many are turning to expert services to help them buy investment properties. Buyers Agents are a relatively new concept in Auckland. Where a real estate agent works for the vendor (seller), a buyers agent works for the buyer. Alan Henderson, Director of […]

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Aucklands property supply shortage and it’s predicted impact

Published on Saturday, September 17th, 2011

Erskine + Owen was asked to comment on the very real issue of a property supply shortage in Auckland City. Evidence of a growing demand for property with a declining number if building consents being issued is just one factor causing concern. Director Lisa Phillips was asked to discuss Erskine + Owens prediction of a […]

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NZ HERALD Frustrated buyers turn to expert house hunters

Published on Monday, September 5th, 2011

Specialist agency’s client base doubles as competition for properties increases. Some time strapped house-hunters frustrated by Auckland’s booming housing market are turning to expert services to secure their property investments. Director Alan Henderson was asked to comment by the New Zealand Herald. Click here to view article..

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