Are Property Finders the same as Buyers’ Agents?

Published on Sunday, May 20th, 2018

Make sure you know the difference before engaging any property buying assistance The New Zealand real estate landscape has changed considerably over the last five years. In 2008 a new real estate act was introduced, which in turn established a new governing body, the Real Estate Agents Authority. Buyers’ agents like Erskine + Owen have […]

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Big Air and Broken Bones

Published on Friday, May 11th, 2018

At the moment we don’t seem to be hearing much talk about property busts, not in NZ or many other countries. Are property markets maturing, is the age of a boom bust cycle at an end? It reminds me a bit of my bike riding age when I was about 10….bear with me… As kids we […]

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Lifting the bonnet on the property markets current stability

Published on Monday, April 23rd, 2018

What were we thinking! My last update was just after the election with a summary of what I thought the impact on the property market would be from the new Labour government.  Now we are 4 months in we thought it about time we did a review…and then of course look forward again. Our overall […]

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The 3 key barriers to property investment

Published on Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Hi, are you wanting to invest in property – but just haven’t been able to make it happen? Does this sound like you?… You spend hours trawling realestate.co.nz or Trademe, you call agents, you go and look at properties and maybe you have even made offers and been to auctions. But you are frustrated because […]

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The Labour Factor – what will the impact be on property prices in New Zealand?

Published on Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

NB: Since writing this article the RBNZ (as predicted) has announced easing of LVR rules effective 1 January 2018. Our analysis of this will be published next week. We have a new government in NZ, finally a decision, and now the burning question is what will the Labour impact be in general and specifically on […]

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Syndication of Queenstown’s Malaghan Alpine Lodge offers investors a bite of the apple

Published on Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Media Release, 26 October 2017 A private residential syndication of a well-known Queenstown property is attracting huge interest as investors look for ways to diversify and grow their property portfolio, according to Auckland based property investment company, Erskine + Owen.   Malaghan Alpine Lodge on Queenstown Hill is almost fully subscribed, with investors staking a claim […]

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Malaghan Alpine Lodge – our next syndication opportunity

Published on Friday, October 20th, 2017

What is syndication? Property Syndication – who can participate? The next property we are syndicating is Malaghan Alpine Lodge, located in the vibrant heart of Queenstown, overlooking Lake Wakatipu. This is another compelling, low vacancy risk property with projected yield of 6-7%. Malaghan Alpine Lodge has recently undergone renovations to cater specifically to the nightly accommodation […]

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Property syndication – who can participate?

Published on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

You may have recently read our updates about the property syndication opportunities we have been offering. While syndication is an attractive proposition, particularly for investors who are not able to or may not wish to invest in property alone, there are some considerations on who can participate. The main consideration for syndication subscribers is that […]

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Over 7% yield in Hamilton with latest syndication offer

Published on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

Oversubscribed. In June 2017, Erskine + Owen went unconditional on a 31 room lodge in the heart of Hamilton’s CBD. The Hill Street Lodge is a solid 1970’s concrete office block that was converted to student accommodation in the mid 1990’s.  It is an established lodging facility that has been in operation for many years. […]

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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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