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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When Will The Dam Burst?

Published on Monday, May 22nd, 2017

In property, as in all forms of investment, it’s important to have a long-term view and bear in mind lessons from the cycles we’ve been through before. The voices of alarm we’re hearing from some pundits now, takes me back to 2011. Then, we were four years into the life of Erskine + Owen and […]

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What is a “wholesale investor”?

Published on Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Because our residential syndicated property offer has some unique features, to subscribe to the offer you will need to qualify as a “wholesale investor”. Wholesale investor is a term used in the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013, to describe a person (or business) with a good understanding of different investment vehicles and how they work. […]

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Will it be champagne on tap – or soggy oats?

Published on Friday, February 24th, 2017

Alan Henderson of Erskine + Owen answers the tough questions about retirement As I write this, it’s Saturday morning. I’m watching my son swim; I’ve just dropped my other son at cross fit. I’m negotiating to not have to drop my daughter at gym, but I know in an hour or so I’ll be picking […]

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40% deposit requirement, what’s the impact… and what are your options?

Published on Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Should investors be scared off by the Reserve Bank’s increasingly hands-on approach to the property market? Not necessarily, as there are upsides – it creates a safety valve against potential overheating, and gives rise to some innovative investment vehicles. As investors, we Kiwis are used to a relatively unregulated property market. We’re renowned for favouring […]

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