Buying In New Zealand From Offshore

May 8, 2019

We know what it is like trying to get things done here in New Zealand while sitting on the other side of the world. Fortunately these days we have the internet and that makes business conducted remotely so much easier. The internet is particularly good for property acquisitions – it’s graphic, you can see what…

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Should I Prioritise Yield Or Capital Growth?

April 18, 2019

One of the most common property portfolio flaws we see is chasing yield at the cost of capital growth. As long term investors we believe the goal should be to maximize capital growth, because capital growth is what carries us to our wealth goals. Yield is absolutely critical to the survival of the portfolio, but…

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What Do Meghan Markle and NZ Property Prices Have In Common

January 17, 2019

I like to think I am immune to those Woman’s Weekly articles about Meghan and Harry. The truth is I secretly have a quick read. Does Meghan really love Harry or is she just in it for the power. And even if she is just a very good actor, does that mean the marriage will…

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Are You Thinking About Buying An Investment Property?

November 23, 2018

Buying property takes time.  Lots of time.  How much should I spend? Where should I buy? What should I buy? Do I want capital growth or yield?  How do I get a good deal?  How should I structure the purchase?  How do I find time!!!? For over 10 years we have been helping people like…

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80k Built In Equity in Queenstown

October 4, 2018

Purchased for $1.34m our clients were pleased when a similar neighbouring property sold in the same month for over $80,000 more than what we purchased this home for. This Queenstown property bought for our client has several classic features that will lead to good capital growth over the medium to the long term including :…

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Property Syndication – Who Can Participate?

June 3, 2018

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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Are Property Finders the same as Buyers’ Agents?

May 20, 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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Lifting the bonnet on the property markets current stability

April 23, 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

February 1, 2018

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 it still…

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

October 26, 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 in…

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