The Global Search For Yield & Other Major Changes By Tony Alexander

October 24, 2019

Tony Alexander – Economics Speaker and Writer, I have recently accompanied Erskine + Owen for the roadshows of their latest syndication – Wattie’s National Distribution Centre. My presentation focused on ways in which the world we have all come to know over perhaps the last 30- 60 years has shifted in ways a lot of…

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Same old same old… new Reserve Bank rules change nothing

July 6, 2015

The Reserve Bank (RBNZ) recently proposed a 70% LVR restriction for investors in the Auckland property market. While it was tempting to jump straight out of the gates with a comment, we thought it would be more useful to wait for the RBNZ’s discussion document and provide a deeper analysis of their announcement. In this…

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OCR Commentary – June 2014

June 20, 2014

On Thursday 12 June, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) lifted the Official Cash Rate (OCR) by 25 basis points to 3.25% as anticipated. What will be the impact of this increase? What will be the impact? Floating Mortgage Rate – Floating mortgage rates will increase, with lenders likely to follow ANZ’s lead and…

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Property and Investor Migrants

April 7, 2014

Migrants who wish to move to New Zealand can do so via a number of options, such as bringing essential skills to New Zealand, or investing in the New Zealand economy. For potential migrants who wish to use investment as a vehicle for gaining residence in New Zealand, there are two Migrant Investment categories. Investor…

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What you must know about investing in New Zealand from overseas

March 18, 2014

You are not a New Zealand resident and you are considering investing in New Zealand property. Does your investment need to be approved by the New Zealand Government’s Overseas Investment Office? Here are some facts you should know in order to avoid potential legal issues associated with your investment in New Zealand. Overview Your property…

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The Importance of Keeping Your Finance Current

October 18, 2010

You’ve got your finance pre-approved – but that’s not a complete certainty the bank will lend you the money. The bank still needs to give you an unconditional offer once you have a specific property you wish to purchase. The last thing you want is finance to become a point of stress or uncertainty when…

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Completing a Sale & Purchase Agreement in New Zealand

October 18, 2010

  Erskine + Owen are New Zealand’s Leading Buyers Agents A Sale and Purchase Agreement will be one of the most important commercial contracts you will sign in your lifetime. Why do it yourself when you can engage the experts?       See a Real Life Example of What We Have Achieved For a…

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Overview of Property Transaction Process in NZ

October 18, 2010

  The process of buying a property in New Zealand is not complicated, but it is involved. There are a number of steps and it’s important to know what happens and when so you can be confident and get it right. the purpose of this article is to give you an overview of the steps…

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Negative Gearing Explained

October 18, 2010

In Short It goes like this – say your rental income off a property for a year was $40k, and the expenses such as interest and rates and repairs and maintenance were $60k. That would mean there would be a $20k loss on the property. We’ll also assume you earn $150k before tax each year.…

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