Central Otago’s Bright Future For Investment

September 3, 2018

With a high-performing tourism sector and solid year-on-year growth, Central Otago may well be the golden egg for astute investors. Most of us are familiar with the gold rush history of Central Otago. Heroic stories of boom and bust and wayward fortune hunters are part of the region’s charm. These days, Otago has out-grown its…

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Major infrastructure funding for Queenstown

August 9, 2018

Funding for Queenstown Lakes District Minister of Housing and Urban Development Phil Twyford on July 27th confirmed $52 million of 10-year interest-free loans to Queenstown Lakes District Council to support major infrastructure projects around Kingston and Frankton Flats. These are just a 10 minute and 5 minute drive from our Queenstown Property Syndication. Of particular note in…

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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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Big Air and Broken Bones

May 11, 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

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

November 1, 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

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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Malaghan Alpine Lodge – our next syndication opportunity

October 20, 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?

September 19, 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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