Malaghan Alpine Lodge offers investors 6% – 7% Yield

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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Housing – and the cost of it – is one of New Zealand’s hottest political issues.

June 23, 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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FINANCIAL REVIEW Auckland house prices are up 20pc, or unchanged if you are Chinese

August 24, 2015

Auckland home prices are up more than 20 per cent in the past year. If you’re a buyer from China or the US, they’re not. The slump in New Zealand’s currency has made properties in the country’s largest city a bargain for foreigners, creating a headache for central bank Governor Graeme Wheeler, who has been…

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KEA UNLIMITED Want to connect with Kiwis offshore?

April 17, 2014

There’s one network which enables Kiwi expats and businesses to find international opportunities. Kea’s global community has now surpassed 300,000, creating more opportunities than ever to leverage New Zealand’s international network – opportunities for invaluable connection which can help the individual or the organisation, strengthening New Zealand’s international connectivity. In their April 2014 issue, Director…

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ONE NEWS Price, competition, puts heat on Auckland rents

February 1, 2014

Auckland rent prices are soaring and competition for securing a home is tough.  Director Alan Henderson says rent prices are climbing year by year, and was asked to comment on this topic recently for TVNZ One News. “Rents are steadily increasing and we’re seeing rents climb by 10 percent per annum.” The average price for a three…

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NZ HERALD Parents buying property for children

January 12, 2014

Parents concerned about rising house prices are increasingly buying properties for their children – some while they are still at primary school.  Children as young as 4 are having houses bought for them by parents who then rent out the property until the child can legally own it at 18. Erskine + Owen Director Alan…

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TV3 Auckland’s Supply Shortage – not new news to us!

November 22, 2013

While the media were focusing on the international economic crises back in 2011, Erskine + Owen were already discussing their prediction of a housing supply shortage.  At that stage there was evidence of a growing demand for property, with a declining number of building consents being issued. In 2013 the economy is in recovery mode,…

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MY WEALTH NEWS Why the NZ property market is running hot

September 27, 2013

From October 1, New Zealand banks will only be allowed to issue high loan-to-value-ratio mortgages on just 10% of all their loan business.  What will the impact of this new LVR lending criteria mean for investors in the NZ Property Market? Director Lisa Phillips was asked to comment for My Wealth, the Commonwealth Bank of…

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Radio Live Interview about Buyers’ Agents

September 5, 2012

For time strapped house hunters who are getting frustrated with the property market, many are turning to expert services to help them buy investment properties. Buyers Agents are a relatively new concept in Auckland. Where a real estate agent works for the vendor (seller), a buyers agent works for the buyer. Alan Henderson, Director of…

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Aucklands property supply shortage and it’s predicted impact

September 17, 2011

Erskine + Owen was asked to comment on the very real issue of a property supply shortage in Auckland City. Evidence of a growing demand for property with a declining number if building consents being issued is just one factor causing concern. Director Lisa Phillips was asked to discuss Erskine + Owens prediction of a…

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