Property Investment in NZ

August 5, 2022

Investing in property is all about securing your financial freedom. Like most journeys in life, there are lots of different means of getting to where you would like to be, and many pitfalls along the way, but the more you know, the more prepared you will be and the better the choices you can make.…

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Why mortgage interest rates might not track directly with the OCR

June 8, 2022

Have you noticed how people have stopped talking about house prices and started talking about interest rates? That’s hardly surprising given the high percentage of Kiwis paying interest on a mortgage or loan of some description. The value of our houses increasing makes us feel wealthier but doesn’t have any direct impact on our cashflow.…

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Is the NZ Property Party Over?

December 21, 2021
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In the year to September inflation hit 4.9%, the highest in a decade, and mortgage rates have risen rapidly. As a property investor it is natural to be concerned about the impact on property prices and yields…and ask is the property party over? Inflation While the inflation rate has startled some investors, the real question…

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More investors cashing out of residential property, some going into commercial – research

November 11, 2021

More investors are cashing out of residential properties – and some intend to put their money into commercial buildings, recent data and commentary suggests. An October Tony Alexander Portfolio Investment Survey shows of 1753 respondents, a net 19 percent intend to reduce their residential property investments over the next year. A net 2 percent intend to buy commercial property,…

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EO Webinar with Leading Economic Advisor David Skilling | Impact on NZ Property Market | 26.10.2021

October 28, 2021

We recently hosted a webinar session between Erskine Owen Director Lisa Phillips and Landfall Director David Skilling to discuss the impact on the NZ property market of: The global supply chain crisis NZ’s comparatively slow emergence from COVID Rising interest rates International bench-marking of NZ property prices About David Skilling David is the Founding Director…

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Buying a New Build vs Existing Property – That is the question

August 25, 2021

Interest deductibility is now ruled out for existing properties… we think (it’s still not completely clear), and will not be ruled out for new builds….probably, which is causing investors to think, “should I invest in new builds or existing properties in New Zealand?” Before the announcement about eliminating interest deductibility for investment properties people typically…

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Erskine + Owen Quarterly Update September 2021 – Forecast like Federer

August 25, 2021

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The Housing Package: Keep calm and act like a camel….

March 31, 2021

The NZ Government has decided they would rather pass a housing package through the eye of a loophole than confront the obvious supply side constraints in the housing market. But this camel has more than one hump and the unintended consequences of their policies are likely to hurt the people the package is designed to help.   How…

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Property Prices Set to Rise 5,000%

February 12, 2021

In 1980 my parents bought a property in Mt Eden for about $56,000. No, I didn’t miss a zero off the end. That is what houses were worth back then in central suburbs. It was a big deal for my parents – 5 kids to house and busting a gut to get into good school…

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Property Market Update – Move Over 2020

December 17, 2020

With a week to go before Christmas, when most people are winding down, at Erskine + Owen and Point Property we find ourselves in one of our busiest business periods – at the end of a most unusual year. Property Market Since the latest lockdown in Auckland, we have had a record number of people…

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