Regional Profile: Dunedin

July 11, 2019

One of the emerging stars in NZ’s property market is Dunedin – which is being recognised as a region of growing potential.  Dunedin’s population grew 2.7% in the year to March 2019,  well ahead of the national average.  Employment opportunities are on the rise in Dunedin, particularly with large service industries. Enrolments at the University…

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Buying Property As An Ex-pat

July 11, 2019

Having successfully worked in the Asian financial markets as a director of a UK listed securities company ICAP Plc and as the head of APAC Equities for 5 years in the Asia Pacific region, Toby relocated to Auckland with his NZ wife & three children. Toby is licensed as a Buyer’s Agent under the REAA…

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Client Property Profile

July 11, 2019

As Buyer’s Agents, the team at Erskine + Owen take great pride in finding the perfect property to fit every client’s specific requirements for an investment property. Here is a recent example of a property acquired for a client which is expected to provide both a solid rental income, and growth in equity.    …

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The NZ Property Purchase Process Explained

June 5, 2019

The process of buying a property in New Zealand is not complicated, but it is involved. Once you have found a property you wish to purchase, there are several steps in the process to secure it. It’s important to know what happens and when – so you can be confident and get it right. Plan…

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Share In Hill Street Syndication For Sale

February 18, 2019

In June 2017, Erskine + Owen went unconditional on a 31 room lodge in the heart of Hamilton’s CBD. The Hill Street Lodge is a solid 1970’s concrete office block that was converted to student accommodation in the mid-1990s.  It is an established lodging facility that has been in operation for many years. We have…

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No letting fees – For You Or The Tenant

January 14, 2019

The Residential Tenancies (Prohibiting Letting Fees) Amendment Act has now been passed, As of 12 December 2018, tenants cannot be charged letting fees. Letting fees are normally the equivalent of one week’s rent (excl. GST) and paid at the beginning of a tenancy as an upfront cost to the property manager. As you can imagine,…

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Property Syndication Queenstown New Zealand

April 1, 2018

We are pleased to announce our latest property syndication offer is available to view. Property Syndication means shared ownership by pooling together with other investors to access property you couldn’t buy alone. To learn more about syndication and whether you qualify as a “wholesale investor” to take part CLICK HERE. NEW  Property Syndication, Queenstown, New Zealand – Own a piece of New…

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Great yield with Hamilton investment

June 29, 2017

In February 2017, the E+O team secured this Hamilton home and income on behalf of a long-standing client. Purchased for $815,000, the property and minor dwelling is currently being rented for a total of $870 pw, delivering a yield of 5.67%. This 1950’s to 1960’s brick exterior house, has three bedrooms and one bathroom.  Recently added…

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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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When Will The Dam Burst?

May 22, 2017

In property, as in all forms of investment, it’s important to have a long-term view and bear in mind lessons from the cycles we’ve been through before. The voices of alarm we’re hearing from some pundits now, takes me back to 2011. Then, we were four years into the life of Erskine + Owen and…

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