Director’s thoughtpiece: Dying is Easy – Living is Harder 

June 22, 2023

That’s a line from the musical Hamilton which I recently saw…an amazing show.  Alexander Hamilton was a founding father of the US – his early life was hard, he fought in wars against the British, he worked incredibly hard for President George Washington, and then he died in a duel defending his honour. Reading his…

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Director’s Thoughtpiece: Listen to William Wallace

February 15, 2023

Who will ever forget Mel Gibson as William Wallace commanding his kilt-wearing kin to ‘hold’ as the English charged them on mighty steeds? Then at the last possible minute, he yells ‘NOW!’ and they lift sharpened poles to massacre the unsuspecting enemy. Perfect timing takes a perfect mix of imagination, hard work, and chutzpah. When…

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Interest rates to drop 

June 16, 2022

It was not so long ago that I frequently heard people saying “we are in new era where interest rates will never return to pre-GFC levels”. I listened to a bank economist link interest rate spikes to population explosions, like the post World War 2 baby-boom phenomenon. The argument was that if you went back…

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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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Daycare Syndication Fully Subscribed

July 30, 2020

Our Daycare Property Syndication is now fully subscribed and currently returning the projected 7% per annum, paid monthly. The five Daycare properties are all fully tenanted by experienced Daycare operators with 10 – 15-year leases. Early Childcare Education (ECE) is a growing business sector and a growth market as demand for childcare increases annually. ECE…

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There’s No Place Like Home – Expats Flock to Secure NZ Property Investments

March 6, 2020

New Zealand is once again proving to be a safe port in a storm – especially during this time of political and economic uncertainty.  Expats living in the Asia-Pacific region are at the forefront of those flocking to secure investments back home. The upsurge in interest began in June last year with the rise in…

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Hamilton Client Example

December 18, 2019

Summary Title: Freehold 718m2 Floor Area: 265m2 Dwelling: Configuration: 2014 built brick exterior with a pressed metal tile roof 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, two separate toilets Garaging: Double with internal access Rent Range: Renovation: Purchase Price: Yield: $680 to $720 per week Presents as being in immaculate condition $1,025,000 3.8%   Why this Property? Full…

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Wattie’s National Distribution Centre – 8% Yield

November 4, 2019

Hear Our Team Talk Through This Opportunity                   Investment Highlights + 8.0% P.A. projected cash return paid quarterly* + Tenanted by an iconic New Zealand brand + The site is Wattie’s National Distribution Centre in Hastings + It’s immediately adjacent to Heinz Wattie’s processing plant + It…

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Maclaggan Syndicate – 8% Yield, Government Tenant

August 22, 2019

Erskine + Owen are proud to present this exciting opportunity in Dunedin. For NZ$100k (minimum) you will get exposure to a syndication offer that is a commercial building on a full site land parcel.   Investment Highlights   8.0% Cash Yield The Maclaggan Property Syndicate is offering a projected pre-tax cash return of 8.0% per…

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Hamilton Client Example

July 20, 2019

Summary Title: Freehold 700m2 Floor Area: 190m2 Dwelling:   Configuration: 1990’s Brick exterior with a concrete tile roof 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, separate toilet Garaging: Double with internal access Tenancy:   Renovation: Purchase Price: Yield: Rental Range – $560 to $580 per week Tenantable, well maintained $767,000 3.9%   Why this Property? Full site in…

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