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Is the NZ Property Party Over?

By Alan Henderson | December 21, 2021

In the year to September inflation hit 4.9%, the highest in a decade, and mortgage rates have…

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

By Alan Henderson | November 11, 2021

More investors are cashing out of residential properties – and some intend to put their money into commercial buildings,…

E+O Webinar with Leading Economic Advisor David Skilling | Impact on NZ Property Market | 26.10.2021

By Lisa Phillips | October 28, 2021

We recently hosted a webinar session between Erskine + Owen Director Lisa Phillips and Landfall Director David…

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

By Alan Henderson | August 25, 2021

Interest deductibility is now ruled out for existing properties… we think (it’s still not completely clear), and…

Buying Property in NZ

How to invest in property without buying a house

By Alan Henderson | November 11, 2021

Sky-high house prices make it hard to buy a first home, let alone a rental property, but…

Buying Property As An Ex-pat

By Alan Henderson | July 11, 2019

Having successfully worked in the Asian financial markets as a director of a UK listed securities company…

The NZ Property Purchase Process Explained

By Alan Henderson | June 5, 2019

The process of buying a property in New Zealand is not complicated, but it is involved. Once…

A Guide To Buying Property From Offshore

By Alan Henderson | May 8, 2019

We know what it is like trying to get things done here in New Zealand while sitting…

Director’s thought piece about property

War in Ukraine, a de-globalised economy and inflation: what it all means for NZ

By Alan Henderson | April 19, 2022

    Erskine + Owen director Alan Henderson sat down with economist Dr David Skilling to discuss…

Covid Crusher: Director Alan Henderson Thought Piece

By Alan Henderson | August 25, 2021

No I don’t have a fail proof vaccine. What I have assembled are a few ideas on…

Residential Property Investment Post Covid 19 – Directors Market Commentary

By Lisa Phillips | May 19, 2020

Two months ago NZ’s property market was on its way to posting record high house price growth.…

Directors Market Commentary: Churchill on Covid-19

By Alan Henderson | April 16, 2020

Some have likened Covid-19 to this generation’s war. My Grandfather who died in the war, and my…

House price

Property Prices Set to Rise 5,000%

By Alan Henderson | February 12, 2021

In 1980 my parents bought a property in Mt Eden for about $56,000. No, I didn’t miss…

What Do Meghan Markle and NZ Property Prices Have In Common

By Alan Henderson | January 17, 2019

I like to think I am immune to those Woman’s Weekly articles about Meghan and Harry. The…

E+O’s commercial property syndication updates

Strong performance from a recent acquisition: 20 Westland Place

By Alan Henderson | May 20, 2022

Our industrial investment strategy for Westland Property Syndicate is yielding good results.           …

Positive impact, long-term leases drive investment in daycare centres

By Alan Henderson | April 29, 2022

Government funding support for early childhood sector attracting wholesale investors to Erskine + Owen’s NZ Daycare Properties…

Property purchase success stories

How are we helping a client build a $135k per annum passive income – after tax 

By Alan Henderson | March 23, 2022

In 2009, Mr and Mrs Brown approached Erskine + Owen with a clear goal: retire in 2029,…

A property purchase story – achieving a gross yield of 3.45%

By Alan Henderson | September 16, 2021

29 William Ave, Manurewa was secured on behalf of our clients through an auction process with the…


No Capital Gains Tax

By Alan Henderson | May 1, 2019

Three weeks ago, people were hesitating to make property investment decisions pending the government’s announcement on a…

Who Is Afraid Of A Capital Gains Tax

By Alan Henderson | March 20, 2019

For years people have asked me, as a financial advisor and co-director of Erskine + Owen, if…


Regional Profile: Dunedin

By Lisa Phillips | July 11, 2019

One of the emerging stars in NZ’s property market is Dunedin – which is being recognised as…

Regional Profile: Is Hawke’s Bay The Next Key Growth Area?

By Alan Henderson | June 5, 2019

Recent articles on the property market have begun to turn their attention to Hawke’s Bay as a…


Erskine + Owen in-house mortgage service – smarter loans since 2011

By Alan Henderson | September 16, 2021

1. Our mortgage service has been helping hundreds of clients in Erskine + Owen since 2011 Our…

 Mortgage Experience Gets Deal Done

By Admin | June 17, 2020

On Monday June 1st, a client approached Wendy Ryan-Kidd our in house Mortgage Broker, with a live…

E+O‘s news

Partnership With Syndex

By Admin | June 17, 2020

We are excited to announce our new partnership with Syndex for all Erskine + Owen syndicated projects.…

Relocation of Premises

By Alan Henderson | November 11, 2019

It is our pleasure to inform you that we have relocated to new, smarter business premises. Our…

Property Management

No letting fees – For You Or The Tenant

By Alan Henderson | January 14, 2019

The Residential Tenancies (Prohibiting Letting Fees) Amendment Act has now been passed, As of 12 December 2018,…

Thinking Of Selling?

By Alan Henderson | October 10, 2018

Have changes to property management rules got you thinking of selling? Perhaps before you make the decision…


ONE NEWS Price, competition, puts heat on Auckland rents

By Alan Henderson | February 1, 2014

Auckland rent prices are soaring and competition for securing a home is tough.  Director Alan Henderson says rent…

NZ HERALD Parents buying property for children

By Alan Henderson | January 12, 2014

Parents concerned about rising house prices are increasingly buying properties for their children – some while they…