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Property Matters

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Property Matters 12-01-2021 - Episode 109( 0:27:37)       
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Greg Watson discusses the merits of Whanganui, an update (or not) on the fate of the 'High Flyers' building in Palmerston North, discusses how to best fix the housing crisis. After listening to Jimi Hendrix's 'Foxy Lady' he presents his 'bad landlord - bad tenant' section of recent court cases.
Published: 1/12/2021 2:00:00 PM
Property Matters 29-12-2020 - Episode 108( 0:26:8)       
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Greg reads an opinion piece about real estate agents and their pay rates. Is it fair? Should it Change? Crucially - is it worth it. He compares selling privately, fixed rate commissions and percentage commissions to help you decide what is best on the current market.
Published: 12/29/2020 2:00:00 PM
Property Matters 22-12-2020 - Episode 107( 0:27:28)       
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In this show Greg discusses whether AirBnB is really worth the $86.4 billion US dollars that it achieved once it listed on the stockmarket. In Raglan, a house purchased for 45 pounds on 1943 just sold - and you will never guess how much for!! Greg plays The Dudes "Be Mine Tonight" during the musical half-time break.
Published: 12/22/2020 2:00:00 PM
Property Matters 15-12-2020 - Episode 106( 0:28:30)       
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In this episode, Greg talks about the crazy housing market particularly in Manawatu/Whanganui, Tararua and Wellington. Music by The Dance Exponents - 'Victoria".
Published: 12/15/2020 2:00:00 PM
Property Matters 08-12-2020 - Episode 105( 0:29:49)       
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Greg Watson talks about local cycle ways around the region and how they can add to housing values. He then discusses he housing markets and the most affordable places to buy in New Zealand. After listening to Buddy Holly's 'Rave On' he gives two example of recent case of 'bad landlords' and their water problems that in turn have caused them 'financial problems'!
Published: 12/8/2020 2:00:00 PM
Property Matters 01-12-2020 - Episode 104( 0:29:5)       
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In this episode Greg talks about the move northwards by Wellingtonians who have been priced out of the property market and the affect of this on prices as far north as Levin and Foxton. After listening to Imagine Dragons 'Top of the World' he has his popular section on 'Bad Tenants, Bad Landlords' and looks at one case where the landlord had to pay the tenants over $5,500 in compensation and exemplary damages for things that seem largely out of his control.
Published: 12/1/2020 2:00:00 PM
Property Matters 24-11-2020 - Episode 103( 0:29:2)       
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Greg Watson brings news about the Manawatu Gorge Replacement Road, the affordability of paying a mortgage when compared to rent, and after listening to Avicii's 'Wake me up' he has bad landlord and bad tenant stories.
Published: 11/24/2020 2:00:00 PM
Property Matters 17-11-2020 - Episode 102( 0:27:15)       
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In this week's Property Matters, Greg Watson discusses the latest Real Estate Institute of New Zealand statistics relating to the country, the region and Palmerston North/Feilding in particular. He then talks about various key projects happening in the region such as the Tiritea Wind Farm, Countdown distribution centre, Pioneer Highway supermarket and more. After listening to 'Karma Chameleon' by the Culture Club he discusses some very interesting Tenancy Tribunal cases, including a ruling about heating and a $20,000 payment made by landlords to a tenant for a wet/damp home.
Published: 11/17/2020 2:00:00 PM
Property Matters 10-11-2020 - Episode 101( 0:27:52)       
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Greg Watson talks about New Zealand's 'ghost towns' as places to possibly visit, mentions three tenancy tribunal cases where payments were over $4,000, and dreams about KFC flavoured logs burning on the fire.
Published: 11/10/2020 2:00:00 PM
Property Matters 03-11-2020 - Episode 100( 0:28:35)       
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Welcome to our 100th Episode celebration. Greg is joined by Villi and Fraser to discuss some of the highlights of the past two years plus updates on the market and building projects in Manawatu!
Published: 11/3/2020 2:00:00 PM
Property Matters 02-11-2020 - Episode 99( 0:28:52)       
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In this episode, Greg discusses the real estate sales market in Manawatu/Whanganui, Can you afford to buy the Plaza shopping centre?, the biggest thing the government will do this term in regards to housing which you have never heard of, what to do when your neighbours shiny roof triggers your migraines and the amazing (negative) response from tenants relating to the Choice Tenant course just introduced with the best intentions. All of this while playing the catchy tune "Home" by Phillip Phillips.
Published: 10/27/2020 2:00:00 PM
Property Matters 20-10-2020 - Episode 98( 0:28:23)       
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In this Episode Greg Watson discusses the latest statistics released by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand. After Bruce Springsteen's 'Born to run' he talks about some interesting and unusual homes for sale around the country.
Published: 10/20/2020 2:00:00 PM
Property Matters 13-10-2020 - Episode 97( 0:29:24)       
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In this show Greg Watson talks about the building of housing in and around Palmerston North to help with thew housing 'crisis'. He also discusses the Labour plan to regulate property managers and what this may mean. After listening to 'Radioactive' by Imagine Dragons he paraphrases an opinion piece about the effectiveness of heating standards in helping asthmatics.
Published: 10/13/2020 2:00:00 PM
Property Matters 06-10-2020 - Episode 96( 0:28:57)       
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Published: 10/6/2020 2:00:00 PM
Property Matters 29-09-2020 - Episode 95( 0:28:37)       
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In this episode Greg discusses a newly released guide for renters, the state of rents in some regions, Air Bnbs, local housing politics and plays music by Paul Young 'Where ever I lay my hat"
Published: 9/29/2020 2:00:00 PM
Property Matters 22-09-2020 - Episode 94( 0:28:34)       
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Published: 9/22/2020 2:00:00 PM
Property Matters 15-09-2020 - Episode 93( 0:28:50)       
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Greg Watson brings you the latest property information, news and opinions. In this weeks show: Why is the housing market going so well?, What happened to the predicted downturn? Music at the half time break was by Imagine Dragons - radioactive. He then talks about Hamilton Real Estate Companies fined for price fixing, and an opinion piece about how to use market forces to stop rents rising.
Published: 9/15/2020 2:00:00 PM
Property Matters 08-09-2020 - Episode 92( 0:27:58)       
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Greg Watson talks about how much properties are selling above Rating Values in Various Regions. Then goes on to cover news from the sales market including the ongoing shortage of properties for sale (lowest stock in 13 years). After listening to 'Valerie' by Amy Winehouse he goes onto a little section he likes to call 'New Zealand's Worst Landlords?". He finishes with some words of warning for self-managing landlords.
Published: 9/8/2020 2:00:00 PM
Property Matters 01-09-2020 - Episode 91( 0:27:20)       
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In this episode Greg explains why many commentators are saying that the New Zealand housing market is too big to collapse. He also asks 'Would you buy a church to live in?'
Published: 9/1/2020 2:00:00 PM
Property Matters 25-08-2020 - Episode 90( 0:28:58)       
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Greg Watson brings to you this week a 'regional roundup'. Starting with Manawatu/Whanganui and then looking at news stories from Auckland, Hamilton, Napier, Nelson, Tasman and more. After listening to Simon and Garfunkel's 'Homeward Bound' he then talks about the James Hardie (alleged leaky homes) case and a landlord who gets taken to the cleaners for $14,000. The question is ....." should it have been more?".
Published: 8/25/2020 2:00:00 PM
Property Matters 18-08-2020 - Episode 89( 0:27:22)       
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In this Episode: Greg summarises that latest Real Estate Institute of New Zealand Monthly Stats about median house prices and sales volumes around the country. Most of the show then contains a description and discussion of the Residential Tenancy Amendments Act 2020 which is now in place; interrupted halfway through by Bob Marley and the Wailers playing 'Is this Love?'.
Published: 8/18/2020 2:00:00 PM
Property Matters 11-08-2020 - Episode 88( 0:28:48)       
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In this episode, host Greg Watson highlights four historic buildings in the Manawatu/Whanganui which are receiving earthquake funding, discusses sales in Auckland, Marlborough and increased activity by returning Kiwis. After listening to Aerosmith's 'Dude Looks Like a Lady', he spends the remainder of the show talking about the passing of the 3rd reading of the Residential Tenancies Amendments Bill and how it may affect you. Last he gives some views on why everything the government seems to do to disincentivise landlords backfires and increases costs for tenants.
Published: 8/11/2020 2:15:00 PM
Property Matters 04-08-2020 - Episode 87( 0:28:56)       
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In this episode Greg Watson discusses why the housing market is so busy, why rental yields are dropping and the locations of some of the best yields in New Zealand. After listening to some Pet Shop Boys he goes to local news. Find out which Whanganui and Palmerston North buildings have recently won architectural awards and where you can go to find a FREE house in Palmerston North!!
Published: 8/4/2020 2:15:00 PM
Property Matters 28-07-2020 - Episode 86( 0:27:43)       
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In this weeks show: Greg tries to decipher for you the predictions of various economists on what is likely to happen to the housing market national, and possibly near you. He looks at the listing of two properties by Jeffrey Epstein's estate and what may happen to the proceeds. 'Explore' a London Micro-flat and decide if it is a bargain at $385,000. He then goes on to discuss the Wellington housing market and literally 'tears' by people missing out at auctions; plus details of a new national policy announced by Phil Twyford that could radically change the allowable building heights upwards for large towns and cities. To mix it up he plays 'Our House' by Madness.
Published: 7/28/2020 2:15:00 PM
Property Matters 21-07-2020 - Episode 85( 0:28:17)       
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Greg Watson is full of stats in this latest issue. Listen to find out what has been happening for house prices, rental returns, capital growth and yields. Also, news reporting on why the market is not crashing as some predicted. He then chills out with the song 'Landlord' from Gladys Knight and the Pips.
Published: 7/21/2020 2:15:00 PM

Property Matters is the property show for you. The audience includes buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants and people interested in general housing advice. Greg Watson and Villi Tosi present the very latest Manawatu market news and commentary. They analyse, comment on and make light of real estate news from Manawatu, around New Zealand and overseas. Every show calls on their 25 years of experience and has a section of tips and advice around housing with anything from renovations, to achieving higher sales prices, buyer tips, landlord help and guides for tenants. To listen to this show on 999am: Tune in on Tuesdays at 2pm.

Host: MPR - Manawatu People's Radio
Produced By: MPR - Manawatu People's Radio
Language: English
Category: News, Issues and Current Affairs
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