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Property Matters 23-02-2021 - Episode 113( 0:28:25)       
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First Home Buyers are the focus of this weeks show. Greg discusses how the goalposts keep moving, the lending is getting harder, the time to save a deposit is getting longer and the deposit size larger. So what can be done about this? Greg discusses an opinion piece - should the government temporarily freeze investors of the the property market to give first home buyers a chance. Music today is Nirvana - Come as you are (acoustic version)
Published: 2/23/2021 1:00:00 PM
Property Matters 16-02-2021 - Episode 112( 0:28:21)       
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In the episode we discuss the merits of 'home staging' when selling a home and the massive return on investment for doing so. Then we have some tips about doing your own home staging. After listening to Dire Straits' Sultans of Swing we answer the question "Can you make offers on more than one property at once?".
Published: 2/16/2021 1:00:00 PM
Property Matters 09-02-2021 - Episode 111( 0:28:17)       
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Published: 2/9/2021 1:00:00 PM
Property Matters 19-01-2021 - Episode 110( 0:28:2)       
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In this episode Greg discusses the latest REINZ housing figures for December 2020, then after 'Come as you are' by Nirvana gives a number a great tips if you are selling your home in 2021.
Published: 1/19/2021 2:00:00 PM
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 is the property show for you. The audience includes buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants and people interested in general housing advice. Greg Watson presents the very latest Manawatu market news and commentary, and much more!


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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