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Property Matters 11-05-2021 - Episode 121( 0:28:3)       
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Greg Watson discusses how to keep your home warm and dry, looks at proposals by the Green party to help tenants at the expense of landlords and after listening to Talking Heads 'the lady don't mind' gives thoughts around where to invest money - if not in property, and gives up update on the class action suit about leaky homes and the product Harditex.
Published: 5/11/2021 1:00:00 PM
Property Matters 04-05-2021 - Episode 120( 0:28:17)       
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Greg Watson discusses various media responses to government housing changes and wonders why the government keeps making changes which don't solve 'the elephant in the room' of the housing shortage. After listening to Bob Marley's 'Get up, stand up' he has his popular segment of 'Bad Landlord Bad Tenant' and looks at a case where landlords had to pay $38,000 to the tenant - ouch!!
Published: 5/4/2021 1:00:00 PM
Property Matters 13-04-2021 - Episode 119( 0:27:50)       
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Greg Watson brings his latest commentary on the latest news articles and stories relating to property. Including music by Crosby, Stills and Nash - "Our House". This week, Palmerston North has the largest annual gains in property values in New Zealand, comments on the latest changes affecting investors and Greg asks the question "Would you live in an underground property just 1 metre from dead people?"
Published: 4/13/2021 1:00:00 PM
Property Matters 30-03-2021 - Episode 118( 0:29:0)       
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In this episode Greg not only tells landlords to increase their rents after a 16% annual change upwards in Manawatu, but then lets tenants know how to protest successfully if they feel the new rent is to high! After Moby's 'Porcelain' he then describes a real estate photographers experience of having his drone shot down. Smattered throughout are comments around some of the recent changes designed to favour first home buyers over investors.
Published: 3/30/2021 1:00:00 PM
Property Matters 23-03-2021 - Episode 117( 0:29:4)       
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In this episode Greg Watson discusses how some regions are fairing and gives some examples of crazy sales, including a tennis court in Auckland for $2.2 million. After listening to 'Black Dog' by Led Zeppelin he lets you know how you can buy the mansion from 'The Godfather' and even suggests you should "make him an offer he can't refuse".
Published: 3/23/2021 1:00:00 PM
Property Matters 16-03-2021 - Episode 116( 0:27:50)       
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Greg is in shock as he looks at median house prices nationally and in our region. Do we need to find more land for housing or just build upwards? After listening to Gin Wigmore's 'Oh, my" he then tells a story of a New York tenant finding an entire hidden apartment behind her mirror. Finally, he discusses matters around using a lawyer when buying a house.
Published: 3/16/2021 1:00:00 PM
Property Matters 09-03-2021 - Episode 115( 0:29:1)       
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In this show Greg talks about a number if the large projects happening in and around Palmerston North. After listening to Adele's 'Water under the bridge' he asks the question "Should I sell my house privately?".
Published: 3/9/2021 1:00:00 PM
Property Matters 02-03-2021 - Episode 114( 0:26:31)       
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In this episode Greg discusses the Manawatu Gorge Replacement road, the state of the sales market, and after listening to Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You' helps to answer the question "Do we really need a builders report when buying a house?
Published: 3/2/2021 1:00:00 PM
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 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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