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Property Matters 14-09-2021 - Episode 138( 0:29:24)       
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Greg talks about roading projects in the Manawatu, a house that has sold in Lower Hutt for over $5 million dollars and then discusses the housing market, building delays and then finally a warning for landlords who think they don't need a methamphetamine test in their rental property.
Published: 9/14/2021 1:00:00 PM
Property Matters 07-09-2021 - Episode 137( 0:29:4)       
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Published: 9/7/2021 1:00:00 PM
Property Matters 31-08-2021 - Episode 136( 0:27:50)       
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Published: 8/31/2021 1:00:00 PM
Property Matters 17-08-2021 - Episode 135( 0:28:17)       
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In this episode Greg looks at the incredible statistics from the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand monthly statistics. He then discusses how Kiwirail is acquiring 77 hectares of land between Palmerston North and Bunnythorpe. After listening to U2's "Pride", he looks at the timber shortage and the building industry.
Published: 8/17/2021 1:00:00 PM
Property Matters 10-08-2021 - Episode 134( 0:27:50)       
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In this show, Greg talks about an incredible film studio going through consenting processes near Wanaka, discusses buying a home by pooling resources with someone else. After Bob Marley and the wailers "Could you be loved" he talks bathroom renovations. He also brings his 'bad landlords, bad tenants' segment back with some warnings for landlords.
Published: 8/10/2021 1:00:00 PM
Property Matters 03-08-2021 - Episode 133( 0:27:50)       
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In this show Greg looks at the new possibilities for up to 200 new homes at Rongotea, looks at whether the market is cooling, and after Phillips Phillips ' Home' , he looks at the house that is in two Auckland Suburbs
Published: 8/3/2021 1:00:00 PM
Property Matters 27-07-2021 - Episode 132( 0:27:51)       
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This episode focuses mainly on the real estate market and buying property. Greg provides plenty of information around the market, and discovers that in our region you may save 'rent' by purchasing a home and paying the mortgage. After listening to Kings of Leon with 'Sex on fire' he refers to a great article from spinoff.co.nz which shows what households need to earn to cover a median mortgage or median rent is our region and around the country.
Published: 7/27/2021 10:55:33 AM
Property Matters 20-07-2021 - Episode 131( 0:27:50)       
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In this episode Greg discusses a few of the projects happening in the region, and after listening to Alanis Morrisette's 'You Learn" he talks about the best ways to reduce and move on moisture in your home.
Published: 7/20/2021 1:00:00 PM
Property Matters 12-07-2021 - Episode 130( 0:28:10)       
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In the episode Greg discusses the proposed extension of the railway North of Wellington to Levin, Wellington's red hot market, listens to L.A.B.'s 'In the air' and suggest apartment living is not so bad, particularly when it is much easier now to lend to buy.
Published: 7/13/2021 1:00:00 PM
Property Matters 06-07-2021 - Episode 129( 0:26:49)       
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Greg looks at the affordability issues for housing in Manawatu/Whanganui and the dangers of having large mortgages if the interest rates increase, including some scary numbers and figures. After listening to 'Dude (looks a lady)' by Aerosmith he talks about Healthy Home deadlines and what might happen next.
Published: 7/6/2021 1:00:00 PM
Property Matters 29-06-2021 - Episode 128( 0:27:51)       
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In this episode, Greg looks at the huge spend happening in construction in Manawatu and talks about supply and staff shortages. He also mentions how the 1 billion dollars of funding for infrastructure will affect the market, and how in practical terms local councils can get their hands of a portion of it. After listening to Buddy Holly's "Rave on" he has his popular section "Bad Landlords, Bad Tenants" where a tenant has to pay thousands for turning a residential home into a per rescue shelter, and a landlord has to refund thousands of rent for renting out an unlawful premises.
Published: 6/29/2021 1:00:00 PM
Property Matters 22-06-2021 - Episode 127( 0:27:27)       
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In this episode Greg discusses the Palmerston North market, crazy Wellington section prices, shocking tenant living conditions, discrimination and then after Jimi Hendrix plays 'Fire' he talks about dodgy AirBnB voyeurs and find out what you could buy internationally for the median Auckland house price,
Published: 6/22/2021 1:00:00 PM
Property Matters 15-06-2021 - Episode 126( 0:27:57)       
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In this episode Greg discusses the doubling of social housing budget by PNCC to build more homes, then goes on to discuss the market and some predictions of what will happen to house prices over the next year or two. After listening to Daughtry with 'Home' he talks about a number of news items relating to landlords and tenants.
Published: 6/15/2021 1:00:00 PM
Property Matters 08-06-2021 - Episode 125( 0:27:57)       
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In this episode Greg talks about what is happening in the market and after listineing to 'Wake me up' by Avicii he talks about some huge fines in his popular section 'Bad Landlords, Bad Tenants'
Published: 6/8/2021 1:00:00 PM
Property Matters 01-06-2021 - Episode 124( 0:27:56)       
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In this episode Greg talks about Whanganui and the hot market there, smashed avocado on toast, and after listening to Che Fu with 'Chains', a James Hardie civil case update and a round up of scary economist headlines.
Published: 6/1/2021 1:00:00 PM
Property Matters 25-05-2021 - Episode 123( 0:27:50)       
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In this episode Greg Watson discusses article that seem to show the changes made relating to housing seem to be ineffective in reaching their goals. After listening to Aretha Franklin's 'Respect' he looks at difficulties for tenants with pets, and how they can improve their chances of getting accepted for rental properties.
Published: 5/25/2021 1:00:00 PM
Property Matters 18-05-2021 - Episode 122( 0:28:4)       
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In this episode: Greg looks at the figures from the latest REINZ median house prices around the country. After listening to L.A.B. 'In the air, he talks about things to consider when selling that could put buyers off.
Published: 5/18/2021 1:00:00 PM
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 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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