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Property Matters 18-01-2022 - Episode 154( 0:27:55)       
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in this episode Greg recaps a month of local real estate news with updates on the Kiwirail Hub, the Awapuni Supermarket and more. After listening to Gladys Knight & the Pips 'Landlord' he talks about the massive repair bills passed to tenants in state housing, and the recent woes by the Bachcare company.
Published: 18/01/2022 1:00:00 p.m.
Property Matters 28-12-2021 - Episode 153( 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 backwith some warning for landlords.
Published: 28/12/2021 1:00:00 p.m.
Property Matters 21-12-2021 - Episode 152( 0:26:47)       
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Find out if your Manawatu-Whanganui suburb features in the CoreLogic 'Best of the Best' properties for perfomance nationally. Greg chills with a bit of Bob Marley 'Jammin'.
Published: 21/12/2021 1:00:00 p.m.
Property Matters 14-12-2021 - Episode 151( 0:27:51)       
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In this episode Greg updates on the sales market median prices, then talks about state housing areas which will be benefiting from new properties. After listening to Sia's song "Chandelier" he looks at rent increases around the country and finally the bad tenant/bad landlord section of the song.
Published: 14/12/2021 1:00:00 p.m.
Property Matters 07-12-2021 - Episode 150( 0:27:50)       
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A real mixed bag this week. Greg discusses how a couple got two brand new homes in Martinborough for $550,000! After listening to the Rolling Stones "Honky Tonk Women' he discusses the extra scrutiny on lending to buy housing. Then he asks the question will banks enter the housing market directly, investing and cutting out first home buyers.
Published: 7/12/2021 1:00:00 p.m.
Property Matters 30-11-2021 - Episode 149( 0:27:18)       
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News from around New Zealand this week, including the local market and the many factors that are influencing lack of affordability. After listening to George Thorogood's "Just can't make it" Greg discusses buying a heritage listed pub in Canterbury and tackling it as a 'Grand Designs' project.
Published: 30/11/2021 1:00:00 p.m.
Property Matters 23-11-2021 - Episode 148( 0:25:43)       
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In this episode, Greg updates on the state of the market, and the state of lending. Would you buy a former school house to live in? After listening to the Beatles "Here comes the sun", Greg talks about Gunther the 6th, the dog selling a $45 million dollar house in Florida!!
Published: 23/11/2021 1:00:00 p.m.
Property Matters 16-11-2021 - Episode 147( 0:27:51)       
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In this episode Greg discusses the median house prices in Manawatu/Wanganui and around the country. He talks about first home buyers increasingly getting into the market, discusses changes being made to make it for harder for all buyers, and after listening to Bob Marley and the Wailers 'Three Little Birds' he gives an example of how two people working minimum wage managed to get into the property market. He then talks about the landlord 'hall of shame' and then moves on to the Privacy Commissioners new guidelines for information Landlords can (and can not) ask tenants for.
Published: 16/11/2021 1:00:00 p.m.
Property Matters 09-11-2021 - Episode 146( 0:27:11)       
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In this episode, Greg recounts multiple 'bad news' stories in the media relating to predictions for the real estate market.
Published: 9/11/2021 1:00:00 p.m.
Property Matters 02-11-2021 - Episode 145( 0:27:50)       
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In this episode Greg discusses how housing intensification could look in Palmerston North, discusses oPoly a crowdsharing platform for purchasing property. Then after listening to Pet Shop Boy's 'Rent' he looks at rental prices, and has the popular 'bad landlords - bad tenants' segment - including a landlord having to pay almost $39,000 to his tenants.
Published: 2/11/2021 1:00:00 p.m.
Property Matters 26-10-2021 - Episode 144( 0:27:50)       
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In this episode Greg talks about plans for the Terrace End Bowling Club land, the effect of inflation on interest rates and mortgages and after listening to 'on top of the world' by Imagine Dragons, he discusses the bipartisan bill to increase housing density in cities around the country.
Published: 26/10/2021 1:00:00 p.m.
Property Matters 19-10-2021 - Episode 143( 0:27:49)       
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In this show Greg updates on various projects in the Manawatu including the Manukura school site development, Pioneer Countdown Development, Huia Reserve re-zoning and the Kiwi Rail Freight Hub. After listneing to Moby's "Why does my heart" he looks at creative ways to paint the water tower in Bulls.
Published: 19/10/2021 1:00:00 p.m.
Property Matters 12-10-2021 - Episode 142( 0:27:50)       
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In this episode: plenty of local news relating to property in the region. Greg goes off on a tangent by posing the question "Would you buy a house next to Prince Charles and Camilla?" He then discusses the residential market changes locally and includes discussion on the Kiwi Rail Hub update, and potential new growth areas for suburbs around the city.
Published: 12/10/2021 1:00:00 p.m.
Property Matters 05-10-2021 - Episode 141( 0:27:46)       
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In this episode Greg talks about 'vertical neighbourhoods' and wait until you hear his latest 'bad tenant-bad landlord' story.
Published: 5/10/2021 1:00:00 p.m.
Property Matters 28-09-2021 - Episode 140( 0:27:50)       
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In this episode Greg looks at a new suburb in Palmerston North, talks about capital gains on commercial property and wonders if first home buyers will ever actually be able to buy a house.
Published: 28/09/2021 1:00:00 p.m.
Property Matters 21-09-2021 - Episode 139( 0:27:29)       
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Greg updates on the Kiwirail Hub and the market in general. After listening to L.A.B.'s song 'In the Air' he gives great advice for first home buyers in how to get themselves into the best position to buy - giving the experiences of a Taupo couple.
Published: 21/09/2021 1:00:00 p.m.
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: 14/09/2021 1:00:00 p.m.
Property Matters 07-09-2021 - Episode 137( 0:29:4)       
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Published: 7/09/2021 1:00:00 p.m.
Property Matters 31-08-2021 - Episode 136( 0:27:50)       
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Published: 31/08/2021 1:00:00 p.m.
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: 17/08/2021 1:00:00 p.m.

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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