Properazzi musings on Facebook this week - 13 June

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LVR impact distorting house price figures - I shared my views on the Auckland property market with Michael Wilson on FirstLine on TV3 following the release of the Barfoot & Thompson data for May


What is happening at the lower end of the property market? - an excellent new piece of analysis by Core Logic into the lower end segment of the property market


Great interactive Property Value graphic - The NZ Herald together with QV provide their quarterly data update on property values around the country


Presentation is so critical for the marketing of a property - but don't forget the garden! - here is a great example of a well presented and dressed new home, only someone forgot about fixing up the garden, a major let down in my opinion


So you think Auckland is expensive? - very interesting research on European capital city prime real estate costs per m2 shows how little you get for a million Euros and potentially how much you can get in Auckland


This is simply irresponsible journalism - for a newspaper to headline an article "House values soar in tight Auckland property market" when the data is hardly representative or authoritative in my book is irresponsible and misleading  

Properazzi musings on Facebook this week - 6 June

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Vendor Paid Marketing - in my view the term is inappropriate, the marketing campaign is the key question in selling a house and focusing on who is paying is illogical

What does the skyrocketing price of property mean for society? - a great article from a respected journalist about the London property market of relevance to Auckland and NZ 

How can NZ burst the housing bubble? - this is an interview I did with Paul Henry on his TV3 show this week - IMHO No Bubble / No Crisis! 

Affordability test for mortgage applicants or LVR restrictions? - some thoughts and observations as to the various options being looked at in the UK and NZ to cool the property market and why in my view we are fine as we are

Real Estate Speak - a somewhat lighthearted examination of a single listing which in my view is stacked full of superlatives and extravagant language

Property for rent with Bathroom & Kitchen in the same area - In my view a clear case of unprofessional behaviour by the real estate agent

Auction clearance rates falling - an excellent article from Campbell Live on Thursday night showcasing the empty auction rooms around Auckland indicating how the market has turned

Properazzi musings on Facebook this week - 30 May

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Properazzi musings on Facebook this week - 23 May

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Been wondering what has been happening between Trade Me Property &

Properazzi musings on Facebook this week - 16 May

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Properazzi musings on Facebook this week - 9 May

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Properazzi on Facebook - w/e 2 May

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I have in the last couple of weeks changed my perspective on Facebook. My long term allegiance has been to Twitter as I have judged Facebook to be too jumbled and not worthy of engagement for what I focus on which I best describe as ‘long-form’ articles.

This change of focus is the result of a pragmatic realisation that in the course of a week there are moments when I have a thought or a reaction to something I read or hear about and I want to share it, but creating a full article seems somewhat of overkill and the 117 character limit of Twitter is too constraining. This is when I have turned to Facebook and have found a large and engaged audience. In some cases the pieces I have posted on Facebook have had a reach of over a thousand people, far in excess of what most of my article achieve - not fully accepting that reach and page views are relevant comparative metrics.

With this new approach to the use of Facebook I have decided that for those readers of this site who do not live constantly with their Facebook app open all the time, I will on a weekly basis aggregate these short-form articles from the Properazzi Facebook page into a single article here on this site - timed to coincide with the weekly email at the end of each week. 

So here are the collected articles and insights for week ending 2 May:


The LVR policy imposed by the Reserve Bank last October continues to constrain the property market


TVNZ Breakfast interview discussing the issue of affordability and & LVR impact


Have you tried using the words of Winston Churchill to sell a house??


Is this the worst listing photo you have ever seen ??