50 minutes | Feb 11, 2015
New Zealand's Bay Of Islands
Richard informs of that the real estate auctions in Australia are picking up steam, and the percentages are up in Sydney.Our guest this week is Dianne Quinn, a licensee of Ray White - Paihia, Bay of Islands Real Estate Property SpecialistsBased in the Bay of Islands, Ray White Paihia specialises in residential property, commercial investments and property management. They have homes and businesses for sale in the Bay of Islands and surrounding areas.Their team of experienced residential and commercial property sales consultants are there to help you find the home or investment that’s right for you. For real estate in Paihia and the Bay of Islands area, look no further than Ray White Paihia.
49 minutes | Feb 4, 2015
Wellington, New Zealand
Well, the round ups have resumed in Australia. Richard Butler is on top of that action. The number of auctions may be lower than prior to the Christmas holidays, but the prices continue to sizzle.Our guest today is a former resident of Australia's Gold Coast who relocated, in part, because of her husband. Vicki Collins is a Director at Ray White Wellington City Real Estate and Wellington Property Management.Vicki drives the highly successful sales and rental team as part of her role of Director. In addition to these roles Vicki believes a “hand on approach” keeps her at the forefront of both industries, and is continuing to list and sell properties throughout the greater Wellington Region. Vicki encourages her team to be active outside Real Estate. “Active Body - Active Mind” and keeping a balance with outside interests and family life. A mother to 4 grown up children, grandmother to 4, and competing at an International level for hockey, Vicki understands the importance of working hard, and making decisions in life for the right outcome at the right time of your life. Whether you are selling or buying a new home or investment property, Vicki and her team have a vast knowledge to assist to you.
50 minutes | Jan 28, 2015
New Zealand calling
We travel this week to New Zealand, known in traditional owners Māori Language Aotearoa the land of the long white cloud ! Richard Butler provides startling figures re the Sydney and Australian round up this week and Australia's wide top 5 investment areas in 2014 you will be astounded! Question can you really make 102% capital gain in 12 months in Australia? Yes you can listen and learn Richard and Brian Thomas, speak with Greg Purcell, a Principal with Ray White real estate Mount Maunganui about the opportunities to relocate to the coast on the east coast North Island of New Zeala
50 minutes | Jan 21, 2015
Darwinism, Real Estate Style
Richard begins today's show by explaining why Brisbane, Australia is a hotter real estate market in Australia compared to Sydney. Of course these numbers date back to the 1970's.Speaking of growing or expanding markets, on this show we reach to the Northern Territory. For that venture, we turned to Nick Musellis.Nick Mousellis has an impressive career that spans the Darwin property scene since 1992. His experience has not only been that of a Sales Agent but a Principal of several Real Estate practices. Nick has continued to be an integral part of the dynamic growth of the Ray White Group placing high value on team work and is someone who truly cares about making a positive difference in the lives of those around him.In 2002 Nick won the prestigious REINT Sales Person of the Year Award for excellence in Residential Sales. In 2008 the CEO of Ray White SA/NT Nick George bestowed Nick with its highest honour—The High Achiever Award in recognition for his contribution to the Ray White Group.
51 minutes | Jan 13, 2015
Brisbane Real Estate Development
It's cold in new england USA. The weather is delightful in Australia. Host Richard Butler broadcasts from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, an area where the host lived in 1979. Butler believes Brisbane is the next hot real estate market in Australia, believing that the scorching Sydney market will plateau.City Planner Ian Adams joins the show today. He concurs with Richard that Brisbane will be the next hot real estate market. Richard also believes 2015 will be a break out year for the Republic of Vanuatu. Butler believes Port Vila is a prime area for someone with the know and interest to start an international school.
52 minutes | Jan 7, 2015
Manly Beach Lookin' Good
Richard is back with his real estate round up of Australia. The prices were a bit lower during the last week in 2014, compared to most of November and December. Still, the Australia real estate market sizzles.Adam Reeves is a Ray White real estate Licensee representing Manly Beach, NSW, Australia. Adam was born and raised in the Manly Beach area of Sydney. He tells us he's traveled the world, but always comes home to Manly Beach. Reeves tells us about growing up in Manly Beach, the schools, healthcare, and of course, buying property in Manly Beach.During our final segment, Richard gives us his predictions for Australia and Vanuatu for 2015.
44 minutes | Dec 31, 2014
Hope you had a very Merry Christmas as we look down the barrel of 2014. No real real estate round-up as we wrap up 2014. Richard does chime that we need to focus more on the Darwin and Perth markets in the upcoming year. Yes, Darwin is the place with the U.S. military base and salt water crocodiles.Wayne Harrison is the supreme migration expert in the South Pacific, with extreme knowledge of his home country, Australia. Wayne looks at work/business visa options with a grand package at only $1.500,000 AUD.
44 minutes | Dec 24, 2014
Diane Kennedy Is Back With More About Minimizing Your Taxes
Well its starting to look a bit like Xmas! Brian has left on account of the holidays. Thank you Brian for all your help with the show this year! Yes we are heading towards the big day and the Xmas auctions are finished in Australia & last weekend clearance rates.... Sydney 76% Melbourne 68% Brisbane 30% Adelaide 50% with general increase of house prices across Australia's main cities between 13% to 38%. averages. Christmas is certainly come early to tens of thousands of homeowners in Australia and the ripple effect will be felt next year up and down the Australian coastline and throughout out the Pacific. We had so much fun talking last week to Diane Kennedy CPA and specialist on how to avoid paying U.S.taxes legally. We have invited her back and Randy Mitchell finallygets to ask Diane his 5 questions. Diane's new book about living outside the states and investing overseas is already sold out in record time. The second run will be available early January. I recommend you order now. So we recommend get pen and paper ready and, as Brian says, take copious notes and listened to what Diane Kennedy has to say about living and investing in your future & lifestyle. We are heard coast to coast in the USA and from the Great Wall of China to the Efiel Tower of Paris and throughout the South Pacific .
46 minutes | Dec 17, 2014
Meet Diane Kennedy, CPA, Author
We're just week away from Christmas 2014, and Lifestyles and Real Estate of the South Pacific has an excellent present. But first:The Aussie real estate market is nothing to snooze through. Richard Butler claims the alarm has sounded ending a highly robust auction season. Did Sydney's median auction price stay north of $1,000,000 AUD? Richard will explain. Bottom line: the Australian real estate market is sizzling hotter than a fajita.When it comes to American wealth makers, biz operators and investors, there is nothing better than sound tax advice. So, why not bring the best on the program. Diane Kennedy is a Certified Public Accountant. She works with top business and investor clients. She joins us today from Reno, Nevada, but also lives in Baja, Mexico. Diane's advice know the tax laws or find an advisor you can trust. Her book, Off shore Tax Guidelines seems hotter than the Aussie real estate market. Kennedy recommends forming an offshore business rather than farming your U.S. business into a foreign country. She also claims internet marketers and international real estate holdings are fantabulous strategies for those looking to keep more of their hard-earned money.
44 minutes | Dec 10, 2014
A real real estate comparison between two south Pacific islands
As the holidays approach and the shopping season heating up, nothing seems to sizzle like the real estate market in Australia. Developer Richard Butler claims there's really only 2 more real estate auction weeks left, and that the number of auctions and the sales prices remain robust. The median auction price in Sydney continues north of $1,000,000 AUD. Next, Richard created a comparison chart for buying a similar size property around Sydney, Australia and Port Vila, Vanuatu. Well, you need to live more than 50 kilometers outside Sydney to come close price wise, BTW>> Port Vila is less than 5 kilometers., and when you compare a similar lot size, housing structure, labor cost to build the home, along with the commute time--there's more than a $150,000 difference.Finally, we take a trip back to Adelaide, Australia to learn more about wine.
44 minutes | Dec 3, 2014
Traveling the South Paciific--a woman's Perspective
A slight change of pace from the normal. As usual Richard Butler enlightens us with the latest real estate auction news from Australia. Approximately 2,000 properties sold at auction last weekend in Sydney and Melbourne. The real estate market remains robust with the median auction price in Sydney, again, more than $1,000,000 AUD.Richard and Brian welcomed Glenda Sterling of the Oz Cruise Club. The membership organization hosts forums as well as travel and tours throughout the South Pacific. Sterling can't remember ahow many times she's traveled to Vanuatu--more than all her fingers and toes. She especially loves the Nivans, and their laid back lifestyle. Oh yes, Glenda is proud to project that women will love the shopping deals in Vanuatu. Sterling offers a particularly unique woman's perspective. Expect to hear more from her in 2015.During our final show segment Richard reveals his 2015 forecast for the Republic of Vanuatu, Escape Artist-Vanuatu and Lifestyles and Real Estate of the South Pacific.Richard chimes Vanuatu will continue to experien
44 minutes | Nov 26, 2014
Looking Ahead to 2015
Richard and Brian review some of the outstanding real estate news from Australia and the south Pacific. The Sydney r.e. market is sizzling like a barbecue steak, and according to Richard that boom is sending an atomic reaction throughout Australia. Richard reports thatthe sydney slum sale prices are now equal to beatufull homes in Queensland Australia and Vanuatu .Randy Mitchel getting ready to run Escape artist Vanuatu in Vanuatu is back. He expounds on how a self-direct I.R.A. can help you investment in south Pacific real estate and businesses.Richard Butler is now talking about 2015--yes, it's a month early, but proper planning prevents poor performance. Butler introduces a new company, real estate and investment company for folks interested in buying residential or investment property and/or businesses in the south Pacific. This includes red paw paw farmlets.
41 minutes | Nov 19, 2014
Lifestyles and Real Estate of the South Pacific
Richard Butler and co-host Brian Thomas, launch back into the Real Estate and Lifestyle of the South Pacific. Richard is just further amazed at the life in the Australian real estate market. However expected to recover, Richard provides details of the average medium house price sale amount achieved which is startling to say the least. Richards statement that the Australian residential real estate is making well over a 1000 of millionaires a month. Look out for the ripple effect it has started. Never has this been seen with such vigor before. In his opinion, it has a long way to go especially now with the introduction of encouragement from the recent tariff and employment opportunities from the recent Chinese/Australian trade agreements. However the launch of the 4 developers of Vanuatu survive and thrive project investment offer, is truly remarkable, and with guest Randy Mitchel from Oklahoma who's comments on the arrival of snow in his home state inspired Richard to action. Randy's comments on a change in climate and his own personal situation and impending residency via property investment (of course ,subject to Vanuatu government approval of the applicant on police and health and income) has opened a door for escape from America or any other area of the globe to this South Pacific paradise with a assured income stream without a requirement of being hands on. And last a summary of Vanuatu's future direction by Richard provides a crystal clear definition of what he and others agree this period of time , will include the magic advancement of Vanuatu via infrastructure and tourism investment.
43 minutes | Nov 12, 2014
Look at what the Chinese are doing
Fresh off his trade mission to China, Richard Butler tells us the Chinese are major economic contributors to the world. During the real estate round up, Butler relates how the Chinese have influenced real estate prices throughout the eastern coastline of Australia.Richard tells us how friendly Chinese business-people are, and about how well he was treated and respected during the trade mission. also learn why the Chinese are heavy real estate investors outside of China.Eco tourism is a major buzz phrase leading to more economic development in Vanuatu. Butler explains his vision of clean and green tourism, then, Richard and Brian Thomas share their choice as an eco-business they's each bring to Vanuatu. Give you a hint: both deal with traveling.Hotelier and Resort Developer George Winslett joins us from his retreat in Port Vila, Vanuatu. He agrees that green and clean businesses are the way to go and grow. George is pushing for the Chnese and other foreign investors to design and build 5 star resorts. Winslett chimes this will be the gateway to mo
44 minutes | Nov 5, 2014
Trade Mission to China
Richard Butler broadcasts from Shanghi, China, completing a trade mission for the country of Vanuatu. Richard explains his concept of clean business and how he plans to get clean business operating in the Republic of Vanuatu.Hotelier and Resort Developer George Winslett joins the show from Port Vila, Vanuatu to tell us about the fantabulous weather he is experiencing and why he believes charter flights to Vanuatu will better help in the economic growth of that country.
45 minutes | Oct 29, 2014
Australia's coastline real estate
Fall may be descending in the U.S. and cooling down the northern hemisphere, but spring is raising south of the equator and the real estate is sizzling in Australia. Host Richard Butler does his real estate round up of Australia from the past week, and the prices are amazing. Richard also highlights to Brian regarding his upcoming trade mission to China. Richard trip is to an area of China with 10,000,000 inhabitants, where the median age is 26 years old. But do they have disposable income to invest in Vanuatu?Our guest is Victor Shalala, Principal, Laing-Simmons Wollongong. Victor has been a part of a family involved in many aspects of the building and development industry, the transition into real estate was a natural one for him. Due largely to both industries being customer service based, sharing like values; Integrity, Honesty, Commitment, Dedication, Passion and the necessity to be a good Communicator at all levels.Victor has been actively involved in the Real Estate industry for ten years. During this time he has successfully negotiated sales using the processes of Private Treaty and For Sale By Auction for residential, commercial and industrial properties.He's also built up and run an Asset Management portfolio comprising of all residential ,commercial and industrial real estate.
44 minutes | Oct 15, 2014
Phillip Island real estate, and Escape Artist-Vanuatu
The Australian real estate round up with Developer Richard Butler.Kristien FormosaManagement - Selling Principal0409 522 671 03 5952 firstname.lastname@example.orgHaving worked in real estate locally for almost fifteen years and lived on the island for over 30 years gives Kristien the natural understanding of the market and familiarity with the local community. Kristien Formosa’s involvement in local sports and community events makes him a prominent figure among locals. Kristien dedicates himself to a high quality of service. His pride in his work is reflective of his results to all past and presents clients. Kristien’s success has
44 minutes | Oct 8, 2014
A Look at Australia Real Estate
This week on Lifestyles and Real Estate of the South Pacific, Richard Butler and Brian speak with: Greg Scherwinski is the director and founder of Ray White Mordialloc, a licensed real estate agent with over 20 years experience. Recognised as one of Melbourne’s top sales agents, Greg has sold in excess of $100 million of property throughout his exemplary career. The secret to Greg’s success is hard work, honesty, integrity and providing outstanding customer service in the process. Holding an impeccable profile in the local community where he has lived all his life, Greg started Ray White Mordialloc to provide professional service throughout the Bayside suburbs, he is a highly regarded real estate expert, receiving multiple awards within the Ray White group for sales performance including the 2010 Elite Performance Award. A respected industry training professional, Greg continues to provide guidance to estate agents Australia wide, while continuously updating his own skills and knowledge to ensure he delivers the best results for his vendors. Greg believes that Ray White Mordialloc’s emphasis on building long standing relationships, together with the company’s commitment to training and development of staff, and the strong market presence all contribute to its success – success for its agents and most importantly success for its clients.
44 minutes | Sep 24, 2014
Opportunites and projects in Vanuatu
Brian holds a Q & A session with developer Richard Butler regarding the plethora of opportunities and current projects within the 83 island chain affectionately known as the Republic of Vanuatu.
49 minutes | Sep 24, 2014
Wine and real estate in Australia
Shaun Hudson Smith is a Principal with Ray White Real Estate. He tells us how he went from a sports life to high life in the real estate industry along the beaches an hour outside Sydney, Australia.Dan the wine man returns to explain how wine goes from the vine to your glass, and just who is the typical South Australian wine maker and wine investor.