Paul HarveyPaul Harvey

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The Growing Value of Insurance Cover
Recently there has been significant coverage given to the rapid escalation of costs within the New Zealand (NZ) construction sector. It’s no surprise then that this has seen a sharp increase in the cost to build/ rebuild in a comparatively short time frame. However, even if your policy includes an automatic inflation guard to cover annual inflation, your coverage has probably...
Profit Interviews with Business Central
Video interview series – with Paul Harvey of Williams Harvey Valuers
Paul Harvey is a 4th generation business owner in Hastings. Paul has a wealth of knowledge of the local property scene and in this interview gives his views on what could happen to property values as well as how well placed the local economy is for a recovery.  
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The cost of compliance
It is hard to believe that The Profit is celebrating its 10th birthday and that Williams’ Harvey, has been writing a column for a decade now. I went back over all the articles written and it appears that in a nutshell compliance has been the single biggest change in our sector. Whether in response to economic upheavals such as the...
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Revitalising the value of Hastings CBD
Williams’ Harvey undertakes a retail shop occupancy survey of the Central Business District (CBD) of Hastings City. The survey is based on retail shop numbers and considers main street retail, side street retail and overall retail vacancies. Our last survey was completed in October 2018 and recorded 10.20% of the retail space within Hastings to be vacant which equates to...
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What will Property Values do in 2019?
2018 was another interesting year in the New Zealand property market. With stable and relatively high volumes Hawke’s Bay values generally showing consistent growth similar to the rest of the country except for Auckland and Christchurch. Without doubt in 2018 our local property market was being impacted by the more macro of government policy and this will continue in 2019....
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The value of building your own home
Hawke’s Bay is growing. We can see that by the numerous new infrastructural construction that is going on around us. So, it’s no surprise our region is growing residentially as we need to house a growing population. It is generally accepted that new housing stock is now a vital part of keeping up with a growing New Zealand. So, the...
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Commercial property values under fire
From 1 July 2017, the Fire and Emergency New Zealand Act 2017 (FENZ) came into force replacing the Fire Services Levy. The Act replaces the Fire Services Act 1975 and the Forrest & Rural Fire Act 1975. It has been designed to ensure New Zealand has a modern, fit for purpose, and well-funded fire service that addresses long standing issues...
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Valuing up the Napier Office Rental Space
Traditionally there has always been an oversupply of secondary office rental space in Napier and Hawke’s Bay in general. Tenants have favoured, new or well renovated office accommodation which has meant that landlords with second tier accommodation have always struggled to attract tenants. However, recent developments in June 2017 saw the Napier City Council identify the council civic buildings as...