15 quick feng shui tips for good energy in your home

feng shui real estate

Feng shui is an ancient Chinese system of laws that aligns the arrangement of your home in relation to the flow of energy (chi). Based on the idea that our homes are a mirror of what’s happening in our lives, it’s thought you can affect what happens to you by encouraging good energy and repelling bad energy from your home. Continue reading “15 quick feng shui tips for good energy in your home”

5 creative and damage-free ways to decorate your rental home

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Many tenants are cautious of decorating because they see their own comfort as less important than ensuring their entire bond is returned with a happy landlord at the end of their rental tenancy.

But, just because you’re renting, it doesn’t mean you can’t decorate to suit your style and taste. With a little due diligence in checking your rental agreement, you can get the best of both worlds — we think it’s essential, for your own happiness, to add personal touches and create a space that relaxes, comforts and inspires you every time you come home. Continue reading “5 creative and damage-free ways to decorate your rental home”

KiwiSaver: How it works and why it’s great for first home buyers


Home values have sky-rocketed over the past few years and it’s harder than ever for first home buyers to get a foot in the market. Government schemes such as KiwiSaver offer financial assistance but many people aren’t sure if they qualify and how much help they can get. Continue reading “KiwiSaver: How it works and why it’s great for first home buyers”

COMPETITION: List with us and win the trip of a lifetime

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We know you deserve a holiday this year – especially if you’re selling your home.

That’s why, when you list your property for sale with us before the end of July, you’ll go into the draw to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip for two to either Santorini or the Maldives.

Santorini is one of the most desirable locations in the world right now, with its unmistakable white-washed buildings stacked upon soaring cliffs. The most glamorous of the Greek Islands, it’s renowned for its romantic sunsets, intriguing history and volcanic sand beaches.


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The Maldives are equally stunning and have long been the luxurious destination of choice for the discerning holiday-maker. With white sand beaches and crystal clear seas, they boast a breath-taking underwater world of coral reefs and marine life.


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Both destinations offer exclusivity, fantastic weather and beautiful scenery. And that’s why we’ve chosen them as the potential prizes for two very lucky people (and their travel companions) who decide to list with us in the next couple of months.

All you have to do is head to this page and fill out the form to show your interest in listing with us.

After that, a sales consultant from your local Harcourts office will be in touch either by email or phone. They’ll ask to set up a time for a free appraisal so they can assess your property and tell you what it’s worth. At this stage, you’re under no obligation to go ahead with the listing or sale. We’ll give you all the information you need about the current market, your home and the sales process so you can make an informed decision. If you then decide to go ahead and list with us, that’s when you’ll be entered into the competition.

Click here to find out more.


GUEST BLOG: Crowe Horwath on Airbnb taxation



The popularity of Airbnb and other similar providers has significantly increased of late. This is largely because it is a relatively simple online platform to market and rent your property to a wide audience. However, while easy to use, there are some potential pitfalls that people need to be aware of. Continue reading “GUEST BLOG: Crowe Horwath on Airbnb taxation”

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