Why winter could be the perfect time to sell your home

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Tradition tells us winter is a difficult time to sell: it’s easy to think that buyers are staying at home and waiting to buy when the days warm up again.

But, while the fire crackles, wine is mulled and chestnuts are roasted, the most common reasons for buying and selling property continue to occur. People will still have job changes, promotions, pregnancies, marriages and bereavements. They’ll still need to upsize, downsize, change location or move for financial reasons. Rain, hail or snow, people always need to buy and sell houses. Continue reading “Why winter could be the perfect time to sell your home”

BEGINNER’S GUIDE: Everything you need to know about the 5 main sale methods

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There are five types of sale that are most commonly used today: auction, deadline, tender, price by negotiation and fixed price.

Each method has its benefits and there are various reasons why one might be the best choice for you.

Continue reading “BEGINNER’S GUIDE: Everything you need to know about the 5 main sale methods”

Buy first or sell first? How to decide on the right order for you

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By Chris Wright, The Wright Team, Harcourts Wanaka.

Moving house is a stressful time and the decision of whether to buy or sell first is often a huge contributor to this anxiety.

But it needn’t be a scary dilemma. There are pros and cons to both methods and hopefully this article will get clear in your mind what they are. Remember — there’s no right or wrong way and, with a little research, you’ll be able to decide on the process that’s right for you and your family. Continue reading “Buy first or sell first? How to decide on the right order for you”

VIDEO: Cromwell’s real estate superstars and why they love it here

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Our Harcourts team adores Cromwell and the surrounding areas. From the world-class walking and bike trails and the best lake in the region (in our opinion) to entrepreneurial and innovative businesses (like Highlands 101), this town is something special. Continue reading “VIDEO: Cromwell’s real estate superstars and why they love it here”

Beautiful kitchen inspiration for 2017

The New Year brings with it motivation for finally getting your home in a shape that you love. Here are some of the most striking, memorable and stylish kitchens from real houses we’ve listed in Otago this month — offering you ideas and inspiration for your renovation project. Continue reading “Beautiful kitchen inspiration for 2017”

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