Essential Tips For Locking In Your Interest Rate

Following the May 2024 update from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ), the Oicial Cash Rate (OCR) is being held at 5.5%. With inflation tracking downwards, closer to the RBNZ’s target range, some economists believe interest rates could begin dropping as early as the first quarter of 2025. If your fixed term interest rate […]

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They’re Back!!

Such is the ‘pull’ of the Central Otago and Queenstown region that two of Harcourts’ most celebrated lifestyle property agents have returned to take up residence – like a good wine for which the region is renowned.   After almost 30 years’ living in Queenstown and Arrowtown Richard and Sue Woerlee made the move to […]

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Over 50 Years Of Family Ownership On Great King Street

Mei Wah Takeaways, previously called Great King Street shop, is one of the longest standing dairy/takeaway shops in North Dunedin and has long been a favourite amongst locals and Otago university students.   Today, it is located right in the heart of the hustle and bustle of “student-ville”, but over 50 years ago, when the […]

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The Race Is On In Galloway

Situated in the idyllic Central Otago countryside town of Galloway, is a 60’s home that offers more than meets the eye. This charming lifestyle block is nestled on a small lane, where you can enjoy the quiet rural life whilst only being 5–8-minute drive away from the township of Alexandra and it’s amenities. The most […]

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Edible Backyard: A Gardener’s Dream

When Margaret Scott moved to her property on Main South Road, she had no idea that nearly two decades later she would have created herself an almost self-sufficient lifestyle. She originally chose the property for its north facing position with views, the design of the house, and its proximity to town, giving a rural feel […]

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Record Sale in Shotover Country

New Build in Shotover Country Breaks Price Records An “affordable” suburb in Queenstown-Lakes has recorded its first $2-million plus sale amid rising buyer interest from Auckland and overseas. A six-bedroom new-build property on Walton Way, in the Shotover Country subdivision, sold under the hammer last week for $2.1m, eclipsing the suburb’s previous price record of […]

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Is Winter A Good Time To Sell My Home?

Many homeowners overlook the cooler months when considering the sale of their home, but with the right strategy and team, winter can be the best time to sell your property. This year the market across Otago seems to be bucking the national trend and we have lots of qualified buyers ready to purchase. Here’s why […]

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Digital Exposure: It’s our expertise

Digital Exposure: It’s our expertise In this digital era, giving your property maximum online exposure is more essential than ever when it hits the market for sale. Listing your property on real estate specific websites and portals means you’re going to reach a higher number of potential buyers. But it’s well thought out property exposure […]

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The Power of No-Price Marketing

Harcourts – The Power of No-Price Marketing Historically, all real estate hitting the market was marketed with a firm price. Today, sellers have many more sale methods and pricing strategies to choose from – and some of these methods don’t include a price. You can read more about the sales methods of real estate in […]

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New GST Rules for Short-Term Accommodation – All You Need To Know

Back in early 2023 was the first time we heard of the proposed changes relating to GST treatment for ‘listed services’ including short-term accommodation booked via an online platform. We’re now in April 2024 and these changes have come into force as of the 1st of this month being labelled as the “App Tax”. What […]

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