Tenancy Law Changes- Phase 2

The Residential tenancy amendment bill aims to strengthen tenants rights, bringing more changes for landlords. All landlords, including boarding house landlords, must comply with the laws in the Residential Tenancies Act. This is in addition to the Healthy Homes Standards, which aims to provide tenants with warmer, healthier and drier homes.   Phase 1 The […]

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25 Years of Project Marketing

When it comes to project marketing, Harcourts Otago is second to none in terms of knowledge and expertise. Over the course of 25 years Harcourts has been involved in project marketing for thousands of properties in all areas of real estate, from the commercial, rural, lifestyle, residential, hotels and retail sectors. You can view our […]

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Paving the way with auction success

Auctions  are all the rage right now. The property market’s defying all the ‘doom and gloom’ pandemic predictions of six to nine months ago and showing absolutely no signs of slowing down. For all those reasons and then some, competition at auctions is fierce. In a market fuelled by record low interest rates, shortage of […]

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Healthy Homes Standards

The Healthy Homes Standards aim to make a significant change to the quality of New Zealand rental homes. We are well on our way to achieving a fully compliant rental portfolio for our six offices across Otago. Are you a landlord? Do you know what the Healthy Homes Standards means for your property? As at […]

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Mortgage Express Otago

Mortgage Express is the fastest growing mortgage and insurance adviser company in Australasia. In operation since 1998, it has access to a wide range of lenders, insurers and products, and has helped more than 20,000 New Zealand families buy their dream homes. With 80 advisers across New Zealand, Mortgage Express assists in settling over 2,200 […]

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Short term letting and maximizing your investment

Queenstown short-term holiday home letting has fast become a highly competitive and lucrative option for Queenstown property owners. Could a residential space you own also serve as an accommodation destination for tourists?   What are the benefits? Renting out a privately owned home or apartment has now become a mainstream offering in New Zealand. The […]

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Queenstown Country Cottage

Islay Cottage, on Lower Shotover Road in Queenstown’s Dalefield is for sale with Harcourts Queenstown. This restored country cottage is named after the Scottish island of Islay, which original property owner Alexander Brown left in 1864 to come to New Zealand. His son John built the then two-bedroom cottage, originally sited nearby, between 1900 and […]

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Looking for a career change?

Why should you consider a real estate? As a real estate sales consultant, you will be running your own business, based around your own work, in a thriving sector of the economy that impacts almost every person at some point in their lives. You work the hours that work best for you and what you […]

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Wooing Tree Estate

Offering exceptional sites in a prime location, Wooing Tree Estate is being developed alongside the iconic Wooing Tree Vineyard from which it draws its name. Vineyard owners Steve and Thea Farquharson have made the decision to take their award-winning winery in a new direction. The site on which the vineyard sits is one of the best […]

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Harcourts Live Auction Streaming

At Harcourts we are advocates of the auction process, time and time again we have seen this process exceed client expectations and maximise the sale price of their property. Aside from the benefits you can read in our previous Auction guide blog, there is an additional benefit that we have been offering at Harcourts Otago […]

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