New Year’s Resolutions – Selling Edition

  Are you planning on selling your home in 2019? Remember you only get one shot at making a good first impression. Add these 4 New Year’s Resolutions to your list to prepare your home for the quickest sale with the best result.   Make those repairs The light bulb you’ve been meaning to replace […]

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Tackling money laundering

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To improve New Zealand’s ability to tackle money laundering and terrorism financing, the Government has made law changes that affect various businesses and professions.   Each year about $1.35 billion from the proceeds of fraud and illegal drugs is laundered through everyday New Zealand businesses. These law changes – put in place practical measures to protect […]

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Halloween colouring competition – Balclutha

Happy Halloween! Enter our Halloween colouring competition – just print out the below image and let the fun begin! To enter simply scan or photograph your entry and post to Harcourts Balclutha Facebook page by 31st October 2018. Winners will be announced on the 1st November 2018 on the Balclutha Facebook page. Prize(s) are two […]

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New restrictions for overseas buyers

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The Overseas Investment Amendment Act comes into force on October 22nd 2018 and will impact every residential property transaction. The bill amendments aim to ensure that investments made by overseas persons in New Zealand will have genuine benefits for the country. Queenstown Law kindly answered some of the most asked questions regarding the new amendments. […]

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Can I use KiwiSaver to buy my first home?

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KiwiSaver is a work-based savings initiative where regular contributions are made from your pay and employer. Designed to be a hassle-free way to save for your retirement, you may also be able to withdraw your savings to put towards purchasing your first home. The rules and regulations regarding KiwiSaver were changed this year, so stay […]

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The key benefits of buying off-the-plans

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Buying off-the-plans is sometimes portrayed as a ‘risky’ investment but buying before the property has been built can hold many benefits from financial gains to peace of mind. Here are our top five benefits of buying off the plan:   You get your pick of the properties! Buying off the plans means more selection as […]

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2018 Market Report – Edition 2

Our latest Harcourts Otago Market Report is out now. We discuss the factors influencing the property market and our outlook for the rest of 2018 for Otago.

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Harcourts scoop Most Trusted award for sixth year in a row

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Reader’s Digest has announced its Most Trusted brands for 2018, and Harcourts, New Zealand’s largest real estate brand has come out on top. Meaning that for the sixth consecutive year, New Zealanders have voted Harcourts their Most Trusted real estate brand and making Harcourts the only real estate brand to have held this honour for this […]

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How to bid at an auction

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Auctions are popular with both vendors and buyers. For buyers, it provides more transparency to the value of the home and the competition you’re facing. For some, they can be daunting but auctions provide many benefits and will have agents present to offer advice when needed. Here are a few tips on how to succeed […]

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