Conditional vs unconditional offers

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If you’re buying your first home or you’re ready for your second home purchase, the whole question of conditional vs unconditional offers can get confusing. This article explains the difference between the offers and the conditions that may be in your offer.   Conditional offer An offer to buy a property subject to stated conditions […]

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Understanding the methods of sale

If you’re looking to buy a property or doing your homework before you sell, you would have spotted a variety of sales methods. It is important that you understand the process before taking the next step. As auction specialists, many Harcourts listings are sold by auction. Other common methods of selling residential property in New […]

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The Harcourts Foundation

On behalf of all of the Highland Real Estate Group we were thrilled to present Otago Community Hospice with a grant of $10,000 from the Harcourts Foundation, along with a further donation of $5,495 from the Highland Real Estate Group. Otago Hospice CEO Ginny Green and Development and Engagement Manager Becs Wilson joined the Dunedin […]

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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

Anti-Money-Laundering

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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