Negotiating Skills In The Current Market

Trusting the process Negotiation is the way forward in the current market. Take this recent success story from agents Cara & Dee from our Cromwell office. In this case, the negotiations weren’t with a potential buyer, but with the vendor themselves. The property had been on the market at $705,000 since early March with minimal […]

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Priscilla Uhrle Appointed Harcourts Queenstown Sales Manager

Long-time real estate professional Priscilla Uhrle has put a decade of experience and growth to good use, taking over the role of Sales Manager for the Harcourts Queenstown office. Priscilla, who has an impressive sales and marketing background, now leads a team of 23 in the resort town and says she’s excited about the new […]

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A New Challenge And New Opportunities

When Tim Harris decided it was time for a new challenge, he took himself and his partner Rachel “out of their comfort zone” by moving from Christchurch to take up a role as Harcourts Cromwell sales manager. Tim was a salesperson with Harcourts in Christchurch for an incredible 18 years, first as an individual agent […]

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Ticking All The Boxes

It’s not often a new real estate agent comes along and ticks those boxes, from the get-go. But Richard Elvey joined the Wanaka office of Harcourts with an enviable pedigree. Deeply ensconced in the Wanaka community since he established the Kahu Youth Service in the town 15 years ago, he’s also known for his involvement […]

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Financing Your New Property

What a difference a few months makes. The ups and downs in the housing market have been well documented and late last year there were some catchy doom-and-gloom headlines around mortgage lending and the ‘new rules’. But all’s not lost, far from it. Our man in finance Ken Cochrane is a Dunedin-based mortgage advisor covering […]

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Cromwell Takes Centre Stage

For years, Cromwell’s been seen as a dormitory town in comparison to Queenstown and Wanaka. Priced out of either of NZ’s glittering resort towns, you’d head there to buy a home and accept the 40-minute commute as part of the package. But now, Cromwell is taking centre stage. With exceptional sites in a prime location, […]

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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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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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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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Should you purchase your first home now?

Whilst it is still too early to understand the full impact of COVID-19 on the property market, those willing to enter the property market now and purchase their first home will benefit from a number of changes.   Interest rates Currently we are seeing record low interest rates with major banks going to war over […]

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