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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Advice for 2020 property investors

Is one of your 2020 New Year’s resolutions or goals to purchase an investment property? Or to grow your current investment property portfolio? Here is some advice that applies to investors of all ages.   Education is paramount Knowledge is power, and empowering yourself will enable you to achieve your 2020 property goals. Regularly research […]

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Buying and selling at the same time

In an ideal world buying and selling your property would happen simultaneously, but is difficult in any market. It’s a balancing act, but can be done. Timing is often a challenge as you could end up owning two properties whilst you try to sell your existing home. If you think this could be an issue […]

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Five signs it’s time to up-size your home

You first home is always a place you hold close to your heart as it marks a milestone in your life and holds many memories. When you first moved in you were happy in your three bedroom 1 bathroom sized home, but lately you’re feeling like you need more space as your life progresses. Here […]

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Understanding the types of property ownership

In search of your first or second home-sweet-home you may come across some unfamiliar terms, a common group is the types of  property ownership. You’ve got all the tools under your belt such as a deposit, a willing lender and a budget but there is something else to think about when it comes to making […]

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Things to consider when buying a section

Buying a section can be a complex process as there are many things that need to be taken into consideration. There are some obvious factors such as taking an expert with you, taking your builder or architect to have a look which will help with your house plans. But there are some simple things you […]

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Customer service, fun and laughter a winning recipe for real estate success

The motto ‘people first’ has paid off for the Harcourts Highland Real Estate Queenstown team, which has just won the International Harcourts Global Client Experience Award. The award is out of 900 offices over nine countries. Geoff Stevens, Harcourts Queenstown sales manager says he is very proud of the team. “The achievement is truly well […]

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