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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Welcome to the Boatshed

Queenstown-Boatshed

The Park Street boatsheds have been a part of Queenstown’s maritime history for over fifty years. Located on the shore of Lake Wakatipu and only a short five minute stroll from central Queenstown, the twelve secure sheds have been cherished by longtime local owners and used to house their boats conveniently on the edges of […]

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How to find your perfect property

Buying a home is one of the biggest decisions you will make in life, and it really is worth doing the homework to ensure you get it right. Too many people rush in to buying homes, which could ultimately prove to be an expensive and timewasting blunder. Here are our top tips for finding your […]

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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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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?

Buying-Home-KiwiSaver

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

Buying-Off-the-Plans

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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