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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Have you ever considered a career in Real Estate?

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  As daunting as it may sound initially, a passion for helping others achieve their dreams and a driven personality make up the foundation for a successful real estate agent. In addition to personality factors, there is also a learning component in becoming an agent. To get started you don’t need to have previous experience […]

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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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What Expenses Can You Claim as a Rental Property Owner

With the 2018/2019 financial year now over, it‘s necessary to ensure that you are claiming the correct returns before the tax window closes on 7th July. Any expenses that you claim must  only relate to the costs that you incur when generating the rental income and not include any private expenses. Any fees or commission […]

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Property Focus – Dunedin

Vendors are seeing the market dynamics and understand that the market is more complex now, but they are still holding out for the right price in many instances which is protecting values across most levels. The lower level of sales volumes in some areas compared to the same time last year can be attributed to […]

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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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