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

Overseas-Investment-Amendment-Bill

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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Harcourts scoop Most Trusted award for sixth year in a row

Harcourts-Most-Trusted-Real-Estate-Brand

Reader’s Digest has announced its Most Trusted brands for 2018, and Harcourts, New Zealand’s largest real estate brand has come out on top. Meaning that for the sixth consecutive year, New Zealanders have voted Harcourts their Most Trusted real estate brand and making Harcourts the only real estate brand to have held this honour for this […]

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Buying in a millennial market

Millennial-Home-Buyers

As the millennial generation step on to the property ladder, we see different trends emerging and more caution being taken when buying first homes. Deemed by some as the ‘pickiest home buyers’, Generation Y are turning the tides of real estate. Where generations before had limited resources when buying property and considered their first purchase […]

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Client login makes selling easier

Harcourts-Client-Login

Paving the way, Harcourts use of technology allows for an easier and more informative selling experience for clients. One of our many technological improvements, client login, is a portal which gives clients 24 hour access to everything they need to know about what is happening with the sale of their property. This tool allows exclusive […]

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