Questions to ask before hiring a real estate agent

If you’ve made the all-important decision that now is the best time for you to sell your home, now is the time to decide who will help you sell your home. You may have a particular agent in mind as recommended by someone you know or have previously used in the past. When deciding to […]

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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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Questions to ask yourself before buying your first home

Buying your first home is one of the most important life decisions and transactions you’ll make. It would be wise to take a minute and sit down to ask yourself some serious questions to ensure you are ready and prepared to make the big move. This will not only help you in gaining a better […]

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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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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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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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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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