KiwiSaver: How it works and why it’s great for first home buyers

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Home values have sky-rocketed over the past few years and it’s harder than ever for first home buyers to get a foot in the market. Government schemes such as KiwiSaver offer financial assistance but many people aren’t sure if they qualify and how much help they can get. Continue reading “KiwiSaver: How it works and why it’s great for first home buyers”

The buyer’s guide to real estate agents: do you really need one?

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By Richard Stringer, Manager, Harcourts Dunedin.

Buyers often want to go with a DIY-approach to purchasing property. After all, real estate consultants work for the seller, don’t they? And they’re not there to help anyone buy property?

This is a common misconception and, in actual fact, most consultants are just as prepared and eager to get results for a buyer as they are a seller. Continue reading “The buyer’s guide to real estate agents: do you really need one?”

Your complete guide to buying a home

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Buying a home is a big step and it can be daunting. There’s a lot to think about:

  • What are the merits over renting?
  • Have you saved enough?
  • What else do you need to do to get your finances in order?
  • Have you done enough research?
  • How do you make an offer?
  • What are the extra costs?

Continue reading “Your complete guide to buying a home”

What 2016 taught us about the Central Otago property market

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By Kelvin Collins, CEO, Harcourts Highland Real Estate Group.

2016 has been a brilliant year for New Zealand and Central Otago in particular is benefiting from that. Our economy, tourism sector and property market continue to prosper and I expect continued growth and stability in 2017. Continue reading “What 2016 taught us about the Central Otago property market”

How 2016 shaped the Queenstown property market

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By Kelvin Collins, CEO, Harcourts Highland Real Estate Group.

2016 has been a great year for New Zealand and Queenstown is perhaps the town that’s benefited most in the whole country. Our economy and tourism sectors and the Queenstown property market continue to be among the strongest and I expect to see continued prosperity and stability in 2017. Continue reading “How 2016 shaped the Queenstown property market”

What to expect from the Dunedin property market in 2017

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By Kelvin Collins, CEO, Harcourts Highland Real Estate Group.

2016 has been a great year for New Zealand and Dunedin has benefited from that.

Although we’re not moving as quickly as other regions, Dunedin property investment has never been more attractive and our market this year was extremely fast-moving. Continue reading “What to expect from the Dunedin property market in 2017”

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