Gibbston Valley – One Year On

And just like that, we are one-year in. We have made serious progress with the Gibbston Valley Resort development, over the last 12 months and seeing as Christmas Eve marks the one-year anniversary (not including the 15 years of planning!) we thought we would share what we’ve been doing. It all started just over 365 […]

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This Alpine-style holiday home in Wanaka sold for $935,000 over RV

If proof is needed that the current Auckland lockdown and Covid uncertainty hasn’t slowed down the property market, then a recent Wanaka sale says it all. A dress-circle holiday home in what locals call ‘old Wanaka’ recently sold for $1.585m, a staggering $335,000 over a pre-auction offer and $935,000 over its rateable value. And the […]

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Cromwell Takes Centre Stage

For years, Cromwell’s been seen as a dormitory town in comparison to Queenstown and Wanaka. Priced out of either of NZ’s glittering resort towns, you’d head there to buy a home and accept the 40-minute commute as part of the package. But now, Cromwell is taking centre stage. With exceptional sites in a prime location, […]

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Being sold one year later. For better or for worse?

Sellers, read on if you would like to know how to get the best possible outcome for your property. This is a story of the same property, two scenarios and two quite different outcomes. 6 Hovingham Court, a three bedroom, family home located in the stunning suburb of Jacks Point, Queenstown recently sold via a […]

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Healthy Homes Standards

The Healthy Homes Standards aim to make a significant change to the quality of New Zealand rental homes. We are well on our way to achieving a fully compliant rental portfolio for our six offices across Otago. Are you a landlord? Do you know what the Healthy Homes Standards means for your property? As at […]

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Mortgage Express Otago

Mortgage Express is the fastest growing mortgage and insurance adviser company in Australasia. In operation since 1998, it has access to a wide range of lenders, insurers and products, and has helped more than 20,000 New Zealand families buy their dream homes. With 80 advisers across New Zealand, Mortgage Express assists in settling over 2,200 […]

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Short term letting and maximizing your investment

Queenstown short-term holiday home letting has fast become a highly competitive and lucrative option for Queenstown property owners. Could a residential space you own also serve as an accommodation destination for tourists?   What are the benefits? Renting out a privately owned home or apartment has now become a mainstream offering in New Zealand. The […]

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Queenstown Country Cottage

Islay Cottage, on Lower Shotover Road in Queenstown’s Dalefield is for sale with Harcourts Queenstown. This restored country cottage is named after the Scottish island of Islay, which original property owner Alexander Brown left in 1864 to come to New Zealand. His son John built the then two-bedroom cottage, originally sited nearby, between 1900 and […]

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Wooing Tree Estate

Offering exceptional sites in a prime location, Wooing Tree Estate is being developed alongside the iconic Wooing Tree Vineyard from which it draws its name. Vineyard owners Steve and Thea Farquharson have made the decision to take their award-winning winery in a new direction. The site on which the vineyard sits is one of the best […]

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Queenstown Holiday Homes Market Update

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  Despite the initial prediction businesses made during the early stages of lockdown when looking at the future of Queenstown’s holiday homes market, the Harcourts Holiday Homes team have seen a remarkable amount of bookings and enquiries from Kiwi’s around New Zealand.   The search has well and truly begun Our Harcourts Holiday Homes website […]

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