Thinking about investing? Think about property management

If you’re thinking about investing in property, there are many steps and factors you need to consider. Whether you choose to manage your investment property yourself, or seek property management advice through an agency. Our six offices covering the Otago region offer a full array of services. Our Harcourts real estate agents will be there […]

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The Queenstown commercial market

The Queenstown commercial market is extremely buoyant with high confidence in all sectors due to continued growth from tourism, and very strong activity in the building sector. With a number of tourism, commercial, retail and infrastructure projects being undertaken, combined with low interest rates and a growing population (expected to nearly double from 27,180 in […]

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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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Welcome to the Boatshed

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The Park Street boatsheds have been a part of Queenstown’s maritime history for over fifty years. Located on the shore of Lake Wakatipu and only a short five minute stroll from central Queenstown, the twelve secure sheds have been cherished by longtime local owners and used to house their boats conveniently on the edges of […]

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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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