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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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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Advice for 2020 property investors

Is one of your 2020 New Year’s resolutions or goals to purchase an investment property? Or to grow your current investment property portfolio? Here is some advice that applies to investors of all ages.   Education is paramount Knowledge is power, and empowering yourself will enable you to achieve your 2020 property goals. Regularly research […]

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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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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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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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