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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Harcourts scoop Most Trusted award for sixth year in a row

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Reader’s Digest has announced its Most Trusted brands for 2018, and Harcourts, New Zealand’s largest real estate brand has come out on top. Meaning that for the sixth consecutive year, New Zealanders have voted Harcourts their Most Trusted real estate brand and making Harcourts the only real estate brand to have held this honour for this […]

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Insulation Regulations For Rentals

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Landlords are now obligated to provide warmer, drier and safer homes for their tenants. Any new, replacement or top-up insulation installed after 1 July 2016 in a rental home must meet the regulations that will apply to all rental homes from 1 July 2019. A landlord who fails to comply with the regulations is committing […]

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Top tips for applying for a rental property as a pet owner

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Some property owners associate pets with added mess, damage and disturbance which can make it more difficult for pet owners to find a rental home. However, many landlords are beginning to see the advantages of pet owners as tenants. They may be more responsible if they have a furry friend to look after and they […]

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13 easy ways to stay on your property manager’s good side

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We’ve had times where relationships between our property managers and tenants have broken down. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Our friendly team sees your happiness and comfort as a priority — it’s just as important to us as keeping our landlords happy.

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Meth contamination — what landlords need to know

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Meth contaminated properties have popped up a lot in the media over the last few years and, in June 2017, a new national standard came in to provide guidance on the testing and clean-up of methamphetamine in houses. Standards New Zealand manager Carmen Mak said it would make houses where meth had been found safer. […]

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Renting FAQS: your questions answered!

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Renting for the first time? Heading to university? You might be feeling a bit apprehensive about getting your own place or maybe you’re unsure about the costs and rules involved in a tenancy. We’ve put together a list of our most frequently asked questions from tenants to help you get in the know. Keep reading […]

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10 landlord tips to boost your rental yield

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There are many creative ways landlords can boost their rental yield. With small improvements you can make your property more suitable for the rental market and you’ll quickly find tenants are willing to pay more for a property that really meets their needs.

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