Working from home as an Office Administrator

When we were first informed that we were going in to a nationwide lockdown to combat COVID-19 and we would all be working from home, I was nervous. It made me think about whether I would be able to complete my work load effectively away from the office, or not. Although we have had to […]

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Superheroes Colouring Competition

Welcome to our SUPERHEROS colouring competition! To enter please follow the instructions below; Download/ right click and save the image below to print out. Once you have completed your masterpiece, please take a photo of your entry and send it to us via Facebook messenger. Please include your name, age and circle which office your […]

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COVID-19 impact on the Otago Property Market

Written by Kelvin Collins with 25 years of real estate experience in the Otago region.   Coronavirus 19 impact on Otago Property Market In the past the property market has continued to perform during a downturn in tourism which we saw with SARS and 9/11 in the early 2000’s. However financial instability will have an […]

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The Online Property Appraisal

With the COVID-19 lock-down eliminating physical contact with those who are not in your “bubble”, there is a growing reliance now more than ever on digital capabilities. At Harcourts Otago we are fortunate to have a robust IT system across our six offices which allows our entire team to work remotely, in this case from […]

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The Harcourts guide on selling at Auction

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If you’ve decided to sell your home, you’ve now got another huge decision on your hands: which method of sale to choose. Auctions have become the preferred method of selling property in most areas across the country. Auction is a very popular method of sale in New Zealand because it helps you achieve the highest […]

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A local food lovers guide to Queenstown

In between the skiing, thrill seeking and hot tub experiences, Queenstown offers some of the best restaurants, bars and cafes in New Zealand. If you’ve just moved to Queenstown or are thinking about making the move, here are some dining places the locals like to eat and say you can’t miss whilst in Queenstown. Prepare […]

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Halloween colouring competition- Queenstown

Enter our spooky Halloween colouring competition- Just print out the image below, put your creative cap on and let the fun begin! To enter simply can or photograph your entry and post to Harcourts Queenstown Facebook page by 31st October 2019. Winners will be announced on the 1st November 2019 on the Queenstown Facebook page. […]

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Understanding the types of property ownership

In search of your first or second home-sweet-home you may come across some unfamiliar terms, a common group is the types of  property ownership. You’ve got all the tools under your belt such as a deposit, a willing lender and a budget but there is something else to think about when it comes to making […]

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