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What does 2021 hold for the property market?

05-Feb-2021 05:30:00 Share this:

2020 was anything but predictable and most of the “experts” who speculated on what the property market would do were left with egg on their faces. In this issue, Bryan Thomson, Managing Director of Harcourts New Zealand, reflects on the year that Covid-19 hit
our shores and the factors driving the property market in 2021.

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Topics: Property Tips, New Zealand, Property, property focus, new zealand property, buying property, NZ Property Market

Going Green

14-Dec-2020 12:56:58 Share this:


Whether you’re staging your home or not, house plants are a wonderful way to transform the rooms of your home. Adding greenery not only injects colour and structure into a space, it also creates a sense of relaxation and boosts mood. Plants can even reduce noise levels and improve air quality, so with all that going for them, what’s holding you back?

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Topics: DIY, New Zealand, Decoration, property focus, Home Decor & Furnishing

Want to keep the “staged look” until the house is sold?

14-Dec-2020 12:52:22 Share this:


Home staging is all about selling the feeling of a home to prospective buyers, but living in a staged home can be a little inconvenient. Here are some steps you can take to make your life easier during the selling process.

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Topics: DIY, New Zealand, property focus, Home Decor & Furnishing, Lifestyle Finance

Auctions are go!

29-Sep-2020 11:32:31 Share this:


It’s rare to hear of thriving areas of industry during these unprecedented times we are in, yet Harcourts auctions across most of the country are smashing records.

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Topics: Auctions, New Zealand, Auction Results, property focus, Buying at auction

How Covid-19 is changing what we need and want from our homes

29-Sep-2020 11:31:53 Share this:


During this year’s lockdown, as our homes became ‘our castles’, many of us started to pay more attention to our surroundings.

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Topics: Residential, Lifestyle, New Zealand, Add Value To Your Property, property focus, home improvements, Health and Wellbeing, Corona Virus, COVID-19, Working from home

Maximising your property’s sale potential with a virtual tour

22-May-2020 06:29:42 Share this:

With social distancing now the ‘new normal’, you may be wondering how digital solutions can help boost your property’s sale potential.

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Topics: Technology, New Zealand, property focus, property sales, real estate technology, Virtual Tour

COVID-19 Response (Urgent Management Measures) Amendment Act

01-May-2020 13:43:02 Share this:

The Minister of Finance announced on 23rd March 2020 a freeze on rent increases and an extension of no-cause terminations. This has been applied as law through the COVID-19 Response (Urgent Management Measures) Amendment Act and applied from 26th March 2020.

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Topics: New Zealand, property focus, Property Management Focus, Corona Virus, COVID-19

What does Level 3 mean for Property Management?

01-May-2020 13:37:13 Share this:

The response from New Zealanders to the level 4 restrictions has been tremendous, with most Kiwis doing as instructed and staying home. We have seen lots of people on the news and social media inside their bubbles learning new skills, spending time with their families and making the most of the extra time during lockdown. Our property managers, however, have been busier than ever responding to enquiries and concerns from landlords and tenants, and navigating the COVID-19 Response {Urgent Management Measures) Amendment Act passed in March 2020.

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Topics: New Zealand, property focus, Property Management Focus, Corona Virus, COVID-19

Declutter your home, calm your mind

02-Apr-2020 07:31:46 Share this:

Decluttering, minimising what you own and generally living a simpler life with less possessions, was all the rage in 2019 but it's possibly even more relevant in 2020 as we hunker down to wait out COVID-19. 

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Topics: property focus, Home Tips, Declutter

Holiday Homes: Owning your slice of the Kiwi dream

21-Jan-2020 10:22:56 Share this:

If a holiday home has always been a dream of yours, now may be the time to make that dream a reality. Analysis done by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) shows that while house prices around the country may be on the rise, the same is not necessarily true for some popular holiday locations. The latest REINZ statistics reveal that some holiday hotspots are now more affordable than last year.

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Topics: Newsletters, Buying, Advice, Holiday Home, property focus, Buying Tips