Insulation Deadline for Rental Homes Imminent

Insulation Deadline for Rental Homes Imminent

The deadline is quickly approaching to ensure rental properties are meeting new insulation requirements imposed by the government. Under the Healthy Homes initiative, all rental homes must have ceiling and underfloor insulation with a minimum thickness of 70mm by July 1, 2019. As of July 1, … [Read more...]

Preparing your Home for the Winter Months

Preparing your Home for the Winter Months

You’ve wound back the clock and the days are getting a little shorter, which can only mean one thing: it’s time to prepare for the winter months. As much as we hate to say goodbye to the longer days, the winter months don’t have to be about shivering on the couch. Below are some tips for ensuring … [Read more...]

Harcourts Marlborough Awards 2015

Harcourts Marlborough Awards 2015

Huge congratulations to all the recipients of our annual Harcourts Marlborough Awards on Friday night! Our annual awards is always a fun night with lots of food and merriment, and our way of saying thanks to our hardworking team. It was a big day for our top 10 consultants, who were … [Read more...]

Living The Dream

Living The Dream

Don’t let the face of youth fool you.  At 22 Andre Bezar is one of the youngest Harcourts sales consultant’s in the country, and he’s already living the dream he’s chased since he was 10 years old. As a young lad growing up in Marlborough, Andre picked up an interest in real estate after helping … [Read more...]

Welcome!

Welcome!

Welcome to the Harcourts Marlborough blog. You’ve probably seen us out and about in the community - there’s even a good chance you bought the home you’re living in through us. While we’ve been buying and selling commercial, rural and residential property for more than 25 years in Marlborough, and … [Read more...]

Out with the old, in with the new

As the number one producer of the world's dairy, New Zealand could be considered one big dairy farm, and heavily reliant on Fonterra, which exports 30 per cent of the world's dairy exports.  New Zealand's total dairy exports are worth just shy of $20 billion or 19 billion litres!  Believe it or not … [Read more...]

REINZ rural data May-July 2014

REINZ rural data May-July 2014

The latest rural property sales data, for the quarter ending July 2014 has been released by Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ). REINZ rural spokesman Brian Peacocke says annual statistics show a solid increase in volumes and prices over the past 12 months, but the monthly figures to the … [Read more...]

Foreign investment – an election year issue?

We’ve had a grape harvest of two halves this year, which seems to be mirroring the growing debate of ownership of NZ land.  Hmm - there must be an election around the corner! As in most cases, there is no right or wrong answer.  As much as I like the colour blue, you may prefer the colour red. I … [Read more...]

Marlborough on a plate

Marlborough on a plate

Cheese, wine and a slice of salmon. Marlborough on a plate, potentially high end products all from this wonderful region. The reason I bring this up, is because it is very easy to get side tracked with opinions or things you hear on the side. The region has just had a grape harvest season of two … [Read more...]

Protect your hard work

Protect your hard work

The internet and methods of doing business continue to evolve faster than most of us can keep up. When you think back and realise that the World Wide Web is only about 15 year’s old, it makes you take a step back and appreciate the importance of being in touch with your business and its direct link … [Read more...]