Kaikoura to Rebuild Better and Stronger

Kaikoura to Rebuild Better and Stronger

Photo: NZTA As light begins to appear at the end of the tunnel in terms of opening the road to Kaikoura, locals are busy getting on with life 10 months on from the 7.8 magnitude quake. Harcourts Kaikoura owner Janice Dreaver says the community is extremely grateful for the work being done to … [Read more...]

Winter Proving a Good Time to Sell in Marlborough

Winter Proving a Good Time to Sell in Marlborough

A lack of stock on the market is seeing amazing results for vendors as buyers compete to land their dream home. Harcourts Marlborough sales and marketing consultant Tanya Smith says despite a common belief that homes do not sell as well during the winter, buyers do not stop searching for the … [Read more...]

Excellence Award for Aid Following Earthquake

Excellence Award for Aid Following Earthquake

Harcourts Marlborough are proud to have been awarded a certificate of excellence for their efforts following the Kaikoura Earthquake. The Harcourts Foundation Outstanding Contribution Award was presented to the team at the Harcourts New Zealand National Awards last week. Harcourts Marlborough … [Read more...]

Marlborough Popular for Out-of-Town Buyers

Marlborough Popular for Out-of-Town Buyers

Marlborough is becoming a desirable destination to people looking to escape the hustle of city life, with a growing number of buyers moving into the region, sales consultant Rhonda Stewart says. “They’re coming from all over the place, from the far north, to the deep south.” “They’ve heard … [Read more...]

Doors Open at Omaka Landing Showhome

Doors Open at Omaka Landing Showhome

The doors are open at the first home in Marlborough’s newest subdivision, Omaka Landing. Omaka Landing project manager John Davis says the showhome has been open just over two weeks, as a place for people to get information on buying and building in the area. "This show home and sales office … [Read more...]

Meth-contamination – what you need to know

Meth-contamination – what you need to know

Over the past few weeks we’ve been unravelling the murky world of meth-contaminated houses. While this is an evolving issue, this week we break down everything you need to know - whether you’re a homebuyer, seller, landlord or tenant. Vendors Home buyers and tenants are increasingly asking if … [Read more...]

What a positive meth-test means for your property

What a positive meth-test means for your property

Last week we talked about methamphetamine contamination in houses, and the likelihood of new standards to be introduced for the testing and remediation of affected properties. Harcourts recommends all landlords get their properties meth-tested between tenancies to ensure they are providing a safe … [Read more...]

Meth contamination – an overview

Meth contamination – an overview

Methamphetamine contamination is a growing issue in New Zealand, and the lack of national testing standards is a serious problem facing buyers, sellers, landlords, and tenants. While the Ministry of Health created the existing meth contamination guidelines in 2010, these addressed clean up … [Read more...]

New Smoke Alarm and Insulation Laws: What Landlords Need To Know

New Smoke Alarm and Insulation Laws: What Landlords Need To Know

New laws have come into force requiring landlords to equip their rental properties with smoke alarms and insulation, and could face tougher penalties if they do not meet the new standards. From 1 July 2016, The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill made landlords responsible for installing smoke … [Read more...]

The subdivison process

The subdivison process

Ever thought about subdividing your property? Maybe you want to reduce your mortgage or the size of your section to cut down on maintenance. Or perhaps you want to take advantage of the sellers’ market in Marlborough and turn a profit. Whatever your case, Harcourts Marlborough owner Mark Davis … [Read more...]