Top Tips for Labour Weekend Gardening

Top Tips for Labour Weekend Gardening

Have you let things go a bit in your veggie garden over the winter? Not to worry, Labour Day weekend is the perfect opportunity to roll up your sleeves and get stuck in. If you’re not sure where to start, here are five top tips for getting your veggie patch ready for the coming summer months. If … [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...]

Utilising the Art of Auction

Utilising the Art of Auction

When it comes to buying or selling property, doing so through auction can produce some of the best results in the business. Harcourts Marlborough sales and marketing consultant and auctioneer, Bryan Palmer, knows the ins and outs of buying and selling property, and views auction as an extremely … [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...]

Get The Best Price For Your Property

Get The Best Price For Your Property

Even in a tight market, there are a few simple things vendors can do to make their property stand out from the rest, according to Harcourts Marlborough sales consultant Angela Bowers. For example, investors are generally on the lookout for properties that are going to attract good quality … [Read more...]

Marlborough Rental Market Strong

Marlborough Rental Market Strong

The Marlborough rental market is the tightest it’s been in 10 years, a positive sign for the local economy, says Harcourts Marlborough Property Management Manager Lavina Diamanti. In the past 12 months Marlborough rents have increased by about $10-$20 per week - depending on the property and its … [Read more...]