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Christchurch Market Report – June

REINZ have just released the June 2020 sales figures and as expected the numbers underpin what has been a growing confidence in the NZ public since the release from lockdown. While June has been the first full trading month for the Real Estate industry since lockdown. Here in Christchurch we also followed the national trend… (read more)

Themes and Dreams

Here we are in July and the world for many of us continues to offer both significant challenges and unexpected opportunities. It’s relevant to note that one of the biggest questions ( for myself included) is: which of these challenges or opportunities should I truly focus on and which should I leave behind? Can you… (read more)

May Market Comment

Winter Greetings The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand has just released theIr latest sales data for the month of May. As you would expect the results reflect the very unusual times the world and New Zealand find themselves in. When I look at Harcourts gold figures for the first weeks of June there was… (read more)

What’s Good in the Hood?

Right now, one of the recurring queries when working with people hoping to purchase in a specific location is, ‘what’s this community like?’ ‘Do you know much about the neighbourhood?’ And, ‘is this an area where you can really feel part of things?’ It’s becoming a post-lockdown reality as people seek to feel that they… (read more)

Warm Up Your Winter!

With the frosty mornings and early nights,  power bills are on the rise. We would like to help, so we are giving away ten $200 vouchers  to Cantabrians towards their power bills (for the 11th year running!) Nominate yourself or someone who you think deserves a helping hand and go in the draw to win…. (read more)

Christchurch Market Report

Amidst the unprecedented times of COVID-19, the team at Harcourts gold has once again been recognised as the very best in the business. In an awards event held online – a sign of the times! – Harcourts International recognised gold Real Estate’s Papanui Office as the Number 1 office across the nine countries in which… (read more)

The New Normal

Level 3 of our national lockdown has provided me with the opportunity for a 360-degree perspective on the challenges, insights and opportunities that exist in the real estate market. I’ve called it a process because a process it is, and the main participants all have different challenges getting through it. Owners/vendors – ‘Let’s wait’. Firstly,… (read more)

Lessons from Lockdown

After 57 years on this earth – 39 years working, 26 of those in real estate, and five weeks in Level 4 Lockdown – I’ve learnt some things about myself and the community I’m part of. I can’t imagine there’s anyone who hasn’t felt the effect of the tumultuous times we are living in. There’s… (read more)

April Market Comment

It is fair to say the last 5 weeks have tested the resolve of most people. As we head out of Alert level 4 and into Alert level 3, the safety of our teams and our valued clients is paramount. We are constantly reviewing the health & safety protocols as directed by the Government Health… (read more)

Step Up

Yes, you! Wherever you are, whatever you are doing, it’s time. Time to step up and do everything that’s been asked. We all know we’re in the most trying and unusual of times. I’m frightened witless and if this wasn’t the beautiful, polite publication it is, I might be using a different word. As a… (read more)