Entries by Anna Penny

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Real Estate Careers Evening

Real Estate Career: Do you want an exciting and rewarding career? Real Estate is an industry that rewards hard workers! If you are wanting to build a strong career this is your chance. We are looking for motivated, self-starters who are passionate about building a rewarding career to join our award winning team. You may […]


Should you sell first or buy first?

When you’re looking for a new home, one of the first things you need to consider is the order of events – do you sell your existing property before you buy, or after? Here are some factors to consider before taking the plunge. Buyer’s market or seller’s market? When buyers are plentiful, but properties aren’t, […]

New policy: On-sold over-cap properties

On 15 August 2019 the Government announced a policy that allows owners of on-sold over-cap properties in Canterbury to apply for an ex gratia Government payment to have their homes repaired. If you’ve bought a home in Canterbury and discovered that it is damaged over the EQC cap, you may be eligible for an ex gratia payment to cover the cost of […]

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Summer Gala Auction

The weather is getting warmer and we are heading into a very busy selling season in the Christchurch real estate market. Harcourts Holmwood have recently announced another Gala Auction on Thursday 28th November  from 6pm at our auction rooms (Ground Floor, 397-399 Ilam Road). The Holmwood Summer Gala Auction packages include special marketing offers that […]

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Holmwood Sponsor Good Bitches Baking

Harcourts Holmwood announce sponsorship of the Christchurch Chapter of Good Bitches Baking Good Bitches Baking (GBB) is a network of people who want to show kindness to those in their communities. They do this by delivering delicious homemade baking to people in the community who are having a hard time. Their mission; to make Aotearoa […]

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Spring Gala Auction

Spring is fast approaching and we are heading into a very busy selling season in the Christchurch real estate market. Holmwood have recently announced another Gala Auction on Thursday 26th September from 6pm at our auction rooms (Ground Floor, 397-399 Ilam Road). The Holmwood Spring Gala Auction packages include special marketing offers that are not […]

Burnside High School Zone Extended

For the 2020 school year, the Burnside High School zone has been extended beyond what it was in 2019. This comes as part of a seven-year project by local principals and boards of trustees to manage enrolments across the city. Seven schools – Burnside High, Hillmorton High, Mairehau High, Papanui High, Riccarton High School, Linwood […]

Christchurch Real Estate Market: June Update

Update on the Christchurch real estate market by Hayden Broadbelt With the much maligned Capital Gains Tax behind us, June saw the welcome return of investors and a positive step forward for a steady Canterbury real estate market. Their presence is particularly prevalent in the apartment sector with many out of town and local investors […]

Selling in Winter – It’s Not a Bad Idea

The standard response when you’re thinking about selling your home (but are not sure when) is ‘Sell in Spring’. There is plenty of truth that warmer, drier weather and post-winter itchy feet, encourage potential buyers to open homes. But life doesn’t stop for winter. People still need to move, whether it be for new jobs, […]

New Zealand’s Champion Auctioneers

Competing at the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) National Real Estate Auctioneering Championships, which was held in Auckland last week, is a bit like competing in the New Zealand Open or the Coast to Coast. Professional auctioneers train for this annual event with a level of commitment similar to that of an elite […]