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We are going on a bear hunt…

…and we’re not scared! Take a look outside and see if you can spot them… teddy bears are popping up in windows and on garden fences all around the world to create some special ‘physically-distanced’ magic for kids of all ages during the COVID-19 pandemic. Inspired by the popular children’s book “We’re Going on a […]

Easter Brownie Bites

Prep time: 15 mins Bake time: 12-15 mins Makes: 24 mini brownies Ingredients: 175g butter, chopped 150g dark chocolate 250g light brown soft sugar 85g self-raising flour 50g cocoa powder 3 large eggs, beaten 100g milk chocolate chips 24 mini chocolate eggs, plus extra to decorate Directions: Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Line 24 […]

Changing Seasons

It’s hard to believe that February has come and gone, Summer is now well and truly behind us – the days and weeks are flying by so fast! With 2020 now in full swing, and people planning for the year ahead, Autumn is shaping up to be a compelling time to sell. Traditionally, we’ve always […]

Careers Evening – Working in Real Estate

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 be experienced or new […]

Make 2020 the year to buy that house

The REINZ stats comparing December 2019 with 2018 were recently released, with encouraging signs evident across the board. In December, both the median house price and the volume of sales were up on the same month for the two previous years, while the number of days taken to sell dropped dramatically from 35 to just […]

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Careers Evening – Working in Real Estate

Due to the current COVID-19 Coronavirus we have decided to suspend the Holmwood Careers Evening until further notice. Please contact us today to discuss how you can join the Holmwood team and start your exciting and rewarding career in Real Estate!     Real Estate Career: Do you want an exciting and rewarding career? Real […]


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Summer in Christchurch 2020

Harcourts Holmwood Top Picks for enjoying Christchurch this Summer 2020. Click on the links below for more information. Reminders will be up on our Facebook page. HAVE FUN!! Deep South Lazy Sundays Every Sunday 19 Jan – 16 Feb 2020 3.30pm to 5pm Botanic Gardens https://ccc.govt.nz/news-and-events/whats-on/show/755   World Buskers Festival 23 January to 16 February […]

Helping Your Kids Buy a Home

With the rising cost of property across New Zealand, it’s not surprising that so many parents are having to help their grown-up children buy property. In fact, it’s estimated that the “Bank of Mum and Dad” is the sixth largest lender when it comes to mortgage lending in New Zealand. While bank lending requirements have […]

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, […]