Monday, 31 August 2015

Manager's Comments 1-9-15

Harcourts office has moved to a new location at 51 Devon Street West, on the corner of Brougham & Devon. Our new home is a little bigger than the old one, and when completely finished will serve us well for years to come. Some of the infrastructure is still being finished, but we hope to be pretty much settled in by early next week. Nothing else has changed. We are still number 1 on line at , we are still at P O Box 610 NP and you can call us on 0800 we sell. Business as usual, but in a new location.

John Christiansen

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Manager's Comments 17-8-15

The market has become very tough over the last 3-4 weeks. Buyers, although still very much active, are cautious and frugal. I’m not sure if it’s the winter blues, some trepidation about the future look of the local economy, or just a blip on the radar. It is fair to say good economic news in Taranaki is sparse and a rural downturn is apparent. This always filters through our local economy to some extent. However there is a feeling things here are not as focused on farm incomes as in the past. Our economy is more diverse than it was at the end of the 20th century. We are still growing our population. Employment is still high. Interest rates are minimal and funds are available. Opportunities for astute buyers are here now and that gets them moving. Price and promotion are king. Get those two in line and you take the advantage.

John Christiansen