Look an affordable Investment……..

We have just listed a great little investment property in Tamatea Napier. With a great tenant the current owner wishes to free up some capital for a new venture.

Located close to all amenities 5 Wells Place is that lock up and leave, keep the tenant on or first home buyer opportunity where you just can’t go wrong.

This is an affordable property which provides a great return on your investment…..better than money in the bank. Contact Emerald or Mike at Team Harper for full information. Call now 0274445373.

Check out the property on this link….                               http://harcourts.co.nz/Property/802320/NA5894/5-Wells-Place

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Coastal Hawkes Bay – Te Awanga

Hawkes Bay is finally catching up with the rest of New Zealand when it comes to living on the coast. The coastal community of Te Awanga has had some amazing results as locals and outsiders sit up and take notice of what living in a coastal community is all about.

Te Awanga is Hawkes Bay’s answer to that laid back coastal neighbourhoods that other regions in New Zealand enjoys. Te Awanga is a place where locals are friendly and can regularly be found fishing off the beach, enjoying the surf break, walking the beach, launching a boat or soaking up the atmosphere at the several wineries with-in easy walking distance.

At Harcourts we have seen some amazing sales in particular the auction of 320 Clifton Rd, a 2 bedroom 50’s bach on 800 odd square metres of land. After some spirited bidding SOLD under the hammer for $466,000 well above everyone’s expectations.

Now on offer we are proudly marketing 7 Tirimoana Place. A well presented renovated 80’s home providing the beach life however in a modern setting. Large garaging, 3 large bedrooms and great indoor/outdoor flow. Check it out on http://harcourts.co.nz/Property/800775/NA5873/7-Tirimoana-Place

This property will sell fast so don’t hesitate contact Team Harper today for more details.

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James Foley Ave – Napier

Sitting pretty, this freshly painted home will tick all of the boxes for your family!

– 160sqm floor area, spacious living areas and bedrooms.
– Master bedroom with a large stylish en-suite flowing to the extensive covered decking.
– Modern family bathroom and separate toilet.
– Well configured internally with light filled spaces, maintaining further opportunity for your personal touch.
– Insulated top and bottom, 2 heat pumps and a wood burner.
– Security system and fencing.
– Double external garaging, 3 garden sheds and generous off-street parking.
– Full sized, family friendly section – safe for pets and children.
– Easy commute to Napier city and Hastings with all amenities close by.
– Vendors are seeking larger pastures to accommodate their lifestyle. A home of this standard will attract plenty of interest, act quickly by calling Emerald  (027 828 2296 )or Mike Harper (027 444 5373) to view today.


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Team Harper Summer 2017 Newsletter………..Napier Property Market

The good news for property owners is the 2017 property market has started with as much hype and gusto as 2016 finished.

In the Hawkes Bay we continue to have a surplus of buyers and a shortage of properties to market, to satisfy the buyers needs. This is obviously great for vendors as we continue to see record prices being paid (at times). In saying this, buyers are becoming very well researched when it comes to value in various areas and are often digging their toes in and being cautious with their decisions. Managing closing gaps between buyer and vendor expectations can be very tricky, and as vendors you need to have seasoned negotiators on your team.

As the latest (REINZ) graph below demonstrates – Napier Cities Medium house price is now $412,500 up $23,500 from November 16, sales volumes are well down with only 82 properties sold in Napier December 2016 with 115 sales December 2015.



There appears to be some stability with interest rates at present which is assisting buyers in purchasing. As in all markets, we caution people to exercise restraint as a small rise in rates further down the track can create financial problems, so be careful!

We believe Real Estate is all about helping people; whether selling or buying, to create better lifestyles and create financial security. Very satisfying.

For a friendly discussion on how we can help you, or for a property assessment and how TEAM HARPER can maximise the value of your property contact us for an obligation FREE consultation. Put your confidence in TEAM HARPER as our Promise is to always do the right thing.

Team Harper embrace Harcourts’ core values.

  • People come first
  • Doing the right thing
  • Being Courageous
  • Fun and laughter

Our job is simply taking the stress out of selling your property, and getting you the best price, not the first price.

Listening to your needs and telling it how it is – no fluff, just facts.

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Merry Christmas from Team Harper

Team Harper Santa Claus

Team Harper – Mike and Emerald wish you all a very Merry Christmas and we look forward to bringing you informative market information on the Hawkes Bay market over 2017.

Looking at buying or selling in the bay give us a call 027 444 53 73 or email mike.harper@harcourtshb.co.nz and we will attend to you needs.


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Hawkes Bay Market Report – November 2016

Sales Volumes in Hawkes Bay rose 24% compared to October, with sales rising 24% in Hastings and 16% in Napier. The medium house price rose $46,000 (+15%) compared to November 2015 to reach a new record high.

The medium number of days to sell eased by three days compared with October, from 30 days in October to 33 days in November. Over the last 10 years the medium number of days to sell for the Hawkes Bay has been 45 days. The region has 11 weeks of supply available, a drop of 4 weeks over the past 12 months.

REINZ spokesman, Bryan Thomson noted that, “There are more first home buyers in the market, although the number of investors continues to decline. The inventory position is still tight, but has eased somewhat with the influx of new listings over the spring. Prices continue to firm across the region with the market in a steady uptrend.”

Source – REINZ

Graph Commentary – The medium price trend has moved from steady to improving, although the sales volume trend has moved from improving to steady. The days to sell trend is also rising, with the overall trend for the region continuing to improve.Slide3 Slide2 Slide1






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Mortgage Express providing that helping hand.

In this current competitive property market as sales people we strongly recommend our clients contact a mortgage financial adviser to help them to arrange the most competitive deal they can achieve in regards to obtaining their housing finance.
Think about it if you go to your usual bank are they going to tell you that you will get a better deal down the road– unlikely. With industry commentary at the moment about interest rates about to raise- the bank may lock you into a fixed term or a mortgage that doesn’t give you the best options at this time and into the future- flexibility
Therefore it makes good sense for you to contact an impartial mortgage- financial adviser who will source for you the best deal that suits your current and future needs. They will also  help you with debt reduction, helping you to understand how to manage your mortgage in the most effective way and reduce interests costs +++ there payment time frames around your mortgage. 
Harcourt’s, Hawkes Bay are fortunate in that they enjoy a close affiliation with Noel Hanson from Mortgagee Express. Noel has an extensive back ground in banking and the financial services industry- he is both “qualified” and holds the industry accreditations to give our clients the right advice in obtaining finance and insurance.
Yes you can try your bank but from our experience dealing with an impartial mortgage- financial adviser like Noel will negotiate to get you the best possible deal.
If you require more information then I suggest you give Noel a call 021 723 864 or e- mail noel@mx.co.nz
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Harcourts Hawkes Bay 100% behind Real Exchange?

What is Real Exchange I hear you say? Well its a community based web site that allows people in YOUR neighbourhood to keep in touch and help each other.

Rather than me telling you all about it check out Real Exchanges web site and sign up. Nothing like being part of your neighbourhood.


Cheers TEAM HARPER your Harcourts Napier Real Estate Specialists

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Life’s a Beach – Urban Class Beach Lifestyle


With the family dispersing, the owners have decided to down size, therefore this beautiful family home they have lovingly created on the beach front has become available.

Comprising of over 249 sqm this quality family home has been designed with the beach and location in mind. A real touch of urban class yet still maintaining that laid back lifestyle living adjacent the beach provides you and your family.

For the blokes the important considerations like a huge garage (56 sqm) capable of housing the 6 metre boat, couple of cars, racks for the bikes and plenty of storage for all those beach toys have been addressed.

The balance of the family will be inspired by the large outdoor decking and entertainment area, the stunning kitchen featuring the timeless quality of Rimu, the spacious separate living areas and the 4 large bedrooms incorporating the 3 well-appointed bathrooms. For a beach house 34 The Esplanade is pretty special providing the family that essential easy care living.

Properties of this nature are fairly rare in Westshore as most have been subdivided and as Hawkes Bay beachfront properties become harder and harder to acquire this desirable property will not be on the market for long. Nationally Beachfront properties have always maintained their value – Westshore is no different and we all know when it comes to investing in property, location is key. 34 The Esplanade certainly ticks all the right boxes.

For your special appointment to view contact Team Harper – Mike (027 444 5373) Emerald




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Selling is like Fishing without the right Bait you won’t catch the fish!!!!

Years of experience both in selling and fishing Team Harper understands the real value of effective marketing. Long have gone the days where you put the sign out the front, throw some advertising in the local paper and wait for the buyers to front up to the open home.

Marketing is just like fishing – without using the right bait or putting out a burly trail you’re unlikely to reel in all the big fish. In Real Estate now days you need to choose your agent who understands the real value of marketing and it’s not all about bombarding the internet and print media.

Firstly you need to understand the market you are targeting – you wouldn’t go game fishing for that illusive marlin in the estuary!! Then what is the most efficient way to target that market?

Similarly with your marketing material ensure your choice of photography will lure your target market – use the appropriate bait, create that x factor that makes the property stand out in the crowd.

Team Harper knows how to  effectively use Print Media, Internet Options, Local Canvassing, Social Media and one can not forget that age old technique of actually talking to people, that doesn’t mean just txt, email, snapchat or what ever other medium people use to so call communicate these days.

Team Harper understand what it takes to effectively market your property. We have the experience, we have the flare and we have what it takes to obtain competitive options that will reel in the buyers to your property.

So if you’re looking for that point of difference when selling your property in the Napier area give Team Harper a call and we will certainly provide you some effective options to get traction and attract those Big Fish to your property.

Contact Mike 027 444 5373 or Emerald 027 828 2296

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