Our main aim is to investigate the properties of harmonic ν-Bloch mappings. Firstly, we establish coefficient estimates and a Landau theorem for harmonic ν-Bloch mappings, which are generalizations of the corresponding results in Bonk et al. [‘Distortion theorems for Bloch functions’, Pacific. J. Math.179 (1997), 241–262] and Chen et al. [‘Bloch constants for planar harmonic mappings’, Proc. Amer. Math. Soc.128 (2000), 3231–3240]. Secondly, we obtain an improved Landau theorem for bounded harmonic mappings. Finally, we obtain a Marden constant for harmonic mappings.