Should you move to Christchurch?

Should you move to Christchurch?

Christchurch and its scenic surrounds have a whole lot to offer those looking to move to New Zealand. For one, the Canterbury region was just listed on National Geographic Travel’s Best Trips List 2019.  no doubt due to its access to adrenaline sports, potential for wildlife encounters (whales and dolphins) and its stunning scenery. While Christchurch has suffered since the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011, the new city that has emerged is a united, welcoming and exciting place to be whether you are moving to New Zealand alone or with your family.
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Buying in New Zealand, part five: making an offer

Making an offer on a house in New Zealand is an exciting step, but one you need to take some time planning to make sure you get it right. Follow our seven key steps in this, part five of Buying in New Zealand, and you’ll soon have the keys to your dream home in hand – and your new life overseas will be ready to begin!
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What’s in store for the New Zealand property market in 2019?

While prices grew consistently in many parts of the country, it was finally a different story in Auckland and Christchurch, where prices actually declined over the course of the year. It seems measures imposed by the Labour government to control prices may have worked! So, what can we expect from the New Zealand property market in 2019?
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Buying in New Zealand, part four: how to buy

So you’ve decided where to buy, and you’re about to get your hunt for the perfect home underway. But first, you need a realistic idea of your budget: what finance can you raise, what costs should you expect and how will you transfer your money? Find out in today’s article about how to make your budget for buying a house in New Zealand.
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Buying in New Zealand, Part Three: Area Guide

If you’ve worked out what sort of property you’re looking for and you’ve set out your timescale for buying here, now’s the time to start considering where to buy a house in New Zealand. For a small country, NZ is bursting with choice, whether you’re looking for rural tranquillity in a farming community or mountain town, or the convenience and excitement of a big city. Plus, of course, there are plenty of places to choose from if you want to be within striking distance of a beautiful beach. In this, Part Three of our Buying Guide serialisation, we’re looking
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10-point plan to living in New Zealand in 2019

You can do it! If 15 years of helping people move abroad has taught us anything, it’s that dividing your emigration to New Zealand into simple steps is the best way to make it. It can all be fun too, as you plan a new start in a land of opportunity. What better way to ease the misery of dismal January? Could you move to New Zealand in 2019?
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Buying in New Zealand, Part Two: Timescales

Welcome to the second part of your six-part guide, Buying in New Zealand. One of the most crucial aspects of preparation, once you’ve done your decision-making, is to draw up a timescale for buying a home in New Zealand. In our experience, the most effective way to do this is to work backwards from a fixed end-point. Set monthly intervals, with the following milestones in them. Then, once you’re done, use your timescale for buying a home in New Zealand as a checklist when you actually go through the buying process.
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Top 10 reasons to move to New Zealand in 2019

As we approach the end of the year, it’s perfectly natural to start assessing where we are in life and what we’ve achieved in the last 12 months. Might 2019 be the year that you make the move to New Zealand? The OECD Better Life Index found that on average New Zealanders are far more satisfied with their lives than those in other OECD countries. In fact, New Zealanders satisfaction levels are 7.3 out of 10 – much higher than the OECD average of 6.5. If, like many, your feet are a little itchy and you think that a move to New Zealand could be the decision of a lifetime, perhaps 2019 will be the
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Buying in New Zealand: Part One

New Zealand’s home to over 300,000 Brits, and it’s not hard to see why. The stunning scenery, laidback lifestyle, affordable property and mild climate are all good reasons to move. And, if you’ve not yet started your move, now could be the time – because we believe that 2019 will be a great year for buying in NZ. To help would-be buyers in New Zealand along the way, we’re excited to start serialising our six-part New Zealand Buying Guide. This week, in Part One, we’re looking at why to move to New Zealand in 2019 and what you should plan before starting your prope
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City property in Wellington

New Zealand’s capital city of Wellington is a wonderful place to settle when you emigrate. Being the country’s capital, you’ll find bags of culture and opportunities for employment and to socialise, plus it’s simple to find good value property located on the water with wonderful views guaranteed. Today, we’re taking a look at a city property to reveal to anyone buying in Wellington what they can expect. We’re also reviewing how the city’s property market is performing, the average prices for property depending on your needs, and revealing some of the more affordable suburbs in town.
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Registering a car and getting a licence in New Zealand

Without a doubt, New Zealand is one of the most stunningly beautiful countries in the world. It’s regularly listed as one of the Best Road Trip Destinations in the world. Therefore, upon touchdown, we don’t blame you for wanting to get behind the wheel to hit the open road and discover for yourself what all the fuss is about. However, before you can do so, there are a couple of hoops you have to jump through to make sure you’re legal. Today, we’re taking a look at the main factors involved in getting you mobile when you move to New Zealand, including transferring your licence and registe
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