Starting a new life in Auckland

Starting a new life in Auckland

If we told you that you could enjoy city living in a place where the sun shines, you can pop to the beach after a day’s work at your very well-paid job, and where property prices and rent are reasonable, would you be on the next flight? Today, we’re taking a look at what the wonderful city of Auckland offers to overseas buyers.
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10 best locations for your winter holiday home in New Zealand

The mention of New Zealand immediately summons up images of sunny days and sandy beaches. But did you know that there’s just as much to do in winter, from skiing to whale-watching? And, if it is warmer weather you’re after, escape to the mild climate of the Bay of Plenty. Find out our top ten spots for a winter holiday home in New Zealand.
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Can you retire to New Zealand?

New Zealand is a wonderful place to retire. As well as sharing lots of history, traditions and that all-important sense of humour with us, it’s even greener and less crowded, and the climate is pleasantly mild. It’s an ideal spot to enjoy the relaxed pace of life the islands are known for. So, how can you retire to New Zealand?
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How can you find land to build on in New Zealand?

Do you dream of building your own home? Chances are that if you’re the sort whose happy to move to the other side of the world, you’re probably game for the challenge that self-building presents. Many expats dream of building a home exactly how they want it. But how do you find the perfect plot of land to build on in New Zealand?
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Buying in New Zealand, part six: the buying process

Buying a home in New Zealand isn’t too different to in the UK, but there are a few extra steps: how do you find a good solicitor when you’re in a new country, for instance, and how do you get your money across without losing out to changing currency markets? Find out in this week’s final part of Buying in New Zealand.
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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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