Buying in New Zealand, Part Three: Area Guide

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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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

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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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Renting out your New Zealand property

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How can you get a New Zealand visa?

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Where will I find the cheapest homes in New Zealand?

According to the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ), as of July 2018, New Zealand’s median property price is NZ$560,000. Auckland remains the priciest spot in the country, with a median price of $850,000. However, outside of the city, there are real bargains located in some of New Zealand’s most scenic destinations. To let you in on where those bargains are, today we’re running through five places to find the cheapest homes in New Zealand.
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