Why buy in the countryside? When it comes to the countryside, is there anywhere better than New Zealand? It’s doubtful. Well…unless you believe the readers of Rough Guides that is. Last year, they ranked New Zealand the third most beautiful country in the world, after Scotland and Canada…which we have to admit are pretty decent contenders.
The New Zealand Property Guide considers the effects of a proposed new Bill restricting non-resident buyers snapping up existing property or residential land.
Seeing as you’re considering a move to New Zealand, you’ve probably come across articles discussing the importance of heating your home properly. New Zealand property doesn’t always come with insulation or central heating as standard. In fact, at least 600,000 households in the country have inadequate or no insulation at all.
Although the internet is a mighty tool, when it comes to establishing whether a country is the location of your dreams, there are certain things extensive Googling can’t help you with. If you’re planning to upend your family and move them to New Zealand, you need to be as sure as possible it’s the right move for you…and that means visiting, at least once.
You’re set on moving to New Zealand, you’ve narrowed it down to either the North or South Island and you’ve picked your favourite spot there. But how do you actually go about buying a home over here? Let us put your mind at ease with our simple step-by-step guide to the buying process in New Zealand.