Top spots for beachfront living in New Zealand

Top spots for beachfront living in New Zealand

Are daydreams of living beside the beach when you move to New Zealand keeping you going right now? Just imagine waking up in the first part of the world to see the sun each morning, enjoying more than 2,000 hours of glorious sunshine every year, and making the most of it by taking up the hobbies you’ve always liked the sound of – surfing, hiking…lazing in a hammock. To help you decide on your New Zealand beachside paradise of choice, we’re running through 10 of the best…
Buying in New Zealand, part six: the buying process

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.
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.
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
Buying in New Zealand, Part Two: Timescales

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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