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
10-point plan to living in New Zealand in 2019

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?
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.
Top 10 reasons to move to New Zealand in 2019

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
Buying in New Zealand: Part One

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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