Buying a Home in New Zealand

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand, (NZ)

Deliver Your Household Stress Free

Compare our rates to or from: ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand, (NZ)

  • Deliver Your Home Stress Free and Have Peace of Mind
  • Licensed, Bonded and Insured Carriers Near You
  • Award Winning Service, Always on Time

Get instant quotes using our form, or call:

Buying a home in New Zealand is actually much quicker and less stressful than it is to buy a home in the U.S. Although youโ€™ll need to meet certain restrictions, once youโ€™re able to start seriously looking at properties, itโ€™s not unfathomable to find a house in just a few weeksโ€™ time. To make sure that you find the right home at the right price in the right location, it is best to hire an experienced real estate agent native to the country. Whether youโ€™re still residing in the U.S. or already within NZ borders, your real estate agent will make your dream of finding the perfect home a reality. Your idea of moving to New Zealand will soon prove to have been more than worth the thought once youโ€™re making friend with natives and enjoying all that the country has to offer.

It is common for changes to be made to the laws pertaining to buying real estate in New Zealand. For instance, the Overseas Investment Act once made it possible for overseas nationals to purchase homes on NZ land but according to more recent changes, only those with a resident visa and that have been living in the country for at least a year including at least 183 days in the previous year will have the opportunity to buy a home or property in the nation. This change in the law doesnโ€™t pertain to those with permanent residency.

Deciding What You Want in a Home

New Zealand homes come in all sizes and styles. Some of the more popular housing styles include art deco, villa, seventies, state houses and bungalows. To help out your real estate agent with the process of finding your next home, write out a list of things you wish to have in a home. This may include the number of bedrooms needed, your desire for a pool in the backyard, the type of views youโ€™d like, the location youโ€™d like the home to be in, as well as any other amenities and features youโ€™d like to have. Knowing what you want and having a strict budget will help your real estate agent condense the amount of properties they have to sort through.

As your agent provides you with properties in NZ for sale that they fit meet your criteria, try not to remain to stuck on your wants in a home. It is unlikely that youโ€™ll get everything you want in a home within your budget, or even outside of your budget. Prioritize your wants in a home from what is necessary and what isnโ€™t.

When you finally found the property youโ€™d like to buy, the seller and buyer will need to agree on a price. Once everything is agreed upon and your bid is accepted, the real estate agents will draw up a contract much like they do for those buying homes in the U.S. Upon signing the contract, you cannot back out of your decision to purchase the home. Be sure to confirm the title and find legal counsel before paying for the property. Buying a house in New Zealand is similar to the process of buying a home in the United States. Make sure you are prepared for the home buying process and your overseas relocation. Once you purchase a home in the country, you may need to visit there right away to settle any contracts and paperwork for the purchase of your new home.

Written By:

Joe Webster
Connect with Joe Webster on FacebookConnect with Joe Webster on Linkedin

Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing. 

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood. 

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand, (NZ)

Our Services and Information

Car International Destinations
Ship Car To Auckland

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand, (NZ)

Ship Car To Christchurch

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand, (NZ)

Ship Car To Dunedin

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand, (NZ)

Ship Car To Hamilton

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand, (NZ)

Ship Car To Invercargill

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand, (NZ)

Ship Car To Napier

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand, (NZ)

Ship Car To Nelson

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand, (NZ)

Ship Car To New Plymouth

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand, (NZ)

Ship Car To New Zealand

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand, (NZ)

Ship Car To Palmerston North

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand, (NZ)

Ship Car To Rotorua

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand, (NZ)

Ship Car To Tauranga

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand, (NZ)

Ship Car To Wellington

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand, (NZ)

Ship Car To Whangarei

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand, (NZ)


Car International FAQ

International Moving FAQ
Buying a Home in New Zealand

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand, (NZ)

Can I Retire in New Zealand from USA?

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand, (NZ)

Cheapest Way to Move to New Zealand

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand, (NZ)

Cost to Move to New Zealand

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand, (NZ)

Family Relocation to New Zealand

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand, (NZ)

How Do I Move to New Zealand?

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand, (NZ)

How to Find a Job in New Zealand

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand, (NZ)

How to Move Your Household Goods and Car to New Zealand

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand, (NZ)

New Zealand Expat Information

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand, (NZ)

New Zealand Immigration Advice

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand, (NZ)

Opening a Bank Account in New Zealand

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand, (NZ)

Student Relocation to New Zealand

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand, (NZ)


Motorcycle International FAQ
Cost To Ship a Motorcycle to New Zealand

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand, (NZ)


Moving Guide
Moving To New Zealand

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand, (NZ)


A-1 Auto Transport Worldwide Locations

We Strive to Serve Countries around the World.

Ship Your Vehicle With A-1 Auto Today
Get an Instant Quote

Or Call Us Today and Speak to Directly to Our Sales Team:

Our Partners:

Better Business Bureau Accredited
FMCSA Member
INC. 500 Member
VeriSign Secured
AMSA Member
A-1 Auto Transport on Facebook
A-1 Auto Transport on Google
A-1 Auto Transport on Twitter
A-1 Auto Transport on LinkedIn
A-1 Auto Transport on Twitter

Copyright ยฉ 1988-2019 , A-1 Auto Transport - All Rights Reserved.