Helping You Build a Life Overseas

Welcome to the New Zealand Buying Guide – where you will find all the information you need to know to safely and successfully purchase property in New Zealand.

The reasons why Brits relocate to New Zealand are numerous and obvious: the higher quality of life (thanks to the huge amount of space and low population), the climate of over 2,000 hours of sunshine per year, and a way of life centred on the great outdoors. There is also the fact that you can buy a four bedroom villa, close to the coast, for less than the cost of a one bedroom flat in some parts of the UK – so, really the question is: why wouldn’t you be interested in moving there?
There are, of course, a number of pitfalls you could fall into when purchasing property overseas – especially when purchasing on the other side of the world! But, by being sure to approach every step of your purchase process with caution, these pitfalls can be avoided. From your initial research to your viewing trips, from knowing how you are going to finance your property to making your transfer into New Zealand dollars, and from agreeing to purchase the property to the point of completion – treading each of these steps with care will go some way to successfully finding yourself in a new life in New Zealand. If just one of these are missed out or rushed, however, you may well end up wasting money and time.
The New Zealand Buying Guide is part of the Overseas Guides Company, offering you a free resource to help you with every step of your journey to successfully and securely purchasing your dream home on the other side of the world. We can offer assistance with everything, from your initial research, finding the right property for you, assessing the tax and financial implications of your move, and settling in to your new neighbourhood and setting up your life there.
Our writers in New Zealand are expats themselves, meaning that, along with our team in the UK, we can offer you in-depth information that is both up-to-date and relevant for you. They have already been through this process, so they are perfectly placed to offer you their own experiences and tips – they made their mistakes so you don’t have to!

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Is Auckland finally becoming affordable?

Outrageously high property prices in New Zealand’s biggest city have long been a national obsession, and worry. As New Zealand enjoys its spring, however, new lending restrictions seem to be slowing the Auckland property market.     Data released by real estate firm, Barfoot & Thompson this week has revealed that both sales volumes and property prices were brought Read more...

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  It is understandable that some people who were thinking about buying property abroad, whether in the Eurozone, the USA or elsewhere, are delaying their plans due to the recent fall in the pound. I want to suggest three reasons not to delay your purchase: The pound could easily go lower. Until the effects Read more...

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Retiring overseas? Make sure you are ready for the pensions changes on 6th April

  As a pensioner moving abroad, you need to be aware of the implications of the imminent ground-breaking pension reforms, which go live on 6th April. It’s critical to plan for these new pension rules, coming into place next week, to avoid wasting thousands of pounds unnecessarily or Read more...

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