The Property Finders New Zealand

The Property Finders New Zealand, work exclusively for you. We are the most effective way to find your property in New Zealand.  Just about everyone today starts their property search on the internet but pretty images don’t mean much. However, we believe the first step in a property search should always be the location.  Buyers often think they have found their dream property online. Then they discover it’s located next to an industrial zone or facing a noisy highway when they view it.  That’s a big waste of both time and money but estate agents often leave important details out of the description.  So the priority is to get the location right. But that can be difficult if you are out of your comfort zone, buying somewhere you don’t know in-depth.  Using Property Finders New Zealand can make a difference in lots of ways:

What makes the difference

  • The Property Finders compare locations across an entire region. We give you the information you need to pick the one that’s right for you.  We really listen to what you tell us. Then we ask lots of questions building up a very detailed brief in line with what you want. We can often suggest possible locations you don’t know because of our local knowledge.
  • We tell it like it is, the negatives as well as positives.  So, if we know a particular location has a problem we tell you about it.  We won’t disguise a road noise problem by showing a property at the weekend. And we won’t arrange viewings in the morning to hide the lack of afternoon sun.  Selling agents do that, we don’t.  Think of us as property detectives. It’s our business to alert you to anything that could adversely affect your property purchase.
  • We defend your interests.  We are property finders acting in your favour all the time.  On the contrary, real estate agents act in the seller’s interest, that’s their job. They are only concerned with selling in their area, other locations don’t interest them. On the other hand, we help you compare and contrast locations across the country.   You can be confident we would never recommend a property we wouldn’t buy for ourselves.
  • We are experienced negotiators. Our knowledge of the market means we expect to secure substantial discounts off asking prices. As a result, our clients usually recoup many times the cost of our fee.
  • The Property Finders can locate and help you buy any type of property in New Zealand.  If it’s there, we will find it.

New Zealand is the 75th largest country in the world. New Zealand’s climate is complex and varies from warm subtropical in the far north to cool temperate climates in the far south. The mountainous regions have a severe alpine climate.

Most parts of New Zealand have between 600 and 1600 mm of rainfall annually. This is spread throughout the year with a dry period during the summer.  The population is just 4 million, of which around 75% live in the North Island, 25% in the South Island. There are only 14 people per square kilometre, very sparse compared to UK with 240, Germany 230 and Japan 330 people per square km.

North Island

The Auckland urban area is on the North Island of New Zealand. It’s the largest and most populous urban area in the country. The population is 1,418,000, around 32% of New Zealand’s total.  It is part of the wider Auckland Region, which includes the rural areas and towns north and south of the urban area. The islands of the Hauraki Gulf are also included, resulting in a total population of 1,529,300 governed by the Auckland Council.  In addition, the Polynesian population of Auckland is the largest of any city in the world.

The central part of the urban area occupies a narrow isthmus. The Manukau Harbour is on the Tasman Sea and the Waitemata Harbour on the Pacific Ocean.  It’s one of the few cities in the world with two harbours on two separate major bodies of water.

The Mercer Quality of Living Survey ranked Auckland 3rd in the world in 2016. In addition, Auckland took 8th place on the Economist’s 2017 index of the most liveable cities in the world.

South Island

Wellington is New Zealand’s centre of government and the world’s southernmost capital city.  It is also the country’s cultural capital and the third most populous urban area in New Zealand. The 2013 census put the population at 198,000. In addition the city is a cultural centre with many museums, theatres and arts festivals. These include Te Papa Tongarewa (the Museum of New Zealand), the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and the Royal New Zealand Ballet. There is a biennial Festival of the Arts. Furthermore, Wellington is a leading centre for creative industries, such as film and computer technology. And on the business front it’s the home of the New Zealand Stock Exchange.

The city is situated alongside Wellington Harbour, surrounded by natural beauty. Zealandia is an award-winning eco-attraction just minutes from the central business district.

Christchurch is the largest city on the South Island of New Zealand. It’s also the country’s third most populous urban area. It lies one third of the way down the South Island’s east coast, just north of Banks Peninsula. The population of Christchurch City at the March 2013 census was 341,469.

John Godley is credited with naming the city in 1848 as a consequence of attending Christ Church in Oxford. Some early writers called the town Christ Church, but it was recorded as Christchurch in the minutes of the management committee of the association.  Christchurch became a city by Royal Charter on 31 July 1856, making it officially the oldest established city in New Zealand.

The river that flows through the centre of the city was named Avon at the request of the pioneering Deans brothers to commemorate the River Avon in Scotland.

Dunedin is the second-largest city on the South Island of New Zealand and the principal city of the Otago Region. While it only the seventh largest city in New Zealand, Dunedin is still considered one of the four main cities of New Zealand for historic, cultural, and geographic reasons.

Dunedin was the largest city by territorial land area until superseded by Auckland in November 2010.  Dunedin was the largest city in New Zealand by population until about 1900.  The city population at the 2013 census was 120,246.  The Dunedin urban area lies on the central-eastern coast of Otago, surrounding the head of Otago Harbour. The harbour and hills around Dunedin are the remnants of an extinct volcano. The city suburbs extend out into the surrounding valleys and hills, onto the isthmus of the Otago Peninsula.

Tertiary education is the city’s largest industry. Dunedin is home to the University of Otago, New Zealand’s first university (1869). Students make up a large proportion of the population. In the last census 21.6% of the population were between 15 and 24yrs, compared to the national average of 14.2%.

Your Property Search

It’s not surprising that lots of people find it difficult to know where to start their search. Please feel free to contact us. We will help you find the property that matches your requirements and expectations.  There are many and varied reasons for buying a property in New Zealand. Whatever yours are we can cover issues such as immigration, employment, retirement etc.  Our aim is to guide you from the beginning of the search until the moment of the purchase. We make the operation easier, safer and problem-free and cheaper.  And we will still be there after purchase if needed. We will help with introductions to architects, builders or whatever is necessary to make your property a home.

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