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Real Estate in Wellington, New Zealand

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By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Jul 07, 2023

Summary: The average cost of a nice 2 bedroom home in Wellington, New Zealand is around NZ$650,000 (US$440,000). These properties typically include modern amenities such as open plan living, modern kitchen and bathrooms, and a private outdoor area. The average cost of a nice 3 bedroom home in Wellington is around NZ$800,000 (US$540,000). These properties typically include modern amenities such as open plan living, modern kitchen and bathrooms, and a private outdoor area. There are no restrictions on foreign ownership for properties in Wellington. An expat should search for a home to buy in Wellington by researching the local market, attending open homes, and engaging a real estate agent. The most desirable neighborhoods in Wellington include Thorndon, Kelburn, Mt Victoria, Oriental Bay, and Northland.

How do I find a place to live in Wellington?

We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:

"One of the best ways to find a place to live in Wellington is to use online resources such as Trade Me Property, which is a popular website for finding rental properties in the area. Additionally, you can also search for rental properties on websites such as Realestate.co.nz and Rent.co.nz. Additionally, you can also contact local real estate agents who can help you find a suitable place to live. Additionally, you can also look for rental properties in newspapers and other publications. Finally, you can also ask friends and family who live in the area for recommendations," said one expat who made the move to Wellington.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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