×
Interested in our Partner Program for businesses or our Local Guide Program for experienced expats and digital nomads? Click here to learn more.
Real Estate in Dunedin, New Zealand | Expat Exchange
Expat Exchange
Free MembershipSign In

Real Estate in Dunedin, New Zealand

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Jul 01, 2023

Summary: People living in Dunedin, New Zealand offer advice about real estate. How do you find a home in Dunedin? Should you buy or rent? What is the cost of housing?

Universal Tax Professionals
Universal Tax Professionals
Universal Tax Professionals
Universal Tax Professionals

How do I find a place to live in Dunedin?

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

"Finding a place to live in Dunedin involves several steps. First, you need to determine your budget and the type of accommodation you're looking for. This could range from a single room in a shared house, a studio apartment, or a family home. Next, you should research the different areas of Dunedin to find a neighborhood that suits your lifestyle and needs. Some popular areas include the city center, North Dunedin, and South Dunedin. Consider factors such as proximity to work or school, access to public transportation, and the presence of amenities like shops and parks. Once you have a clear idea of what you're looking for, you can start your search. There are several online platforms where you can find rental listings, such as Trade Me Property, realestate.co.nz, and nzflatmates. These websites allow you to filter results based on your preferences, and you can contact landlords or property managers directly to arrange viewings. In addition to online listings, you might also want to consider engaging a real estate agent. They can help you navigate the rental market, arrange viewings, and negotiate lease terms on your behalf. When you find a place you like, you'll typically need to fill out an application and provide references. If your application is accepted, you'll then sign a lease agreement and pay a bond, which is usually equivalent to four weeks' rent. Finally, before moving in, it's a good idea to do a thorough inspection of the property and take photos of any existing damage to ensure you're not held responsible for it when you move out," said one person in Dunedin.

Answer this Question

SJB GlobalSJB Global
Connect

SJB-Global is a top-rated financial advisory firm specializing in expat financial advice worldwide, offering retirement planning & tax-efficient solutions with a regressive fee model. Our clients benefit from their country’s most favorable tax environment by utilizing the efficient investment vehicles we offer. Our commitment to quality service is reflected in our stellar reviews, with over 300 testimonials boasting 95% five-star ratings.

Click connect to have our partner contact you via e-mail and/or phone.

SJB GlobalSJB Global

SJB-Global is a top-rated financial advisory firm specializing in expat financial advice worldwide, offering retirement planning & tax-efficient solutions with a regressive fee model. Our clients benefit from their country’s most favorable tax environment by utilizing the efficient investment vehicles we offer. Our commitment to quality service is reflected in our stellar reviews, with over 300 testimonials boasting 95% five-star ratings.
Connect

Click connect to have our partner contact you via e-mail and/or phone.

What is a typical expat home or apartment like in Dunedin?

Please login to continue reading this article.

Not a member? Join Today (it's free).

About the Author

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.

SJB Global
SJB Global

SJB Global is a top-rated financial advisory firm specializing in expat financial advice worldwide, offering retirement planning & tax-efficient solutions with a regressive fee model.
Learn More

SJB GlobalSJB Global

SJB Global is a top-rated financial advisory firm specializing in expat financial advice worldwide, offering retirement planning & tax-efficient solutions with a regressive fee model.
Learn More

Contribute to New Zealand Network Contribute
Help others in New Zealand by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in New Zealand.

Universal Tax Professionals
Universal Tax Professionals

Copyright 1997-2024 Burlingame Interactive, Inc.

Privacy Policy Legal Partners & Local Guides