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Real Estate in Whitianga, New Zealand

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Jul 07, 2023

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

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How do I find a place to live in Whitianga?

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

"Finding a place to live in Whitianga involves several steps. First, you need to determine your budget and what type of accommodation you're looking for. This could range from a rental apartment or house, to buying a property. Next, you can start your search online. Websites like Trade Me Property, RealEstate.co.nz, and Harcourts are popular platforms for property listings in New Zealand. You can filter your search based on location, price range, number of bedrooms, and other preferences. Another option is to engage a real estate agent who can help you find a suitable place. They have extensive knowledge about the local market and can guide you through the process. You can find agents in Whitianga through online searches or by asking for recommendations. If you're looking for rental properties, you might also consider checking local newspapers or community bulletin boards for listings. Some landlords prefer to advertise their properties locally rather than online. Once you've found a potential place, arrange a visit to inspect the property. This will give you a chance to check the condition of the place, the neighborhood, and ask any questions you might have. If you're satisfied with the property, you can then proceed to negotiate the terms and sign the lease or purchase agreement. Make sure to read the contract carefully and understand all the terms before signing. Finally, before moving in, you may need to set up utilities like electricity, water, and internet. Some rental properties might include these in the rent, so check with the landlord or real estate agent. Remember, finding a place to live can take time, so start your search well in advance of your planned move," explained one expat living in Whitianga, New Zealand.

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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.

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