When it comes to finding the right house to buy for you

There are more options than ever before to choose from. These include house hunting websites, newspapers, real estate publications, real estate agents, open homes, or simply checking out the local area. As you can imagine, with so many options available there is no ‘best’ way but rather it is recommended that you canvase the market using a variety of methods to ensure you find the best house to buy for your situation.

House hunting websites

To help you in your house hunting search we’ve rounded up the most popular and high traffic New Zealand real estate websites. These sites are a great place to start your journey as you can usually save a lot of time by searching for properties that meet your specific criteria without having to commit to viewing them. Here are some useful links

Real Estate

According to their website they are New Zealand’s longest standing property site. They are dedicated to property, have no private sales and have search functionality that’s second to none to get you to your perfect property faster.

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Trade Me Property

The popular kiwi auction site opened up Trade Me Property as a comprehensive alternative to realestate.co.nz. Search thousands of residential properties to buy, sell, or rent. They are offer Property news and guides, find an agent services, open home planners and first home buyers guides.

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A property listings insights game changer website which is a great way to compare property values so you can make better decisions. Their HomesEstimate tool is an accurate starting point in determining a home’s value as it uses recent sales and other public data to generate an estimate which is updated every month.

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Real Estate Agency Websites

Real estate agencies will also have a website you can use to get information about potential properties


Your local newspaper is another major form of real estate advertising, mainly on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Remember, you don’t have to buy the first house you see, and always seek the advice and opinions from your lawyer, family and friends before signing anything.

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