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How do I figure out where to live?

If you're moving cities due to a job or career change, it makes sense to live as close to your place of future employment as possible. To choose the ideal location:
  • Talk with a local employment agency or recruitment company and get some advice on where you’re most likely to find employers suited to your skills.
  • If you already know where you’re going to be working, talk to your new employer to find out information about public transport options or convenient road links from the suburbs.  
  • Use an online guide, such as the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand website to research statistics, property data and trends in your new area.
  • Decide ahead on your budget for renting or purchasing a place to live. Using a salary calculator to work out how much you'll have available to spend each week after tax is deducted can be useful. Once your budget is confirmed, visit  for comprehensive renting and sale listings.  You can enter your requirements and budget into our search fields, and we'll quickly show you properties for sale or rent that meet your needs.
  • Your local First National real estate agent has a wealth of local knowledge, and can help you with relocation advice and services. Contact Us now.
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