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New Zealand

Choosing Where to Invest: Australia vs New Zealand

For holiday home buyers choosing between Australia or New Zealand can be a difficult decision.  Both countries have beautiful locations to holiday in and offer a similar quality of lifestyle. Whilst the countries also have similar regulatory environments, from an investment perspective there are some differences that can have a significant impact on the value and returns you earn on your investment.

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Holiday Home Hotspots in New Zealand’s South Island

If budget is an important consideration when purchasing a property in New Zealand, then the South Island is your best bet. Sheltered from the high prices that are creeping over the North island from Auckland, the South Island offers some stunning locations at very reasonable prices. Of course one issue to consider here are the recent natural disasters that have caused considerable damage to Christchurch and surrounds. Whilst reparation is Read the rest “Holiday Home Hotspots in New Zealand’s South Island”

Holiday Home Hotspots in New Zealand’s North Island

The North Island of New Zealand certainly has the most action when it comes to investment properties.  This means prices are also significantly higher than in South Island, but choice is much greater. Whilst New Zealand generally has not experienced huge rates of property growth, it has been steady over recent years in the North Island and rental returns are relatively good in many areas. Rental opportunities exist both for Read the rest “Holiday Home Hotspots in New Zealand’s North Island”

Retiring in New Zealand – Visas and other Legal Aspects

When looking for somewhere to retire to, New Zealand really does have it all.  With a relaxed lifestyle, so much natural beauty and great infrastructure, it is hard to go past this part of the world as somewhere to spend some time in your twilight years. For those who would like to either retire permanently in New Zealand, or spend a couple of years here, there are a few options Read the rest “Retiring in New Zealand – Visas and other Legal Aspects”

Moving to New Zealand as an Investor or Entrepreneur – Visas and Other Legal Aspects

New Zealand encourages business investment with a view to economic growth, expanding business expertise and attracting “smart” capital to the country.  New Zealand may be a small country, but it is growing fast thanks to its supportive and progressive migration program. For those who wish to set up an entrepreneurial venture or invest in New Zealand, there are several options available.

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Buying a Property in New Zealand as a Foreigner

New Zealand welcomes foreign investment, and whilst there are some restrictions to foreign ownership of property, it is far from being impossible to buy a property here. Generally considered to be one of the most liveable countries in the world, this is good news for investors and those seeking a different pace of life in New Zealand.

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