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Boasting a diverse landscape of breathtaking scenery - consisting of enchanting forests, snow-capped mountains, glistening lakes and golden sandy beaches - it is little wonder this country became the setting for mythical Middle Earth in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings films.
However, despite the portrayal of a vast landscape, New Zealand, in stark comparison to its neighbouring Australia, is a surprisingly small country. With just 4.5 million New Zealanders (or Kiwis as they are informally known,) scattered across 270,534 sq km, it is barely bigger than the UK yet is home to only one-fourteenth of the population.
The Maori culture, formed of New Zealand’s natives, makes up 14% of the population, but is an integral part of the country’s national identity.
The country’s largest and most populous region is Auckland, with nearly 1.37 million people. It is also the most prosperous region, in economic terms. Here you will find fourteen of the 15 most expensive suburbs to live in New Zealand.
The country’s most expensive suburb, Herne Bay, has an average house price of $1.85 million, 25 times the average house price in the cheapest suburb of Patea.
Auckland’s beach suburb Mission Bay has also recently become one of New Zealand’s exclusive million-dollar clubs, with the average residential property estimated at $1.01 million.
The only one of the top 15 not in Auckland is the affluent suburb of Lowry Bay in Wellington.
Architects and designers like Tom Givone, who was recently interviewed in Architectural Digest, are tasked with creating inspiring spaces every day.
New Zealand lawmakers have begun considering new regulations aimed at closely monitoring overseas property buyers.
With Queenstown experiencing the strongest three months of residential property sales since 2007, New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty launched its Luxury Rental Homes division in November 2012 ...
New Zealand real estate agents are making trips to South East Asia to take advantage of increasing interest in NZ property from Asian-based investors, especially from South East Asia and China.
Real estate transactions in New Zealand are straightforward and inexpensive. Sellers pay a 3 per cent agent commission and buyers pay only legal fees.
Comprising the North and South Islands and about the same land mass as Japan, New Zealand’s strikingly varied landscape and near-mystical beauty has inspired artists and film- makers alike.