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Find a Home in Auckland

Located in the north of New Zealand's north island, Auckland is New Zealand's largest city and a popular destination for holidaymakers, and ex-pats looking for somewhere new to call their home. With a population of just under a million and a half, making up 32% of New Zealand's total population, there is no shortage of people in the fantastic city, and this number is definitely growing as more and more people realise the appeal! Today, we're going to be talking about finding a home in Auckland, and getting a piece of New Zealand's lifestyle.


Located in the north of New Zealand’s north island, Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city and a popular destination for holidaymakers, and ex-pats looking for somewhere new to call their home. With a population of just under a million and a half, making up 32% of New Zealand’s total population, there is no shortage of people in the fantastic city, and this number is definitely growing as more and more people realise the appeal! Today, we’re going to be talking about finding a home in Auckland, and getting a piece of New Zealand’s lifestyle.

Find a home in Auckland

As a city, Auckland is growing more and more in popularity, and as such, in property price. However, as with many other cities, there are plenty of different districts to choose from that offer varying facilities, and differences in house prices to look into.

Before you get into any specifics about the city you’re thinking of moving to, we recommend doing a little bit of basic research, such as:

  • The different districts in the city, and whether they fit your budget
  • Job opportunities, and whether you can get to your job’s location
  • Whether you need to find a guarantor, and how the rental or house purchase system works.

Beyond that, we recommend:

Moving to a district just outside of the city, or on the edge of the city. You may find this saves you money, and gives you a quieter life, as well as the opportunity to experience a different aspect of Auckland life.

Enlisting the assistance of a local Real Estate Agent. Taking advantage of their skills, connections and local knowledge could prove to be invaluable, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the city, or the country as  whole. Try a local Real Estate Agent, such as Barfoot & Thomson for special knowledge and unparalleled property search assistance.

Consider moving into the centre of the city. This might seem contradictory to the earlier point of moving outside of the city, but the population of central Auckland is growing, and more properties are being built to meet this demand. Get in early in the centre of the city for one of these new builds, and you could well be on to a winner. Chances are your job will also be in the centre of the city, so you can save yourself some money on travelling, too!

Get a flatmate. Flatmates can be a huge help when you’re living alone in a new city; chances are they’re looking for someone to live with, too, and maybe even a friend. Not only will a flatmate give you some company in a brand new place, but you’ll also be able to split the bills, saving yourself some money.

Real Estate, redefined

If you fancy moving to Auckland, or anywhere else in the world, we here at Domobase can help! We put you directly in contact with people that can make your move as easy as possible; first class industry professionals. We connect you with only the best Real Estate Agents and Landlords, who then get in touch with you to show you properties that perfectly fit what you’re looking for – no matter where you want to live! All you need to do is download our app, fill in your details and link up your social media account. We’ll do the rest.


Charlotte is the content creator for Domobase, a freelance content marketer and creative fiction writer. When not scribbling away, she can usually be found with her nose in a book.