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7 Reasons To Love Wellington!

Wellington Real Estate

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Voted “the coolest little capital in the world” by Lonely Planet it’s hard to disagree. If you are looking for excitement, beauty, history or even houses for sale Wellington then you will not be disappointed.

Known by local Māori as Pōneke, Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand and where the Parliament building (known as The Beehive) and many government institutions are located. The population is around 215,000 people and forever growing.

Wellington has the largest population for the bottom half of the North Island, with nearby cities being PoriruaUpper Hutt and Lower Hutt, Kapiti Coast and the Wairarapa.

It sits at the southernmost part of the North Island and is linked to the South Island by ferry alone.

It is home to the National Archives, the National Library and Te Papa, the National Museum and the University of Victoria, Wellington and the community thrives on a huge choice of restaurants and cafes.

Wellington Real Estate

Wellington real estate is thriving. In December 2021 property for sale Wellington houses prices rose by over 30% year on year.

That makes buying Wellington homes for sale a little difficult for first home buyers who are sometimes forced to look for cheaper options like houses for sale Porirua, houses for sale Lower Hutt and houses for sale Upper Hutt.

Wellington NZ Real Estate

Whereas houses for sale Miramar, Wellington tend to be more expensive than in these areas. Wellington Johnsonville Churton is also popular for house hunters on a budget.

Because houses for sale Wellington, apartments for sale Wellington and townhouses for sale Wellington the median as of December 2021 was $1 million.

Suburbs like Oriental Bay/Roseneath, Kelburn, Mount Victoria and Thorndon are often over $2 million. Private house sales Wellington are getting harder to find as busy business people tend to use licensed real estate agents for the job.

Searching for Wellington central deadline private house sales can turn up the occasional private seller.

Popular amongst buyers are 2 bed houses for sale Wellington and there are many a grand old villa for sale. Usually at the cheaper end of the ‘expensive scale’ and an agent that specialises in this is Sothebys International Realty.

Also, Bayleys Real Estate and Century the Moshi Group are a part of Century 21 Real Estate.

Property For Sale Wellington

If you purchase your first home in Wellington, the government can help you fund the purchase if you meet the set requirements. Under Kainga Ora, formerly Housing New Zealand.

You can apply for a First Home Loan, and if eligible, you will receive a loan with only a 5% finance deposit.

The total amount you can borrow differs from lender to lender and what you can afford. Additionally, if you are Māori, you may be eligible for a Kainga Whenua loan for your first home.

Contributions to KiwiSaver for at least three years make you eligible for the KiwiSaver First Home Grant, which is worth up to $5,000 for one person and up to $10,000 for two or more qualified individuals.

Houses For Sale Wellington

The seller usually decides the method of sale they prefer choosing between auction, deadline sale, tender, advertised price or negotiations.

To make an offer, you have to fill and sign a sale and purchase agreement, a legal contract that indicates the amount you are willing to pay.

Any counter conditions of the offer, and when the change of ownership will occur. With all conditions met, you and the seller will sign the contract making it unconditional.

Wellington Homes For Sale

As you would expect Wellington homes for sale are offered by many local real estate agents in Wellington which you will often see on trademe houses for sale Wellington. This includes Tommy’s Real Estate, Professionals Blundell & Mark Realty & Ray White Wellington.

Also First National Collective, Harcourts Active Real Estate, Lowe & Co., Bayleys Wellington, Mike Pero Real Estate, Sotheby’s International, Just Paterson and others.

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MyMansion.co.nz combines all these agents’ listings into one convenient place so you don’t have to look at every real estate agent’s listings.

To save time searching for your new home right here on these pages instead of Trade me Property Wellington.​

About the Author

Steve Baron is the Founder & CEO of MyMansion.co.nz. He is a former successful real estate agent and property investor when based in Auckland and formerly the Managing Director of Baron Marketing Ltd, an advertising company he founded and ran for over 20 years.

He is a past mentor for Business Mentors NZ and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Waikato, Majoring in Economics & Political Science. He also holds an Honours Degree from Victoria University of Wellington in Political Science.

He is a published author of three books and a prominent guest editorialist for newspapers throughout New Zealand. In his spare time, Steve is the Clerk of the Scales for New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing, is a Bridge Grandmaster and enjoys walking, running and cafes.

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