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Forum: New Zealand
Sep 3rd 2016, 9:27 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,480
Posted By The Weezer

Re: Half a million dollars. . . . REALLY !!

It's closer to 19 miles!

We use a very good cattery/kennel just up the road. 10 years ago it was a purely rural area. Now the surrounding fields are filled with new housing, each section too...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 4th 2016, 9:39 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,497
Posted By The Weezer

Re: Where can you search for sold property prices?

Had a look at our house, and the valuation seems spot on, pretty much what we figured on, and same range as our estate agent and a property valuer quoted. Most of our neighboring properties also...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 3rd 2016, 4:52 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,750
Posted By The Weezer

Re: Temporary relocation to Auckland for 2 years

Wow. You just said I'm not credible. That's rude. It's not hearsay to me. I tell it like I see it, and I did qualify it by saying it might be a result of the particular area I was familiar with. ...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 2nd 2016, 11:34 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,750
Posted By The Weezer

Re: Temporary relocation to Auckland for 2 years

I am a credible source. I go to auctions throughout the year when I'm able to keep an eye on the market. I would say, nearly every house that sold, was sold to either a family of Chinese origin (NZ...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 12th 2016, 2:39 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,267
Posted By The Weezer

Re: What is considered an optionally extra for housing

Neither our insulation man, nor our builder refused what we asked them. I meant the insulation man was trying to tell us we were making a mistake (if rather aggressively), but he did as we asked, as...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 11th 2016, 10:11 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,267
Posted By The Weezer

Re: What is considered an optionally extra for housing

Kiwis aren't known for their "she'll be right" attitude for nothing!

A few months ago Duncan Garner, a TV presenter on a local current affairs program mentioned, during a segment on the problem of...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 11th 2016, 9:01 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,267
Posted By The Weezer

Re: What is considered an optionally extra for housing

Only homes built in the last few years will have double-glazed windows, but not all windows are created equal, and the requirements vary from region to region.

According to the building code,...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 3rd 2016, 6:54 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,429
Posted By The Weezer

Re: Housing and mental health

Hi Angeshirl,
I read some of your earlier posts and presume you rent out in west Auckland? If you extend your search to South Auckland, you can find small houses well within your budget, with the...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 20th 2015, 6:19 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,036
Posted By The Weezer

Re: affordable rental/buying areas outgside auckland

Hi,
I don't think you'll find anything in a "nice" area for that price.

You might find a unit, or a 3-4 bed house in what's considered an undesirable area (for expats, at least), but even in...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 28th 2015, 8:25 am
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By The Weezer

Re: Great drives around the auckland/waikato area

Hi, one of my favourites is a drive to the Manukau Heads lighthouse on the Awhitu peninsula. You will see some really splendid views:

The Manukau Heads Lighthouse | Insider's Guide |...
Forum: New Zealand
May 28th 2015, 10:27 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 590
Posted By The Weezer

Re: Fantastic advertising for Foreigners wanting to come to New Zealand

Another consideration: My Kiwi family have more than their fair share of racist attitudes, which they freely indulge in with great pleasure. And they're Cantabrians.
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 16th 2015, 10:25 am
Replies: 42
Views: 4,029
Posted By The Weezer

Re: I don't know what to do, thinking out loud - online

I think better materials are becoming easier to find. When we renovated back in 2011, double glazed aluminium windows with insulation in the frames were hardly known. Now you occasionally hear...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 15th 2015, 8:59 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 4,029
Posted By The Weezer

Re: I don't know what to do, thinking out loud - online

Hi,
What about buying land in an "unfashionable" suburb, but still within 20 km of the city? Houses may be horrendously expensive, but an empty section may be affordable as an investment. Your...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 7th 2015, 8:30 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,194
Posted By The Weezer

Re: Family moving to Auckland looking for good areas to rent near Manurewa

Howick is either a ward with several suburbs or a small suburb by the sea, so depends where in Howick you mean. Same for Manurewa, which has several suburbs within the larger designation. Howick...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 7th 2015, 8:00 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,194
Posted By The Weezer

Re: Family moving to Auckland looking for good areas to rent near Manurewa

Commuting to Manurewa to Howick for school might be on primary road, but a half hour commute without traffic twice a day doesn't sound so easy to me.
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 7th 2015, 7:15 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,194
Posted By The Weezer

Re: Family moving to Auckland looking for good areas to rent near Manurewa

If you live in Manurewa, the drive to Howick College would be about half an hour in the morning, a bit longer in the afternoon.

I don't think the Clevedon, Brookby, Whitford area has many rentals...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 5th 2015, 8:56 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,342
Posted By The Weezer

Re: PVCu Double glazing

I don't believe double-glazing is a requirement in the housing code, at least not in the North Island and possibly all of New Zealand. Our builder told us back in 2011 that in the Auckland region...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 29th 2015, 6:17 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 3,159
Posted By The Weezer

Re: Make the move? take the risk - honest opinions sought

I wasn't trying to compare the US to NZ specifically. My point is you'll find the same societal problems in NZ as elsewhere.
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 29th 2015, 10:13 am
Replies: 28
Views: 3,159
Posted By The Weezer

Re: Make the move? take the risk - honest opinions sought

The 24% native forest cover includes all land area, including all mountains. Fiordland, because of its remoteness and rugged mountains retains native bush to a greater degree than other parts of New...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 28th 2015, 9:47 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 3,159
Posted By The Weezer

Re: Make the move? take the risk - honest opinions sought

Hi, we're moving to where my family live, on the east coast of the US. Not our first choice of preference, but that's where family are. The cost of living there is quite affordable compared to New...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 28th 2015, 9:11 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 3,159
Posted By The Weezer

Re: Make the move? take the risk - honest opinions sought

Although Auckland specifically and New Zealand in general are quite expensive places to live, the cost of living is not why we're leaving. In fact, it's not a factor, apart from resenting paying so...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 28th 2015, 12:46 am
Replies: 28
Views: 3,159
Posted By The Weezer

Re: Make the move? take the risk - honest opinions sought

Hello,
I would do as much research as possible, it can't hurt and it can certainly give you a better idea of what to expect. I wouldn't ignore any comments, especially if they're given by Kiws...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 23rd 2015, 7:37 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 6,316
Posted By The Weezer

Re: Mangere in Auckland - what's it like living there?

Let's see - health facilities in Mangere - Middlemore Hospital and its clinics. Sub par? Then you think medical care in New Zealand is sub par.

Job prospects? How many people work a few...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 23rd 2015, 10:08 am
Replies: 36
Views: 6,316
Posted By The Weezer

Re: Mangere in Auckland - what's it like living there?

To join in the spirit of frankness, I would say I agree with you Bo, except I would substitute just about any place in New Zealand for "Mangere", if I factor in all aspects of living the good life. ...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 23rd 2015, 7:50 am
Replies: 36
Views: 6,316
Posted By The Weezer

Re: Mangere in Auckland - what's it like living there?

I only mentioned Brown's Bay because *you* used it as an example. It's certainly expensive compared to Mangere.




You misunderstood. I meant that Mangere is no worse than many areas,...
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