Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Owning a Coastal Property in New Zealand

Owning a Coastal Property in New Zealand

Purchasing a coastal property is the perfect solution for anyone drawn to the raw beauty of New Zealand's geography. New Zealand may not be the largest country, but due to it's position in the world and it's long and lean shape, it is a country not only big on rolling hills and lovely farmland, but also an abundance of beaches, cliff faces and the fresh sea air, filling our lungs and making each breath a revitalising experience.

If you love being close to water, either for a home or for an investment property (or holiday home) there are still several important factors to ensure you buy a coastal property that best suits your direct requirements. Even though New Zealand's coastal areas can have thriving communities around them, there are still places such as on the Coromandel Peninsula that provide you both with all the amenities you need, and a feeling of space and solitude.

To select the right kind of coastal property, it's important to look at several factors to ensure you find the best match for you. The best place to start is to look at what you need. It might sound rather simplistic, but it's important to look at both what you want in the short and long term. Do you need a property that can stretch and grow a little as your family does? Or do you want a little hideaway that isn't big enough to attract a cascade of regular visitors?

Looking at the local resources are important too. Coastal properties in the Coromandel peninsula can either be close to schools, shops and businesses for employment, or can be in commuting distance to these things. While the commute is certainly not on the scale of city traffic jams, factoring in distances to the amenities you need is an important area to consider. If you are interested in living in the Coromandel area, you are certainly not lacking in the opportunities to place your lifestyle loves right on your doorstep.

If you love unwinding with a swim, a surf, a walk or a fish, finding a good spot that offers you your preferred mix of those outdoor pursuits is a good solution.

It's a good idea to set your budget to a realistic goal, and then stay within it. Many suggest under pitching this a little to accommodate that house you'll find just a little out of your budget. When you know your limits you are ready to select the coastal property of your dreams.

Written by John Hunt, owner and marketing agent for Ray White Whitianga Realty. Ray White Whitianga Realty - Coastal Property NZ is your first choice when considering property sales in New Zealand's stunning Coromandel Peninsula, including Whitianga, Hahei Beach, Matarangi, Cooks Beach, Whenuakite, Coroglen, Simpsons Beach, Opito, & Tairua NZ. Our offices cover an extensive range of real estate requirements including residential, commercial, business, rural and lifestyle property for sale.

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By John Hunt