Especially in the cities and tourist centres, New Zealand has a fast moving housing market. So try to organise some short-term house rental New Zealand for when you first arrive. That way you’ll have a temporary base to research your options for somewhere to rent or buy.
MoveList puts you in touch with a set of three accommodation providers that can help you set up a base when you first arrive in NZ.
There are a good range of options with short-to-medium term accommodation, from serviced apartments to short term house rental. While some of this is geared towards the tourist market, there are some surprisingly good deals available. And of course, some of them are in truly beautiful places!
Flexibility is key. You don’t want to be dealing with mortgages, rental agreements, or vendor negotiations while you’re still shaking off your jetlag. Much better to have a simple and flexible check-in, check-out arrangement till you can sort out the big picture.