Auckland is spread out over a large area, with a wide mix of established and new housing.
Looking for general housing information?
If the house you prefer or can afford is half way across town from your work, just remember to factor in travel times.
The housing market in Auckland is competitive and the cost of renting or buying is some of the highest in New Zealand.
To find rental houses available in the area you can look online, in local newspapers or the Property Press magazine, or on social websites like Neighbourly.
Trade Me Property - advertises a large number of properties to rent in Auckland.
MBIE Market Rents - lists the average weekly rent being charged for properties in Auckland.
MBIE Tenancy Information - contains information about your rights and obligations when renting a property in New Zealand.
Trade Me - find houses to buy in Auckland.
Quotable Value (QV) - search and compare average house prices in the Auckland region.
Sorted - information on getting a mortgage in New Zealand.
Real Estate - has the country’s most comprehensive selection of real estate listings online.
Before you buy a property you should check its Land Information Memorandum (LIM). LIMs provide comprehensive information about the land and buildings on a particular property. A LIM report can be purchased from the local council.
Rates are the taxes levied by councils to help fund the work they do locally. You can find out what the rates are going to be on a property you may be considering buying.
Utilities and services
There are many options for phone and internet providers. See more information about mobile, phone and internet providers on our Getting Connected page.
Electricity and gas
Electricity Authority - find all the electricity and gas companies to choose from in Auckland.
Consumer Powerswitch - Compare gas and electricity options
Some cities and towns charge homeowners for their water use, as measured by a water meter. Use this site to estimate what your water rates may be.
Rubbish and recycling
Information about roadside rubbish collection and recycling can be found on your local council website.