From apartment living and family bungalows through to farms and lifestyle blocks – the choice is yours in Taranaki. And what’s more, the price tag on your new home won’t make your eyes water.

New Plymouth's average house value is $425,182, considerably lower than the  national average of $646,378, and Taranaki has just come out tops as the region where the rate of wage growth has best kept up with the increase in house prices.

If you choose to make New Plymouth your home, it’s likely to take you no more than 10 minutes to commute to work each day. Hawera, Stratford, Inglewood, Waitara, Oakura, Opunake, Urenui and many of the other towns throughout Taranaki provide an inviting alternative to city living. In these smaller communities you will find affordable homes on spacious sections and lifestyle blocks with sea and/or mountain views. 


Buying a house is generally a straightforward and simple process. Go online to see what’s available or contact one of our local real estate agencies who will be happy to help you find your dream home.
The average time it takes for settlement to go through once an offer has been accepted is 30 days, and there is no ability for other people to ‘gazump’ you. For information on the buying process, residency rules and arranging a mortgage talk to your local bank manager or lawyer.


If buying a home is not on your radar or you want to get a feel for the community first, renting is a good option. Talk to a local real estate agent for more information or check online for house and room listings.