The path to your perfect rental

From the initial application through to dealing with flatmates, our how-to guides have got you covered. 

Renting

Rents rocket in the regions

02 Jul 2019

May was another strong month for the New Zealand rental market with every region experiencing an annual increase and five provinces reaching new records, according to the latest Trade Me Rental Pri...

Weekly rent cracks $500 for the first time

27 May 2019

New Zealand’s median weekly rent reached $500 for the first time in April after a 5.3 per cent annual increase and strong growth in the provinces, according to the latest Trade Me Rental Price Inde...

How to stand out from the crowd and secure a rental

07 Feb 2018

Some turn up to flat viewings in suits, others arrive with professionally designed rental CVs, all in the hope of standing out from the crowds that gather for flat viewings. There are plenty of ti...

Real Story: Flat-out flat hunting

31 Mar 2017

Trade Me Property helps Kiwis find a place to call home, whether they're buying or renting.  Right now, many Kiwis are struggling to secure a rental property because of high demand and a lower-tha...

5 ways to overcome house buying fears

The thought of buying a house can seem a terribly adult/scary thing to do. But really, does the thought of paying rent forever, until you’re living on a modest pension not scare you as well? It sho...

To buy or to rent? That's the question

There are great reasons to own a home, and great reasons to rent. Weigh up each to decide which is the right option for you at the moment. Home ownership isn’t everybody’s cup of tea, so don’t f...

7 questions to ask when flat-hunting

So, you and your mates have found an epic flat and you want to move in? Sweet! Don’t start picking rooms just yet though – we’ve put together some things to consider to make sure the flat is a good...

How to write a flatmate wanted ad

When writing a flatmate wanted ad, the goal is to attract people you think would be a good fit.  To help, we’ve put together some tips on crafting a solid flatmate wanted ad: Use positive and i...

Interviewing potential flatmates

You'll need to do a few things before you invite people over to view the room you've listed on Trade Me.  Obviously you'll need to tidy the place up, especially the room that's being advertised....

Signs that your flatting days are over

Your food’s missing from the fridge again and someone you don’t know appears to be eating it in your lounge. Your landlord’s just increased the rent and it’s becoming obvious that the draughty, col...
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