So you’ve hit the ski slopes for the holidays and are loving the incredible leisure opportunities Wanaka, Queenstown and nearby Central Otago towns offer. You’re starting to think holiday houses! Dreaming of owning your own holiday accommodation.
You’re wondering about investing in future ski holidays. Perhaps whether to invest in property. You start to scout the real estate pages in between ski days. All while enjoying superb coffee or beautiful Central Otago Pinot Noir in one of the many cafes or restaurants in Wanaka, Queenstown or a smaller nearby town.
Next step, you drive around town looking at real estate for sale, parked outside in the street. The daylight hours short after your day of skiing and adventures. You don’t have time to view the properties. Then the holiday is over.
A year passes. Most likely, you’re back in paid or rental accommodation for your next holiday and still dreaming of that holiday house or bach.
How Buyer’s Agent NZ Can Help You
First of all, we understand your holiday time is precious and that once you are back home, your work routine will kick back in immediately. We know the perfect house won’t magically appear when you happen to be in town.
A holiday house or bach for your own use and for rental accommodation can be a wise and financially worthwhile investment.
Central Otago has an incredible range of holiday activities available all year round. Wanaka and Queenstown are growing rapidly, and interest is increasing in surrounding towns such as Cromwell, Lake Hawea and Luggate.
There is a lot to think about when buying a holiday house.
- Season – some houses suit summer better, others are definitely winter houses. Others suit both.
- Activities – the whole region offers year-round outdoor activities – mountain-biking, skiing, hiking and tramping, cycling and other adventures. Areas such as Cardrona which are known for winter skiing and snow sports, now also provide amazing summer mountain biking.
- Long or short-term rentals – Some people will be keen to rent holiday houses for longer periods. If you prefer summer holidays, you may want to rent your house to a seasonal ski-field worker.
- Development of the towns – new schools, pools and other facilities are underway in the region. You’ll want to think ahead to the value of a property in proximity to facilities. Or you may want to steer away from these if you’re worried about traffic and crowds!
At Buyer’s Agent NZ we will help you work through all the possible considerations for buying real estate/a holiday house. A holiday house can be affordable, and we can find you something that meets your brief.