Talk about home and income. These North Island properties for sale offer the opportunity to be good little earners in their own right
Buying a home is arguably the greatest investment most of us will make. So it makes sense to look at your home as something that can help to pay its way, earning dollars to help top up mortgage payments or offering extra discretionary income.
Here’s our choice of properties in the North Island that offer the opportunity to be good little earners in their own right.
1. Top-of-the-range earner
This expansive house in Whitianga offers so many options as a family home and also to reconfigure for maximum extra income potential. The star of the show is the stunning views over the bay to the ranges beyond. Upstairs there’s three bedrooms and a huge kitchen and lounge that opens to a deck and that mesmerizing outlook.
Downstairs there’s a massive area that is currently used a a rumpus room but would be perfect as a work from home office, or could be harnessed as a living space for the two further bedrooms – install a kitchenette and you could have perfect separate holiday accommodation.
As if that’s not enough there’s also a self-contained, well-appointed one-bedroom apartment with a separate entrance. Guests can relax in their own private courtyard and enjoy those views. A great opportunity to have a top-of-the-range home that’s also a hard worker.
2. Pure potential
Relax poolside and look out over the peaceful rural setting and congratulate yourself on finding something special. This distinctive Tauriko home has it all, with the high standard of amenities you’d expect and added ambience from the vaulted ceilings, quality finishes and generous living spaces.
The real bonus is a charming rustic outbuilding with direct road access. It’s currently set up as a salon but with its double-height ceiling, this light-flooded space lends itself to a myriad of uses.
Added to this is the 3ha of land that could be further developed. This property really has potential written all over it.
3. Flexibility plus
This Riverhead property really is one out of the box – enjoy a premium lifestyle in the main three-bedroom, two-bathroom home with stylish open-plan living area while the income from the adjoining 2-bedroom, one-bathroom home next door whittles away at your mortgage.
Both homes are finished to a high-spec with robes, quality bathroom fit-outs and sliding doors to their own private decks and yards.
There’s nothing to do here except move in and enjoy the flexibility this special property offers so close to all the amenities of the area and wonderful West Coast beaches.
4. Beach bonus
Piha is hot right now and this property has all options sussed for enjoying the beach lifestyle and earning some extra dollars while you relax on your deck with a wine. The upstairs has a lovely airy living area with a new kitchen which opens to a generous deck with leafy outlook, a spacious bedroom and spotless bathroom.
Downstairs there’s a delightful one-bedroom apartment that opens to a private deck, and the options keep on coming with a converted garage studio which opens to a little patio.
There’s nothing that needs to be done here and this property offers so much flexibility for families, Air BnB or holiday and rental accommodation close to all the excitement that Piha has to offer.
5. Established earner
Situated in a sensational riverside location, this Paihia home is already an established business offering four luxe suites and exceptional outdoor living. Everything is set up here for you to enjoy a relaxed lifestyle while you run a business, including an established clientele and sterling reputation.
The suites all have individual outlooks over the river and connection to the pool and paved outdoor area. The owners’ accommodation is extremely private and the business has been tailored to make the most of the busy summer months.
Only a short drive from Paihia this property has already a proven track record but still has plenty of room for further development.
6. Steady income
It’s hard to believe you’re so close to bustling Albany when you relax in the generous, light-filled living room of this lovely four-bedroom home in Lucas Heights.
The bush views are a feature of many of the rooms and the kitchen with log-burner and adjoining conservatory are perfect for family life.
The big bonus is the completely separate, two-bedroom cottage which offers the potential to offset your mortgage with a steady income. With a full kitchen and its own garage it promises to be a rental in high demand.
7. Hard to beat
You’ll fall in love with the sunny, light, open-plan living area of this Khandallah home with floor to ceiling windows that frame the captivating views over Wellington harbour and the city.
In winter you can snuggle by the wood burner and in summer open the French doors to the sheltered courtyard. Nothing needs doing to this stylish home and you can reap the benefits of the fully self-contained downstairs studio apartment that has its own off-street park and patio area (currently rented at $415 a week).
This home is a real charmer and the additional income will make it hard to resist.
8. The high life
Enjoy life on a grand scale in this beautiful New Plymouth home which combines wonderful heritage features and proportions with the best of modern living.
Spacious formal and informal living areas, charming bedrooms, luxury bathrooms and landscaped grounds all combine to make this an exceptional offering.
A great added extra is the pretty loft studio above the garage which would make a perfect Air BnB to help pay for all that entertaining you’ll be sure to be doing.
9. Spacious surprise
Appearances can be deceiving and you’ll be surprised to discover this two-storey, three-bedroom Napier home also incorporates a self-contained, 1-bedroom flat.
Both have their own entrances, pretty sunny courtyards and well-appointed kitchens. The main home has spacious living areas, lots of light and a new kitchen and dining room that opens to the courtyard.
A great chance to make a lovely welcoming home and enjoy some added income with no hassles.
Words by: Sarah Beresford.