Whether it’s a business, rental or listing on Airbnb, our pick of properties for sale will help to top up your bank balance on a regular basis
For most people buying a house represents the biggest investment they’ll ever make, so it makes sense to make your home work for you by supplying an extra income stream.
This may be as complex as offering the opportunity for running a business from home, or as easy as giving the option of renting extra accommodation or listing on Airbnb. Here is our pick of properties for sale that will help to top up your bank balance on a regular basis.
1. Options galore
Designed by architect Ian Burrows this expansive Coatesville home offers resort-style living in the country, with plenty of options for utilising the generous spaces for extra income.
The four-bedroom main home has two living areas and opens to a fabulous pool, spa and outdoor entertaining zone with views over the surrounding countryside.
This is supplemented by a separate two-bedroom, two-bathroom cottage with a double garage. Add to this a separate studio, plus another studio which is used as a home office and there are options galore. Stables, tack and tool sheds complete the picture.
2. Home business
This palatial Paremoremo home is perfect for anyone wanting to run a serious business and enjoy a glam lifestye at the same time. The three-bedroom home is on a grand scale and visitors will be wowed by the two luxe pavilions that frame the pool area that is dramatically lit at night.
There is also a separate three-bedroom, three-bathroom house, plus a studio, but the real opportunity is in the two kennel blocks, kennel kitchens, whelping room, covered runs and exercise areas.
Set on 2.14ha of landscaped grounds, this property is bursting with possibilities.
3. Flexible living
Light, bright spaces characterise this renovated Paraparaumu house in the centre of the action at the beach. The new open-plan kitchen complete with butler’s pantry opens on to the deck, as does the adjoining living area.
There’s nothing to be done here except enjoy the flexible living space, and the extra income from the self-contained flat.
There’s also plenty of scope for landscaping the fenced back garden to make a lovely al fresco dining area.
4. Room to move
There’s room to spare in this rambling 4-bedroom Greytown home that offers peace and privacy and plenty of space for all the family. The kids will love the pool that is at the centre of the house with restful views over the pretty garden to paddocks beyond.
The level, fenced site is perfect for a pony or two and there’s the bonus of a pretty two-bedroom cottage to help top up the bank balance at the end of each month.
Great rural living that’s still close to town and all the amenities.
5. Orchard paradise
What a lovely haven this Whakamarama home designed by Will Hatton has become over the 20 years it has been developed by the owners. The landscaped gardens slope down to the estuary and wetlands offering a unique retreat.
The house itself has been thoughtfully designed with a great connection to the surrounding landscape. Central to the property is the orchard, generating a sound income with 37 avocado and 200 limes trees in addition to the apple, fig, feijoa, mandarin, olive trees…the list goes on.
There’s a barn with a lime grading machine and chiller, and also a self-contained one-bedroom unit ideal for renting.
6. Little earner
The generous open-plan living area of this Auckland home flows to a deck up among the trees which gives this spacious two-storey home a real feeling of seclusion.
The light-filled spaces and generous bedrooms are perfect for family living. Add to this a downstairs bedroom with ensuite and separate entry and you have the perfect little Airbnb earner.
Plenty of off-street parking and lovely grounds add up to a very attractive package.
7. Add value
A recent makeover has brought this three-bedroom Rotorua home right up to the minute with bright living spaces complete with log burner and welcoming bedrooms.
There’s a separate cottage with well-appointed kitchen, just made for renting or Airbnb, and also a massive double garage.
The large 1520m2 level site has the potential to be subdivided without too much hassle as the property has dual street access. Right in the heart of things in this tourist hot spot there are a lot of options here to add value.
8. Bike trail
This solid Roxburgh home built of Oamaru stone is perfectly positioned to take advantage of the popularity of the Clutha Gold bike trail which runs alongside the property.
Privacy is assured with the master bedroom and living downstairs, and three ensuite bedrooms plus another master upstairs, as well as a further lounge and balcony with views over the Teviot Valley and Clutha River.
There’s also a heated indoor lap pool, gym, a huge workshop and beautifully tended grounds which run along the banks of the river. Part of the property has been leased to a market garden or could be used to run livestock.