Here’s a good (I hope) start.
Worked for us in San Francisco; what‚Äôs in the article (and the many other tips and experiences in the ebook) can work for you ¬†in Auckland or London or Paris or NYC or DC or any other hot home market.
The quest to find an apartment in S.F. ¬†From the¬†San Francisco Chronicle
Here it is, half-price, on¬†Amazon