Sue Hall

"My reputation is your guarantee"

"Just wanted to thank you for making the sale of 53 Carrington Avenue so seamless and stressless. My only regret is that we haven't actually met you yet! But we will make sure to come over and do that before long. Anyway, thanks again for all your great work on our behalf. "

- Trevor & Pauline

"Great company, great resources and great people. Sue has managed to sell our house within only the two month period we agreed upon. The sale became unconditional within seven days and Sue managed to keep our lovely tenant in place, as we had promised them. Great job! Thank you Sue and your team. "

- Mujiono family
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Sue Hall's Blog

The Vision of Te Awa Lakes

30th May 18
I first reported back in October 2017 that the Perry Group had big plans for a disused Te Rapa quarry site under the project name of "Te Awa Lakes". The plan has not yet been given the official go ahead as the area needs to be rezoned and approval given by the Hamilton City Council for the area to be used in accordance with the Te Awa Lakes project plan. Nevertheless, interest in the development continues ...

Three questions you should ask your Mortgage Advisor

24th May 18
When you’re shopping around for a mortgage, it makes sense to work with someone who understands the industry and market conditions. A Mortgage Adviser is that person - Someone who acts as an intermediary between you and the Lender, working on your behalf.

Intense Competition and Confidence Drive Hamilton's Record Median House Price

16th May 18
Hamilton’s median house price achieved a record during April 2018 at $562,000, according to the Real Estate Institute of NZ statistics released on 11 May. This is up from a $535,000 median in March 2018.

High End Hotel Vacancy Filled

9th May 18
The building that once housed Les Mills was torn down back in 2014 and, back then, there were plans for a retail and office space to be built. Fast-forward to May 2018 and the Hamilton City Council has now approved a hotel development for the vacant site.

Exciting Future Ahead

2nd May 18
Back in 2014 the Inland Revenue Department announced that it needed new premises to house it's 900 staff that were, at that time, based in the somewhat iconic IRD building in Bryce Street. Since then, around 400 staff have moved to offices in Garnett Avenue, Te Rapa leaving 500 still in Bryce Street. However in 2016, a second announcement was made by the IRD advising that an agreement had been reached with a development company for a lease in a new development to be built on Home Straight, Te Rapa. To date, plans are on track for the staff housed at Bryce Street to move to the new Te Rapa offices later this year.

Hamilton's Residential Housing Market is Shifting in Favour of Sellers

26th Apr 18
Lodge Real Estate’s Managing Director Jeremy O’Rourke says Real Estate Institute of NZ statistics released on 17 April show Hamilton’s residential housing market is shifting in favour of sellers. “March was a very strong month for home sales in Hamilton and buyer demand continues to rise. There were 344 homes sold in Hamilton during March and that compares to just 291 in February and 336 in March 2017.

The Designs are In

18th Apr 18
Proposed designs for Hamilton’s new Waikato Regional Theatre have now been released. The design sees the Theatre overlooking the Waikato river and includes a boutique hotel, an art gallery, retail space and the Theatre itself comprising of 1300 seats.

Boost for KiwiBuild in Hamilton

11th Apr 18
Hamilton’s Mayor Andrew King recently met with the Housing Minister Phil Twyford. After the meeting, Mayor King was sent back to Hamilton with one clear goal – Bring Hamilton’s house prices down!

Water Wins in Hamilton

4th Apr 18
When you think of a home in Hamilton city, what features would you think are the most sought after? A property that is a short commute to work? A home that is located in a good school zone? One that’s handy to public transport? Agree? Well, you’d be wrong!

First Time Buyers are Back!

29th Mar 18
After being priced out of the Hamilton real estate market for two years by investors and tight lending restrictions, first home buyers are pouring back onto the scene, particularly in the $450,000 - $500,000 price bracket.
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Sue Hall's Blog

4 ways to better understand buyers in the Hamilton property market

Understanding who your buyer is is a cornerstone to selling a house. Knowing who your key buyers are (or will be) and what their needs are can affect the value...

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How is the Real Estate Market looking following Covid-19?

Though it is always difficult to have a crystal ball when it comes to predicting the real estate market, there are several historical factors we can look at when evaluating the market moving forward.  A number of comments in this blog have come from trusted sources and experiences of those who have had lengthy careers in the Real Estate industry, including working through the previous Global Financial Crisis.

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Covid-19 and Your Property - What You Need to Know

For answers to the frequently asked questions regarding Covid-19 and Real Estate, please visit this informative article from Lodge Real Estate.

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Balloons Over Waikato 2020

It was with extreme disappointment and heavy hearts that the organisers of Balloons Over Waikato announced that all public events, including morning inflation and the Nightglow have been cancelled. "As per the Government recommendations in regards to mass gatherings, Balloons over Waikato have made the decision to cancel public attendance at Innes Common for morning flying, The University of Waikato for Nightglow, and all other sub events associated with the Festival."

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Ruakura Inland Port Set To Open In Two Years

An inland port the size of Auckland's CBD in Hamilton is one step closer with Tainui Group Holdings and Port of Tauranga joining forces to open at Ruakura within two years.

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