Sue Hall

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"Sue Hall recently acted for me with respect to the sale of one of my properties and she had also previously acted for me with the sale of another property. I must say that it has been a pleasure to deal with Sue. She is courteous, efficient, very direct and business like with her statements and communicates regularly. As a busy..."

- John

" Sue Hall You've done it again Sue! Sold another home for us in a very professional manner, kept us informed throughout the process and done so in a caring way. We couldn't have asked for more. Thank you Sue!! "

- Sonny and Eileen
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Hamilton's Special Housing Area's

6th Sep 17
Hamilton City Council is looking for patches of land to be turned into housing developments. That means developers and landowners can now apply to create the city's first special housing areas. The areas benefit from an accelerated resource consenting process, intended to get housing to the market faster. Council has...

Fast-track Housing Area Policy Passed

30th Aug 17
A simplified policy regarding "fast-track" housing areas around Hamilton has got the green light from the Hamilton City Council. It's good news for the developers, who wanted a more lenient policy, but some councillors are discouraged as conditions around affordability and encouraging social housing have been dropped. To read the...

Private Developers Pitch Plan to Remake Hamilton's Garden Place

23rd Aug 17
In April 2017, Hamilton city councillors debated several potential redevelopment options for the Garden Place - Including greatly expanding car parking to about 120 parks. A bold plan promises to transform Hamilton's Garden Place into a worldclass destination. To read more about the proposed remake, click here to view the...

Hamilton Real Estate Market Showing Real Signs of "Prudence and Rationality"

17th Aug 17
Lodge Real Estate’s managing director Jeremy O’Rourke says there’s a prudence and sense of rationality in the Hamilton real estate market not seen for some time. “This time last year we had what we would call an ‘irrational’ market,” O’Rourke says. “This year, there’s much more rationality in buying decisions, even...

Bill English just lit the fuse for another housing boom!

16th Aug 17
Bernard Hickey surveys the real estate and political landscape and finds Bill English just lit the fuse for another boom if the Government is re-elected in its current form and a rudderless Reserve Bank loses its nerve. It's like déjà vu all over again for the Auckland housing market and...

Negative Gearing Explained

10th Aug 17
If you’re new to the world of property investment, you will likely have come across the term ‘negative gearing’. It’s often in the news, controversial and sounds quite fancy. But what does it actually mean? Here is my introductory guide to negative gearing.

Auction clearance rates might be down, but you can still sell!

18th Jul 17
Across New Zealand, Auction clearance rates have taken a bit of a plunge recently. The downturn is part of the transition from a seller’s to buyer’s market, in large due to the 2016 Loan-to-Value restrictions, tighter bank lending and rising interest rates. But while Auctions aren’t the selling frenzy they...

Hamilton Real Estate Market: Five Market Factors Characterise Last Six Months

13th Jul 17
Lodge Real Estate’s managing director Jeremy O’Rourke says five distinct market factors will characterise the last half of 2017 in the Hamilton residential property scene. “We’re half way through 2017 and we’ve seen a marked difference in Hamilton’s residential property market this year, as compared to the past two years....

Economists Weigh in on the State of the Hamilton Property Market

13th Jul 17
What are the economists saying about Hamilton's real estate market? We’ve reviewed the commentaries from the Hamilton City Council, REINZ, CoreLogic, QV and www.interest.co.nz to create one neat bundle of digestible key points for property investors to take away. We’re still in a property boom period Since 2015, the Hamilton property...

Government Funding to Ease Hamilton's Pressured Housing Market

12th Jul 17
Lodge Real Estate's Managing Director Jeremy O’Rourke welcomed the Government’s announcement Tuesday morning that Hamilton City will receive a $272 million loan as part of the Government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund. “This is great news for Hamilton City residents as it means they can build new homes inside the city boundaries, close...
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New Facilities Coming to Rototuna

Rototuna residents are about to see a year of large development with public consultation set to take place on a new community facility. A project team has been working on the...

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Generational Change

Its not news – With every generation change, the way we live our lives changes as well. Never has that statement been as correct as it is now … Economically, it makes more sense to go out and buy a jersey instead of knitting one, the big “OE” is now par for the course, a large amount of socialising is done via Apps or websites, more and more infants and toddlers are in full time care as both parents need ...

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In Hamilton? Really?

It’s no surprise that Auckland has the highest number of million dollar homes in the country. But did you know that along with Queenstown and Wellington, Hamilton has some of the most expensive non-Auckland real estate? It’s true! A couple of properties on Pembroke Street, right by the Lake, were worth $17.2 and $15.8 million dollars! Those two sales hold the top two places for the most expensive real estate outside of Auckland!

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Sticking with Tradition

Bindi Norwell, CEO of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand featured on 1 NEWS Breakfast this morning to discuss the New Zealand real estate market.

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Have your say with the Hamilton City Council

Every six years, Council's are required to hold a review around their representations and this year, the Hamilton City Council will be holding it's Representation Review. To help with the pre-consultation phase of the review, the Council has launched a public survey via the internet.

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