Sue Hall

"My reputation is your guarantee"

"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

"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
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Aquatic Adventure Park for Hamilton?

27th Sep 17
The Hamilton City Council will meet this Thursday and vote on whether Perry Group's proposed Te Awa Lakes development will pass it's first hurdle. The development is expected to create a gateway to the city at the northernmost entry point of the expressway and will utilise 62 hectares of land...

Hamilton house buyers play wait and see game days out from Election

20th Sep 17
Taking notice of activity within the Real Estate industry over a long period of time, you would notice certain trends that effect the strength of activity - The busy times and the quiet times. I have been working in the Real Estate industry for nearly 20 years and as I expected,...

Rototuna - New Zealand's Boomtown?

13th Sep 17
Te Totara Primary School opened it's doors nine years ago and its existence was a direct response to the growing Rototuna population. In those early days, the school catered to 58 students. Today, Te Totara Primary School has over 800 students and that figure is expected to grow to over 1,000...

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...
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The New Look Claudelands Bridge is Ready!

After seven weeks of construction, the new look Claudelands Bridge will be relaunched to the public this week. Some traffic management such as cones and message boards will be removed gradually to allow for road users to get used to the new layout and function.

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What Time is the Train on Saturday?

In July 2018, we reported on the possibility of a commuter train between Hamilton and Auckland being talked about between the New Zealand Transport Agency and various Councils and in December 2018, the business case and funding were approved.

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Victoria on the River to Get New Addition

Hamilton’s Victoria on the River park will feature a new sculpture thanks to the generosity of philanthropic arts organisation MESH Sculpture Hamilton.

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KiwiBuild Revisited

Housing Minister Megan Woods has announced a reset of the KiwiBuild scheme. The target to construct 100,000 KiwiBuild homes in 10 years has been dropped. "We will be dropping the target of 100,000 houses over 10 years. It was overly ambitious and led to contracts being signed in places where there was little first home buyer demand", Woods said.

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Anglesea Street Te Koopuu Mural Project

Hamilton is about to get a mural, and you could be the one to paint it. If you're keen, it might pay to put some time aside - The mural is set to be 11 metres high and 248 metres long - Potentially New Zealand's largest.

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