Sue Hall

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"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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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...

What Do Rising Interest Rates Mean for Hamilton's Property Market?

10th Jul 17
After years of record low interest rates, the talk of the property town has changed. Interest rates are set to rise, but by how much still remains to be seen. As for what it could mean for the Hamilton property market? Well, it’s not as bad as it’s being made out...

2017 So Far - Sales Data for the Hamilton Property Market

5th Jul 17
Despite the evidence of a flattening housing market across New Zealand, Hamilton and the wider Waikato real estate market is still looking very healthy. “With statistics now out, it is apparent that this year should behave normally, in line with historic trends,” says Lodge Real Estate director, Jeremy O’Rourke. In...

First Home Buyers Should Act Now!

4th Jul 17
If you’re a first home buyer in Hamilton now’s a good time to act, according to two leading city realtors. The departure of investors in the Hamilton market has played a big part in prices plateauing, according to Lodge Real Estate’s managing director, Jeremy O’Rourke and Harcourts’ general manager, Brian King....

Five Ways to Decide if You Need a Property Manager

28th Jun 17
If you’re new to owning a rental property, then you might be wondering whether it’s better to manage your rental property yourself or whether you should hire a Property Manager. While it’s tempting to manage your rental property yourself, it can be a huge time drain – Especially if you're still...

Green Light for up to 71 New Homes in Hamilton

19th Jun 17
The $7 million redevelopment of Jebson Place means warmer and safer houses for the Hamilton community, Social Housing Minister Amy Adams announced on Thursday. Work will begin later this year to build up to 71 brand new homes at the Jebson Place site in Hamilton East. Housing New Zealand will invest...

Market factors align creating great opportunity for first home buyers in Hamilton

15th Jun 17
Lodge Real Estate’s managing director Jeremy O’Rourke says a combination of factors have created an excellent opportunity for first home buyers in Hamilton. “First home buyers interested in purchasing a home in the Hamilton market have a great opportunity to do so while prices have plateaued. There are a good number...

Market 'Surprises' Unlikely to Occur in 2017 Hamilton Property Market

30th May 17
Lodge Real Estate’s managing director Jeremy O’Rourke says the release of April housing statistics shows Hamilton’s residential property market is trending normally at the start of 2017. “We’ve been waiting until April property statistics were released by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand to see how Hamilton’s residential property...
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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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