Sue Hall

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" Awesome Team Sue Hall! It has been a pleasure working with a person of Sue's calibre. She was always professional in her attitude, warm and kind. She has an excellent knowledge of the housing marketing and an intuition regarding people, which gave a stabilising influence when "nervousness" appeared at times. She gave suggestions that were well timed and appreciated and..."

- R Lee & M Hohua

" 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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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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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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Waitangi Day 2020

The 6th of February every year is Waitangi Day.  This day is the most important marker in New Zealand’s history and commemorates the first signing of Te Ririti o Waitangi, The Treaty of Waitangi. Waitangi Day is a day to reflect on the controversy that surrounds the Treaty of Waitangi – Throughout history and within today’s society, how this has affected all New Zealanders and how it has shaped the country in which we live today.

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