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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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...

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....
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Christmas at the Lake 2019

Once again this year, Christmas at the Lake returns to Innes Common. The free, community event will be happening this coming Saturday 21st December 2019 and will kick off from 5.30pm. There will be tonnes of performances and things to do including eight dance groups, four live bands, food stalls, rides and slides as well as face painting and Santa might even call in to visit the kids!

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Te Koopuu Mural Project Artists Selected

New Zealand’s soon to be largest mural has now got mastermind artists behind it and they are preparing to bring it to life in January 2020. A group of visual artists operating under the name Te Whētū Collective were recently selected to tackle the 248 metre long canvas.

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Hamilton's Average House Price Just Under $600,000

A lack of stock, a revitalised CBD and a positive economy helped push the average house price in Hamilton to $596,912 in November, according to the latest snapshot of the housing market. The CoreLogic QV House Price Index found Hamilton saw a 5.5 per cent year-on-year increase in average value, up 1.5 per cent on the quarter and 0.8 per cent higher than the month earlier.

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Rotokauri Transport Hub is Underway

The first earth has moved for Hamilton's new transport hub.  The official sod turning has been held at the Tasman Road site with Labour MP Jamie Strange and Hamilton Mayor Paula Southgate doing the honours. 

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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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