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

" 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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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...

The Best Home Decor Ideas and Inspiration

10th May 17
Let’s forget budgeting, return on investment and property value research for a moment and focus on the best part of renovating (apart from finishing) - Finding inspiration! Once you’ve found your project muse, it’ll help keep you motivated until the last brush stroke. Here are a few of our favourite places...

Increased Passenger Numbers

26th Apr 17
Hamilton Airport's passenger numbers are soaring, reversing the previous trend of passenger decline with growing Auckland congestion playing a part. The regional airport is experiencing the strongest year-on-year growth in any given month in the last four to five years. March had the highest monthly passenger numbers recorded within the last...
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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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The Results are In - Who's the Fastest and Who's the Slowest?

You've got to move quickly in Invercargill if you want to buy a home.  Real estate in the southern-most city is among the fastest selling in the country, due to increased demand from first home buyers, real estate experts say. Of the 12 suburbs where houses spent the shortest time on the market last year, all but three had median property values of less than $500,000.  Invercargill dominated the list, with homes in four of the city's suburbs typically selling within 20 days or less.

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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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