Sue Hall

"My reputation is your guarantee"

"If anyone is looking for an excellent no nonsense Real Estate Agent, then look no further than Sue Hall - She’s the one! Her knowledge of the Real Estate industry is invaluable. Sue always goes that extra mile, willing to meet with you any time of the day or night. Sue sold me my first home in 2010 and since then..."

- Vikki Seaman

" The best team in Waikato! We were so fortunate to have found Sue and Donna when we moved to Hamilton. They helped us find the right house in the right neighborhood for the right price. Throughout the past several months, Sue and Donna have been there every step of the way. They always answered every call or email no matter..."

- Y Sawaie & M Thainat
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Sue Hall's Blog

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....

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...
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Hamilton home sellers cautioned against 'fast sale mentality' as holidays approach

The average number of days to sell a home in Hamilton hit 25 in October. This is the fastest average sale time in the city in five years. Additionally, Real...

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Upcoming and current Hamilton projects

Hamilton is one of the fastest growing cities in the country! In the past, Hamilton has been known as a centre for agriculture. But today it is it's infrastructure that is...

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4 ways to better understand buyers in the Hamilton property market

Understanding who your buyer is is a cornerstone to selling a house. Knowing who your key buyers are (or will be) and what their needs are can affect the value...

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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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