Sue Hall

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" 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

"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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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...

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...
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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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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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