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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

"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
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Hamilton / Waikato

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...

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...
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Sue Hall's Blog

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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What Time is the Train on Saturday?

In July 2018, we reported on the possibility of a commuter train between Hamilton and Auckland being talked about between the New Zealand Transport Agency and various Councils and in December 2018, the business case and funding were approved.

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Victoria on the River to Get New Addition

Hamilton’s Victoria on the River park will feature a new sculpture thanks to the generosity of philanthropic arts organisation MESH Sculpture Hamilton.

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