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

"Sue Hall recently acted for me with respect to the sale of one of my properties and she had also previously acted for me with the sale of another property. I must say that it has been a pleasure to deal with Sue. She is courteous, efficient, very direct and business like with her statements and communicates regularly. As a busy..."

- John
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Hamilton / Waikato

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...

Earthworks to get underway at Ruakura Inland Port in Hamilton

12th Apr 17
The new inland port at Ruakura, a staged development that is likely to span 20 - 30 years, has begun it's first stage this week. To read more about this exciting development, read the stuff.co.nz article.

Landscape of Hamilton City Living to Change - Demand for In-fill Housing Surges

21st Mar 17
Lodge Real Estate’s managing director Jeremy O’Rourke says city living in Hamilton is set to transform as developers gobble up large city sections earmarked for in-fill housing. “We have seen a huge surge in demand by developers looking for large sections in the city where they can develop in-fill housing, duplexes...
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Sue Hall's Blog

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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