Sue Hall

"My reputation is your guarantee"

" 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

"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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Buying At Auction


With more homes than ever being for sale by auction, it’s likely you’ll come across many auction properties when you’re house hunting.

BUYING AT AUCTION IS ONE OF THE MOST SIMPLE WAYS TO PURCHASE YOUR NEW HOME.

It can remove some of the associated anxiety involved in making an offer lower than a vendor’s asking price and allows you to judge the value a property has to you without being biased by the asking price.

Additionally, the bidding process is transparent - You can see or hear what other buyers are offering.  This open negotiation process can help you judge the true market value of a property.

ONCE YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BUYING A PROPERTY BEING OFFERED BY AUCTION, THERE ARE SEVERAL STEPS TO TAKE.


MAKE YOUR INTEREST KNOWN TO SUE

Occasionally properties are sold prior to auction and by letting Sue know you are interested, you will avoid it being sold without you being contacted.  Sue can also assist you to get ready to bid.


ESTABLISH THE TIME & DATE OF AUCTION

There are many details to attend to prior to this deadline, so make sure you know the time frame.


GET READY


The better prepared you are the easier your decision making will be.

A FEW IMPORTANT THINGS TO DO IN PREPARATION FOR AUCTION DAY


CONDITIONS OF SALE

Familiarise yourself with the conditions of sale and we advise you to seek the advice of your solicitor.  Make sure you know the deposit amount, settlement date and which chattels are included in the sale.


SOLICITOR


Talk to your solicitor and ask them to check out the conditions of sale and the Certificate of Title to the property.  If you have not used a solicitor before, ask your Lodge salesperson for a list or visit adls.org.nz.


ORGANISE FINANCE


A sale by auction requires you to have your finance arranged before you bid.  Your Lodge salesperson can direct you to a mortgage broker or bank to help you arrange your finance.


KEEP IN TOUCH


Keep in touch with the salesperson.


BUYING BEFORE AUCTION DAY


In most cases, properties going to auction with Lodge can be bought prior to the specified auction date.  However, there are certain conditions you must fulfil which Sue can explain to you.

Sue Hall's Blog

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It’s no surprise that Auckland has the highest number of million dollar homes in the country. But did you know that along with Queenstown and Wellington, Hamilton has some of the most expensive non-Auckland real estate? It’s true! A couple of properties on Pembroke Street, right by the Lake, were worth $17.2 and $15.8 million dollars! Those two sales hold the top two places for the most expensive real estate outside of Auckland!

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Sticking with Tradition

Bindi Norwell, CEO of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand featured on 1 NEWS Breakfast this morning to discuss the New Zealand real estate market.

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Have your say with the Hamilton City Council

Every six years, Council's are required to hold a review around their representations and this year, the Hamilton City Council will be holding it's Representation Review. To help with the pre-consultation phase of the review, the Council has launched a public survey via the internet.

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The Doors are Reopening!

After a year and a half of waiting, the Hamilton City Council has announced a date for the reopening of the Central City Library. Back in December 2016, there were serious concerns raised around the safety of the Library building, should Hamilton experience any seismic activity. The issues that were discovered called for the immediate close of the building until repairs could be carried out.

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The Vision of Te Awa Lakes

I first reported back in October 2017 that the Perry Group had big plans for a disused Te Rapa quarry site under the project name of "Te Awa Lakes". The plan has not yet been given the official go ahead as the area needs to be rezoned and approval given by the Hamilton City Council for the area to be used in accordance with the Te Awa Lakes project plan. Nevertheless, interest in the development continues ...

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