Sue Hall

"My reputation is your guarantee"

"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

"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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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

Intense Competition and Confidence Drive Hamilton's Record Median House Price

Hamilton’s median house price achieved a record during April 2018 at $562,000, according to the Real Estate Institute of NZ statistics released on 11 May. This is up from a $535,000 median in March 2018.

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High End Hotel Vacancy Filled

The building that once housed Les Mills was torn down back in 2014 and, back then, there were plans for a retail and office space to be built. Fast-forward to May 2018 and the Hamilton City Council has now approved a hotel development for the vacant site.

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Exciting Future Ahead

Back in 2014 the Inland Revenue Department announced that it needed new premises to house it's 900 staff that were, at that time, based in the somewhat iconic IRD building in Bryce Street. Since then, around 400 staff have moved to offices in Garnett Avenue, Te Rapa leaving 500 still in Bryce Street. However in 2016, a second announcement was made by the IRD advising that an agreement had been reached with a development company for a lease in a new development to be built on Home Straight, Te Rapa. To date, plans are on track for the staff housed at Bryce Street to move to the new Te Rapa offices later this year.

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Hamilton's Residential Housing Market is Shifting in Favour of Sellers

Lodge Real Estate’s Managing Director Jeremy O’Rourke says Real Estate Institute of NZ statistics released on 17 April show Hamilton’s residential housing market is shifting in favour of sellers. “March was a very strong month for home sales in Hamilton and buyer demand continues to rise. There were 344 homes sold in Hamilton during March and that compares to just 291 in February and 336 in March 2017.

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The Designs are In

Proposed designs for Hamilton’s new Waikato Regional Theatre have now been released. The design sees the Theatre overlooking the Waikato river and includes a boutique hotel, an art gallery, retail space and the Theatre itself comprising of 1300 seats.

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