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Just another month in the papers for the rental industry

By David Kneebone: 2018-07-16

Lodge City Rentals General Manager David Kneebone takes a look at the recent media coverage of the rental industry and explains why the reality, as usual, paints a somewhat different picture.

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How to find a good builder in Hamilton

Topics: New builds

Finding the right builder whom you can work with is critical to a successful home build. Too often we hear stories of shoddy building practices or instances where the homeowner and builder have parted ways. To make sure your new build goes smoothly from start to finish, here’s our guide on how to find a good builder in Hamilton.

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5 checks to make before buying land to build a house on

Topics: New builds

We all know the time-old property chant: “location, location, location”, but when it comes to choosing a section of land to build on, there’s a little more to it.

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House and land packages or custom build? All your build options weighed up

Topics: New builds

There’s more than one way to build a house, and more than one kind of home build package to choose. Today we’re examining the options available to home builders and how they measure up in terms of cost, time and the ability to customise.

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Chief Scientist’s meth findings spot on, says Lodge City Rentals manager

By David Kneebone: 2018-06-19

The Government says we should no longer do composite methamphetamine testing in rental properties, and Lodge City Rentals General Manager David Kneebone says they’re completely right. He talks us through the decision and why it couldn’t have come soon enough.

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Build a new house? Here's how to get Hamilton city council building consent.

Topics: New builds

Every council has a slightly different process when it comes to obtaining building consent for a new residential home. Here’s how to go about it in Hamilton.

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No deposit? Get a loan to build a house with your existing home’s equity

Topics: New builds

Using the equity of a currently owned property in the place of a deposit is a popular option for many homeowners who are thinking of building a new house. However, there are a few key considerations to make if you choose to go down this path.

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5 reasons why building a new house makes good sense

Topics: New builds

Know what you want, but can’t find it? Instead of hunting day-in-day-out for your dream home, perhaps it’s time to consider building a house. However, if you’re still on the fence about whether to buy or build your next home, these five key benefits should convince you.

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Is there a best time to sell when you’re building a new house?

Building a new home is a stressful process. There are plans to consider, materials to choose and of course, the sale of your current home to navigate. Unfortunately, planning the sale of their existing home is something many homeowners overlook or leave to the last minute.

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Have you checked your new home construction insurance?

Topics: New builds

Before you begin building a new house, it’s critical that you check that it will be properly covered during its construction. It’s not just about protecting your asset, but also about reducing your financial risk too.

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