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As the weather heats up, so does the rental market

By David Kneebone on 2021-10-18

Firstly, thank you to all our clients for your patience during the upheaval caused by the recent alert level changes. We know it can be a tricky time for many, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team if you have any concerns or need extra help with anything.



Property investors rotating portfolios to manage tax changes

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2021-10-14


Property investors are rotating their portfolios selling off older properties to buy newer ones as they seek to manage their investments against changes to property tax rules and Healthy Homes standards.


Setting up your maintenance fund

By Lodge City Rentals Team on 2021-10-06

While your tenants will ensure your investment is bringing you a return, there will inevitably be maintenance and repairs required at various times. Some of these will be unexpected, others you can plan for, but either way it’s important to have finances set aside to cover these costs.


Home buyers faced with paying more for new builds as developers choose to sell finished homes

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2021-09-15


Home buyers are faced with paying even more for new houses as developers reduce the number of their properties that they sell off plans, opting instead to cash in on finished builds. 


Get the latest on mortgages and lending with Total Mortgages

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2021-09-15

Securing a mortgage is a key part of the home-buying process, guiding how much you can borrow and therefore spend on your new property.


Considering switching property managers? It’s easier than you think.

By Lodge City Rentals Team on 2021-09-13

A good property manager is worth his or her absolute weight in gold. However, not every landlord finds the perfect fit first time. If you’re struggling with your current property management company, but switching is in the ‘too hard basket’ (don’t worry, we get it!), this read is for you. Let’s delve into a few signs it’s time to find someone new, and how surprisingly easy it is to do so.


Step into the future of property management and the rental market

By David Kneebone on 2021-09-09

Covid-19 has certainly thrown us a curveball in the last month, and our team transitioned to their home offices once again during lockdown. What was different compared to last time, particularly on the real estate side of Lodge, was that buying and selling continued through the lockdown, and we held successful online auctions where all 17 properties sold.


Real estate agents go digital to cope with Covid uncertainty

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2021-09-08

Real estate agents are turning their businesses digital as they adjust to Covid uncertainty. The switch is paying off for many with Hamilton agents Lodge Real Estate selling nearly $17.5 million worth of property at online auctions during the first week of New Zealand’s level 4 lockdown.

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