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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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6 sale and purchase agreement conditions buyers and sellers must know

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2021-09-03

Nothing can derail your buying and selling plans quicker than a sale and purchase agreement mishap. To keep your plans on track, it’s important to be aware of a few caveats that can catch sellers and buyers out.

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What is a real estate appraisal?

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2021-09-03

If you’ve ever thought about selling your home, you will probably have heard the term ‘appraisal’. But what exactly does an appraisal entail? And what can a first-time seller expect when they ask an agent to come around and appraise their home?

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