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Dear Simon – will you stand up for landlords?

By David Kneebone: 2018-03-06

Welcome to the new gig, Simon, I hope you’ve enjoyed your first week in the hot seat.

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7 reasons why Hamilton offers a better rental portfolio than Auckland

By David Kneebone: 2018-02-15

Hamilton is a great place to live and a better place to invest. Lodge City Rentals General Manager, David Kneebone breaks down why the Tron really is the city of the future for property investors.

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Property prophecies for 2018

By David Kneebone: 2018-02-08

He’s no Nostradamus, but after his early predictions of 2018 he may well be Hamilton’s equivalent. Lodge City Rentals General Manager, David Kneebone, looks at what the new year will bring.

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Case study: Dream purchase made easy with speedy auction sale

At the end of 2017, Jeremy and Amber Bold purchased their brand new home in Flagstaff, following the sale of their property at auction for $35,000 over the reserve price. It was a collaborative effort along with their hard working Lodge Real Estate Agent, Nathan Smith, who successfully guided them through the auction process.

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What makes a good rental?

By Lodge City Rentals Team: 2018-01-24

Are you looking to get into property investment in 2018? Then it’s important to look for the RIGHT kind of properties to buy. David Kneebone, Lodge City Rentals General Manager, looks at what to consider when buying a rental to start your property portfolio.

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Turning your home into an investment property when you can't sell

Not everyone chooses to sell their current home when they decide to move on. Sometimes, it’s not even an option. If you’re looking to hang on to your personal home and turn it into a rental, there are a few things you should know.

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Portable home loans: can I transfer a mortgage to another property?

Ready to sell up and move to your next home? Rather than closing one home loan account and opening another with the purchase your next property, why not take your home loan with you?

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Bridging the gap: bridging finance explained

If you’ve discovered your ideal home on the market, but have yet to sell your current one, don’t despair. A bridging loan can help.
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Focus: Healthy Homes Bill – what does it mean for you?

By David Kneebone: 2017-12-20

The Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill has had its time in Parliament and is now coming into effect. David Kneebone, Lodge City Rentals General Manager, looks at what this means for landlords.

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6 sale and purchase agreement conditions buyers and sellers must know


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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