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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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Educating the tenant: the dos and don'ts of keeping a home warm and healthy

By Lodge City Rentals Team: 2017-10-11

Warm, dry, healthy homes are a trending topic as Labour’s Healthy Homes Bill awaits its passage through parliament. The new legislation will require landlords to provide healthy homes for tenants, but the landlord’s work doesn’t stop there.

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Setting up your maintenance fund

By Lodge City Rentals Team: 2017-09-29

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.

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Getting started: establishing your rental property portfolio

By Lodge City Rentals Team: 2017-09-14

Are you interested in property investment? Have you paid for your children’s education and now have some money, and time, to spend on yourself? Are you looking to invest in a property that gives 10-15 years of growth before you retire on that new-found property investment wealth?

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7 reasons why Hamilton is the property investment city of the future

By Lodge City Rentals Team: 2017-08-15

Trying to decide where to invest in property? Look no further than your own back doorstep. Hamilton is one of the best cities in New Zealand to invest in property.

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Negative gearing: what is it and how does it work?

By Lodge City Rentals Team: 2017-08-15

If you’re new to the world of property investment, you will likely have come across the term ‘negative gearing’. It’s often in the news, controversial and sounds quite fancy. But what does it actually mean? Here is our introductory guide to negative gearing.

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Is property investment right for you?

By Lodge City Rentals Team: 2017-08-15

The media hype surrounding property news in New Zealand can often be difficult to decipher. Headlines will sometimes scream ‘BUY’ and ‘SELL’ in the same week. Gauging the market – and your place in it - can quickly become a stressful exercise.  So how do you know if property investment is right for you?

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Big is better – the advantages of a large property management company

By Lodge City Rentals Team: 2017-08-15

With 40 property management companies to choose from in Hamilton, which company should you place your property with? Here are five things to consider.

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