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The Lodge Real Estate Team

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A good time to invest in property

Miles and his partner Keri-Lee are international teachers based in China. When not teaching in various corners of the globe, they call Hamilton home and have built up a small property portfolio in the Hillcrest and Riverlea areas.

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Property management makes for a stress-free investment

When record low-interest rates came to New Zealand at the start of 2020, Bryce saw an opportunity. The chance to secure a long-term investment for his future was too good to ignore, which led him to browse through real estate listings.

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Lodge Real Estate “by far the best” says home seller

Morne is no stranger to selling homes, but when he and his partner decided to upgrade to a newer and bigger property—one with enough room for their two dogs—they turned to Jo Harris at Lodge Real Estate to help them sell their Beerescourt home.

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Selling at auction made for a smooth sail into retirement

Five years ago, David and Margaret got a knock on the door from Lodge Real Estate agent, Jo Harris. Little did they know it was the beginning of a friendship that has only grown over time. 

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The best sources of home renovation ideas for 2019

Let’s forget budgeting, return on investment and property value research for a moment, and focus on the best part of renovating (apart from finishing)—finding inspiration. Once you’ve found your project muse, it’ll help keep you motivated until the last brush stroke.

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Home improvements that can help sell your house fast

If you’re preparing to sell your home, addressing your weakest home features is going to help you attract more buyers. More buyers mean more competition, and more competition means a better chance of drawing top dollar offers for your home.

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9 great living space and living room renovations to consider

You’ve heard it all before: new paint, new carpet, new open-plan, but what kind of options do you have beyond these basics in your living space renovations?

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4 ways to better understand buyers in the Hamilton property market

Understanding who your buyer is is a cornerstone to selling a house. Knowing who your key buyers are (or will be) and what their needs are can affect the value the Hamilton housing market places on your property—and how, whether and when you decide to buy, sell or invest.  

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Selling? Does your home suit the auction process?

When you start the process of selling your house, there are a lot of decisions to make. One of those includes how you want to sell your house, either through tender, fixed price, by negotiation or auction.

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Why it's a good idea to use a buyer's agent

Whether it’s your first or your tenth, using a buyer’s agent can make the process of buying a home smooth and uncomplicated, and save you precious time in our busy world.

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