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Team achievements and insights from our Investors Seminar

By Jason Waugh on 2022-10-26

October has brought with it some key achievements for our team to celebrate, with our top three property managers for the last quarter named at our recent Lodge Awards. Join me in congratulating Zack Cathcart, Jordan Slight and Sophie Orr for their hard work over this period.


Cashed up investors entering the rental market looking for positive returns

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2022-10-14

Cashed-up investors are being drawn to the Hamilton property market where rents in the mid to upper range increased 8 percent in the last 18 months and demand is outstripping supply.


Investors: It’s time to dust off your wallets as the property market springs back to life

By Jason Waugh on 2022-09-22

At Lodge City Rentals, we’re coming out of winter with a positive outlook, ready for a busy spring in the lead up to the end of 2022. In August we saw a noticeable uptick in our regularly tracked stats, with new tenancies, tenant enquiries and applications following the upwards trend.


7 top tips for turning your home into a rental

By David Kneebone on 2022-09-14

First time landlord? David Kneebone, General Manager of Lodge City Rentals, shares his advice on stepping onto the property investment ladder.


Managing a rental property? Here are 3 ways to reduce landlord stress

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2022-08-10

There’s no skirting around it. Self-managing a rental property is stressful, especially if you’re trying to fit it around another job. In the UK, a study found that 25 per cent of landlords found self-managing more stressful than they first anticipated. While a little stress isn’t a bad thing, too much can have an impact on your health, your relationships and your investment.


6 steps to work out how much you should charge for rent

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2022-08-04

Figuring out what you should charge for rent for your Hamilton investment property doesn’t have to be a number crunching game. As an investor, you want to get the biggest bang for your buck, but you also want to stay within the market expectations for the suburb your property is in to attract tenants.


Buoyant Hamilton rental market bucks nationwide oversupply trend

By Jason Waugh on 2022-07-13

Hamilton’s rental property market continues to be strong, despite evidence of the rental oversupply reported in other major New Zealand cities, says the general manager of Hamilton’s largest property management company.


5 best renovations to increase rent and attract good tenants

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2022-06-10

Not all renovations are equal in the eyes of your tenants. Some offer more value than others, all of which influences how much they’re willing to pay to rent your property.


What to do when your tenants don't pay their rent

By Lodge City Rentals Team on 2022-05-17

As a landlord, receiving rent on time, every time, is one of your top priorities.


What to consider when deciding on property management

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2022-04-25
Property manager or not

Property management – it’s not for the faint hearted. Inspections, maintenance, missed payments and listings, having tenants in your investment property is a part-time job.

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