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Accidental landlords, and Hamilton proves it's the place to be

By Jason Waugh on 2022-06-14

As we approach the midpoint of 2022 and a traditionally slower period for the residential rental market, we’re seeing nothing of the sort here at Lodge City Rentals. Nearly all our May stats increased on the previous month, including a considerable jump in the number of tenant applications received. Our team leased 143 properties during May and saw good growth in our portfolio, which will assist the numerous people contacting us daily looking for rentals.


Get up to speed with real estate jargon

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2022-05-22

Real estate jargon can be a bit overwhelming when you're new to the property market. That's why we've put together a list of commonly used terms you'll come across when buying and selling real estate. 


Buying your first home

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2022-05-18

Our guide to buying your first home will help you gain an understanding of how to go about the process of finding the perfect home for you.


Lodge Real Estate issues first-home buyer FOMO caution

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2022-05-15

As property sales plummet by 32.5 percent and first home buyers move from a fear of missing out (FOMO) to a fear of paying too much, real estate agents are warning that a lull in the market is the best time to buy.


Micro market segment performance shows strength remains in Hamilton housing market

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2022-04-18

Many segments of the residential property market are still performing strongly in Hamilton. Despite overall sales volumes for March being approximately 25% less than March 2021, one Hamilton real estate agent is reminding people that residential property is not a commodity market.


Lodge Real Estate says sanity is returning to Hamilton housing market

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2021-12-16

Real estate agents say some sanity is returning to the Hamilton housing market as they tackle conversations with vendors about their price expectations and buyers face having bank preapprovals removed.


5 ways to better understand buyers in the Hamilton property market

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2020-03-31

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.  


6 projects set to change the face of the Hamilton property market

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2018-04-16

Major infrastructure and community developments can have a long-lasting impact on the housing market. In the space of a few years, they can transform local neighbourhoods into some of the best and most sought-after suburbs in Hamilton.


Out or up: how will we accommodate Hamilton’s growing population?

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2018-04-04

Hamilton is the fourth largest city in New Zealand but has the third smallest urban territory in the country.


Want to improve your lifestyle? Consider these Hamilton suburbs

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2017-09-20

Whether you want more space for your family or to downsize to somewhere with the ideal mix of city convenience and small-town community, Hamilton and the wider Waikato has it all. Here are a few suburbs to help your property market research and ultimately find a place that'll improve your lifestyle.

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