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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.


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.


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.


How to maintain your investment property and protect its value

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2019-06-14

Maintaining your investment property is in your best interests both in terms of attracting and keeping good tenants, and retaining the value of the property over time. 


A guide to buying an investment property in Hamilton

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2019-06-13

Thinking about buying an investment property? To help, we’ve created this guide so you can make smarter investment decisions and hit the ground running.


Loan-to-value ratio: it's important when buying an investment property

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2019-05-14

Loan-to-value ratio (LVR) is a critical part of a property investor’s toolkit. If you’re new to property investing, here’s a quick run down on the role it plays in an investment portfolio, and why you should keep an eye on it.

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