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5 best renovations to increase rent and attract good tenants

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2019-06-10

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.


Loan-to-value ratio: why is it 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.


Lodge City Rentals April Update

By David Kneebone on 2019-04-17

The rental market is tight – but don’t let that put you off investing


There’s positive things to gain from rental changes: Buying a rental property is still a great investment!

By David Kneebone on 2019-03-19

Remember 2018? It was quite a year for the rental industry; seemingly coming to a head in August when the Government asked the public for feedback on new proposals aimed at making life better for renters.


Lodge City Rentals February update

By David Kneebone on 2019-02-21

In some ways, February for students isn’t too different to June for dairy farmers; bags are packed and cars loaded up as belongings are shifted from one house to another.                      


Another year end, but we’re not waiting until the New Year to get anything done

By David Kneebone on 2018-12-12

Congratulations, you’ve made it through the year that was 2018. It was a year of Government proposals and reforms (and not just for the property industry).


Selling an investment property

By David Kneebone on 2018-07-24

As investors, there will come a time when you decide to “cash up” and sell some of your portfolio.

When the time comes to sell your investment or rental property, there are some important processes to follow to ensure the best possible outcome.


Just another month in the papers for the rental industry

By David Kneebone on 2018-07-16

Lodge City Rentals General Manager David Kneebone takes a look at the recent media coverage of the rental industry and explains why the reality, as usual, paints a somewhat different picture.


Which Hamilton investment properties have the best rental yield?

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2018-05-14

Whether you’re marketing your Hamilton property to investors or planning to invest yourself, it is essential to investigate your potential rental yield as part of your market research. Here’s why.

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