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Loan-to-value ratio: why is it important when buying an investment property?

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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Lodge City Rentals April Update

By David Kneebone: 2019-04-18

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

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

By David Kneebone: 2019-03-20

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.

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Lodge City Rentals February update

By David Kneebone: 2019-02-22

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.                      

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

By David Kneebone: 2018-12-13

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).

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Is renting broken? No, but the RTA could use some fine-tuning

By David Kneebone: 2018-09-14

Selling an investment property

By David Kneebone: 2018-07-25

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.

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Just another month in the papers for the rental industry

By David Kneebone: 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.

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Which Hamilton investment properties have the best rental yield?

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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Ban letting fees? I don’t think so

By David Kneebone: 2018-04-20

Housing Minister Phil Twyford wants to ban letting fees. David Kneebone, General Manager of Lodge City Rentals, outlines why that is a bad idea.

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