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A good time to invest in property

Miles and his partner Keri-Lee are international teachers based in China. When not teaching in various corners of the globe, they call Hamilton home and have built up a small property portfolio in the Hillcrest and Riverlea areas.

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Property management makes for a stress-free investment

When record low-interest rates came to New Zealand at the start of 2020, Bryce saw an opportunity. The chance to secure a long-term investment for his future was too good to ignore, which led him to browse through real estate listings.

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What lies ahead for the Hamilton rental market

By David Kneebone: 2020-02-19

Last year, news stories about the residential rental market seemed about as frequent as reporting on Megan and Harry!

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What Hamilton’s rapid growth could mean for future property investors

By David Kneebone: 2019-11-25

Hamilton has been dubbed ‘the city of the future’ by many who live here, and only one word comes to mind when I think of this city – growth. 

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Lodge Rentals August 2019 Update

By David Kneebone: 2019-08-21

The healthy homes standards are in full effect – but do you know them as well as you think?

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Lodge Rentals June 2019 Update

By David Kneebone: 2019-06-19

You asked, we answered: A look back at some of our most popular advice

Now that we’re halfway through the year, it seems like the perfect time to sit back and take stock of what’s been a busy year (or three) in the rental and real estate industries.

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How to maintain your investment property and protect its value

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. 

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5 best renovations to increase rent and attract good tenants

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.

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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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