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Understanding investment property ownership: which structure is right for you?

By David Kneebone: 2017-11-28

To protect your property investment, it is important to establish an ownership structure that works for you and your fellow investors. From family trusts to limited liability companies, Lodge City Rentals General Manager, David Kneebone, looks at the best structures for rental properties available.

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Getting started: establishing your rental portfolio

By Lodge City Rentals Team: 2017-09-14

Are you interested in property investment? Have you paid for your children’s education and now have some money, and time, to spend on yourself? Are you looking to invest in a property that gives 10-15 years of growth before you retire on that new-found property investment wealth?

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Dear Jacinda: landlords offer a valuable service

By David Kneebone: 2017-09-12

David Kneebone, General Manager of Lodge City Rentals, shares his thoughts on the political policies surrounding properties that have caused heated debate in this year’s election.

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A guide to investment buying

The hardest step for all new residential property investors is the first one. We're here to help you make smart investments and grow your wealth.

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7 reasons why Hamilton is the property investment city of the future

By Lodge City Rentals Team: 2017-08-15

Trying to decide where to invest in property? Look no further than your own back doorstep. Hamilton is one of the best cities in New Zealand to invest in property.

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Negative gearing: what is it and how does it work?

By Lodge City Rentals Team: 2017-08-15

If you’re new to the world of property investment, you will likely have come across the term ‘negative gearing’. It’s often in the news, controversial and sounds quite fancy. But what does it actually mean? Here is our introductory guide to negative gearing.

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Is property investment right for you?

By Lodge City Rentals Team: 2017-08-15

The media hype surrounding property news in New Zealand can often be difficult to decipher. Headlines will sometimes scream ‘BUY’ and ‘SELL’ in the same week. Gauging the market – and your place in it - can quickly become a stressful exercise.  So how do you know if property investment is right for you?

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Is it getting harder to find good property to rent in Hamilton?

In short, yes. The changes to loan-to-value (LVRs) in October 2016 have hit New Zealand’s property investments particularly hard. No matter where you are in NZ, if you’re investing in residential real estate, you’ll now need to cough up a 40 per cent deposit to get a bank loan.

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