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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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6 steps to work out how much you should charge for rent

Figuring out what you should charge for rent for your Hamilton investment property doesn’t have to be a number crunching game. As an investor, you want to get the biggest bang for your buck, but you also want to stay within the market expectations for the suburb your property is in to attract tenants.

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3 formulas to help you budget your rental property maintenance

Budgeting for property repairs and maintenance can be challenging. No two properties are the same—a lot of variables come into play. However, if you’re hunting for a ballpark figure, here are three formulas that might help. 

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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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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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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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Lodge City Rentals' November update

By David Kneebone: 2018-11-15

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

By David Kneebone: 2018-09-14