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Home Renovations 101

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2018-12-03

This guide covers the need-to-knows when it comes to renovating: from critical checks to make, to what improvements deliver the biggest bang for buck.

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How to find a good builder in Hamilton

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2018-07-09

Finding the right builder whom you can work with is critical to a successful home build. Too often we hear stories of shoddy building practices or instances where the homeowner and builder have parted ways. 

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5 checks to make before buying land to build a house on

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2018-07-02

We all know the time-old property chant: “location, location, location”, but when it comes to choosing a section of land to build on, there’s a little more to it.

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House and land packages or custom build? All your build options weighed up

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2018-06-25

There’s more than one way to build a house, and more than one kind of home build package to choose. Today we’re examining the options available to home builders and how they measure up in terms of cost, time and the ability to customise.

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Build a new house? Here's how to get Hamilton city council building consent.

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2018-06-18

Every council has a slightly different process when it comes to obtaining building consent for a new residential home. Here’s how to go about it in Hamilton.

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No deposit? Get a loan to build a house with your existing home’s equity

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2018-06-11

Using the equity of a currently owned property in the place of a deposit is a popular option for many homeowners who are thinking of building a new house. However, there are a few key considerations to make if you choose to go down this path.

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Top 20 FAQs on building a new house

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2018-06-05

Building a new house is a big undertaking. From consents and contracts to budgets and warranties, we answer 20 of the most commonly asked questions.

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5 reasons why building a new house makes good sense

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2018-06-04

Know what you want, but can’t find it? Instead of hunting day-in-day-out for your dream home, perhaps it’s time to consider building a house. However, if you’re still on the fence about whether to buy or build your next home, these five key benefits should convince you.

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Is there a best time to sell when you’re building a new house?

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2018-05-31

Building a new home is a stressful process. There are plans to consider, materials to choose and of course, the sale of your current home to navigate. Unfortunately, planning the sale of their existing home is something many homeowners overlook or leave to the last minute.

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Have you checked your new home construction insurance?

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2018-05-30

Before you begin building a new house, it’s critical that you check that it will be properly covered during its construction. It’s not just about protecting your asset, but also about reducing your financial risk too.

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