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Lodge's guide to selling a house at auction

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2023-02-23

Selling your home at auction can seem like a daunting process, but it doesn’t have to be. Here at Lodge we believe that knowledge is power and that a better understanding of selling methods can take the stress out of selling your home.


Handing over the keys: your property settlement day checklist

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2023-02-14

A home sale success doesn’t end on the auctioneer’s hammer or when your buyers sign the dotted line of a sale and purchase agreement. A lot happens in the period after you sell your house, particularly when preparing a property for settlement. To help, here’s a checklist to keep your home sale on track.


Thinking of selling a rental property? Your obligations as a landlord

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2023-02-14

If you plan to sell a house that is tenanted, be aware that your tenancy agreement may affect the sale of your rental property and your legal obligations to your tenants. Here’s what you need to know.


Don't forget the roof! Why roof maintenance matters

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2023-01-22

Whether you intend to sell your house or live in it for the next twenty years, knowing how to maintain a roof is vital to keeping your home safe, and its value growing.


Preparing for open homes

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2023-01-06

Open homes are a popular way for buyers to view your property and see if it is right for them. We’ve put together a few quick tips to help your home become the one buyers fall in love with.


Bridging the gap: bridging finance explained

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2022-09-30
If you’ve discovered your ideal home on the market, but have yet to sell your current one, don’t despair. A bridging loan can help.

Selling and buying a home? Assess Hamilton suburbs with these resources

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2022-09-14

If it’s time to start investigating potential future suburbs and neighbourhoods, here are seven statistics to look into and where you can find them. 


5 tricks to perfect the art of home staging

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2022-06-24

As interior designers can attest, staging a home is often not as easy as it sounds. But getting that magazine finish could really help your home sale. Recent US research has found that home staging not only helps to sell your home faster but also increases the amount buyers are willing to put on the table.


6 rules for selling a house in a buyer's market

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2022-06-21

Times are changing and so should your selling strategy. As the New Zealand real estate market shifts to favour buyers, there are a few points you should consider when putting your property up for sale.


Will I need to pay tax if I sell my house?

By The Lodge Real Estate Team on 2021-11-14

To help you determine whether you’ll need to pay a property tax, here’s a run through of how Zealand’s tax laws have changed—and what they could mean for your home sale.

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