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Increased first home buyer activity in Hamilton market suppresses median price

Lodge Real Estate’s managing director, Jeremy O’Rourke, said today that a significant increase in the number of first home buyers entering the Hamilton residential housing market is the primary factor contributing to the median dropping to $346,500 in August from $350,000 in July. “The slight dip in Hamilton’s median house price this month is not [...]

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July Housing Report

Median house price and sales volumes slip in Hamilton housing market  Lodge Real Estate’s managing director, Jeremy O’Rourke, said today that Hamilton’s housing market is atypical for this time of year.  July’s figures were released this week by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) and show Hamilton’s median house price slipped from $354,000 [...]

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Are smoke alarms a landlord’s responsibility?

There is currently a great deal of discussion about ‘building warrant of fitness’ for rental properties. Unsurprisingly, one of the common criteria on checklists has been the installation of smoke alarms: There is no question smoke alarms are a key warning device in reducing deaths or injury caused by fires at home. According to the [...]

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