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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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Opportunity Knocks

The latest release of data from Statistics New Zealand should keep residential property investors happy. Immigration is soaring, accelerating to a net-inflow of 4000 people during March. Hamilton typically experiences the effect of an immigration boom six to nine months after it is first reported: New migrants often settle in Auckland before moving to the [...]

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