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Buyer specialists: Your secret weapon in the hunt for the home of your dreams 

17 days ago

It can be difficult buying in a busy market. Buyers can often get overlooked, even though they are the ones that need the most assistance! But there is a service dedicated to help those buying in the marketplace. 

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Buying in competition: Solving the multiple offers riddle

31 days ago

It has become very rare to find a property and be the only buyer wanting to make an offer. Why? Property is in high demand.

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Six Top Tips for Success at Auction

47 days ago

Whether you are a first-time buyer, a property veteran or just looking for your next step in the market, purchasing at auction can be an exhilarating or a daunting ride. Here are 6 tips to help you succeed.

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Must dos when cleaning your home

2 months ago

To make sure your Waikato property attracts buyers instead of scaring them away, we’ve whipped up a list of the absolute must-dos when preparing for your open home.

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Lugtons Real Estate at COVID-19 Alert Level 2

2 months ago

From 12.00pm, Wednesday 12 Aug 2020, most of New Zealand will move from COVID-19 Alert Level 1 to Alert Level 2. 

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When it comes to selling a home, first impressions count, so make yours a good one!

3 months ago

It can be difficult to pinpoint exactly what needs to be done before you go to market. You may think the walls need a lick of paint, or perhaps that the garden needs a bit of work.

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Switch on to the effects of light 

3 months ago

Lighting: it can set the mood of a room, decorate, enhance and brighten a space. So why is it that when we buy a residential property, we often settle for the lighting that comes with the house, accepting that good enough is literally that? 

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Bathe your bathroom in inspiration

3 months ago

The humble bathroom: a true selling point of your home. Usually known for it's monotone aesthetic, we're ready to talk colour themes and small interior design changes that you can make to help it sparkle!

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How to plant new life into your residential property

4 months ago

Here at Lugtons, we understand how a plant can bring new life into your living environment literally. We want to help you grow your knowledge with our top tips to find plants that suit your home and your lifestyle.


Exemptions to the Building Act: what you need to know!

4 months ago

In August 2020, the Government will be scrapping their requirements for low risk building consents to reduce the regulatory oversight on your backyard projects. Yes, this means you’ll be able to build and renovate your property, but don’t get too carried away, it does come with some restrictions.

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Turn your house into a winter wonderland

5 months ago

Don’t put off listing your home until the weather warms up – instead, dress it for the season. Get ahead of the competition and attract eager buyers by transforming your home into a winter wonderland with these five tips. 

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Create your perfect WFH retreat and add value to your property

5 months ago

Two months ago, most of us packed up our work desks, stationery, and swivel chairs, to work in isolation from home. Now, we look at constructive solutions to make your 'new normal' an at home retreat. 


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Lugtons Real Estate at COVID-19 Alert Level 2

6 months ago

From 11.59pm, Wednesday 13 May 2020, New Zealand will move from COVID-19 Alert Level 3 to Alert Level 2. How will this affect how we operate? Read on to find out. 

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RBNZ lifts LVR restrictions. What does this mean for you?

6 months ago

On Thursday 30 April, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) resolved to ease the loan-to-value (LVR) restrictions in New Zealand.

What could this mean for you? Read on to find out.

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What COVID-19 Alert Level 3 means for real estate

6 months ago

We’re all in this together! And our team of 5 million Kiwis are all committed to our fight against COVID-19. Because of this, we need to do our part.


Spring (autumn) clean your residential property during isolation

7 months ago

Cleaning your residential property can either be a sprint or a marathon... it all depends on the time you spend (now) tidying.

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Our company protocols during COVID-19

7 months ago

These are the new protocols we have put into place at Lugtons in the current environment.

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Add $10,000 to your deposit (with the Kiwisaver HomeStart grant)

7 months ago

If you’re trying to get onto the Waikato property market, but are wondering how you can optimise your deposit, we’re here to help.

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February Market Update with Claire Lugton

8 months ago

Can you feel a change in the air? With autumn approaching, the weather isn’t the only thing changing – just ask Claire Lugton, Director of Lugtons Real Estate.

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Property Managers: protecting your investment

8 months ago

You’ve worked out the maths, and taken the plunge into starting or expanding your investment portfolio. Now, you need to decide: do you manage the property yourself, or hire a professional?

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