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Are you ready for Lugtons Round the Bridges 2019?

2 days ago

Today, thousands of people across the Waikato are getting their final training sessions in before this weekend’s inaugural Lugtons Round the Bridges!

We’ve decided to get some kms in before the weekend, with 12 fun facts — one for each km that’ll be run this weekend

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Your go-to-guide for First Home Buyers

9 days ago

Congratulations! If you’re reading this blog, then you’ve taken the first step to home ownership – thinking about stepping onto the property ladder...


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Buying land. Is it a wise, or weary, investment?

16 days ago

We all want our own piece of land, some more literally than others. Join us as we investigate the pros and cons of purchasing standalone land, and how to make it work for you.


Conscious, liveable cities with Anna Smart

23 days ago

Lugtons’ own Anna Smart took to the PechaKucha stage as part of the 2019 Festival of Architecture to discuss how we, as real estate salespeople, get to see the change in our built environment. 

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Building inspection report: is it worth it?

30 days ago

We’ve all heard the saying ‘information is power’. That's why we’re looking at why you should get a building inspection report to assess your future investment.

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The 5 best kept secrets to selling your home… fast!

37 days ago

Some secrets are too juicy to keep... that's why we're sharing! If you’re looking to sell your property, and hit the market running, listen up, as we share our best kept secrets to help get your home SOLD fast.

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Going once, going twice, sold at auction?

44 days ago

The thrill, the passion, the excitement. Nothing beats the atmosphere in an auction room on auction day. In this blog we break down the auction process and look at why auctions are a great option for selling your home. 

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Is KiwiBuild for me?

51 days ago

KiwiBuild – it’s the buzzword of the moment, but unless you’re a first home buyer or second chancer, it’s something you may not know a whole lot about. As the Government sets to reset the programme, we’ve looked into what it offers and why you should be interested in the government initiative.

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Local Property Trends with Jamie Barakat

58 days ago

As we barrel towards summer, we sat down with Lugtons Real Estate Salesperson Jamie Barakat to discuss the trends that’ll be impacting the Waikato real estate market in the last quarter of the year.

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Rental property investment: is it still worth it?

2 months ago

Owning a rental property is a popular investment option. With their earning potential, rental properties have in the past yielded great returns for investors, but is this still the case in the Waikato?

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Build your equity… for a solid investment foundation

2 months ago

Using equity in your home is a smart way to build your property portfolio! In our latest blog we investigate how you can leverage your existing property to invest further into the market.

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Join the hunt! Kickstart your property portfolio

3 months ago

Are you looking to invest in property? From finance through to location, we're here to help you join the hunt with our top five considerations to guide you into an investment property. 


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Buying vs. Building: which is better for first home buyers?

3 months ago

The residential market is in a constant state of change, and the reality of owning your own home can seem complex as you try to size up which window of opportunity is right for you. 

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White wear… and tear: when to update your appliances

3 months ago

To help you through your decision-making process while your appliances are still alive, we’ve created a simple guide to identify how often you should replace the major appliances in your home.

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Sorting out Stains: How to remove those pesky marks

3 months ago

You’ve tried and tried again to remind people to be careful on your new carpet, but it happened. And now you're left with cleaning up the mess.

Before your reach for the nearest bottle of cleaning fluid, make sure you check out our top tips to help your deal with stains. 

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Our 5 top tips for a low maintenance garden

4 months ago

To help transform your outdoor area, we’ve come up with five top tips to create an easy, low maintenance landscape in your backyard.

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Adding value: how to gain a positive ROI on your property

4 months ago

When selling your home, it’s easy to get lost in the myriad possibilities that could increase . To help you hammer through your DIY options, we’ve put together a handy guide to help you focus your attention on only the upgrades that will add value to your home.

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Selling in winter - is it worth it?

4 months ago

When buying, or selling your home seasonality is an important element to consider when deciding to put your house on the market. We share the opportunities and challenges this cold season brings, and how you can maximise your return on investment (ROI), no matter the weather.

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What to look for in a Real Estate Salesperson

4 months ago

You’re ready to place your property on the market, and it’s time to take the first, all-important step towards selling your home: finding the right agent.

As you start looking into your options, we've created our top four traits to look for when choosing your agent. 

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Healthy Home Standards - Everything you need to know

5 months ago

As we barrel headfirst into winter, we’re all trying to stay warm – whether crossing the street, in the car, or at home. With the new Healthy Homes Standards (HHS) set to turn up the heat on your investment properties come 1 July, read on to find out everything you need to know about the HHS.

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