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Create your perfect WFH retreat and add value to your property

13 days 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

19 days 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?

27 days 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

41 days 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

55 days 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

2 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)

3 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

3 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

3 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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What’s your offer? Conditional vs. unconditional explained!

3 months ago

For first home buyers, purchasing your first property can be a whirlwind of new jargon and processes. Don’t run into the property market blind. 

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Wait! Have you held an open home?

4 months ago

Have you ever wondered ‘what if’? When selling your home, don’t let this be something you’re left asking!

At Lugtons, we’re here to help you capitalise on your investment.

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Lugtons January 2020 Market Update

4 months ago

Did you know your property value is forecast to increase by at least 5% in 2020?

Tune into our monthly market update with Claire Lugton, Director of Lugtons Real Estate, and find out how you can get yourself in the best position for the year ahead.

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Ready, steady, GO! Get the green light on your new home

4 months ago

You’ve started your preliminary investigations, got the green light from the bank, and now you’re ready to clear your social calendar calendar and take 2020 for a joyride towards home ownership.  

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Get 20:20 this year, with our guide into financing your first home

5 months ago

We’ve hit 2020! But today we’re talking about 80:20, or more how you can use the 80:20 rule (alongside other financial information) to help you join the property ladder.


What the RBNZ changes mean for first home buyers

6 months ago

We’ve seen a lot of media hype across the last two weeks, focusing on the Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s announcement for the big four Australian-owned banks and the new minimum capital requirements But, what does this mean for first home buyers?

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Negotiation – how does it work in residential property sales?

6 months ago

Negotiating, it’s more common than you think! Especially in real estate. If you’re looking to place your home on the market, join our investigation into negotiation. 

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KiwiBuild joins the Waikato Property Market

6 months ago


For first home buyers, it can be tricky to understand the pros and cons of an initiative where there has been so much publicity and mixed messages. That’s why we’re here!

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Government proposes changes to The Residential Tenancies Act 1986

6 months ago

The property industry is ever changing. Last week, the Government announced potential changes to tenancy law which will give tenants more rights in the homes they rent, in a bid to increase security.


How interest rates affect your mortgage repayments

7 months ago

It’s the million-dollar question – what makes for an affordable home? Is it the initial price prior to your bank’s approval, or looking at the bigger picture?

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Are you ready for Lugtons Round the Bridges 2019?

7 months ago

Are you ready for 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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