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Why ditching your car could be the key to getting on the property ladder

Why ditching your car could be the key to getting on the property ladder

24 Sep 2018

The trend for apartments with no car parking has been catching on in New Zealand after having been a popular option in many overseas markets for ...

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Looking for capital growth in your next home investment?

Looking for capital growth in your next home investment?

6 Jun 2018

Yeoman Homes extensively researches the Hamilton real estate market when looking for a development site. We find those unique growth areas and see ...

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Hamilton for capital city? Our fourth-largest town central to a future New Zealand

Hamilton for capital city? Our fourth-largest town central to a future New Zealand

30 May 2018

Hamilton has been getting a bit of press lately, naming it as the first choice as NZ’s future capital city should Wellington “fall into the ...

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Tips and tricks for first home buyers

Tips and tricks for first home buyers

24 May 2018

In a booming housing market, more and more buyers are looking to friends and family to help them get on the property ladder.A lot of people are ...

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Yeoman Homes Moving onto new pastures

Yeoman Homes Moving onto new pastures

23 May 2018

Great article in the Waikato Times today. If you are a First Home Buyer with at least $35k in deposit or kiwisaver, email info@yeoman.co.nz or ...

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Yeoman Homes low deposit for a brand new home

Yeoman Homes low deposit for a brand new home

10 May 2018

Are you a first home buyer?Learn how you can buy a brand new home in Hamilton, NZ, from as little as $35,000 deposit. The deposit can come from ...

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Waikato Expressway to open on time

Waikato Expressway to open on time

5 Mar 2018

The Hamilton portion of the Waikato Expressway is set to open on time in 2020. When complete, it will significantly reduce the travel time from ...

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Ruakiwi Update January 2018

Ruakiwi Update January 2018

22 Jan 2018

Check out our latest video update below for progress on our Ruakiwi Terraces

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Hamilton property market up again. Here is why it will keep trending up.

Hamilton property market up again. Here is why it will keep trending up.

19 Jan 2018

Hamilton’s market has again outperformed much of NZ - 11.7% year on year. It seems that it is likely to continue to do so for a couple of main ...

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Hamilton's Rototuna town centre plan a step closer

Hamilton's Rototuna town centre plan a step closer

12 Dec 2017

Hamilton City councillors voted 10-2 for the $18m town centre plan which includes a town square, community hub - including a library - and car parks, ...

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460,100 - the number of people Statistics NZ estimates to live in the Hamilton and Waikato Region

460,100 - the number of people Statistics NZ estimates to live in the Hamilton and Waikato Region

7 Dec 2017

2.4% - the annual percentage population increase (second only to Auckland)10,800 - the number of new people to the Waikato Region last year (natural ...

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Hamilton is on target to become New Zealand's second largest city within 25 years

Hamilton is on target to become New Zealand's second largest city within 25 years

29 Nov 2017

Hamilton is on target to become New Zealand's second largest city within 25 years, says a regional economic development bossWaikato Means Business ...

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Property market up again

Property market up again

9 Nov 2017

There is strong demand from both buyers and sellers of New Zealand property with a "surge" in the number of listed properties and the national ...

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Acting Reserve Bank Governor says the central bank is currently reviewing the LVR restrictions

Acting Reserve Bank Governor says the central bank is currently reviewing the LVR restrictions

9 Nov 2017

The Reserve Bank's dropping fairly firm hints that it might be about to start removing the restrictions on high loan to value lending (LVRs), with a ...

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Property Council awards celebrate Waikato’s build environment

Property Council awards celebrate Waikato’s build environment

9 Nov 2017

Leafy subdivisions, modernist remodels and childcare centres were celebrated on Thursday night as the Waikato property industry gathered to recognise ...

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More Job Growth for Hamilton

More Job Growth for Hamilton

11 Oct 2017

The Ruakura inland port is poised to grow as a further 48 hectares gain resource consent. The final consent for a logistics and industrial zone ...

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Ellicott Road Townhouses

Ellicott Road Townhouses

29 Sep 2017

Its no secret that Hamilton is Booming!The Forest Lake, Rotokauri and surrounding suburbs are central to Hamilton's CBD and The Base shopping centre ...

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Double the Home Start Grant for First Home Buyers

Double the Home Start Grant for First Home Buyers

11 Sep 2017

National has promised to "make it easier for first home buyers" to get a deposit, by doubling the financial support available for those buying an ...

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New build finance a problem.. We can help

New build finance a problem.. We can help

25 Aug 2017

Yeoman Homes are proud to have partnered with New Build Residential Construction Lending to help our current and future clients gain finance for ...

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New Build Deposits

New Build Deposits

25 Aug 2017

For many, the start of the journey is to secure a deposit for a home. And for many, the deposit may now be as low as 5% for a land and build, and ...

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Rapid rail network would merge North Island economies into a single powerhouse

Rapid rail network would merge North Island economies into a single powerhouse

21 Aug 2017

A proposed rapid rail network will stitch together the economy of Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga. By creating a true multi line network of ...

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could this news herald the start of prices taking off again???

18 Aug 2017

The Real Estate Institute called for the bank to take another look at the loan-to-value ratio limits, after a 30 percent slowdown in the Auckland ...

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Hamilton the next big thing: projects line up for city of the future

Hamilton the next big thing: projects line up for city of the future

17 Jul 2017

It's all happening in Hamilton: 2 Inland ports, roading links, a theatre, the Sevens, a new suburb designed with the government through the housing ...

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Master Build House of the Year Awards

Master Build House of the Year Awards

13 Jul 2017

Yeoman Homes are proud to have two of our Rototuna homes entered into the Master Builders House of the Year Awards. Our show home at 32 Tennille ...

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Pictures reveal true size of Ruakura Inland Port

Pictures reveal true size of Ruakura Inland Port

11 Jul 2017

The Ruakura Inland Port, when complete, will stretch the length of Hamilton, from the start of Gordonton Road to Silverdale.It will eventually cover ...

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Where will your workforce be living in 2020?

Where will your workforce be living in 2020?

29 Jun 2017

The experts tell us that more than 50% of the workforce could be working from home by 2020 - that’s only 3 years away! Do you think kiwis will ...

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Is compromise the key to addressing housing shortages

Is compromise the key to addressing housing shortages

29 Jun 2017

At Yeoman Homes we pride ourselves on designing and delivering efficient, affordable, good quality homes....nice to see others thinking the same way. ...

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Living walls Yah or Nah?

Living walls Yah or Nah?

29 Jun 2017

We love living walls…they look fantastic indoors and out! There are several benefits of a living green wall but also some hidden dangers.Here are ...

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Toss the carpark vistas, designer urges Hamilton

Toss the carpark vistas, designer urges Hamilton

29 Jun 2017

Keeping it local, our beloved Hamilton City has been getting some attention this week from this urban design champion…

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Waikato Rental Prices Up 9.7%

Waikato Rental Prices Up 9.7%

7 Jun 2017

Waikato tenants are feeling the pinch - new figures show rents have surged in the past year.Head of Trade Me Property Nigel Jeffries said the median ...

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New park the start of Hamilton East rejuvenation

New park the start of Hamilton East rejuvenation

31 May 2017

A vibrant part of the city, Hamilton East is set to benefit from a new park at Steele Park. Comprising a children’s playground and outdoor seating ...

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Learning to Fly

Learning to Fly

25 May 2017

Yeoman Homes recently purchased a new drone. Check out our first attempt at a fly over of our Ridgedale development in Flagstaff.Check in every now ...

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Understanding Certificates of Title

Understanding Certificates of Title

22 May 2017

What are certificates of title?Certificates of title, also referred to as computer registers, prove the ownership of land and can also detail some of ...

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Waipa mayor orders early planning as district's population soars

Waipa mayor orders early planning as district's population soars

12 May 2017

When talking real estate, the ‘Golden Triangle’ is often referred to. This encompasses Auckland to the North, Tauranga to the East and Hamilton ...

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Property - NZ's biggest industry

Property - NZ's biggest industry

12 May 2017

Property is now the country’s largest industry contributing $29.8billion to the economy and employing 160,800 people. This accounts for 13 percent ...

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12,000 new jobs for Hamilton

12,000 new jobs for Hamilton

12 May 2017

The 480 hectare site in Ruakura on Hamilton’s Eastern boundary is under construction. A project by Tainui Group Holdings, once complete the site ...

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Interested to know where Hamilton’s housing hot spots are?

Interested to know where Hamilton’s housing hot spots are?

12 May 2017

Hamilton’s North East suburbs were one of the top housing hot spots for 2016 with average prices reaching $812,000. The North East is characterised ...

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Want to know the latest on LVR rules and how much you can borrow for your new home purchase?

Want to know the latest on LVR rules and how much you can borrow for your new home purchase?

4 May 2017

Gareth King, a top mortgage broker from Lime Group, discusses some things you might like to know about obtaining a home mortgage under the current ...

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Central Heating Yah or Nay

Central Heating Yah or Nay

4 May 2017

New Zealand has a very low uptake in central heating in new homes. You will usually find a Heatpump in the main living area, but there are other ...

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Earthworks to get underway at Ruakura inland port in Hamilton

Earthworks to get underway at Ruakura inland port in Hamilton

11 Apr 2017

Earthworks are set to begin on the 480 hectare property on the eastern boundary at Ruakura."As a long-term, staged development project likely to span ...

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Wondering what stylish homes will look like next year?

11 Apr 2017

According to Pantone, the color authority turned trend forecaster, homeowners in the know will be flashing some fringe and going geometric and ...

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House demand in Hamilton good for development

House demand in Hamilton good for development

10 Apr 2017

While Hamilton has its big growth areas in the North East, Peacocke and Rotokauri, almost any residential property built between the 1920s and the ...

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Growth Indicator Report, Hamilton City Council

Growth Indicator Report, Hamilton City Council

6 Apr 2017

Some bullet points taken from the Growth Indicator Report, Hamilton City Council• Over the last two years Hamilton has experienced its strongest ...

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New Release in Ridgedale

New Release in Ridgedale

5 Apr 2017

Our next release of homes in Ridgedale (Flagstaff, Hamilton) is coming up very soon. Be sure to register your name with us to be on the priority ...

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95% LVR??? Is this still possible?

95% LVR??? Is this still possible?

31 Mar 2017

A common misconception that we hear every day is that you must have a 20% deposit to buy a new home or even 40% if you are buying a home as an ...

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Riverside construction to begin in April

Riverside construction to begin in April

10 Mar 2017

Hamilton City Council has just announced construction of the new Riverside will begin in April.Once complete it will be a beautiful central city park ...

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Immigration soars to another record high

Immigration soars to another record high

28 Feb 2017

Demand (resulting from high immigration) is a significant driver of housing prices, particularly when supply is constantly reported as being behind. ...

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Hamilton development looking south to Peacocke

Hamilton development looking south to Peacocke

21 Feb 2017

They bought there because it was quiet.Because of the views across rolling countryside, because it was close to central Hamilton, and because they ...

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Ever wondered why we’re all a bit weird about money?

Ever wondered why we’re all a bit weird about money?

21 Feb 2017

Have you ever wondered why some people save and some people spend? Kiwi Bank didn’t just wonder about it, they got popular psychologist and author, ...

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Hamilton City Council seeks $240 million government loan for thousands of new homes

Hamilton City Council seeks $240 million government loan for thousands of new homes

15 Feb 2017

Thousands of new homes are on the cards with a bid to borrow government money being tabled by council.The $240 million loan would fast-track ...

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Exciting news for Rototuna Residents

Exciting news for Rototuna Residents

20 Dec 2016

Shops and amenities for northern Hamilton are a step closer after Hamilton City Council decided to sell surplus land that will become part of ...

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Merry Christmas from The Yeoman Homes Team

Merry Christmas from The Yeoman Homes Team

13 Dec 2016

Hello everyone,The team at Yeoman Homes wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Many of you have put your trust in us to build ...

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NZ property market set to take off early 2017

NZ property market set to take off early 2017

22 Nov 2016

As Christmas approaches, BNZ’s Chief Economist Tony Alexander cautions that we’ll see a slowdown in the supply of Auckland houses due to lack of ...

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Key reasons to buy new

Key reasons to buy new

26 Oct 2016

Buying new has many advantages. No one has yet lived in your brand new home and it has that new home smell and feel.That doesn't appeal to the villa ...

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Does your home earn more than you do?

Does your home earn more than you do?

25 Oct 2016

The standard Kiwi home is earning more than the average worker makes from their job in seven of the country's 12 districts.The typical Auckland ...

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Industry stars celebrated at We Are Waikato 2016 Awards

Industry stars celebrated at We Are Waikato 2016 Awards

25 Oct 2016

Property Council’s prestigious We Are Waikato 2016 Awards have been announced at a vibrant sold-out event in Hamilton, featuring fire-eating ...

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New home buyers reaping the profits despite the long wait

New home buyers reaping the profits despite the long wait

12 Aug 2016

Early buyers at the Ridgedale development in Hamilton's north might have a long wait before they get the keys to their new homes, but they'll be ...

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Ultrafast Fibre celebrates 50,000th UFB connection

23 Jun 2016

Ultrafast Fibre celebrates 50,000th UFB connectionUltrafast Fibre Limited has today welcomed the 50,000th connection to its Ultra-Fast Broadband ...

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Urban Design & Architectural Merit Award

Urban Design & Architectural Merit Award

12 Nov 2015

Congratulations to all the winners of the highly successful fifth annual Waikato property awards, which recognise outstanding contributions to the ...

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Hamilton housing development Ridgedale builds up, not out

Hamilton housing development Ridgedale builds up, not out

6 Nov 2015

A housing development opposite Rototuna's planned town centre is bringing a new concept into the neighbourhood. Yeoman Property Group's three-stage ...

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Building stats go big, houses go small in Hamilton

Building stats go big, houses go small in Hamilton

2 Sep 2015

Hamiltonians had better get used to more people living on smaller sections as the city creeps closer to an even split between infill housing and ...

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Frankton's Village Quarter coming together

Frankton's Village Quarter coming together

9 Jun 2015

Hamilton's answer to New York loft style living is on the lookout for tenants to fill its remaining office space. Construction is nearing completion ...

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Section shortage drives Hamilton building consents down

Section shortage drives Hamilton building consents down

8 Jun 2015

People looking for a new home in the Waikato may have to put their plans on hold because of a shortage of land available to feed the now high-demand ...

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$13 million apartment complex planned for Frankton

$13 million apartment complex planned for Frankton

20 Mar 2013

A Hamilton property developer plans up to 50 apartments and shops on a long-vacant site he has bought on the corner of Lake Road and Hall Street, ...

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