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  • Christchurch in-room auctions back with a bang

    BUYERS in Christchurch welcomed in-room auctions back with socially-distanced open arms as six out of eight properties sold under the hammer for a combined NZ$2,670,000. “Auctions are proving the best method to uncover a premium price in our Alert Level …

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  • No holiday for buyers

    IT MIGHT be a long weekend in New South Wales and Victoria but if last month’s activity is any indication then buyers won’t be taking any time off this Saturday. Throughout May buyer interest continued to stay steady for Australasia’s …

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  • Precious jewel hidden in the bush

    THIS trophy home looks like a gleaming emerald jewel, high on a hill on Brisbane’s southside. You know it’s constructed with the best quality fittings and finishes when it’s been built by a high end commercial builder. Christi Tufis of …

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  • Savvy sellers know now is the time

    THERE was yet again no shortage of hot auctions across the country, with savvy sellers capitalising on the current market which saw the Ray White Group clear 71.6 per cent of all stock under the hammer today. The leading auction …

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  • Noosa Hinterland’s best hidden gem

    ONE of the most beautiful properties in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, with lush rolling hills and easy access to Noosa Main Beach, has just hit the market with Ray White Pomona Hinterland. Agents Sam and Phil Hargrave said there was a …

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  • 6 Things To Do Before You List a Property

    1. Research & plan Before you consider selling, research the market, focusing on properties in your area. Is it a good time to sell? Where do you intend to move next? What’s your budget, including moving? You don’t need all the answers, but you should develop a clear set of goals … Read more

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  • 2017 Federal Budget Highlights

    Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison’s second budget was delivered this month to Australia, with a range of changes for first home buyers, property investors and older Australians looking to downsize. Overall, the measures are designed to free up more development land and get first home buyers into the market sooner. Here … Read more

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  • Tips for buying property in 2016

    Since restrictions on lending have come into play, buying property might seem a little bit more challenging. There are still investment opportunities across the country and buying property continues to be an achievable goal. Here are some tips if you’re preparing to buy in 2016. Do your homework Spend some … Read more

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  • Where is 2015 heading?

    As listings slowly rise, we can expect price growth to still be above average but remain at a more sustainable level. There won’t be a dramatic fall away of prices in markets such as Sydney and Melbourne where demand remains strong, however, we won’t see street records continuously being broken. … Read more

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  • 5 steps to buying your first home

    Are you ready to leap off the rental treadmill and onto the property ladder? Buying your first home can be one of the most exciting periods of your life, but you’d be forgiven for feeling a little daunted by the whole process. After all, as someone who has never gone … Read more

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  • How to: Buy property in a red hot-market

    Are you breaking a sweat trying to buy a home in a fiercely competitive market? So what can you do if you need to buy and continue to get pipped at the property post? Try these 5 expert ideas: 1. Never wait to find ‘the one’ before researching Just as … Read more

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  • Is Australia in a Housing Bubble?

    Steadily rising house prices, fueled by record low interest rates, are sparking fears of an impending crash in Australia’s property market. Talk of a property bubble is increasing while questions continue around affordability, particularly in the surging Sydney and Melbourne markets. So what is a housing bubble, are we in … Read more

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  • Property Investor Mortgage Commitments Jump 22.9pc

    Investors are continuing to gobble up more of the mortgage pie – but so are first home buyers Australians made $32.7 billion of mortgage commitments in April, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. That marked a 17.3 per cent increase on the previous year. The owner-occupier share of those … Read more

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  • 8 things to look for when buying a unit

    1. Higher proportion of owner-occupiers Aim for at least a 70:30 ratio of owner-occupiers to investor. Often apartment block tends to be better maintained if there’s a higher proportion of owner-occupiers. Better presented units mean higher demand, which translates to better prospects for capital and rental growth. Being well cared … Read more

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  • 2015 Budget to Boost Property Market

    The recent Federal Budget largely left property alone – but it will likely have far-reaching ramifications for prices, investors and retirement planning. One of the biggest financial challenges Australians now face is funding their own retirement, as there are growing signs that the federal government’s age pension will be available only to … Read more

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