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  • Swing back to traditional property management

    GIVEN it’s now illegal for anyone in NSW to leave their home and stay in an Airbnb or similar short-stay letting accommodation, the Ray White Group has seen a 10 per cent jump in properties under management. NSW Minister for …

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  • Online auction success in Western Perth

    THE four bedroom property at 4 Tareena St, Nedlands in Perth was only on the market for 11 days, proving that some quick thinking and technological innovation is all that’s needed to keep Australia’s auction market strong. Represented by Thomas Wedge of …

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  • Entertainer’s dream with never-ending bay views

    THERE is no better feeling than stepping out of your home and feeling the sand between your toes – so imagine having the beach as your ‘yard’ in South Australia’s wonderful Smoky Bay – with 6 Watson Cove hitting the market with an $850,000 …

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  • Top agent Sam Guo cooks up a storm iso style

    AMID the doom and gloom of recent weeks, leading agent Sam Guo wanted to bring his Facebook followers struggling in isolation some wholesome content to lighten their day. Taking off the agent hat and throwing on his chef’s hat, the …

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  • Top agency sells $65M amid pandemic

    DESPITE the coronavirus pandemic, the most successful Australian real estate business within the Ray White network just sold 14 properties totalling $64,501,000 in the last two weeks. Ray White Double Bay Managing Director Elliott Placks said the value of a …

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  • Online auctions offer up golden eggs

    (The front view of 11 Richard Drive, Lara represented by Ray White Lara.) THERE are still plenty of opportunities to hunt for the perfect home this Easter week with online auction confidence still high.Between Tuesday and Saturday this week Ray …

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  • Escape the city life on your own island

    IF YOU have ever dreamed of owning your own island, now is the chance with Nouvelle Island in rural New South Wales up for sale through Ray White Mildura. Spanning over 33 hectares, the island and bonus 0.8 hectare mainland strip have …

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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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