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  • Weekly property update

    This week, I will take a look at buying versus renting. And why long term, it almost always makes sense to buy your own home. Is it better to buy or rent? With house prices moving quickly, and rental growth …

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  • Property market winners

    HOW have Australia’s different property markets fared during the pandemic? Regional markets have been a major winner over the past year and a half according to Ray White Chief Economist Nerida Conisbee who said in 2020 Australia saw the highest …

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  • Ray White’s emerging elites forge ahead

    More than 170 of Ray White’s best and brightest gun agents attended a two day Emerging Elites conference on the Gold Coast. Originally more than 400 sales agents had booked in to attend the conference but given the restrictions in …

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  • Real estate family moves into Aura

    BACKED by Australasia’s largest real estate agency, the O’Briens are set to make a splash with the new Ray White Aura office on the Sunshine Coast. With a combined five decades of real estate experience, husband and wife team Paul …

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  • Auctions keep lockdown markets strong

    WHETHER it’s online or on site, auctions are almost always guaranteed to net you a better price than private sales according to Ray White data. Ray White Chief Economist Nerida Conisbee said no matter what condition the market is in, …

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  • Informed sellers coming to market now

    INFORMED sellers know that now is a great opportunity to sell as the competition is light with stock low but buyers remain on the hunt. Since the start of the lockdown in Sydney, average registered bidders have jumped 25 per …

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  • Reality TV star kicks off new year on high

    Ray White TRG boss Gavin Rubinstein has kicked off the new financial year on a very high note. Not only is the owner of the prestige real estate agency the star of a top rating reality TV show, Luxe Listings Sydney on …

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  • Weekly Property Update

    This week I take a look at what happened to Melbourne during it’s 112 day lockdown and the parallels that can be drawn for what is happening in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide now. And more positively, our newest $3 million …

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  • Who’s buying?

    OVER the past year, sellers have been reaping the rewards of unprecedented demand but which buyer segments are thriving and which are still recovering? While the property market has been good to first home buyers with plenty of government support …

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  • Mythbusting auction times

    AUCTIONS are a national pastime in Australia and any informed punter knows that Saturday is traditionally the most popular auction day – but is it the most successful? According to Ray White Chief Economist Nerida Conisbee it might not be. …

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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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