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  • Sellers heed the call to auction

    IN many parts of the country sellers have begun to mobilise as prices grow and buyer demand remains high. Another capital city was added to the list of those permitted to host onsite auctions, with Sydney auctioneers now allowed back …

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  • Ray White expands into Wolli Creek

    With extensive real estate experience and local knowledge, Leo Sun is set to take the real estate offering in Sydney’s Wolli Creek to the next level, since pairing with Australasia’s largest real estate brand. The local agent with more than …

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  • Weekly Economic Update

    This week, we take a look at the state of auction markets and the most hotly contested suburbs so far this year. We also dive in to see what is happening with settlement times, with more people deciding against a …

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  • Weekly Economic Update – 14 October

    This week, Ray White Chief Economist, Nerida Conisbee looks at the state of auction markets and the most hotly contested suburbs so far this year. She also dives in to see what is happening with settlement times, with more people …

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  • Bidder increase prompts price growth

    AS average registered and active bidder numbers rose so did the gap between the highest offer prior and the sale price at auction over the last month. Ray White chief economist Nerida Conisbee said stock levels are low which is …

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  • Economic Update

    This week, Ray White Chief Economist, Nerida Conisbee looks at luxury home sales, which are set to hit a new record in 2021, as well as the upcoming stampede to the shops – what it means to retail property and …

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  • Economic Update – 30 September

    This week, we take a look at how price growth is comparing to people’s wages, as well as the pressure growing on regulators to reign in home loan growth Is your house earning more than you? Quite possibly The median …

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  • Weekly Economic Update – 23 September

    This week Ray White Chief Economist, Nerida Conisbee looks at Australia’s top house flipping suburbs, as well as how COVID has driven up household wealth Where is our house flipping capital? In boom markets, house flipping (buying and selling 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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