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  • Auction market turns up the heat as temperatures fall

    Across the country, Australians have been pulling out the winter coats as temperatures fell and rain doused parts of the nation, but the one place you could guarantee there to be heat was in the vicinity of a Ray White auctioneer and their gavel …

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  • Buying in a seller’s market

    A COMMON trend Ray White Woodside principal Angus Campbell has encountered lately is that vendors are scared to sell because they feel there is nothing to buy. Just like the rest of the country, South Australia has seen a huge …

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  • June auctions swing into action

    IN Australia, there is still plenty of momentum in the market resulting in another standout month for the Ray White Group, recording almost $6 billion in sales over May. Words like “cooling” and “softening” have been thrown around about the …

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  • Incredible May didn’t disappoint

    We thought we had seen the peak of the market in March as many pundits were predicting and saying the market was easing and yet we have just set a new PB for our Australian residential business. In May 2021 …

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  • Commercial case study: Pittsworth IGA

    We sat down with Lachlan O’Keeffe and Michael Feltoe from Ray White Commercial Queensland to hear about their recent successful sale of a freestanding IGA in Pittsworth. How did you become appointed We have the contact details of nearly …

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  • First class Manoora farming land leased

    GEOFF and Daniel Schell (pictured above), joint principals of Ray White Rural South Australia, have successfully leased the 225ha ‘Roselynn’, Manoora property to a local farming family. Over the course of the condensed two week campaign, the rural agents received a flood of …

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  • Winter selling season heats up

    WINTER selling season got off to a roaring start with Australasia’s largest real estate group reporting a preliminary national clearance of 84 per cent, despite Melbourne’s second week in lockdown. The unwavering surge in demand from buyers meant reserve prices …

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  • Budget 2021: good news for home buyers

    Tonight’s Federal Budget is good news for home buyers. The First Home Super Saver and Family Home Guarantee will allow more people to enter the property market, encouraging home ownership. The restriction of the First Home Deposit scheme to only …

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  • From a low tide to a king tide

    It’s fascinating to compare our sales results from last month with our results of 12 months ago. The contrast in market conditions will never be more stark, yet we also are reminded that what is important to our customers remains …

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  • How many experts does it take?

    Some Sydney councils are requiring up to 49 specialist reports for a ‘simple’ Development Application, new research shows. A review by the Urban Taskforce recently found that one council requires 27 reports, another requires 26 and yet another requires 23 just for a simple house. If a residential apartment building … Read more

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  • Values lower, in patches

    National dwelling values nudged slightly lower in April, according to the latest home value index results released in early May. CoreLogic’s monthly hedonic home value index shows the decline isn’t happening everywhere, though, but is instead concentrated within the largest capitals, while regional dwelling values edged 0.4 per cent higher. … Read more

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  • Affordability’s improving

    Housing affordability improved in most of Australia’s capital cities during the early months of 2018 as house price pressures eased, a new report shows. HIA’s latest Affordability Index has revealed that conditions lifted 0.2 per cent across the eight capital cities during the March 2018 quarter. Senior Economist Shane Garrett … Read more

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  • Call that pollution?

    We’ve been called the Lucky Country, and that certainly seems to be true as far as pollution is concerned, with a study based on World Health Organisation (WHO) data showing that Australia enjoys the least polluted urban areas, followed by Brunei and New Zealand. According to the WHO, the average … Read more

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  • Property: an ever-changing landscape

    Buyers are moving away from some of the more expensive cities, towards growth areas where housing is more affordable, a new report shows. NAB’s update on the housing market for April 2018 shows that regional markets – particularly those close to Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra – have been outperforming the … Read more

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  • To paint or to stain?

    Whether you’re looking to refresh or completely change the look of your home, it helps to know the difference between painting and staining. Staining allows you to visually maintain the texture of the material while altering the outer colour – for example if you stain concrete or wood, the texture … Read more

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  • Vendors profit from home sales

    Most home sales in Australia are still turning a profit for their vendors, new research has revealed. Around the country, 91.1 per cent of all properties resold in the December quarter went for a price above their previous purchase price. The quarterly CoreLogic Pain & Gain report shows that 92.3 … Read more

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  • Nature’s Circular Economy

    What helps the environment, saves you money and feeds the soil at the same time? With all the noise lately about recycling fails, irresponsible landfill waste and increasing levels of carbon emission, the need to facilitate organic recycling is becoming ever more crucial. May 6th to 12th marks International Compost … Read more

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  • No need for a May Day rescue

    The Reserve Bank saw no need for change during its May Day meeting this week, leaving the official cash rate sitting on 1.5 per cent. In a statement announcing the decision, Reserve Bank Governor Philip Lowe noted that the Bank’s central forecast for the Australian economy remains for growth to … Read more

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  • Property appraisal: why is it important?

    Having your home professionally appraised can be equally daunting or satisfying, but however you feel about it, it is an important step if you are considering placing your home on the market. A home appraisal helps determine the fair price of your property. If you are refinancing, banks will require … Read more

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