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  • The Event fires as 2021 auctions start with a bang

    RAY WHITE Surfers Paradise Group has kicked off auctions in 2021 in style with a campaign clearance rate of 79 per cent as a huge 116 residential and commercial properties were scheduled to go under the hammer at the RACV Royal Pines …

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  • Where to start with renovations

    Reno tips from an expert to help turn your new house in your dream home. Not only can renovations make your life easier and lift a space but they can also add significant value to your home. It can be …

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  • Nail your rental application

    Stand out from the crowd and ace your rental application with these tips. As rental vacancy rates shrink around the country and competition for properties heats up, your tenancy application needs to go above and beyond. Upgrade your application with …

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  • On the move

    Tips to make moving house as seamless as possible. Your finances are sorted, contracts are signed and the settlement period has finally come to an end which means it’s time to move into your brand new house. But moving can …

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  • Rare slice of Australian political history for sale

    IT’S HARDLY The Lodge but this modest home in Sydney’s west was owned by former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam. Ray White Canterbury Director Manuel Roussakis is marketing the original four-bedroom home at 32 Albert St, Cabramatta which was owned by the Whitlams …

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  • December success paves way for outstanding 2021

    A STRONG December for the Ray White Group has ensured a busy start to the 2021 auction market. In the final chapter of 2020, the Ray White Group wrote a total of $6.1 billion in unconditional sales in December, up …

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  • Six and out

    RECREATE your favourite cricket highlights at one of these amazing backyards perfect for an amateur Big Bash match. 37 Kettels Rd, Kirwans Bridge, VIC While most buyers will see a perfectly manicured lawn, the cricket enthusiast recognises 37 Kettels Rd …

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  • Top agent Leigh Grixti levels up

    ONE of Melbourne’s top sales agents Leigh Grixti is excited to announce he’s joined Ray White to take his business to the next level. After four years operating in Melbourne’s west, centred in Aintree, Fraser Rise, Taylor’s Hill, Burnside Heights …

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  • Far north QLD cattle station nets more than $7M

    A 15,600ha cattle ranch named ‘Ellendale Station’ in Queensland’s Einasleigh has been snapped up by Moola Brangus Stud owners Bruce and Sandy Ryan. The Ryans bought the large scale cattle breeding station for around $7,500,000 through a private treaty sale …

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  • Buying at auction vs private treaty

    Once you’ve decided that you want to make an offer for a property there are two main methods to purchasing: auction and private treaty. At auctions you’ll be bidding against other potential buyers, will have to make fast decisions and …

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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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