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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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  • Market Update

    Will the market keep improving? A very good question and one that will have different points of view depending on the commentator. We have certainly seen a marked increase in the volume of sales and an increase in the prices being achieved. This as previously reported has been off the … Read more

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  • Market Update

    In my previous market updates I have continued to herald a steady improvement in market activity. I am pleased to confirm this momentum continues. We have had an excellent sales month in October with plenty of buyer s through our open homes. Investor activity continues to improve, a vital ingredient … Read more

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  • Market Update

    Market conditions continue to show promising signs. Increased buyer activity has resulted in a rise in sales and a decline in the amount of properties for sale. These would normally be conditions conducive to increases in property values. This may well still occur. My only concern is that there is … Read more

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  • Market Update

    Having just returned from a European Trip it is encouraging to know that we live in a country in better shape than most. In relation to real estate markets their current experience is similar to ours. There is a definite improvement in real estate activity with increased number of buyers … Read more

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  • Trends in the Market….

    The market remains stable with steady sales being made. The increased investor activity has continued to gather momentum with some purchasers buying multiple properties. The reduction in interest rates will fuel this trend. Some financial experts are predicting a further rate reduction in the coming months. These trends should contribute … Read more

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  • Momentum Gathers…..

    The market remains stable with steady if not spectacular sales activity. The trend, of more investor engagement in the market place, has continued to gather momentum. Experience has taught me that increased investor activity precedes market improvement. It will be interesting to monitor this correlation in the coming months. Queensland’s … Read more

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  • Market remains steady…….

    The market remains steady as we head into Easter . The increase trend of investors in the market continues to gather some momentum. The decline in property value has not coincided with a decline in Rents. With interest rates under pressure, more investors are looking to take advantage of the … Read more

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  • Market Update….

    The market improvement continues to gather momentum with increased traffic through our open houses and a marked increase in investor enquiry. Investors it seems have made the decision that the market has reached its nadir and will not fall further. Multiple offers on keenly priced property are now more common. … Read more

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  • A New Year is Dawning!!!

    A new air of optimism has certainly pervaded the market place. Whilst not an avalanche of a change, a positive change none the less. Of particular interest has been the marked increase in investor activity. My own view is that more active participation by investors is critical to any market … Read more

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