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  • Awesome foursome as auction confidence sweeps the nation

    Ray White New Zealand Auctioneer Ben East calling in-room auctions last night. AUCTION confidence continued to sweep the nation with four strong under the hammer property sales around the country last night, to the tune of NZ$3,545,500, highlighting continued buyer …

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  • White Paper – May 2020

    Our sales results for May brings more positive news for all Australian property owners. Despite a month of lockdowns and being restricted in the manner by which we could operate, in Australia we recorded unconditional sales of $2.37 billion in …

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  • Christchurch on-site auction hat-trick as confidence fires up

    COMPETITION was clear to see as 16 registered buyers battled it out for just three properties as bidders warmly welcomed the return of on-site auctions in Christchurch. The team at Ray White Ferrymead continued recent nationwide momentum by orchestrating three strong under …

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  • Ray White Double Bay returns to auctions with a bang

    IT WAS a chilly night in Sydney but that didn’t stop nine eager bidders from turning out for the hotly contested Ray White Double Bay auction at 113 Victoria Road, Bellevue Hill. Sold by Double Bay Managing Director Elliott Placks and …

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  • Christchurch in-room auctions back with a bang

    BUYERS in Christchurch welcomed in-room auctions back with socially-distanced open arms as six out of eight properties sold under the hammer for a combined NZ$2,670,000. “Auctions are proving the best method to uncover a premium price in our Alert Level …

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  • No holiday for buyers

    IT MIGHT be a long weekend in New South Wales and Victoria but if last month’s activity is any indication then buyers won’t be taking any time off this Saturday. Throughout May buyer interest continued to stay steady for Australasia’s …

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  • The changes we should not waste…

    Not sure we’ll see the wholesale change that some commentators are declaring can be the only result of experiencing this “unprecedented” event… In my experience (longer than I care to admit) people have short memories and revert to familiar routines …

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  • Toasty fires to keep warm by this winter

    There’s nothing quite like huddling by a fire and toasting marshmallows to warm up in the cooler months of the year. We’ve put together some of our favourite fireplaces and fire pits that might inspire you to build or buy …

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  • What is the Value of a Property Manager?

    For some it comes down to dollars and cents, for most it’s whether they like the actual property manager they are dealing with and some people think the quality of the routine inspection maketh the value. COVID-19 has presented an …

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  • 5 value-adding outdoor hacks that won’t blow your budget

    Most of us care about presenting our home in the best possible light, but things like shabby paint and overgrown gardens won’t just put guests off – they could disappoint potential buyers too. Maintaining the outside of your home is especially important when considering putting your home on the market. … Read more

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  • 6 easy wardrobe hacks to maximise space

    Is your wardrobe a complete shambles? Never fear: Here’s how to make the most of your wardrobe space with six inexpensive, easy wardrobe hacks. 1. Store out of season clothing To maximise the space in your wardrobe remove out-of-season clothing and shoes to free up a ton of space. … Read more

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  • WHITE PAPER – JUNE 2019

    At the end of the financial year, while many people take a break and re-gather their energy for the rest of the year, we are very proud of the fact our members sold $40.76 billion in unconditional sales in 2018-19. What an incredible effort in often trying times. In June … Read more

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  • WHO FIXES THAT? A GUIDE TO RENTAL PROPERTY REPAIRS FOR LANDLORDS

    Do you know how much your investment property is costing you? A common rule of thumb is that each year you should spend roughly one per cent of your property’s value maintaining it. Assuming all of Australia’s property investors are sticking to this figure, they’re spending $15.6 billion in total … Read more

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  • 5 indoor plant staples every home needs

    Trends come and go, but these five indoor plants will be your home’s best fronds forever. Before getting trendy with a fiddle leaf fig or monstera, collect the plants that never go out of style. They’re the clean, green, air-purifying machines that make your home look and feel infinitely better. … Read more

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  • PROPERTY KNOWLEDGE: HOW TO FIND A GROWTH AREA BEFORE IT BOOMS

    Australia’s full of suburbs that were regarded as undesirable, before quickly transforming and seeing their house prices rocket upwards. Brunswick is just one example of this – in the last decade it has transformed from an infamous inner-city strip, to one of Melbourne’s most unique and desirable areas. Because off … Read more

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  • HOMEBUYER HINTS: 10 EASY FIXES FOR THAT ALMOST-PERFECT HOUSE

    From price and location to the physical structure itself, the list of things to keep in mind when shopping for a house can seem endless. But some problems you encounter don’t need to affect your final decision. Although easy is a relative term, accomplishing the 10 fixes that follow is … Read more

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  • NEW YEAR NEW HOME: WHAT ARE YOUR 2018 PROPERTY RESOLUTIONS?

    Before the champagne bottles popped and the fireworks lit up the sky you probably had a conversation about your New Year’s resolutions. They might be lofty goals for 2018, from getting shredded abs, to growing your savings account and everything in between. But what you probably didn’t talk about was your … Read more

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  • CAPITAL CITY HOUSING MARKET TRENDS IN 2018

    House prices in Australia have increased by 6556 per cent since the 1960s, an average of over 8 per cent a year, according to BIS data. This constitutes one of the largest house price upswings of all time. However, the OECD has recommended that the Reserve Bank begin tightening monetary policy … Read more

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  • SELLING AT AUCTION: HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE THE BIG DAY

    In the first week of December alone 3,353 auctions occurred in Australia’s capital cities. CoreLogic’s analysis shows that there’s a reason so many properties are sold this way – in hot markets auctioned homes sell for hundreds of thousands more on average than those sold by private treaty. Despite that … Read more

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