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  • No shortage of buyers in Brisbane suburbs

    ONLINE auctions are not proving to be a hurdle for serious buyers looking in Brisbane’s inner suburbs. With first home buyers and young families still on the hunt for their dream home or latest upgrade, many Ray White offices are …

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  • Ray White continues to carve out iso auction deals

    RAY WHITE members continued to hammer out deals across the country today with our innovative isolation auctions producing some incredible sales across the leading group. No doubt the strength of the 118 year old group is its evolution but the fundamentals …

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  • Online auctions continue to prosper in Brisbane

    THE ‘new normal’ of live online auctions continued to pick up pace this morning as two out of three properties sold under the hammer in Brisbane. 17 Osanna Street (above) in Daisy Hill sold for $506,000 after 16 bids and 80/204 Alice Street (below) in …

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  • Five steps to buying your first home

    Buying your first home can be one of the most exciting experiences but when starting the process, the first question is usually ‘Where do I begin?’. While you may think the first step is looking at properties, there are actually …

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  • Get to know Sarah Gutzke from Ray White Wamuran

    What does a normal day look like for you? What’s normal?! That is the beauty of property management – no two days are the same. However, my days now involve team management, new business, trust accounting plus a bit of …

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  • White Paper – February 2020

    On the back of a record January and with rising median house prices, we awaited our February results with more than usual interest. Our members recorded $3.87 billion in total unconditional sales for February, a staggering 30 per cent higher …

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  • Drive for MND 2017

    This year marks the 15th year since our family lost our Ann Whiteman to Motor Neurone Disease (MND). Time certainly doesn’t stand still. Unfortunately there is still no known cause and no cure for this ghastly disease (so aptly named “The Beast” by football legend Neale Daniher). As many … Read more

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  • More Rental Homes Should Be Pet-Friendly

    While two-thirds of households in Queensland own pets, only 10% of Queensland rentals are pet-friendly, according to Carolyn Parrella, executive manager of landlord insurance specialist Terri Scheer Insurance. More than 600 of the pets surrendered to Animal Welfare League Queensland (AWLQ) in 2016 were due to the owners’ inability to … Read more

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  • No affordability crisis in WA, Perth FHBs wade in

    Market conditions in the March quarter suggest that housing affordability remains an east coast issue, says REIWA president Hayden Groves. Mr Groves says while home ownership is becoming increasingly difficult in some parts of Australia, this isn’t the case in Perth. “First home buyers remain active and continue to take advantage of … Read more

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  • Transfer duty concessions required to look after WA seniors, REIWA and COTA commend Barnett Government for committing to $15,000 concession

    Source reiwa.com.au The Real Estate Institute of Western Australia (REIWA) and Council on the Ageing (COTA) have come together to campaign for transfer duty reform for seniors looking to ‘right size’, and have welcomed the Barnett Government’s announcement yesterday it will commit to a $15,000 transfer duty concession for seniors … Read more

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  • A Fly on the Wall

    If you were a fly on the wall listening when I am discussing with my close friends and family the current Real Estate market and what we should do, this is what you would hear. Investment Properties Purchases If you are looking to buy an investment property buy something … Read more

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  • Facts and Feelings …The Dance Continues

    When it comes to real estate, we generally discuss facts which are measured historically. The median price is now $520,000 – down from $530,000 in the March quarter 2016. First home buyers made up 19.4% of all sales – down from 20.2% in the March quarter 2016. The facts … Read more

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  • Why now is the best time to sell!

    The media have been banging on for a while now about how the market is down and prices are off etc etc. But, for most people, now IS the best time to sell your property! 80% – 90% of Sellers we deal with are selling to upgrade, downgrade or swap … Read more

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