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  • A Little RAY of Giving

    Every child deserves to smile this Christmas. Over 898,000 children across Australia and New Zealand won’t receive a gift this Christmas. Ray White Lane Cove has partnered with in collecting gifts this festive season. Drop a present into our office from 1 December and we’ll make … Read more

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  • Sydney Property Market Musings

    Readers will know I have been relatively bullish on the Sydney property market for the past three years, especially on inner-ring suburbs close to the CBD and transport. There will come a time, perhaps this year, when market sentiment will change and we will experience a flattening of prices. I … Read more

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  • Real Estate Market Update

    As always, buyer sentiment is heavily influenced by the combination of local area market conditions and the overall macroeconomic environment. The Reserve Bank’s decision last week to leave the official cash rate on hold at the historical low of 1.5% was widely expected amid the current low inflation environment. News.com.au … Read more

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  • Real Estate: Media vs Market

    Real estate in Sydney is entering a really interesting phase now, where prices and trends are no longer governed by fundamentals and supply and demand, but instead they are being driven almost solely by the media. What I am finding really fascinating is how even sensible publications are using sensationalist … Read more

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  • Questions to Ask When Seeking a Property Manager

    So you’re searching for a property manager to look after one of your biggest assets – how do you choose? What do you ask? Where do you start? A property management fee for the average rental property is most commonly less than dinner for two at your local RSL (with … Read more

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  • Ray White Lane Cove are Winners!

    This month we had the pleasure of attending the Ray White NSW Annual Awards held at the Star Casino in Pyrmont to celebrate the top offices and individual achievers throughout the network. It was an enjoyable and entertaining night for all and was said that this was our best awards … Read more

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  • Bubble

    A number of people have asked me recently my thoughts on whether the Australian property market is in a bubble, as a number of media commentators have suggested in recent times. This is a complex question but here are my ideas on the topic. First I think it’s important to … Read more

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  • April Update

    The upward swing in Sydney house prices has continued through April. The median house price for metropolitan Sydney has gone from $850,000 in the first half of 2013 to $989,000 at the same time in 2014 up to a whopping $1.133 million today. The average price in Lane Cove is … Read more

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  • A BUSY END TO 2014

    Ray White Lane Cove is concluding another busy year with September, October and November being very active sales months across the region and in all market sectors. Apartments continue to be snapped up quickly and often heavily contested, while a lack of family homes in the market saw at times … Read more

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  • Interest Rate kept on hold

    The Reserve Bank has announced that official rates will remain on hold. Low interest rates continue to buoy the housing markets with continued solid prices growth recorded in most capitals. Auction clearance rates have risen over recent weekends with Sydney markets continuing to be fuelled by record levels of investor … Read more

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