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  • How do dolphins sleep?

    Dolphins sleep in a very different way to the way we humans do. Humans have prolonged periods of unconscious sleep and we are not aware of our surroundings for periods of time while sleeping. Humans have a breathing reflex and when we sleep or become unconscious, we continue to breathe … Read more

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  • Ray White supports Victorian Budget 2020

    Ray White Victoria welcomed the state government’s move to provide a discount on stamp duty for those purchasing new and established homes valued up to $1 million, up until June 30 next year. The measures equate to discounts of 50 …

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  • Online enquiries and OFI numbers surge

    ONLINE enquiry and open for inspection attendance has been a great way to track buyer demand and this week all numbers are pointing to a massive end to the spring selling season. The Ray White Group has seen intense online …

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  • Queensland’s best acreage lifestyle on offer

    THE Sunshine Coast hinterland has been in such strong demand with buyers in 2020 and the latest key listing by leading agency Ray White Buderim is expected to be highly sought after for its signature acreage lifestyle. Ray White Buderim …

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  • Relaxed beachside luxury in Carrum

    JOSIE Kelsey will miss many things about her four bedroom Carrum beach residence but looking out from her three storey high bedroom window is top of the list. While Ms Kelsey and husband Paul Kelsey will miss their four bedroom 669-670 …

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  • AFL’s Brad Crouch to make his mark at auction

    BRAD CROUCH, who won the best-and-fairest award for Adelaide Crows in 2019, is sending his stylishly renovated house with subdividing potential at 4 Sydney Avenue in Kidman Park to auction. Mr Crouch, who will officially join St Kilda as a restricted free …

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  • “There are a lot of buyers out there”

    There was no place quick like home for sellers Anthony and Deborah Godden (pictured above left with Ray White Ashgrove Sales Agent Tamara Lee) on the weekend as 36 Confederate Street sold for $937,000 in Red Hill. “We’re relocating back …

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  • A record month! In fact, a blockbuster

    October was unique not only for volume of sales but also the uniformity of outstanding results across each and every marketplace in Australia and New Zealand. We recorded $5.71 billion in sales in October 2020, 30.7 per cent up on …

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  • Lane Cove real estate weathering the storm

    Sydney has been the market most visibly impacted by the Covid-19 period. The number of suburbs showing growth has dropped sharply and danger markets have doubled.We’re starting to see the emergence of a two-speed market, with suburbs near CBD centres that have a higher proportion of owner occupied properties showing … Read more

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  • Renewed global real estate activity

    Savills Research have recently completed a global survey on real estate market sentiment. This was a survey to agents across a range of markets. In a promising result for property markets globally, 78 per cent of respondents said that most or almost all of the buyers in the areas … Read more

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  • Is now a good time to sell?

    While the current selling conditions are strong, it remains extremely hard to predict what may happen in the property market over the next 12 months and certainly the next few years. There are many economists predicting that property prices will decline over the next year or so. When you consider … Read more

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  • What is happening to residential real estate amid COVID-19?

    On May 17th CoreLogic provided information exploring property value performance against a declining economy, as businesses were closed and people lost their jobs. The findings were: Negative economic shocks do not necessarily lead to severe declines in property prices; Property does not see the same declines as shares during a … Read more

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  • April correction in property vacancies

    Job losses have caused an exodus of tenants across Sydney, the drop off of international students and the surge of short term accomodation now being advertised as long term leasing, are all conditions that have led to a major surge in vacancy rates. SQM Research has revealed the total … Read more

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  • Property prices after the crisis

    Historical economic recoveries have shown a steep rise in property prices in Australia. The property market is typically the first sector to experience rising prices after an economic crisis. During the global financial crisis Australia was a worldwide exception to avoid a recession, but nevertheless the real estate market … Read more

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  • What impact might coronavirus have on property?

    As panic levels surrounding the coronavirus increase it would be remiss of me to not make mention of the potential impact it may have to our economy and property. Preppers are clearing supermarket shelves – in the UK it’s long life food supplies and water supplies. In the US they … Read more

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  • Around the country in 60 seconds: how are our property markets handling 2020

    Economists and property researchers are feeling good about the future. They’re saying, as a whole, Australia is considered a growth market for property prices. And they’re putting it down to our financial regulations and a broadly stable economy. One researcher even said that the next five years in Australia will be better … Read more

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  • Why do some agents not disclose sale prices?

    A few clients have asked me about price disclosure in the past week, why some agents disclose prices and others do not. So this week I figured I would write my thoughts on disclosure, if you’re curious about my ideas or have a different view feel free to let me … Read more

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