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  • Ray White leads the way with online auctions

    LAST week showed Ray White members can adapt to almost anything including the new online auction format with the help of our cutting edge technology. The group still cleared 52 per cent of all our auctions last Saturday, 10 per …

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  • Ray White offers solution for government to help tenants

    Ray White Group Managing Director Dan White today welcomed the Federal Government announcement to protect both commercial and residential tenants suffering financial stress due to COVID-19 from eviction for the next six months. He also encouraged the use of the …

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  • Ray White hammers down sales in virtual world

    RAY White Group today successfully launched its innovative new private auction platform as bidders flocked to the virtual world to bid and buy in the ‘new normal’ way. The brand-new facility, that allowed bidders to still see each-other as well …

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  • New virtual format keeps auction market alive

    (Ray White New South Wales CEO and auctioneer Jason Andrew calling virtual auctions on Friday morning.) RAY WHITE offices across Australia have embraced new virtual auction methods in a move that shows that there is little that can dampen the …

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 2020 property forecasts from Domain

    Domain released their forecasts for 2020 yesterday and they’re largely in line with our own forecasts for the year. They predict houses in Sydney will rise by 10 per cent over 2020 to a new median of around $1.25 million, while apartments will rise by 8 per cent to a new median … Read more

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  • Houses vs apartments as investment assets

    With our ever-increasing population and the high concentration of new jobs in metro areas, people are tending to flock to the city, meaning the “great Australian dream” is shifting and no longer represented by the traditional house and backyard in the suburbs. According to Domain, the number of people … Read more

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  • House price trends

    Recent data from Domain has confirmed that over the past twelve months Sydney house prices have recorded the largest annual gain since 2017 peak – a fact our readers have been aware of but the media have been slow to report. Across the Lower North Shore house prices have … Read more

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  • Predictions for 2020

    Incredibly we’re almost through the first month of the year already and it may feel that some parts of the property market haven’t really kicked off yet. So here are my predictions on what we’re likely to see this year. Currently we’re seeing a lack of stock on the … Read more

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  • How will property marketing change in 2020?

    This week I’ve decided to share some of our findings with property marketing strategies and offer my predictions for how marketing campaigns will change in the near future. Currently the real estate marketing space is dominated by two players, Realestate. com.au (REA) and Domain. They’ve held a comfortable duopoly now … Read more

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  • Shop Local Initiative

    Lane Cove residents will have noticed an alarming number of local businesses closing over the past year with a weak economy combining with the closure of Rosenthal car park for redevelopment causing weakness in local shopping appetite. This week we saw the closure of well loved Big Barra Seafoods, which leaves yet another space in … Read more

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  • Property sentiment growing as house prices predicted to keep rising

    Property market sentiment has rebounded, with a greater percentage of Australians reporting they are feeling positive towards the current market. That was the standout finding from ME’s third Quarterly Property Sentiment Report, conducted in October 2019. The report shows sentiment towards the property market has improved considerably over the past quarter, with 42 per cent of … Read more

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