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  • RBA rate cut hot off the press!

    As was broadly expected, at today’s RBA meeting interest rates have been cut by 0.25%, bringing interest rates to a historic low of 1.25%. This is positive for real estate and also the broader economy which is in much need of a boost. Expectation is that banks will pass a … Read more

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  • New residential tenancy laws

    Parliament has passed a series of amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act 2010, which are designed to increase protection and certainty for renters, while ensuring that landlords can protect their investment and effectively manage their properties. It’s important that landlords in particular are aware of the changes and how they … Read more

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  • A Little RAY of Giving

    Every child deserves to smile this Christmas. We’d like to send A Big Thank You to everyone who has contributed to our collection under the tree. We collected nearly 100 gifts half of which had already been distributed by Rotary last week. But there’s still time to donate. Our … 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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