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  • Paddles and polls on election day

    Election day delivered some huge auction results, as scores of bidders showed up to auctions and open homes in between casting their vote at the polling booth today. Although a record number of early votes were cast this election, many …

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  • First home buyers face auction competition

    ELECTION day is almost here and both major parties have offered up their own housing policies – particularly aimed at first home buyers. But Ray White chief economist Nerida Conisbee said the best scheme for first home buyers is currently …

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  • Ray White’s top leaders level up

    Ray White Chairman Brian White, Ray White Managing Director Dan White and Ray White Group & Rural & Livestock Chairman Paul White at The Langham in Sydney for the Chairman’s Elite Leaders Forum 2022. RAY White’s leading business owners gathered …

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  • Leading city fringe agent opens Ray White Pyrmont

    Ray White New South Wales has expanded its operations in Sydney’s inner city suburbs, partnering with leading Ultimo and Pyrmont agent Sami Yildiz to open a brand new office, Ray White Pyrmont. For Mr Yildiz, the new venture marks his …

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  • Weekly Economic Update – 5 May

    This year will be a much better one for first home buyers The start of the pandemic was a popular time for first home buyers to get into the market. Between January 2020 and January 2021, the number of first …

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  • Weekly Economic Update – 28 April

    This week, Ray White chief economist, Nerida Conisbee takes a look at the latest inflation data and outline what it will mean to property this cycle. Inflation hits 5.1 per cent – what does it mean for property? No doubt …

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  • Weekly Economic Update – 21 April

    Geelong tops the list for pandemic driven population growth. Nerida Conisbee, Ray White chief economist By mid 2021, it became clear how much the pandemic had driven people to regional and outer suburban areas. The latest data on population growth …

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  • 6 Things To Do Before You List a Property

    1. Research & plan Before you consider selling, research the market, focusing on properties in your area. Is it a good time to sell? Where do you intend to move next? What’s your budget, including moving? You don’t need all the answers, but you should develop a clear set of goals … Read more

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  • 2017 Federal Budget Highlights

    Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison’s second budget was delivered this month to Australia, with a range of changes for first home buyers, property investors and older Australians looking to downsize. Overall, the measures are designed to free up more development land and get first home buyers into the market sooner. Here … Read more

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  • Tips for buying property in 2016

    Since restrictions on lending have come into play, buying property might seem a little bit more challenging. There are still investment opportunities across the country and buying property continues to be an achievable goal. Here are some tips if you’re preparing to buy in 2016. Do your homework Spend some … Read more

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  • Where is 2015 heading?

    As listings slowly rise, we can expect price growth to still be above average but remain at a more sustainable level. There won’t be a dramatic fall away of prices in markets such as Sydney and Melbourne where demand remains strong, however, we won’t see street records continuously being broken. … Read more

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  • 5 steps to buying your first home

    Are you ready to leap off the rental treadmill and onto the property ladder? Buying your first home can be one of the most exciting periods of your life, but you’d be forgiven for feeling a little daunted by the whole process. After all, as someone who has never gone … Read more

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  • How to: Buy property in a red hot-market

    Are you breaking a sweat trying to buy a home in a fiercely competitive market? So what can you do if you need to buy and continue to get pipped at the property post? Try these 5 expert ideas: 1. Never wait to find ‘the one’ before researching Just as … Read more

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  • Is Australia in a Housing Bubble?

    Steadily rising house prices, fueled by record low interest rates, are sparking fears of an impending crash in Australia’s property market. Talk of a property bubble is increasing while questions continue around affordability, particularly in the surging Sydney and Melbourne markets. So what is a housing bubble, are we in … Read more

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  • Property Investor Mortgage Commitments Jump 22.9pc

    Investors are continuing to gobble up more of the mortgage pie – but so are first home buyers Australians made $32.7 billion of mortgage commitments in April, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. That marked a 17.3 per cent increase on the previous year. The owner-occupier share of those … Read more

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  • 8 things to look for when buying a unit

    1. Higher proportion of owner-occupiers Aim for at least a 70:30 ratio of owner-occupiers to investor. Often apartment block tends to be better maintained if there’s a higher proportion of owner-occupiers. Better presented units mean higher demand, which translates to better prospects for capital and rental growth. Being well cared … Read more

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  • 2015 Budget to Boost Property Market

    The recent Federal Budget largely left property alone – but it will likely have far-reaching ramifications for prices, investors and retirement planning. One of the biggest financial challenges Australians now face is funding their own retirement, as there are growing signs that the federal government’s age pension will be available only to … Read more

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