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Spring cleaning tips for the new season

After a few months of cold and dreary weather in some parts of the country, many of us are looking forward to September. While spring means better weather, it’s also the time when everyone puts a little elbow grease in to clean out their homes. Whether you’re going to list your property for sale with …

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Buy with confidence

Buying a home is an experience like no other. Filled with excitement and anticipation for open homes, new suburbs and lively auctions, people can soon feel frustrated and bewildered when it comes to finding the right home loan. Much of this confusion is from not knowing enough about the different kinds of approvals and what’s …

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Ray White partners with number one Chinese property portal

The Ray White Group announced today that it has signed a strategic partnership agreement to market all of its residential, commercial and rural real estate listings in Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia in the Chinese language exclusively on Juwai.com, the No. 1 Chinese international property portal. This is a significant strengthening of the existing ties …

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What happened to the markets in July?

Winter is supposed to be when markets slumber. Right? Not in 2014. For the first time Ray White’s group sales exceeded $3billion in a winter month. In fact, the markets are continuing to resemble Spring/Summer conditions in a remarkable display of consistency. And the consistency is across all individual markets. The pick? Well, one can’t …

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Banks drop rates despite RBA rate hold

During its August meeting the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) announced it would leave interest rates at 2.50 per cent for a twelfth straight month and continue the longest and lowest period of rate stability in decades. Loan Market director Mark De Martino said that despite a full year of rate inactivity from the RBA, …

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Investor hot spots

Purchasing an investment property is a popular way for Australians to build wealth and equity. Whether you buy new, off the plan or an existing dwelling, purchasing in the right area can make a big difference to your rental returns. We asked Ray White CEOs for their hot tips on the up-and-coming areas to focus …

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Are SMSFs all they’re cracked up to be?

Self-managed superannuation funds (SMSF) seem to be the flavour of the month. But do they live up to the hype? And is it the right vehicle into retirement for your client? We asked Jason Powell, CEO of Wealth Market, the pros and cons of opening a SMSF. Why would you consider a SMSF? There’s enough …

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Top five mistakes to avoid when renovating

I’d been waiting for the right time. Months and months of relentless researching and then finally I got in. I purchased an apartment in the location and price range I was looking for. I’ve always had a romance with the idea of renovating but before you start blaming ‘The Block’ it wasn’t due to a …

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Mark McLeod’s Market Update

As always, buyer sentiment continues to be heavily influenced by the combination of local area market conditions and the overall macroeconomic environment. In last week’s media, budget fallout continued to dominate the news, with a significant backlash against the Government clearly evident. Reuters reported consumer sentiment fell to its lowest level in two years across …

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