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  • Auctions buzzing across Australia

    There was a positive buzz at Ray White auctions across the country today as lockdown restrictions eased in Sydney and Melbourne and bidders headed back onsite. Australasia’s largest real estate group recorded a preliminary auction day clearance rate of 85 …

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  • Economic Update – 21 October

    This week Chief Economist, Nerida Conisberr looks at the start of an increase in time on market, as well as a look at what is selling quickest and what is selling slowest. Days on market starts to rise On pretty …

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  • Weekly Economic Update

    This week we take a look at the start of an increase in time on market, as well as a look at what is selling quickest and what is selling slowest. Days on market starts to rise On pretty much …

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  • Australia’s top auction markets power on

    IN the final months of 2021,, it’s clear that Ray White auction metrics haven’t taken a tumble despite restrictions, rolling lockdowns and more stock on the market. Over the past financial year, the Ray White Melbourne market has been the …

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  • Star Aussie cook lists Jamberoo getaway home

    BUYERS now have a chance to cook in the kitchen of Australian Home Cook Hero, Lyndey Milan OAM, who has listed her Jamberoo home for auction on Sunday, November 7. Ms Milan, who made her name as one of Australia’s …

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  • Sellers heed the call to auction

    IN many parts of the country sellers have begun to mobilise as prices grow and buyer demand remains high. Another capital city was added to the list of those permitted to host onsite auctions, with Sydney auctioneers now allowed back …

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  • Weekly Economic Update – 14 October

    This week, Ray White Chief Economist, Nerida Conisbee looks at the state of auction markets and the most hotly contested suburbs so far this year. She also dives in to see what is happening with settlement times, with more people …

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  • Economic Update

    This week, Ray White Chief Economist, Nerida Conisbee looks at luxury home sales, which are set to hit a new record in 2021, as well as the upcoming stampede to the shops – what it means to retail property and …

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  • Economic Update – 30 September

    This week, we take a look at how price growth is comparing to people’s wages, as well as the pressure growing on regulators to reign in home loan growth Is your house earning more than you? Quite possibly The median …

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  • Weekly Economic Update – 23 September

    This week Ray White Chief Economist, Nerida Conisbee looks at Australia’s top house flipping suburbs, as well as how COVID has driven up household wealth Where is our house flipping capital? In boom markets, house flipping (buying and selling a …

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  • First Impressions

    Like a first date, you only have about 5 seconds to make a good first impression. Also like dating, buying is a sensory experience. Looks, smells and sounds all matter. But let’s separate from the analogy now. It’s important before you put your property on the market that you give … Read more

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  • It’s Heating Up again as the Cold Weather Comes in

    “When is the best time to sell?” A question I’m asked a lot. Is it Spring? Surely it’s Spring, the market is waking up after winter, the birds are singing and perfume of flowers in the garden must bring in buyers like bees to the honey pot. The answer to when, is a little less poetic and less predictable. Real estate is … Read more

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  • Strategy

    Some friends of mine have been looking to buy for over a year. They sold their property just before the COVID cloud descended over our planet and with money in their pocket they thought they had timed their run perfectly. They looked at properties, picked them apart and noted how ‘out of … Read more

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  • Did You Know?

    Did you know that 1st January is one of the most searched days on real estate web portals? It throws out the myth that the market doesn’t wake up until after Australia Day. People wake up to a New Year with fresh resolve to ‘Buy that property!’. 2021 is going to move fast. Agents will … Read more

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  • Prestige Property Auction Event

    BRISBANE’S MOST EXCLUSIVE PRESTIGE PROPERTY AUCTION EVENT On Saturday the 5th of December, at Brisbane’s amazing Calile Hotel, we are going to be holding a prestige property auction event. This will be the most exclusive auction event ever to be held in Brisbane! The event has already attracted national and … Read more

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  • Interstate Buyers Vying For Brisbane Homes

    I remember Sydney buyers coming into Brisbane in the late 90’s. Every Brisbane owner wanted one and every Brisbane buyer didn’t want to compete with one! There are a lot of hallmarks of that time in the current market. The enquiry we are experiencing from people in Melbourne and Sydney … Read more

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  • Meeting With The Mayor

    Matt and I had the privilege of a private breakfast with Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner last week. He wanted to hear news of the property market and share his plans on the road ahead. We discussed the strong interest in the Brisbane market after it slammed to a halt in … Read more

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  • Pop Quiz Hot Shot

    Like every industry, real estate has a lot of industry language. It is quite common for an agent to say “I’m happy to present a cash contract, on auction terms, with 30 days”. “Are you happy with that?” Or “Do you need a val?” Or even, “It’s a 32 perch … Read more

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  • The Three P’s

    I grew up in a real estate household with my mum being the owner of Ray White Moorooka and Annerley. Prior to starting with her in 1996, my brother and I spent our after-school hours in and around the office listening to agents. We heard a lot about the three … Read more

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  • New Farm home smashes Brisbane residential auction record

    One of New Farm’s most prized riverfront holdings has smashed Brisbane residential auction records, selling for a staggering $7.75 million. Set on a spacious 873-square-metre block, the property at 39 Griffith Street with rare uninterrupted access to the Brisbane River became the most expensive house ever sold in Brisbane under the hammer on … Read more

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