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  • Where to start with renovations

    Reno tips from an expert to help turn your new house in your dream home. Not only can renovations make your life easier and lift a space but they can also add significant value to your home. It can be …

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  • Nail your rental application

    Stand out from the crowd and ace your rental application with these tips. As rental vacancy rates shrink around the country and competition for properties heats up, your tenancy application needs to go above and beyond. Upgrade your application with …

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  • On the move

    Tips to make moving house as seamless as possible. Your finances are sorted, contracts are signed and the settlement period has finally come to an end which means it’s time to move into your brand new house. But moving can …

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  • Rare slice of Australian political history for sale

    IT’S HARDLY The Lodge but this modest home in Sydney’s west was owned by former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam. Ray White Canterbury Director Manuel Roussakis is marketing the original four-bedroom home at 32 Albert St, Cabramatta which was owned by the Whitlams …

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  • December success paves way for outstanding 2021

    A STRONG December for the Ray White Group has ensured a busy start to the 2021 auction market. In the final chapter of 2020, the Ray White Group wrote a total of $6.1 billion in unconditional sales in December, up …

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  • Six and out

    RECREATE your favourite cricket highlights at one of these amazing backyards perfect for an amateur Australia Day test match. 37 Kettels Rd, Kirwans Bridge, VIC While most buyers will see a perfectly manicured lawn, the cricket enthusiast recognises 37 Kettels …

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  • Top agent Leigh Grixti levels up

    ONE of Melbourne’s top sales agents Leigh Grixti is excited to announce he’s joined Ray White to take his business to the next level. After four years operating in Melbourne’s west, centred in Aintree, Fraser Rise, Taylor’s Hill, Burnside Heights …

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  • Far north QLD cattle station nets more than $7M

    A 15,600ha cattle ranch named ‘Ellendale Station’ in Queensland’s Einasleigh has been snapped up by Moola Brangus Stud owners Bruce and Sandy Ryan. The Ryans bought the large scale cattle breeding station for around $7,500,000 through a private treaty sale …

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  • Buying at auction vs private treaty

    Once you’ve decided that you want to make an offer for a property there are two main methods to purchasing: auction and private treaty. At auctions you’ll be bidding against other potential buyers, will have to make fast decisions and …

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  • Ray White Victoria & Tasmania caps off 2020

    RAY White Victoria and Tasmania capped off 2020 with an all time record in December, as the market fired back to life after the extended lockdowns in Australia’s auction capital. Australasia’s largest network sold more than 1,210 homes for $840 …

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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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  • Record sale a winner for local school

    I nearly dressed my 5 year old in her school uniform and took her with me to my first auction last Saturday. The reason being that it was only a few months ago I’d stood in front of her teachers and class mates and sold a free commission and auction … Read more

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  • Brisbane moving out of real estate shadow

    I attended Herron Todd White’s annual breakfast last week. Their headline speaker was former treasurer and economic whiz kid Peter Costello. The morning also featured two other property valuers/economists, and some very well-cooked poached eggs and bacon at the Sofitel Hotel. Mr Costello spoke of the broader market conditions, both … Read more

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  • Interstate buyers turn up the auction heat

    It was already 30 degrees and rising when I jumped out of the car to auction a beautifully presented home in ‘The Avenues’ of Ashgrove. A huge crowd was gathering at 34 Banksia Ave to watch the battle to buy this amazing family home with a seperate granny flat, swimming pool and … Read more

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