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  • Auction market turns up the heat as temperatures fall

    Across the country, Australians have been pulling out the winter coats as temperatures fell and rain doused parts of the nation, but the one place you could guarantee there to be heat was in the vicinity of a Ray White auctioneer and their gavel …

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  • Buying in a seller’s market

    A COMMON trend Ray White Woodside principal Angus Campbell has encountered lately is that vendors are scared to sell because they feel there is nothing to buy. Just like the rest of the country, South Australia has seen a huge …

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  • June auctions swing into action

    IN Australia, there is still plenty of momentum in the market resulting in another standout month for the Ray White Group, recording almost $6 billion in sales over May. Words like “cooling” and “softening” have been thrown around about the …

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  • Incredible May didn’t disappoint

    We thought we had seen the peak of the market in March as many pundits were predicting and saying the market was easing and yet we have just set a new PB for our Australian residential business. In May 2021 …

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  • Commercial case study: Pittsworth IGA

    We sat down with Lachlan O’Keeffe and Michael Feltoe from Ray White Commercial Queensland to hear about their recent successful sale of a freestanding IGA in Pittsworth. How did you become appointed We have the contact details of nearly …

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  • Winter selling season heats up

    WINTER selling season got off to a roaring start with Australasia’s largest real estate group reporting a preliminary national clearance of 84 per cent, despite Melbourne’s second week in lockdown. The unwavering surge in demand from buyers meant reserve prices …

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  • Budget 2021: good news for home buyers

    Tonight’s Federal Budget is good news for home buyers. The First Home Super Saver and Family Home Guarantee will allow more people to enter the property market, encouraging home ownership. The restriction of the First Home Deposit scheme to only …

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  • From a low tide to a king tide

    It’s fascinating to compare our sales results from last month with our results of 12 months ago. The contrast in market conditions will never be more stark, yet we also are reminded that what is important to our customers remains …

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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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