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  • White Paper – May 2020

    Our sales results for May brings more positive news for all Australian property owners. Despite a month of lockdowns and being restricted in the manner by which we could operate, in Australia we recorded unconditional sales of $2.37 billion in …

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  • Christchurch on-site auction hat-trick as confidence fires up

    COMPETITION was clear to see as 16 registered buyers battled it out for just three properties as bidders warmly welcomed the return of on-site auctions in Christchurch. The team at Ray White Ferrymead continued recent nationwide momentum by orchestrating three strong under …

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  • Christchurch in-room auctions back with a bang

    BUYERS in Christchurch welcomed in-room auctions back with socially-distanced open arms as six out of eight properties sold under the hammer for a combined NZ$2,670,000. “Auctions are proving the best method to uncover a premium price in our Alert Level …

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  • No holiday for buyers

    IT MIGHT be a long weekend in New South Wales and Victoria but if last month’s activity is any indication then buyers won’t be taking any time off this Saturday. Throughout May buyer interest continued to stay steady for Australasia’s …

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  • The changes we should not waste…

    Not sure we’ll see the wholesale change that some commentators are declaring can be the only result of experiencing this “unprecedented” event… In my experience (longer than I care to admit) people have short memories and revert to familiar routines …

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  • Toasty fires to keep warm by this winter

    There’s nothing quite like huddling by a fire and toasting marshmallows to warm up in the cooler months of the year. We’ve put together some of our favourite fireplaces and fire pits that might inspire you to build or buy …

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  • What is the Value of a Property Manager?

    For some it comes down to dollars and cents, for most it’s whether they like the actual property manager they are dealing with and some people think the quality of the routine inspection maketh the value. COVID-19 has presented an …

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  • How to ensure you get your bond back in full?

    Renting a home can be a great option for all sorts of situations. Maybe you’re particularly mobile and rarely stay in one place for long, are a student and have need of group accommodation for yourself and some friends, or simply aren’t able or willing to consider home ownership. There … Read more

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  • Thinking of a change: Should you renovate or relocate?

    Every year, over half a million Australians buy a new property, and last year over 8million of us did some form of renovations, Reserve Bank and Roy Morgan research shows. When your property’s no longer making the grade, you’ve got a decision to make. Are you going to relocate or renovate? RENOVATE: … Read more

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  • Busting 4 common mortgage myths

    BUSTING FOUR COMMON MORTGAGE MYTHS Mortgages are much maligned, often seen as burdens rather than the useful tools that they really are. But that’s just because they’re misunderstood. There are several myths – that are widely believed – that tarnish the name of the humble home loan. We’ve busted just four … Read more

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  • 7 Simple but effective home staging tips

    Original content provided by The Home Planning to put your house on the market this summer? Chances are you’re feeling a combination of excitement and anxiety. Excitement about your brand-new chapter, but nerves about how long your house could take to sell. Well, fear not. We’ve rounded up some simple … Read more

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  • 5 ways to protect yourself from bad tenants

    5 WAYS TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM BAD TENANTS Over 7 million people rent their homes in Australia, according to 2016 census data. That’s close to a third of the population. The vast majority of this group are reliable and trustworthy, making for fantastic tenants. Unfortunately, there are some who are … Read more

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  • 5 things to do before you even consider applying for a mortgage

    CHECK YOUR CREDIT RATING Your credit score is a number based on analysis of your past debts and repayments that helps lenders make decisions on whether or not they accept your application. If your score is bad, your lender may approve your loan you less, offer a higher interest rate, or … Read more

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  • Keep your tenants happy while selling

    If you’re planning to sell your tenanted investment property it’s important to keep the tenants on side during the process. Consider how a tenant views the whole process, which is likely an inconvenience followed by a possible eviction. One of the best strategies is to be upfront and honest with … Read more

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  • What can you expect from your property manager?

    If you own real estate in Australia, you may consider placing the responsibility of your rental in the hands of a registered property manager, employed by a licensed real estate agency. This can help you avoid the day-to-day worries of rental properties, thus making your life easier. In light of … Read more

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  • How do i save for my first home?

    Do you want to achieve the great Australian dream of owning your own home? Where you can change things and decorate to your tastes. Paint a wall any colour you like here, hang a picture anywhere that takes your fancy there – all with no limitations from a landlord. Well, … Read more

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