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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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  • How to purchase a brand new property

    There are two general ways to purchase a new property, according to Loan Market experts – buying off the plan or buying a house and land package. Buying off the plan Buying off the plan is usually purchasing a unit …

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  • Choosing a property type

    There’s four basic decisions to make when you’re picking the type of property to buy – will it be a house or unit and will it be an existing or new property. Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages …

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  • How can I pay off my mortgage faster?

    Use these expert mortgage broker tips from Loan Market to save on interest charges and pay your home loan faster. 1. Make extra repayments Making consistent and ad-hoc extra repayments like bonuses and tax returns reduces the principal on your …

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  • Can I get a loan to renovate my property?

    When you think about a renovation project, images of knocking down walls, council permits and months of inconvenience might spring to mind. But a renovation project doesn’t always have to be big – it really can be anything from upgrading …

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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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  • Ray White Runaway Bay Group starts 2021 with a bang

    RAY WHITE Runaway Bay Group principal Ali Mian (pictured above) is showing no signs of stopping after opening a fifth office in Arundel on the Northern Gold Coast and recruiting a new star to the team. Since inception 14 years ago, Ray White …

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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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