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  • Nautical inspo dream house in northern NSW

    ON the best prime elevated block in the sought-after lifestyle town of Maclean in northern NSW, experienced boat builder Garry Tucker and his wife Moya built their dream house which reflects their passion for the sea. The four year old …

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  • Ray White Rural expands into Cooma NSW

    Australia’s largest real estate group have chosen Cooma to launch their latest office, at the gateway to the NSW Snowy Mountain region. Local real estate names, Alicia Carraro and Steve Allen, will lead the sales charge and will work alongside …

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  • Waikiki mansion set to break sale record

    FROM its jaw-dropping indoor pool, sophisticated design and breathtaking ocean view, 5 Shelton St is an iconic architectural masterpiece and potential record breaker. The five bedroom beachside mansion with attached three bedroom annex is now on the market through Ray White Rockingham Baldivis …

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  • World bodybuilding champs list Mildura paradise

    WELL-KNOWN in Mildura is the eco-friendly, green oasis at 784 Ontario Ave, which is owned by international bodybuilding champions, Andrea and Rod Sylvia. The iron pumping “power couple” may seem like they would be more at home in a gym but they built …

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  • Fresh leadership structure to drive Ray White growth in NSW

    From left to right: Ray White New South Wales CEO Andrew McCulloch, Ray White New South Wales Chief Growth Officer Bridgette Collis, and Ray White New South Wales Chief Performance Officer Tim Snell. GROWTH within Ray White, Australasia’s largest real estate group, has always …

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  • “There are a lot of buyers out there”

    There was no place quick like home for sellers Anthony and Deborah Godden (pictured above left with Ray White Ashgrove Sales Agent Tamara Lee) on the weekend as 36 Confederate Street sold for $937,000 in Red Hill. “We’re relocating back …

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  • A record month! In fact, a blockbuster

    October was unique not only for volume of sales but also the uniformity of outstanding results across each and every marketplace in Australia and New Zealand. We recorded $5.71 billion in sales in October 2020, 30.7 per cent up on …

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  • Should you buy a fixer-upper?

    Fixer-uppers are homes that require renovations or repairs. The extent of necessary work varies by property, but it can generally be expected that a fixer-upper will need at the very least some cosmetic work. In more serious cases, structural repairs may be necessary. Why do people buy fixer-uppers? The lower … Read more

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  • Can your home loan cover renovations? Part 2

    Alternatives to mortgages for home renovation If a mortgage isn’t the best option, you have alternatives. Keep in mind that these may be easier and faster to obtain the funds you are seeking, but come with a higher interest rate and shorter term payoff requirements. Lines of credit You can … Read more

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  • Can your home loan cover renovations? Part 1

    Are you planning a home renovation? There are several mortgage types you can take advantage of to fund the costs of renovations, so consider this option before you drain your savings and get stuck with a half-finished kitchen remodel. Mortgage increases or refinancing If you have a straightforward renovation planned … Read more

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  • Can a married couple use the First Home Buyers Grant twice?

    The First Home Buyers Grant was introduced in 2000 as a government scheme. It is intended for people buying a home for the first time, to help offset the Good and Services Tax (GST) that is paid when purchasing a house. The grant provides a lump-sum payment between $7,000 and … Read more

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  • How important is mortgage insurance?

    Does your mortgage include mortgage insurance? You could lower the size of your deposit or remove the need for additional guarantees by purchasing this type of insurance policy to increase your lender’s ability to secure their risk. Doing so can be an important bargaining chip if you are applying for … Read more

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  • Making your dream home instead of buying it…Part 2

    The bathrooms Perfect number of bedrooms, but too few (or too cramped) bathrooms? No problem. Expand and refurbish tiny water closets – or consider adding a master bath to the main bedroom and letting your teenager take over the shared hall bath. When it comes to luxury, switching out a … Read more

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  • Making your dream home instead of buying it… Part 1

    Are you having a hard time finding the house of your dreams? You might be overlooking one important detail: There’s no reason to necessarily keep the house you end up buying as is. In fact, the odds of checking every single item of your “want” list in a single house … Read more

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  • How to protect yourself from poor apartment construction… Part 2

    Are developers and builders still in business? Since building defects seem to becoming the rule rather than the exception, it’s important to know what methods of redress are available should you buy a unit with problems that appear later. Due diligence in this area is vital. Those living in structures … Read more

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  • How to protect yourself from poor apartment construction… Part 1

    With prices climbing for single-family homes, more and more Australians are opting for flat living. Over the past few decades, apartment dwellers have increased to encompass 10% of the population, with an estimated occupied flat for every five houses. Nearly half the residential property listings in Sydney and Perth are … Read more

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  • What can you learn from auction clearance rates?

    There’s more than one way to sell a home, and more than one way to predict what’s coming in the housing market. Auction clearance rates are one indicator that can show you how the market is moving and can help you determine the best time to buy or sell a residential property. … Read more

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