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  • Ray White continues to carve out iso auction deals

    RAY WHITE members continued to hammer out deals across the country today with our innovative isolation auctions producing some incredible sales across the leading group. No doubt the strength of the 118 year old group is its evolution but the fundamentals …

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  • Online auctions continue to prosper in Brisbane

    THE ‘new normal’ of live online auctions continued to pick up pace this morning as two out of three properties sold under the hammer in Brisbane. 17 Osanna Street (above) in Daisy Hill sold for $506,000 after 16 bids and 80/204 Alice Street (below) in …

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  • Buyer confidence unshaken in Brisbane’s north

    RAY WHITE Albion principal David Treloar says there’s no lack of genuine buyers, especially for 25 Warraba Ave, Wavell Heights which spent a total of five days on the market before being snapped up for $1.3 million. The three bedroom property was …

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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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  • Five steps to buying your first home

    Buying your first home can be one of the most exciting experiences but when starting the process, the first question is usually ‘Where do I begin?’. While you may think the first step is looking at properties, there are actually …

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  • Get to know Sarah Gutzke from Ray White Wamuran

    What does a normal day look like for you? What’s normal?! That is the beauty of property management – no two days are the same. However, my days now involve team management, new business, trust accounting plus a bit of …

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  • White Paper – February 2020

    On the back of a record January and with rising median house prices, we awaited our February results with more than usual interest. Our members recorded $3.87 billion in total unconditional sales for February, a staggering 30 per cent higher …

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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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  • 3 benefits of selling your home through auction

    As surely goes without saying, there are both upsides and downsides to listing a home for sale via auction. But especially right now, as the market continues to gain in value, the pros seem to outweigh the cons by a very heavy margin. Listed below are just three benefits of listing your … Read more

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