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  • Weekly Economic Update

    Flying cars, driverless cars and the rise of electric vehicles – what does this mean for property? Nerida Conisbee, Ray White chief economist While I can’t quite imagine arriving at work in a flying car in my lifetime, it may …

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  • Open Day at Ray White’s Shed

    Open Day at The Shed Sunday August 7, 2022 The first Ray White office still stands proudly, in an historical village in Crows Nest, Queensland. It’s simply a tin shed, and it hasn’t changed since Ray opened his business inside …

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  • Autumn closes historically high

    THE federal election is over and the country can finally take a breath as life goes on in the property market. If you only started paying attention to the property market last year then you might think the current softening …

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  • Elite squad in training for worthy cause

    Fighting fit – Patrick Cosgrove, Jarryd Rubinstein and Oliver Lavers preparing for the Kokoda Track to raise money for the Wolfy Foundation. SUPER fit Ray White TRG managing director Jarryd Rubinstein has top agents Patrick Cosgrove and Oliver Lavers on a …

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  • Weekly Economic Update – 5 May

    This year will be a much better one for first home buyers The start of the pandemic was a popular time for first home buyers to get into the market. Between January 2020 and January 2021, the number of first …

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  • Weekly Economic Update – 28 April

    This week, Ray White chief economist, Nerida Conisbee takes a look at the latest inflation data and outline what it will mean to property this cycle. Inflation hits 5.1 per cent – what does it mean for property? No doubt …

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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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