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  • Blue chip team set to dominate Perth projects

    Ray White’s top Australian selling principal Vivien Yap is pivoting into project sales in a big way by opening a new business dedicated to marketing exclusive projects. Ray White Vivien Yap Exclusive Projects has just opened in Claremont and the top …

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  • Community spirit runs deep with Trevor Bowen

    Trevor Bowen joins the Ray White family. He’s an elite level real estate agent, a devoted family man, huge supporter of many community groups in his beloved Cheltenham and he’s been involved in the emergency services for more than 30 …

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  • Auctions buzzing across Australia

    There was a positive buzz at Ray White auctions across the country today as lockdown restrictions eased in Sydney and Melbourne and bidders headed back onsite. Australasia’s largest real estate group recorded a preliminary auction day clearance rate of 85 …

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  • Economic Update – 21 October

    This week Chief Economist, Nerida Conisberr looks at the start of an increase in time on market, as well as a look at what is selling quickest and what is selling slowest. Days on market starts to rise On pretty …

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  • Weekly Economic Update

    This week we take a look at the start of an increase in time on market, as well as a look at what is selling quickest and what is selling slowest. Days on market starts to rise On pretty much …

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  • Australia’s top auction markets power on

    IN the final months of 2021,, it’s clear that Ray White auction metrics haven’t taken a tumble despite restrictions, rolling lockdowns and more stock on the market. Over the past financial year, the Ray White Melbourne market has been the …

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  • Weekly Economic Update – 14 October

    This week, Ray White Chief Economist, Nerida Conisbee looks at the state of auction markets and the most hotly contested suburbs so far this year. She also dives in to see what is happening with settlement times, with more people …

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  • Economic Update

    This week, Ray White Chief Economist, Nerida Conisbee looks at luxury home sales, which are set to hit a new record in 2021, as well as the upcoming stampede to the shops – what it means to retail property and …

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  • Economic Update – 30 September

    This week, we take a look at how price growth is comparing to people’s wages, as well as the pressure growing on regulators to reign in home loan growth Is your house earning more than you? Quite possibly The median …

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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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