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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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  • New South Wales comes together for Ray White’s Unite 2020

    MORE than 450 Ray White Group members from across New South Wales today descended on Sydney’s Ivy Hotel for Unite 2020. Hosted across capital cities by Australasia’s biggest real estate group, the Unite 2020 program would provide a new and improved training format …

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  • Auction numbers continue to strengthen

    THIS weekend the Ray White Group has 317 properties scheduled for auction across the country as volumes continue to grow week on week. Last week the leading group saw a jump in the number of active bidders to 4.1 bidders …

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  • Three easy tips to decorating your rental

    Feeling unable to personalise your rental home can be frustrating and make it seem like you’re still living in someone else’s house. These three tips will help you add your own flare without breaching your landlord’s contract. The wonders of …

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  • Zen-like bush retreat for sale at Killcare

    THE FARM at Killcare is where you go for an incredible Hawaiian massage in a tranquil bush setting on the NSW Central Coast and now the property is for sale. Owner Ellen McCall, a long-time resident of Killcare, is selling …

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  • Prettiest pink hue on Gold Coast for sale

    The impossibly pastel pink hued Main Beach Bungalow modelled after the Beverly Hills Hotel – is on the market for the first time since it was redesigned two years ago. The resort style estate hidden from view behind a pink fence and …

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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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  • Challenging our best to be better

    We recently held our annual Chairman’s Elite and Alan White Elite conferences in Bali. It was the first time we celebrated together in an overseas location. It was a magical setting to recognise those members who achieved results across the …

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  • Auction wrap from around the grounds

    First home buyers were out in strong numbers at auctions across Australia today, incentivised by the federal government’s latest scheme, according to the leading property group, Ray White. This week it was announced that more than 5,700 Australians have signed up for the …

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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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  • Everything you need to know about buying into a strata managed property

    Are you looking at strata properties as an investment or a new home? Many properties with multiple lots or apartments are part of a strata scheme. These individual living spaces are owned by individual people or parties, while all common property is subject to shared responsibility and ownership by the collective. What … Read more

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  • Why you’re struggling to sell your home

    The price is wrong For most buyers, the bottom line is almost always price. And if you’ve priced your home too high – even if you might be willing to negotiate – potential customers may not even consider it. Be sure to do your research and see what similar homes … Read more

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  • Why you’re struggling to sell your home Part 1

    Owning a home that’s been sitting on the market for months or even years can be a frustrating experience. Unfortunately, these things happen in residential real estate. But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing else you can do to encourage a buyer to put down an offer. Here are a few … Read more

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