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  • Top agent Leigh Grixti levels up

    ONE of Melbourne’s top sales agents Leigh Grixti is excited to announce he’s joined Ray White to take his business to the next level. After four years operating in Melbourne’s west, centred in Aintree, Fraser Rise, Taylor’s Hill, Burnside Heights …

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  • Far north QLD cattle station nets more than $7M

    A 15,600ha cattle ranch named ‘Ellendale Station’ in Queensland’s Einasleigh has been snapped up by Moola Brangus Stud owners Bruce and Sandy Ryan. The Ryans bought the large scale cattle breeding station for around $7,500,000 through a private treaty sale …

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  • Buying at auction vs private treaty

    Once you’ve decided that you want to make an offer for a property there are two main methods to purchasing: auction and private treaty. At auctions you’ll be bidding against other potential buyers, will have to make fast decisions and …

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  • How to purchase a brand new property

    There are two general ways to purchase a new property, according to Loan Market experts – buying off the plan or buying a house and land package. Buying off the plan Buying off the plan is usually purchasing a unit …

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  • Choosing a property type

    There’s four basic decisions to make when you’re picking the type of property to buy – will it be a house or unit and will it be an existing or new property. Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages …

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  • How can I pay off my mortgage faster?

    Use these expert mortgage broker tips from Loan Market to save on interest charges and pay your home loan faster. 1. Make extra repayments Making consistent and ad-hoc extra repayments like bonuses and tax returns reduces the principal on your …

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  • Can I get a loan to renovate my property?

    When you think about a renovation project, images of knocking down walls, council permits and months of inconvenience might spring to mind. But a renovation project doesn’t always have to be big – it really can be anything from upgrading …

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  • Ray White Victoria & Tasmania caps off 2020

    RAY White Victoria and Tasmania capped off 2020 with an all time record in December, as the market fired back to life after the extended lockdowns in Australia’s auction capital. Australasia’s largest network sold more than 1,210 homes for $840 …

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  • Ray White Runaway Bay Group starts 2021 with a bang

    RAY WHITE Runaway Bay Group principal Ali Mian (pictured above) is showing no signs of stopping after opening a fifth office in Arundel on the Northern Gold Coast and recruiting a new star to the team. Since inception 14 years ago, Ray White …

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  • How to become a property investor in 5 easy steps

    The message is loud and clear: investing in property can be a solid path to financial freedom, but what’s not so apparent to ordinary Australians is how to make it happen. Ben Kingsley – co-author of the best-selling The Armchair Guide to Property Investing and co-host of The Property Couch podcast – teaches Aussies how to … Read more

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  • How to evaluate whether a property would make a good investment

    Working out if a property will make a good investment is undoubtedly complicated, but experts say it rests on three simple things; rental yield, capital growth potential and underlying demand. Get these three things right and property investment success awaits. What is the rental yield? Rental yield is a key metric … Read more

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  • 5 top tips for landlords in the current property market

    Recently purchased a property, and unsure how to navigate your new status as a landlord? Already have a few properties but not sure if you’re bringing your landlord A-game to the table? You’ve come to the right place. But first, why is nailing the landlord role so important? “As a … Read more

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  • 9 tips for saving tax on your investment property

    Property investment is hard work, but it’s also rewarded with plenty of tax breaks. We hear a lot about lucky investors that have played the investment game and won, but knowing what to do and what not to do is crucial. And so we spoke to Dr Adrian Raftery, a tax … Read more

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  • 6 common property investment mistakes and how to avoid them

    Investment of any nature is never an exact science and the property market is no exception. Interest rate changes, fluctuations in supply and demand, emotional decision-making, and broader economic shocks all conspire to make things a lot harder. However, there are still some tactics property investors can use when seeking … Read more

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  • 10 tips for getting started in property investment

    When it comes to building a retirement nest egg for the future, property is still regarded as one of the safest long-term investments. While some investors may want to buy a property and rent it out straight away, others may choose to live in the home while they renovate … Read more

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  • What happens after selling a house?

    You’ve waited patiently through the open homes, bargained hard on price, and finally decided what furniture you’re keeping and what goes to charity. But what actually happens after you sell your house? There are three key processes you need to go through to finalise the sale of your home. Exchanging … Read more

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  • How to prepare your house for an open inspection

    Inspections are like a first date. You only get one chance to make that first impression. Set your property up for inspection success with these simple tips. 1. Clean up Yes, it’s Captain Obvious, but you’d be surprised. Make sure your whole property is neat and tidy when buyers arrive, … Read more

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  • Decluttering tips to help you sell

    If you’re intending to sell your home this you’ll want to invest some time into decluttering. We accumulate a lot of things moving through life. Many outlive their usefulness (and if we’re being honest, some didn’t have much use to begin with). But we’re human and stuff sticks to us, … Read more

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  • Don’t neglect your garden

    When you’re preparing your home for sale, it’s easy to forget about the benefits of an immaculate garden. Tidy green grass and a freshly cut garden can make the world of difference when selling your property. Here’s five simple ways to prepare your garden for selling: 1. Free your garden from weeds Start … Read more

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