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  • Mid-winter activity fires up

    The mid-winter auction market continues to fire with strong buyer activity across the country. Despite higher interest rates and high inflation, which is mostly being driven by price rises on non-discretionary goods, auction clearance rates have rebounded. Is stock “piling …

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  • Weekly Economic Update

    Where are you most likely to find an energy efficient home? Nerida Conisbee, Ray White Chief Economist Energy prices are on the move and although a crisis of widespread blackouts looks to be averted for now, longer term, having an …

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  • How buyers can make auctions work for them

    THERE’S no doubt sellers love an auction but there are some surprising benefits for buyers as well. Australia’s largest auction house Ray White calls one in five auctions across the country with a year to date clearance rate of 71 …

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  • Ray White welcomes Milo Rasinac

    Ray White Victoria and Tasmania has appointed the highly regarded Milo Rasinac to the role of Network Development Manager. An accomplished auctioneer, Mr Rasinac is well known in Melbourne, especially in and around Essendon, where he owned a market leading …

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  • Auctions volumes rebound

    Auction volumes across the country rebounded this week after last week’s Queens birthday weekend slump. Australasia’s largest real estate group had 630 auctions scheduled this week, up 22.3 per cent on the same time last year, while the number of …

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  • Weekly economic update – 16 June

    Nerida Conisbee, Ray White Chief Economist Stamp duty is back on the agenda with the NSW Government announcing this week that it will press forward with its proposed changes to the tax. The changes, which involve a gradual movement from …

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  • Five upfront costs that first-home buyers shouldn’t overlook

    Saving to buy a first home has never been easy, but with prices reaching new highs around the country, it takes more discipline than ever. But it’s not just the deposit that first-home buyers have to save. Upfront expenses can cost first-home buyers thousands of dollars, and need to be … Read more

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  • What home owners should consider when planning to relocate

    ou’ve reached that point where your property needs have changed. Maybe you want more space, different features or a whole new lifestyle. Relocating could be the answer. But how will this impact you financially? And what do you need to consider when relocating within the same area, as opposed to … Read more

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  • Victoria’s hot coastal property market: No signs of cooling off

    Real estate agents in Victoria’s coastal regions say they have never experienced a winter like it, with demand from Melbourne-based home buyers outstripping supply and many auction campaigns being reduced to just three weeks to keep up with the demand. Emil Foller, the director of Jellis Craig Sorrento, says the … Read more

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  • Regional real estate boom as Geelong almost tops Melbourne

    Victoria’s official real estate report card for 2020 has revealed one of the state’s biggest years for property deals on record, with an estimated $120.5bn in sales despite the pandemic. The figure in the Valuer-General’s Guide to Property Values released this week is the third highest ever recorded, and includes … Read more

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  • How to maintain healthy air quality in your home

    Now that we’re spending an increased amount of time indoors, many of us may be starting to wonder about the state of the air we breathe in inside the home. I was so interested that I sent the filter in my Dyson Pure Hot and Cool purifying fan heater back to the … Read more

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  • Create a tiny office space anywhere in the home in 6 steps

    Working from home is here to stay for many of us. The problem lots of people have, though, is that their homes don’t include dedicated office space. But surprisingly, there are lots of small space in your home that can be converted to a workspace if you get creative. As … Read more

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  • June 30 REA Insights Weekly Buyer Demand Report, 2021

    Buyer demand on realestate.com.au dipped slightly last week, with multiple states and territories heading into lockdown. The REA Insights Buyer Demand Index declined 1% last week. Demand is now 8.6% lower than its peak in February this year, though remains well above levels seen at the same time 12 months ago. Victoria … Read more

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  • Uncharted territory: Australian property market soars

    The Australian property market has soared above its pre-COVID peaks, reaching uncharted territory as record-low interest rates fuel an increase in buyer demand that current volumes of homes for sale can’t satisfy. Melbourne home values are 5.3 per cent higher than their previous pre-COVID peak reached in March 2020, or … Read more

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  • Debunking the myths around life in regional Australia

    Regional Australia’s popularity has surged in the wake of the pandemic, as more and more city slickers consider moving away from the big smoke. An abundance of space, more affordable housing and a greater connection to nature are often cited as reasons to relocate. But what about the potential drawbacks? … Read more

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