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  • Staying fighting fit

    We asked Ray White Frankston Principal Ashley Weston how he was helping his office through lockdown in Melbourne. What kinds of things are you doing to keep your agents engaged? We originally thought we were going into lockdown for six …

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  • House keys and wedding bells

    FOR a lucky Newcastle couple, it was a day of firsts as they officially put the sold sign on their new home at 16 Stanley St, Belmont then sealed the deal with a proposal. It was a beautiful sunny day …

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  • Strong buyer demand boosts clearance rates

    WHILE listings continue to trend down, buyer demand has been unwavering over the past month which has been reflected in strong auction clearance rates across the country. Following a record July and August for Australasia’s largest real estate agency, September, …

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  • Brought forward auctions the new normal in Christchurch

    AUCTIONS being called forward has become the new normal in Christchurch after another stellar event which saw 12 out of 14 properties sell via their auction campaigns. Seven properties successfully sold under the hammer, four were sold prior and one …

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  • Birkenhead house attracts 100 bids and sells for NZ$2.29M

    AN incredible auction in North Shore City’s Birkenhead has attracted 100 bids before selling under the hammer for NZ$2,290,000 – a whopping NZ$1,265,000 over its CV. The sale of the three-bedroom, one-bathroom home at 8 Waratah Street (pictured below) was the highlight of …

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  • Ray White NSW welcomes Norwest to family

    With extensive property experience and local knowledge, Allan Yan and his team are set to take the real estate offering in Sydney’s Norwest to the next level, since pairing with Australasia’s largest real estate brand. Ray White Norwest will make …

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  • No shortage of buyers this selling season

    IT was another solid day of auction results for Australasia’s leading real estate group with all markets firing, except Melbourne which remains firmly on ice in its eighth week of lockdown. The Ray White Group booked a strong preliminary national …

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  • Ray White celebrates its property managers

    THE BACKBONE of Ray White’s property management business is its 2300 property managers who help the leading network manage its rent roll of 250,000 managements each day. Yesterday these unsung heroes – whose day often swings from managing one crisis …

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  • Melbourne sellers say why wait?

    Semi retired panel beater Darren Pay and his wife Sarah have become ‘expert’ photographers and drone pilots under lockdown in Melbourne. The Pays decided to seize the opportunity and take their own photos and drone videos, plus style their home …

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  • SMALL RENOVATION PROJECTS THAT YIELD BIG RESULTS

    Wanting the perfect home isn’t unreasonable, but spending a great deal of time and money on renovation projects to get it there isn’t a realistic task for a lot of homeowners. Luckily, there are a variety of ways you can update your home that don’t cost an arm and a … Read more

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  • HOW TO TRANSFORM YOUR HOME INTO A COSY WINTER RETREAT

    While the phrase, “winter is coming” may be synonymous with a certain leader of the Night’s Watch, Jon Snow is a great reminder that the colder months are indeed on our doorsteps. If your home is still in summer mode, it’s time to flick the switch to ensure it’s ready … Read more

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  • THE FIVE MOST COSTLY FIRST HOME BUYER MISTAKES

    Like speaking your first words, graduating university or even retirement, buying your first home is a defining moment of your life and the start of a new and exciting adventure. Make sure your first steps into the great unknown are in the right direction by avoiding the following costly mistakes. … Read more

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  • TIPS FOR RENTING WITH PETS

    Happy pet day! To celebrate today and our furry friends, we’ve got our five tips for how to find a rental property when you have pets. Have a pet reference If you have a good relationship with your neighbor and they love your pet, ask them to provide a reference … Read more

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  • START YOUR INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO

    The difference between a sound property investment and a less than desirable property experience can come down to research and communication – strong research into the area you’re interested in, coupled with open and honest communication with your agent and property manager. Work out what your investment goals are and … Read more

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  • THE ULTIMATE HOME INSPECTION CHECKLIST

    By Samantha Van Egmond, in association with From checking the water pressure to air-con, home-hunters can save money and drama by following this list of helpful pointers. When you think you’ve found the one, it can be easy to overlook the finer details. However, buying a property requires a discerning eye. … Read more

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  • FIVE QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR REAL ESTATE AGENT

    If you’re choosing a real estate agent for the sale of your home, there are certain things you need to know. Most homeowners don’t sell their house very often, so it can be easy to become “out of touch” with the real estate industry. If you’re fresh to the market … Read more

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  • ARE YOU FINANCE-READY TO BUY A PROPERTY?

    With market conditions changing, the effect of the Banking Royal Commission and property prices fluctuating in some states, the lending landscape has changed significantly over the past 12 months. With banks and other lenders placing more scrutiny over lending applications, Loan Market’s State Director Tim Amorous provides insights into how … Read more

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  • HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF A SMALL KITCHEN

    As a prospective home buyer, chances are that the kitchen is high up your list of priorities. Indeed, the kitchen and master bathroom are the two most important rooms for buyers when choosing real estate, according to Forbes. Even if the rest of the house checks out, a small kitchen can … Read more

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  • IMPORTANT TIPS FOR PRESENTING THE MASTER BEDROOM FOR VIEWINGS

    As the last stop on viewing tours for many properties, the master bedroom is an important room to get right. Even if everything else has gone to plan, falling at the final hurdle can leave buyers with a negative overall impression of the property which could affect their final decision. … Read more

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