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  • First home buyers flood the market

    GENEROUS government grants have been the catalyst for the recent growth in the number of first home buyers coming onto the market. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics Lending Indicators Report, in March 2021 owner occupier first home buyer loan commitments …

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  • Market still at a historic high

    DESPITE the coming winter months, Australia’s property market is still operating at an all time high. In April, Ray White helped almost 15,000 people with their property ambitions and conducted 23,000 property appraisals. Ray White final trading figures came in …

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  • Powerhouse duo open Ray White Salisbury

    A pair of well-known and experienced real estate professionals have realised the next step in their career, opening a brand new Ray White office in the northern Adelaide suburb of Salisbury. Justin Irving and Mellanie Borgas both have a wealth …

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  • Agents of choice open Ray White Daisy Hill

    The stellar team at Ray White Marsden have officially opened their doors at their newest location in Daisy Hill, in Logan City, south of Brisbane. Ray White Marsden and Ray White Daisy Hill, to be collectively known also as Ray …

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  • Budget 2021: good news for home buyers

    Tonight’s Federal Budget is good news for home buyers. The First Home Super Saver and Family Home Guarantee will allow more people to enter the property market, encouraging home ownership. The restriction of the First Home Deposit scheme to only …

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  • From a low tide to a king tide

    It’s fascinating to compare our sales results from last month with our results of 12 months ago. The contrast in market conditions will never be more stark, yet we also are reminded that what is important to our customers remains …

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  • Auction market remains hot as temperatures drop

    THE first weekend of May saw auction buyers out in force across Australia, with uncharacteristically fierce bidding action as the temperature dropped. Unlike other years, sellers and buyers are seemingly not deterred by the cooler months, and are capitalising on one …

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  • Get to know Prue Jones from Ray White Rye

    Get to know Prue Jones from Ray White Rye. How does your usual day look? I always start my day before 8am with early morning emails to current vendors. This puts me in control of my day. Then I catch …

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  • Fierce bidding action across Australia

    THE post-Easter market continued to see buyers out in force at auctions, with some fierce bidding reported across the nation as determined purchasers came prepared to secure their dream homes. Australasia’s largest property group had booked 567 auctions to go under …

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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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