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  • Ray White supports Victorian Budget 2020

    Ray White Victoria welcomed the state government’s move to provide a discount on stamp duty for those purchasing new and established homes valued up to $1 million, up until June 30 next year. The measures equate to discounts of 50 …

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  • Online enquiries and OFI numbers surge

    ONLINE enquiry and open for inspection attendance has been a great way to track buyer demand and this week all numbers are pointing to a massive end to the spring selling season. The Ray White Group has seen intense online …

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  • 5 reasons buying your own home trumps renting

    Sometimes it can feel like only real estate folks trumpet the virtues of buying a home. But, in real-life terms, why is buying better than renting? 1. It creates investment options Jason Francis, a 36-year-old fly-in, fly-out train driver originally from New Zealand, but now based in Western Australia, has … Read more

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  • Queensland’s best acreage lifestyle on offer

    THE Sunshine Coast hinterland has been in such strong demand with buyers in 2020 and the latest key listing by leading agency Ray White Buderim is expected to be highly sought after for its signature acreage lifestyle. Ray White Buderim …

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  • Relaxed beachside luxury in Carrum

    JOSIE Kelsey will miss many things about her four bedroom Carrum beach residence but looking out from her three storey high bedroom window is top of the list. While Ms Kelsey and husband Paul Kelsey will miss their four bedroom 669-670 …

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  • AFL’s Brad Crouch to make his mark at auction

    BRAD CROUCH, who won the best-and-fairest award for Adelaide Crows in 2019, is sending his stylishly renovated house with subdividing potential at 4 Sydney Avenue in Kidman Park to auction. Mr Crouch, who will officially join St Kilda as a restricted free …

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  • Melbourne: Should I sell my home now or wait until 2021?

    Rather than making selling your home a 2021 resolution, have a crack at getting a sold sticker up before Christmas. This is the advice of veteran real estate agent Chris Watson, director of Ray White Ringwood, who said several factors pointed to a post-lockdown seller’s market. This included a “backlog … Read more

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  • “There are a lot of buyers out there”

    There was no place quick like home for sellers Anthony and Deborah Godden (pictured above left with Ray White Ashgrove Sales Agent Tamara Lee) on the weekend as 36 Confederate Street sold for $937,000 in Red Hill. “We’re relocating back …

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  • A record month! In fact, a blockbuster

    October was unique not only for volume of sales but also the uniformity of outstanding results across each and every marketplace in Australia and New Zealand. We recorded $5.71 billion in sales in October 2020, 30.7 per cent up on …

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  • What is stamp duty?: Top questions answered

    Stamp duty is part and parcel of buying property in Australia. But it’s also a tax that few buyers understand. Stamp duty refers to the tax you pay on certain transactions and documents. One of these transactions where you need to pay stamp duty is when you purchase a property. Naturally … Read more

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  • Should I renovate or sell? Which is right for you?

    If you’ve been thinking of making a change with your living situation, deciding whether to sell or renovate your home is a tough question and shouldn’t be something that you rush into when working out what’s right for you. Finances, lifestyle, work life, family needs and goals, as well as expanding … Read more

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  • Australia’s real estate recovery is kicking off, new sales data reveals

    Australia’s housing market is already kicking out of its coronavirus slump with all major markets enjoying growth over the last month, except for Melbourne. According to CoreLogic’s home value indices, national real estate values enjoyed their first rise in six months during October. National values rose 0.4 per cent in … Read more

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  • House Inspection and Open Homes Rules during Covid-19

    Real estate never sleeps, so just because the world is battling a pandemic it does not mean you have to put the search for your dream home on hold, nor do landlords have to forgo inspecting their assets. However, with Coronavirus impacting Australian states and territories in different ways, authorities … Read more

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  • Melbourne’s property market begins to awaken from a weeks-long slumber

    Agents across Melbourne are expecting a massive short-term boost to the local property market with home inspections booked solid on Monday after the ban on inspections was eased. Many were taking calls as early as Sunday afternoon when Premier Daniel Andrews eased restrictions to allow one-on-one property inspections, which had been … Read more

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  • Melbourne lockdown: private inspection ban eased ahead of schedule

    KEY real estate restrictions have eased ahead of schedule, breathing life back into Melbourne’s spring property market. Private residential property inspections will be permitted from tomorrow, Monday September 28, state government documents confirmed. The move comes earlier than first planned on the state’s coronavirus road map, which originally indicated private … Read more

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