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  • Office Hours Update

    Here at Ray White Toronto & Wangi, we take the safety of our clients and staff very seriously, so we have made the necessary decision to close our Toronto & Wangi offices to the public to encourage social distancing. We are still doing buyer appointments, sales and rental appraisals and … Read more

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  • Ray White hammers down sales in virtual world

    RAY White Group today successfully launched its innovative new private auction platform as bidders flocked to the virtual world to bid and buy in the ‘new normal’ way. The brand-new facility, that allowed bidders to still see each-other as well …

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  • New virtual format keeps auction market alive

    (Ray White New South Wales CEO and auctioneer Jason Andrew calling virtual auctions on Friday morning.) RAY WHITE offices across Australia have embraced new virtual auction methods in a move that shows that there is little that can dampen the …

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  • FaceTime for when you can’t have facetime

    RAY White Group has always proudly been at the forefront of technology and now, in these unprecedented times, the leading brand is leading on how technology can revolutionize open homes and auctions, while keeping its valued customers safe and comfortable. No-one …

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  • Private auctions go out with a bang in Sydney and Melbourne

    (Bidders are 24 Cinerea Avenue, Ferntree Gully spaced 1.5 metres apart.) THERE were some strong auction sales recorded across Sydney and Melbourne last night, the final opportunity to sell on-site ahead of the new government restrictions. From now on interested …

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  • NEW VS OLD: Are there benefits to building a new investment property?

    When you use a property for investment purposes, you want it to increase in value, or appreciate, over time. So why consider depreciation? While the value of the property hopefully rises during ownership, the building structure and assets within it will experience natural wear and tear. The Australian Taxation Office … Read more

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  • Rental legislation changes effective 23 March 2020

    Minimum standards to clarify ‘fit for habitation’ Landlords are currently required to provide the rented property in a reasonable state of cleanliness and ‘fit for habitation’. The changes introduce seven minimum standards which clarify the meaning of ‘fit for habitation’. New smoke alarm obligations for landlords All NSW landlords will … Read more

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  • Five steps to buying your first home

    Buying your first home can be one of the most exciting experiences but when starting the process, the first question is usually ‘Where do I begin?’. While you may think the first step is looking at properties, there are actually …

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  • Get to know Sarah Gutzke from Ray White Wamuran

    What does a normal day look like for you? What’s normal?! That is the beauty of property management – no two days are the same. However, my days now involve team management, new business, trust accounting plus a bit of …

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  • What to look for in a Property Manager

    Choosing the right property manager as a landlord can be the difference between smooth and stress-free management or endless chains of emails, and ultimately, unhappy tenants. Ray White Property Management Business Development Executive NSW, Bernadette Coutis talks about what it takes to be ‘the right person’ for a landlord. “There’s … Read more

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  • White Paper – February 2020

    On the back of a record January and with rising median house prices, we awaited our February results with more than usual interest. Our members recorded $3.87 billion in total unconditional sales for February, a staggering 30 per cent higher …

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  • THE 5 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.

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  • Styling for sale

    How you prepare your home for sale can make a significant difference to your eventual sale price. When you’re selling a property, first impressions are everything. From the listing to the open for inspection, the way you present your property can reap solid financial rewards. When Ray White Killcare … Read more

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  • Heat it up

    There’s a saying in real estate that kitchens sell homes. A well planned and executed kitchen can add thousands to the value of your property and for some buyers, it’s the number one selling point. Kitchen trends have evolved over time from the post-war “kitchens of the future” of the … Read more

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  • Christmas in an apartment

    Decorating a generous-sized home for Christmas is a cinch. Throw up a towering tree in the living room, hang tinsel from the ceiling, and fairy lights in the yard and you’re done. But the fact is the way Australians live is changing. Australian Bureau of Statistics data shows the apartment … Read more

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  • Keep your home safe

    Over the Christmas holidays, it’s a tradition to vacate the big cities. We flee apartments, suburbs and office buildings and fan out over the coastline in search of sand, sun and a well-deserved break. But what about what we leave behind? Our homes are filled with our most precious … Read more

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  • Real or Fake Christmas Tree

    Is buying a real Christmas tree in an Australian summer just as fake as buying a fir tree? Last year, one of our readers, Sharon Bouchard, started a discussion on the subject of fake vs real Christmas trees. She wondered whether she should swap over to a plastic tree for … Read more

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