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  • How common are mortgagee sales?

    Nerida Conisbee, Ray White chief economist John Key, the former prime minister of New Zealand last week spoke at Ray White’s Connect 2022 conference. One of his current roles is as chairman of the ANZ Bank in New Zealand. Right …

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  • Auction activity trending up for spring

    Ray White’s auction bidder numbers have begun trending up as the weather gets warmer. Last week the leading group’s average registered bidder number rose to 3.8 while average active bidders sat at 2.4 per auction – some of the highest rates seen in winter. …

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  • Ray White trademarks ‘Competition Creators’

    In a world first, the Ray White Group has successfully trademarked the phrase ‘Competition Creators’. The phrase was coined by the group’s chairman Brian White AO and is now interwoven into the everyday language at Ray White when referring to …

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  • Young gun agent takes on the gavel

    Auctions have always been the lifeblood of Australasia’s largest real estate group, and it was with this in mind that encouraged Sunshine Coast agent Sarah-Louise Anderson to become one of the region’s first female auctioneers. “Becoming an auctioneer for the …

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  • Weekly Economic Update

    How common are mortgagee sales? Nerida Conisbee, Ray White chief economist John Key, the former prime minister of New Zealand last week spoke at Ray White’s Connect 2022 conference. One of his current roles is as chairman of the ANZ …

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  • Alec Brown named Ray White Australia’s top auctioneer

    Alec Brown from Ray White Canberra is one of the country’s leading auctioneers and has just been named Ray White Australia’s top auctioneer for 2022 at the leading agency’s national auctioneering championships. He beat out some fierce competition from all around Ray White’s Australian …

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  • Are we in a rental crisis or not?

    Nerida Conisbee, Ray White chief economist Last week, June inflation came in at an eye watering 6.1 per cent, driven primarily by sharp rises in fuel prices, construction costs and furniture. To anyone who drives a car, is building or …

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  • The slowdown we had to have?

    Nerida Conisbee, Ray White chief economist Australia’s median house price increased by 32 per cent from March 2020 to December 2021, making it the fastest period of price growth we have ever experienced. Since the end of last year, the market has slowed …

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  • BIG HEART FOR THE BASH!

    Paul Wrigley from Ray White Toronto & Lake Macquarie drives for disadvantaged kids! Starting and finishing in Newcastle, every day you take as many dirt roads and travel to 2 schools and donate to each school to go towards school programs, transport, much-needed equipment and resources for the students. “It’s … Read more

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  • VARIETY BASH 2021 – Day 3

    Day 3 was an epic day! We had some low points we admit – rerouting to an afternoon of blacktop for example – and some real highlights – the performances from the kids in Pallamallawa and Rowena are now the stuff of legend. Once again today we were reminded of just … Read more

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  • VARIETY BASH 2021 – Day 2

    Day 2 started with reports of chipping ice off windscreens in cold Inverell, but the excitement of the trip was still there. Even Elsa admitted that she was wearing thermals this morning. We kicked it all off with a visit to Gil Gai Public School. The staff and parents put … Read more

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  • VARIETY BASH 2021 – Day 1

    Newcastle turned on a glorious morning for us to leave and head off on the Variety 2021 NSW Bash! 18 months of fundraising and hard work to get themselves and their cars ready lead to this moment and you could tell just how ready everyone was to get on the road. … Read more

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  • 3 WAYS TO BUY YOUR FIRST HOME

    For buyers dipping a toe into the pool of real estate in Australia for the first time, choosing just one property from the vast array of homes on offer can be an exciting experience. From a dreamy bungalow in Cairns to a glamorous townhouse in Sydney or Melbourne, the options … Read more

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  • HOW CAN I PAY OFF MY MORTGAGE FASTER?

    The ultimate checklist to paying back your home! 1. Make extra repayments Making consistent and ad-hoc extra repayments like bonuses and tax returns reduces the principal on your mortgage faster. The sooner you start making extra repayments, the more time and money you save. 2. Make your first repayment on … Read more

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  • Price Rises The Fastest In 17 Years

    Australian property values grew at their fastest rate in 17 years in February, with every capital city and all regional markets lifting their dwelling prices. The rare circumstance of all 15 market jurisdictions (eight capital cities and seven regional markets) rising strongly at the same time confirms that Australia is … Read more

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  • The Three Pillars of Property Market

    It has been more than four months since the Corona Virus crisis wreaked havoc on the Australian economy, and while we are yet to see the full impact on the property market, cracks are appearing in its foundations. But whether or not a property market collapse is on the cards … Read more

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  • 6 Myths You May Have Been Told About Home Loans

    If you’re buying a home, chances are you’ve been given advice from family and friends on how to get the best result from your home loan. Being a mammoth financial decision with many nuances, chances are you’ve encountered a myth or two. Here are some of the most common misconceptions … Read more

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  • To list, or to hold, that is the question

    It’s the million-dollar question on the minds of potential vendors across NSW: Is now the right time to list? The apprehension comes as buyers, encouraged by generous government stimuli, are scouring the market for value buys, with low stocks and a large number of house hunters fuelling competition in the … Read more

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