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  • Awesome foursome as auction confidence sweeps the nation

    Ray White New Zealand Auctioneer Ben East calling in-room auctions last night. AUCTION confidence continued to sweep the nation with four strong under the hammer property sales around the country last night, to the tune of NZ$3,545,500, highlighting continued buyer …

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  • White Paper – May 2020

    Our sales results for May brings more positive news for all Australian property owners. Despite a month of lockdowns and being restricted in the manner by which we could operate, in Australia we recorded unconditional sales of $2.37 billion in …

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  • Christchurch on-site auction hat-trick as confidence fires up

    COMPETITION was clear to see as 16 registered buyers battled it out for just three properties as bidders warmly welcomed the return of on-site auctions in Christchurch. The team at Ray White Ferrymead continued recent nationwide momentum by orchestrating three strong under …

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  • Ray White Double Bay returns to auctions with a bang

    IT WAS a chilly night in Sydney but that didn’t stop nine eager bidders from turning out for the hotly contested Ray White Double Bay auction at 113 Victoria Road, Bellevue Hill. Sold by Double Bay Managing Director Elliott Placks and …

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  • Christchurch in-room auctions back with a bang

    BUYERS in Christchurch welcomed in-room auctions back with socially-distanced open arms as six out of eight properties sold under the hammer for a combined NZ$2,670,000. “Auctions are proving the best method to uncover a premium price in our Alert Level …

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  • No holiday for buyers

    IT MIGHT be a long weekend in New South Wales and Victoria but if last month’s activity is any indication then buyers won’t be taking any time off this Saturday. Throughout May buyer interest continued to stay steady for Australasia’s …

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  • The changes we should not waste…

    Not sure we’ll see the wholesale change that some commentators are declaring can be the only result of experiencing this “unprecedented” event… In my experience (longer than I care to admit) people have short memories and revert to familiar routines …

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  • Toasty fires to keep warm by this winter

    There’s nothing quite like huddling by a fire and toasting marshmallows to warm up in the cooler months of the year. We’ve put together some of our favourite fireplaces and fire pits that might inspire you to build or buy …

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  • What is the Value of a Property Manager?

    For some it comes down to dollars and cents, for most it’s whether they like the actual property manager they are dealing with and some people think the quality of the routine inspection maketh the value. COVID-19 has presented an …

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  • Look Luxe for less: Fuss free upgrades that won’t break the bank

    By Laura Barry in association with Whether you’re looking to update your home according to the season, or want the space to feel a little more polished, there are a few simple changes you can make to your interior to achieve a luxe look without a big outlay. Elevating your interior style … Read more

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  • Say farewell to your empty wall

    By Samantha van Egmond in association with Discover budget friendly ways that fill your large walls with mirrors, art and textiles. A bare, white wall in your living area can be intimidating and make even the loveliest of homes feel cold, especially in winter. However, there are ways to inject personality into … Read more

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  • Preparing for Auction

    The excitement and anticipation of an auction is probably the way most people imagine they will buy a property. The idea of bidding at auction can be daunting or thrilling depending on the individual. Most likely it will be a little of both. Of course, the best way of approaching … Read more

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  • 5 Easy ways you can organise your home this summer

    Look around your home right now – how much ‘stuff’ can you see on the floor, or on benches, that just doesn’t belong there? If you’ve never decluttered your home, there are likely a few things you think could live somewhere else. So, how should you go about organising your … Read more

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  • What are non-negotiables?

    Before you turn to Google, sit down and write out your property deal-breakers. In which suburbs would you most like to live? Do you like the neighbouring suburbs? Are local schools a consideration? What’s the proximity to shops, sports, facilities, cafes, restaurants etc? What are the dream features of your … Read more

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  • What should you be looking out for at an inspection?

    You’ve set up the alerts on your phone, planned out the calendar and resigned yourself to giving up your Saturday morning sleep-in. Bring on the open for inspections. What’s the best way to approach them? Firstly, go to as many as you can. Housing inspections are about more than just … Read more

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  • Do you have a grip on your finances?

    Do you know how much you owe, what your super balance is or what interest rates are around right now? If you don’t, you’re not alone. Lots of Australians think they have their finances sorted but, in practice, drift along like plankton. A survey by Deloitte Access Economics found 41% … Read more

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  • How does a construction loan work for a new home?

    With so many types of loans available, it can be confusing to know which one best suits your client needs. Luckily construction loans exist, and they’re simple to decode—as the name suggests, they’re the loan to opt for when building a new home or embarking on significant structural changes on … 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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  • Three tips for a better Open for Inspection

    When your real estate agent holds an open for inspection, it’s your opportunity to let your home shine. Of course the marketing materials, photographs and advertisement copy all do their job, but once someone’s on your property, you want them to fall in love with what they see. Here are … Read more

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