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  • Far north QLD cattle station nets more than $7M

    A 15,600ha cattle ranch named ‘Ellendale Station’ in Queensland’s Einasleigh has been snapped up by Moola Brangus Stud owners Bruce and Sandy Ryan. The Ryans bought the large scale cattle breeding station for around $7,500,000 through a private treaty sale …

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  • Buying at auction vs private treaty

    Once you’ve decided that you want to make an offer for a property there are two main methods to purchasing: auction and private treaty. At auctions you’ll be bidding against other potential buyers, will have to make fast decisions and …

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  • How to purchase a brand new property

    There are two general ways to purchase a new property, according to Loan Market experts – buying off the plan or buying a house and land package. Buying off the plan Buying off the plan is usually purchasing a unit …

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  • Choosing a property type

    There’s four basic decisions to make when you’re picking the type of property to buy – will it be a house or unit and will it be an existing or new property. Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages …

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  • How can I pay off my mortgage faster?

    Use these expert mortgage broker tips from Loan Market to save on interest charges and pay your home loan faster. 1. Make extra repayments Making consistent and ad-hoc extra repayments like bonuses and tax returns reduces the principal on your …

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  • Can I get a loan to renovate my property?

    When you think about a renovation project, images of knocking down walls, council permits and months of inconvenience might spring to mind. But a renovation project doesn’t always have to be big – it really can be anything from upgrading …

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  • Ray White Victoria & Tasmania caps off 2020

    RAY White Victoria and Tasmania capped off 2020 with an all time record in December, as the market fired back to life after the extended lockdowns in Australia’s auction capital. Australasia’s largest network sold more than 1,210 homes for $840 …

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  • Ray White Runaway Bay Group starts 2021 with a bang

    RAY WHITE Runaway Bay Group principal Ali Mian (pictured above) is showing no signs of stopping after opening a fifth office in Arundel on the Northern Gold Coast and recruiting a new star to the team. Since inception 14 years ago, Ray White …

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  • Top Adelaide agent opens own Ray White business

    One of Adelaide’s most experienced real estate professionals has realised his long held dream of business ownership with Australasia’s leading group. Andrew Downing is now operating as principal and lead agent of the new Ray White Adelaide CBD office. Mr …

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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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