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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • What is the value of great tenants?

    Its often overlooked just how important it is to have great tenants. Not only does it promote goodwill within the community – there’s nothing worse than putting people into your home who upset the neighbours – but there’s a huge financial upside too. Here are 3 reasons to look after … Read more

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  • What happens if your tenant does not pay their rent?

    So the big question – “what happens if your tenant doesn’t pay their rent?” “Rental arrears can impact the performance of your investment property and if not managed correctly, the relationship between a tenant and a landlord can turn pear-shaped very quickly. Balancing the fine line between acknowledging the sometimes … Read more

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  • Knowing the rules of repairing and replacing appliances

    It is often asked to us by our Landlords to insert a special condition in the Tenancy Agreement, which states that in an event an appliance should cease operating during the term of the tenant, it will not be repaired of replaced. Such clauses are in fact in breach of the … Read more

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  • Why regular routine inspections are crucial

    When thinking of routine inspections, the general assumption is that the only reason they are carried out is to check up on tenants. But in reality, making sure a tenant is properly looking after a property is only one of the reasons inspections are carried out. One key purpose is … Read more

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  • Why landlord insurance is becoming more important than ever

    Becoming a property investor can be rewarding and as a landlord you expect some sort of financial return on renting your property. As with any investment there is some degree of risk, which can take a variety of forms. A good way for landlords safeguard against potential loss is to … Read more

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  • Is your investment property in best shape?

    What are the Four Types of Property Maintenance Although the days may feel long and dark, there is now only two months until spring begins. This is traditionally a time when savvy investors turn their attention to the condition of their investment properties and how they can be improved to meet … Read more

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  • Breaking a lease, who’s responsible for what?

    The sudden need to move house can happen for a variety of reasons – the loss of a job, getting a new job, a family crisis, financial issues or relationship breakdown, just to name a few. But it’s an urban myth that a tenant handing over the keys to a … Read more

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  • Landlord Insurance – Is your policy current and up to date?

    If you are unsure what level of coverage is best for you, your property manager can give you some guidance. We’ve listed the MUST HAVES in your policy: . Damage from animals to the interior of your property, not including your tenants’ pets or vermin and pests. . The effects … Read more

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  • Warrnambool stores continue to open late in lead up to Christmas

    Retail therapy: Daizy Boutique owner Maree Wills supports the monthly late night shopping initiative which began in Warrnambool in June. Shoppers made the most of late night shopping on Friday night in Warrnambool, taking their time to browse the shops. The initiative is in its third month and is gaining momentum … Read more

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