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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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  • What happened to the market in May 2020?

    Over the past few weeks, there has been so much change. As COVID-19 lockdown restrictions begin to ease across the country we will once again be running open homes and onsite auctions with these restrictions being relaxed as of this weekend. We want to reassure you that property is still … Read more

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  • March 2020 – Update

    I hope that you are all safe and well during this unprecedented health crisis. Over the past few weeks, there’s been so much change. We’re all far into unchartered territory with the advent of COVID-19, but we want to reassure you that when it comes to the property industry, we … Read more

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  • What happened to the market in January 2020?

    The Upper Blue Mountains are open for business, in fact we already have 15 properties under offer since the start of the year, this momentum does not appear to be slowing down with multiple offers on properties and high numbers of attendees at open homes over the weekend. Our … Read more

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  • What happened to the market in November 2019?

    Upper Mountains real estate market highlights. October 2019 was a welcomed return to much healthier activity in the Upper Mountains property market. If we look at sales metrics for Wentworth Falls, Leura, Katoomba, Medlow Bath, Blackheath and Mount Victoria we can see a month on month rise in the … Read more

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  • What happened to the market in August 2019?

    We are about to enter the prime real estate selling season and it is fair to say that the great Australian love affair with real estate is back! What we have found, year after year is that as the weather gets warmer, so does our demand from buyers. If … Read more

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  • What happened to the markets in June 2019?

    Upper Mountains real estate market highlights We have seen growth in the local real estate market over the last 2 quarters. The standout suburbs are Blackheath showing 8.3% growth & Medlow Bath showing 4.3% growth in property prices since the beginning of this year. Clearance rates are also up in … Read more

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  • What happened to the market in April 2019?

    Upper Mountains real estate market highlights The Upper Blue Mountains real estate market is still moving well. We brought 10 new properties to the market in March and we sold 9 properties. The highlight for the team at Ray White was the sale of 123 Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath, also … Read more

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  • What happened to the market in February 2019

    Upper Mountains real estate market highlights We have seen a strong start to the year with 8 properties ‘Under Offer’ and another 8 properties ‘Sold’. We have brought 15 new properties to the market so far this year which has been great for buyers (7 of these have already sold … Read more

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  • What happened to the markets in December 2018?

    Upper Mountains real estate market highlights Everyone who knows the Blue Mountains, loves it, and it seems that as time goes on, more and more people are discovering the beauty of this special place. Another reason to love the Blue Mountains is that it has proven to be quite resilient … Read more

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  • What happened to the markets in November 2018?

    Upper Mountains real estate market highlights Regional markets are traditionally more resilient than the capital cities during times of market down turn, we have experienced this locally with dwelling values across the Greater Blue Mountains LGA increasing 1.9% over the last 12months. Of those suburbs that have experienced a decline … Read more

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