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  • Huge uptick in NZ auction volume

    Last week witnessed the apex of a nationwide campaign push, resulting in high listing numbers and fiercely contested auctions with a 42.2 per cent success rate across Ray White in New Zealand. Ray White New Zealand head auctioneer Sam Steele....

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  • Auctions at full speed at The Day 4.0

    Buyers were out in force at Ray White Manukau, Manurewa, Mangere and Mangere Bridge’s auction event The Day 4,0, where owner occupiers, investors, and developers were all in one room bidding it out for property. The Day 4.0 saw 36....

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  • Buyers out in force at Ray White New Zealand auctions

    Ray White New Zealand’s auction volumes remained high last week, even with Thursday’s ANZAC day public holiday, with the group scheduling 229 properties to go under the hammer, up 148.9 per cent on the same time last year. Clearance rates....

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  • In-room auction events draw crowds

    Auction volumes remained high last week, with Ray White New Zealand scheduling 208 properties to go under the hammer, up 35.9 per cent on the same time last year. The group recorded a clearance rate of 43.6 per cent, up....

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  • Rental growth is decelerating

    Nerida Conisbee Ray White Group Chief Economist It has been a tough four years for renters. Since the start of the pandemic, rents have risen on average $200 per week across Australia. Perth has topped the list, with an increase....

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  • A new standard in property management

    Two years ago, Zac Snelling set out on a mission to investigate the problems within property management in New Zealand. He pulled back the curtains to find out why almost 70 per cent of landlords in New Zealand choose to....

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  • Auction volumes up 200 per cent 

    Auction volumes have skyrocketed with Ray White New Zealand scheduling 251 properties to go under the hammer last week, up a whopping 206.1 per cent compared to the same time last year. While the clearance rate was down 10.3 per....

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  • Top five policies and what they mean for property owners

    The recent election result has seen National in a position to form the next government, potentially alone with the Act Party. Although nearly 20% of the total election vote is yet to be counted (special votes and final results are expected to be announced on November 3), we could see … Read more

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  • An Independent Review of the Current Housing Market – Tony Alexander

    Tony Alexander, New Zealand’s favourite economist, recently did a review of the state of the NZ housing market. Titled The Endgame Begins, it can best be summed up as “The negative factors still dominate in New Zealand’s residential real estate market, and we should expect to see some further weakening … Read more

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  • How to safeguard your investment during the holidays

    How to safeguard your investment during the holidays Jingle Bells – or alarms This first one might not surprise you, but it will surprise those sneaky burglars! Unfortunately, there is often an uplift in crime around the holidays. Adding a security alarm and/or cameras can make thieves think twice before … Read more

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  • Ray White Hawke’s Bay Annual Awards 2021

    On Friday, the Ray White Hawke’s Bay team got together to celebrate another year of hard work at the Havelock North Club. The Annual Awards night is a great opportunity to recognise not only the achievements of individual agents and teams, but the administration, property management, marketing and management team – … Read more

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  • 7 Steps to prepare your home for sale

    Declutter It’s time to ‘Marie Kondo’ your space! Removing the clutter will make your home feel larger and more appealing. Start by removing everything you haven’t used or won’t need for a while. Consider hiring a storage unit so you can remove surplus furniture and other items away from the … Read more

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  • 7 Signs it’s time to sell

    Market conditions are in your favour Are ‘For Sale’ signs popping up in your area? Are your neighbours selling for a great price? You might be in a seller’s market! This could be the best time to sell a house and you don’t want to miss the opportunity. Right now, … Read more

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  • COVID: Level 2, New Normal

    We’re very grateful to be in level 2 here in Hawkes Bay. We’re almost back to “normal” in the real estate industry, however, it’s a new normal. Property Viewings Open homes and private viewings may take place, provided contact tracing systems are in place and viewing can occur safely, … Read more

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  • Real Estate Jargon: All the lingo you need to know

    Buying, selling, or just looking, but no idea what we’re talking about? At Ray White Hawke’s Bay, our clients are our number one priority. If that means giving you a wee dictionary to support you on your journey, then here you go! Sharpen your pencils, below is all the real estate … Read more

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  • COVID: Level Three, Restrict

    We’ve been here before and we can do it again. Level three, while still restrictive, means we can get back out in to the community and support our buyers and sellers a bit better. Inspections & Viewings Visits to a property are limited to a total of two visits per … Read more

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  • COVID: What does Level 4 mean for us?

    The health and wellbeing of our members and our customers is of paramount importance to our company, and our thoughts are with all our communities throughout New Zealand and especially those that may have been directly affected by COVID-19. As a non-essential business, our physical premises have closed and our … Read more

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