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  • Group Update – December 2021

    In a year of extreme uncertainty, the real estate industry had its strongest year on record. Over $700 billion of residential and commercial property will be sold across Australia and New Zealand in 2021. The value of residential investment properties....

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  • Where you can find New Zealand’s most expensive streets

    With New Zealand property in hot demand, Ray White chief economist Nerida Conisbee (pictured below) has investigated where to find the nation’s most expensive and most affordable streets. The most expensive street in Auckland, and also in the country, is Marine Parade....

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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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  • Auctions remain strong as year nears its close

    Auction results have remained strong for Ray White Hamilton as it nears the end of the year, with $7,536,000 in property selling under the hammer during its virtual in-rooms on Tuesday. Eight out of 12 properties were sold under the....

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  • Ray White New Zealand books record November

    Ray White New Zealand has completed $2.33 billion in sales, up 26.4 per cent from November last year, helping 4,300 buyers and sellers with their property ambitions. Despite the Level 3 lockdown restrictive conditions, the Auckland zone alone completed a....

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  • Luxury market sees rapid rise throughout pandemic

    Luxury properties in New Zealand have been in high demand throughout the pandemic due to low interest rates, high savings rates, a desire for more space, and people spending more time at home. Ray White chief economist Nerida Conisbee said....

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  • REINZ announces new Ray White Directors to its Board

    REINZ announces the election of two new Regional Directors to the REINZ Board. Treena Drinnan (AREINZ) joins the Board as the Regional Director for Northland, Auckland, Coromandel (Region 1), and Malcolm Morris (AREINZ) joins as the Regional Director for Hawke’s....

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  • First home buyer demand drives auction success

    An imbalance between supply and demand is still driving huge success at auctions with Ray White Kingsland selling three out of four properties under the hammer on Tuesday night for a total of $3.995 million. Ray White New Zealand auctioneer Ben....

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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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  • All you need to know: Changes for tenants and landlords

    Are you a landlord, a tenant or a homeowner and not sure of the new tenancy laws or Healthy Homes and how it might affect you? We’re here to break it down for you: TENANCY LAW CHANGES The tenancy law changes have been introduced periodically since August 2020. These are … Read more

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  • Bailout from Bank of Mum and Dad

    Area estate agent says parents in Hawke’s Bay are becoming unwitting property investors in a desperate bid to keep a roof over their kids’ heads. Real Estate Institute of NZ figures show median house prices in Napier rose to a record $810,000 in April. Hastings District’s April median was $715,000, … Read more

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