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  • Auction success when vendors meet the market

    The winter chill has slowly started to take its hold on auction volumes, with Ray White New Zealand scheduling 125 auctions across the nation last week, down 6.7 per cent year-on-year. The network recorded a clearance rate of 47.9 per....

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  • New Zealand’s cash rate pause

    Vanessa RaderHead of ResearchRay White Group The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) has maintained its Official Cash Rate at 5.50 per cent, signalling a pause in its monetary tightening cycle. This decision reflects the central bank’s careful balancing act....

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  • Surge of stock sees more options for buyers

    Ray White New Zealand scheduled 163 auctions last week, up 4.5 per cent year-on-year, with a clearance rate of 42.3 per cent. The group recorded an average of two registered bidders and 1.8 active bidders per auction. Properties which sold....

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  • Megan Jaffe to revitalise Ray White Ponsonby legacy

    Renowned owner of Ray White Remuera, Megan Jaffe, and her business partner Thomas Farmer, have taken the next step in their real estate journey, opening Ray White Ponsonby. With Ray White Remuera being Ray White’s number one office internationally for....

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  • Where are the most affordable suburbs for renters?

    Atom Go TianSenior Data Analyst Ray White Group Firstly, what is “affordable?” According to Stats NZ, average weekly earnings as of June 2023 was $1,273 per week, a 25.3 per cent increase from five years ago. During the same period, rents....

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  • Long weekend didn’t hold back auction volumes

    Ray White New Zealand scheduled 148 auctions to go under the hammer last week, up 8 per cent year-on-year. The network recorded a clearance rate of 41.7 per cent, with an average of 2.1 registered bidders and 1.8 active bidders....

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  • Business leaders prepare to unlock growth opportunity 

    Ray White New Zealand’s 2024 Business Owners Symposium saw 175 Ray White business owners, next leaders and key partners from across the country come together in Christchurch for two action packed days of learning and development. The crowd heard from....

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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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