What happened to the market in April?
Easter is one of the key events in our community’s calendar. Full of symbolism and tradition! Hopefully it doesn't sound disrespectful but traditionally, it also seems to have a powerful influence on real estate activity! Easter marks the end of summer. We’re used to seeing activity levels ease until the ...Read the story ...
Award Winning Agent Joins Ray White Albany Creek May 24, 2013
Having sold over $70 million worth of property in the past six years, multi- award winning agent David Ellis has recently joined the team at Ray White Albany Creek. A former multi million dollar member of LJ Hooker's prestigious Captain's Club, David joins the largest property group in Australia as an Elite member enriched with a lifetime of customer service experience. “I have always been in the customer service industry and pride myself on my people skills and ability to relate to people and I thrive on working hard to get the best possible results for my clients.” ... CHARITY TUESDAY: Ray White Queensland CEO Goes Homeless For Charity! May 21, 2013
Peter Camphin, joint Queensland CEO of Australia’s largest property group Ray White, will sleep on the streets on Thursday 20 June along with over 1,000 CEOs nationwide to raise awareness and funds for the homeless. “The core of our business is to provide people with homes and with over 100,000 people homeless every night , as a company we have a responsibility to raise awareness,” said Peter. “Like many others who work in our industry, I have been fortunate in my role as CEO and with 35 years in the industry, to have been involved in finding ... MCA Space Leased to Australian Olympic Committee By Ray White May 17, 2013
Ray White Commercial Office Leasing directors Anthony Harris and Jeremy Piggin leased exclusive office space offering views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House in the revamped Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) building at Circular Quay to the Australian Olympic Committee. The AOC has leased approximately 600 sqm in the iconic MCA building at 140 George Street, The Rocks. The successful leasing was a consequence of the MCA’s $53 million redevelopment. Last week, Brian and Rosemary White hosted executives from the AOC, including Chairman John Coates, and the Ray White Commercial Leasing team ... One day, Two Major Rural Sales May 17, 2013
At a time when the rural market is lagging, Ray White Rural Townsville has sold $12million worth of Queensland Government rural holdings to two Queensland farming families on the one day. Yesterday, Ray White Rural Townsville principal Kevin Currie and Ray White Rural auctioneer Bruce Smith sold a 770-hectare cane farm for $7million and 2500 hectares of farming and grazing land, both formerly comprising the Burdekin Agricultural College, for $5million. “The Cane Farm” was sold to the well-known Galea family, ten minutes after the auction. Meanwhile the college site itself and the surrounding farming and ... Family All Important For Whites May 17, 2013
As Dan White tells it: ‘‘We always start our board meetings saying ‘Thank God we are not a public company’.’’ From humble beginnings in Crows Nest, near Toowoomba almost 111 years ago, the Ray White Group remains firmly in the family’s grasp. Ray White is Australia’s largest residential property network and is a major player in the commercial side of the business. But Mr White said the company will increasingly integrate its different arms and more under the one Ray White brand. ‘‘From a consumer point of view we will be Ray White –one group,’’ he said. ‘‘If they deal with ... Find Your Perfect Patch May 15, 2013
Your perfect match can be found online, via numerous dating sites, but what about your perfect suburb in any city in Australia? Ray White Neighbourhood Know How tells you your ultimate suburb based on whether you consider yourself trendy, beachy, single or wealthy, for instance, or family-oriented, professional and fond of safe-and-sound living. This month, Ray White launched its new website around the concept of lifestyle and location coupled with property search functionality. The most innovative feature on the site is the input of comments by residents of every town, suburb and locality in Australia.... Ray White Opens in Northcote, Victoria May 9, 2013
Two local and experienced real estate agents have joined forces with the largest property network in the nation and opened a flagship store in a prime Melbourne location. With over 50 years of combined experience, Angelo Bafunno and Chris Vrantsis of Ray White Northcote have opened at a time where interest rates are at an all time low and the market as we know it, is on the up. Angelo and Chris have spent the majority of their lives in the area and have a huge connection with the northern suburbs of Melbourne “I have ... Ray White Turns 25 Years in NSW May 8, 2013
Ray White celebrates 25 years in New South Wales today (Wednesday, 8 May 2013). The 111 year old brand - the largest real estate company in Australia today - started out in the quaint rural town of Crows Nest in Queensland. It was 25 years ago that the White family purchased approximately 35 New South Wales offices from the American owned ERA network. Today the network spans from Albury to Armidale, Bondi to Broken Hill, Castlecrag to Castle Hill and Camden with 227 offices responsible for selling 11343 properties in 2012. The value of those ... OFI attendees will welcome rate cut May 7, 2013
The Reserve Bank of Australia's announcement of a rate reduction is always fantastic news for the property industry, according to Ray White Group chairman Brian White. "This will give everyone confidence that we will have a more certain winter market than some commentators were suggesting," Mr White said. "It will deepen the current enthusiasm of open-for-inspection attendees, looking to buy in the near future." The Ray White monthly result of $2.44 billion in April, some 18 per cent up on last year, suggests a stronger lead into winter than last year. The RBA today has cut interest ... Ray White’s New Office In Cragieburn, Victoria May 6, 2013
The largest property group in Australia, Ray White, will see two offices open this week, three doors apart, one with a focus on sales and the other in rentals. Carlo Gargano and Andrew Bellino are equipped with over 30 years of combined local real estate experience, both having successfully run their own real estate businesses within Craigieburn, Victoria. “We have both lead award winning offices within Craigieburn and our focus has always been customer centric, specialising in sales, property management and finance,” said Carlo and Andrew. “Now, with the opportunity to join the largest property group, we ... Sydney’s Latest Small Bar Venue May 6, 2013
A vacant car park of a commercial CBD office building is set to become Sydney's latest small bar venue, according to Ray White Commercial. Ray White Commercial Office Leasing Director John Skufris said the Papa Gede's group has secured a five year lease for the lower ground floor at 207 Clarence Street, which was formerly used as car parking by the building's office tenants. The tenancy is to be converted from a car park to a small bar. John Skufris said: "The city's western ... Prestige Duo Chalks $56 Million in Sales April 24, 2013
High-end Gold Coast property team Michael Willems and Robert Graham of Ray White Prestige have notched up $56 million in auction sales since January as luxury buyers move to upgrade their location. Nearly $18 million of that total was achieved in the past month alone by the duo, comprising properties in prime beachfront and riverfront locations such as Hedges Avenue, Cronin Island, Paradise Waters and the TSS Precinct. Andrew Bell, CEO of the Ray White Surfers Paradise Group which incorporates Ray White Prestige, said sales momentum continued to build at the luxury end of the property ...