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  • Noosa Hinterland’s best hidden gem

    ONE of the most beautiful properties in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, with lush rolling hills and easy access to Noosa Main Beach, has just hit the market with Ray White Pomona Hinterland. Agents Sam and Phil Hargrave said there was a …

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  • Never been a better time to sell

    THERE has never been a better time to list your house for sale given available stock is down by over 40 per cent in some parts of Brisbane and yet buyer enquiry has never been so high. This weekend the …

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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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  • Seven home offices we’d love to work from

    With working from home quickly becoming a new way of life for those of us who hadn’t even considered it before, we have pulled together a collection of houses currently on the market giving us a serious case of office …

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  • Vacating Your Rental Property

    PREPARING TO VACATE YOUR RENTAL PROPERTY Moving out of your rental property involves more than just packing up your things and returning the keys. In order to pass your final inspection and complete the rental process properly, there are certain tasks you will need to take care of. Below is … Read more

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  • FINDING THE RIGHT TENANT IN A TOUGH MARKET

    The most important task we can do for a landlord is to find the “right” tenant, in the shortest timeframe, for the highest possible rent. To achieve this there are three key elements that we must get right – price, promotion and presentation. Whether your property is being marketed for … Read more

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  • NPS rating

    This year Ray White has introduced the NPS system across all offices. NPS stands for Net Promoter Score. Clients who have sold their properties through Ray White are contacted to give a rating between 1 and 10 as to whether they would “Given the same situation, use the same agent … Read more

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  • Renting your property privately?

    Renting your property out privately sounds like a reasonable idea. You can save on the fees and it seems pretty easy. Almost everyone knows someone who does it themselves successfully, you may even do it yourself. Sounds great until something goes disastrously WRONG as it did for a client I … Read more

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  • City of Belmont property posts 10% gain in 2012

    The median price for the City of Belmont in the last quarter of 2012 was $485,000 with 237 properties selling compared with $440,000 in the same quarter of 2011 with 215 properties selling. This represents a median gain of 10.22% year on year (Source: REIWA). The gains are attributable primarily … Read more

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  • Beware of referral site rip-offs

    If you don’t know any agents in your area then sometimes the temptation is to find an easy way to compare agents when looking to sell. There are numerous and growing numbers of sites offering to find an agent for you or have the best 3 or so local agents … Read more

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  • Seller At Least $22,468 better off using Ray White

    It’s a common belief among some owners that all agents are pretty much the same. Well I can tell you that this story proves very much otherwise. Sometimes it’s only when the statistics become publicly available that we discover the sometimes startling differences in sale prices for similar properties. When … Read more

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  • Why Auction?

    If you ever wondered whether you should auction your property then click on the link to the video above for an insight into how we do auctions and whether it would be appropriate for you.

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  • Feng Shui to the max!

    From time to time as an agent I am confronted with the idea of Feng Shui. Sometimes a house does not appeal to some because it apparently has bad Feng Shui. Drives me nuts! Other times it apparently has great Feng Shui . I have even had a buyer employ … Read more

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  • Free totally independent buying advice.

    Before you purchase a property feel free to take advantage of Andrew Huggins’ extensive knowledge of property particularly in the City of Belmont area. Andrew can smell a bargain and equally can smell a lemon. For a completely independent opinion of the merits of a property you are thinking … Read more

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