Real Estate

Property listings come alive

The new Property ViewAR app in action with the Ray White magazine will is available in Sunday’s paper. NEW technology has made searching for a home easier and a lot more fun with a new mobile phone app that lifts property listings off the printed page and brings them to …

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Chinese developers eye Aussie market

A look at the nation’s property market for the week ending February 13th. Chang Liu from Yifang Group said the company has its sights set on Australia. Picture: John Appleyard IT’S not just private Chinese investors who are getting a slice of the Australian property pie; more and more developers …

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Auction property perks that work

Ray White Queensland auctioneer, Haesley Cush, shares his auction hints and tips. #hammersquad why auctions work. WHEN it comes time to sell your property, the age-old argument of auction versus private treaty naturally comes to the fore. There is no one best practice but the general consensus among property professionals …

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Real estate excellence to be recognised

REA Group chief Tracey Fellows said people in the property industry were doing amazing things and the new awards would recognise that. Picture: Jason Sammon. PROPERTY industry players who go above and beyond will be recognised in a new national awards program. The newly announced, Annual REA Excellence Awards (AREAs) …

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Don’t panic about property slowdown

Lawyers and conveyancers are reporting a lift in property transaction numbers which may lead to price growth. IT MIGHT have been a slow start to the year for the property market but don’t panic – industry professionals say signs have emerged that things will soon start to pick up. Legal …

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China’s vision of our future cities

Forest City is a $40bn Chinese development project underway to create a “futuristic” city for 500,000 people. ‘IF YOU build it they will come.’ This is the thinking guiding one of China’s most ambitious projects yet — a plan to build a “smart” city for 500,000 people, from scratch, on …

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Live like the Flintstones

For those like a prehistoric look, affectionately known by locals as the Flintstone House, this property in Hillsborough, California is for sale. Picture: Judy Meuschke Alain Pinel Realtors. IT may look like something Fred, Wilma and Pebbles Flintstone would live in, but those behind the unusual house, describe it as …

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Private dome anyone?

It’s like a made up Monopoly kind of address – 1 Central Park South. I mean, who could possibly live at such a perfect address? And the answer would be design wunderkind Tommy Hilfiger and his family. Yes, this much admired (and we can thank photographer Evan Joseph for these …

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Have house prices risen faster than a Big Mac?

Have house prices increased in the past decade at the same pace as other “essentials”? EVERYONE loves to talk about how much more expensive the cost of living is now compared with ten years ago. You’d expect houses, even a takeaway coffee or a Big Mac to cost more, but …

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If you want to holiday all year…

Dream Home Wavi Island in Fiji is accessed by a private bridge. So you’ve had your summer holiday and all you can do is dream about it, change your screen saver wallpaper to “beach background” and thumb through your iPhone pictures while waiting in the coffee queue. How about buying …

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