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Raine & Horne Commercial expands WA team

Raine & Horne Commercial expands WA team

Farru-Hill has been appointed to the position of associate director of Facilities and Commercial Property Management. Lawson has been appointed associate director of Commercial Property Management.

The top 10 sales agents in New South Wales: ratemyagent website

The top 10 sales agents in New South Wales: ratemyagent website


Roxby rental market improves

Roxby rental market improves

There are less rental properties in Roxby Downs than at the start of the year, according to a local realtor.

New Porperty Management Office Raine & Horne Gawler

Raine & Horne launches specialist PM office

Raine & Horne South Australia has launched a specialist property management office in Gawler, situated near the Barossa Valley.

New businesses have confidence in region

New businesses have confidence in region

EVEN though the mining industry is feeling the pinch at the moment, confidence in the Muswellbrook business community remains high.

Queensland industrial site snapped up for $1.3 million

Queensland industrial site snapped up for $1.3 million

A 4,047 square metre Queensland industrial property has been purchased for $1.3 million plus GST. The site, at 67 Radley Street, Virginia, was purchased by Corbsmoothy Investments Pty Ltd from S...

Port Douglas real estate experts reveals why the hamlet’s hot

Port Douglas real estate experts reveals why the hamlet’s hot

VETERAN Port Douglas real estate agent Tony ­McGrath knows what lures the buyers into the far north Queensland tropical holiday hamlet.

Love the unit, it will be OK to have my dog here, won’t it?

Love the unit, it will be OK to have my dog here, won’t it?



RBA should turn to meetings every six weeks: Angus Raine

Raine & Horne chief, Angus Raine, has said that the Reserve Bank of Australia should take a lead from Europe and meet every six weeks rather than once a month.

LOOKING UP: Robbie Palmer of Raine & Horne agrees that Mudgee has great growth potential.

Mudgee rated one of Australia’s best property investments

Real estate agent Robbie Palmer agrees with the latest report positioning Mudgee as one of Australia’s most rewarding real estate investments.

Prime position: An artist's impression of the light rail link along Flemington Road. Photo: supplied

Light rail land on track

August marks the last chance for buyers to secure land in the Flemington Road Precinct as four Land Development Agency blocks go under the hammer.

Raine & Horne Mark Grisdale

Big jump in rental vacancy rate

Strong first-homebuyer activity and falling migration levels have caused a dramatic turnaround in Perth's rental market.

"Buying property is one of, if not the most expensive thing you will do I your life."

Three common punches real estate investing can throw

There are always going to be bargains, throw aways and special offers which will attract you, pull you in and hold you tight. The path to acquiring the right investment property can be hindered by...

54 Thornley Street, LEICHHARDT, 2040, New South Wales. Photo: Raine & Horne

Squatters' shack to sell for $1.2 million

Despite its run-down appearance and graffiti-covered walls, buyers are going crazy over this abandoned Leichhardt house.

187 Onkaparinga Valley Road Oakbank SA 5243. Sold By Chris & Georgia Weston

Historic Mount Annan at Oakbank, SA sells for $2.2 million

The 1865 Oakbank homestead, Mount Annan on 15 hectares with views of the Onkaparinga River in rural South Australia, has been sold. It was marketed as one of South Australia's earliest homesteads.

South Australian seniors will be offered an $8500 grant if they downsize to a smaller home.

South Australian Budget: help for seniors to downsize

South Australian seniors will be offered an $8500 grant if they downsize to a smaller home. The SA Government will spend $14 million over two years on the grant for people 60 years and over to move...

Interior designer and design lecturer Annalisa Capurro likes mid-century homes for their orientation, natural sunlight and airflow, and the idea that each space has a purpose. Photo: Rob Homer

Architecture lovers putting Mid-century Modernist homes before all else

Forget the waterfront home with the tennis court and space for days. A group of sophisticated buyers say the name of the architect and mid-century character is the only thing that matters when it...

If the State Government won’t abolish property stamp duty it should as least reimburse it to some homebuyers, says real estate agent Darren Bayford. Source: News Limited

Reimburse stamp duty, says agent

THE State Government should reimburse stamp duty to people who own a house for less than three years, an experienced real estate agent says.

SALE TALKS: Negotiations are being held for the sale of the Lake Village shopping centre.

Talks underway for sale of Lake Village shopping centre

ONE of Wagga's premier retail complexes may be close to being sold, with the selling agent representing the owners of the Lake Village shopping centre negotiating with an out-of-town party for a...

Guaranteed Rent! Is it really?

Guaranteed Rent! Is it really?

When you see the option to buy an investment property that is either already tenanted or has guaranteed rent it can look very attractive.

Kate, 26, from Mount Torrens, and Charyn Youngson, 45, from Redwood Park, are a mother-and-daughter team who flip houses for a living. Picture: Tom Huntley.

Flippers: The entrepreneurs turning old homes into new — and making a fast buck

RBA could follow Draghi’s lead says Raine & Horne

RBA could follow Draghi’s lead says Raine & Horne

Following last night’s meeting of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB), it was announced that its monetary policy meetings will now take place every six weeks. 

This 120-year-old Bronte home sold for more than $500,000 above reserve.

120-year-old Bronte house sells for more than $500,000 above reserve at auction


Gone : Famous landmark sold

One of Wellington's eyesores has been sold and is expected to become a new and innovative development.

The rapid rise in Chinese listings portals in Australia has many unaware as to what is now on the market, and which ones they should be keeping a close eye on.

The top Chinese investment portals you need to know about

The rapid rise in Chinese listings portals in Australia has many unaware as to what is now on the market, and which ones they should be keeping a close eye on.

Paul Sinclair says Raine & Horne needed a consistent email system across their network of franchisees after issues with domains being blacklisted. Source: News Corp Australia

Raine and Horne email system is safe as houses

WHEN real estate group Raine & Horne had problems that left staff with no email for several days, it was time to act.

Raine & Horne Email Contract winner @tmail - Image credit: Atmail

Aussie email firm Atmail beats Gmail, Office 365 to Raine and Horne deal

Those of you with long memories may recall that Australia has its own version of Google’s Gmail or Microsoft’s Office 365 email platforms.

According to one new snapshot, Smithfield is now one of the state’s best performing markets when it comes to rental returns.

Smithfield Plains among the best performing areas in Adelaide for rental returns, new data shows

SMITHFIELD Plains is one of South Australia’s best performing areas rental returns, new research shows.

Darwin City & Harbour - Raine & Horne

It’s a buyer’s market in Darwin says Raine & Horne

Settlement of 200 off-the plan properties takes investors out of Greater Darwin market for now On average, between 250 and 300 properties sell in the Darwin CBD, Darwin suburbs and Palmerston each...

Fair Trading officers at an auction in Annandale last year.

Fair Trading swoops on auctions

Officers from the NSW Department of Fair Trading swooped on Sydney auctions on Saturday as part of a renewed focus on the real estate industry. 

Big hit: Union Street, Erskineville had a recording studio.

Quirky homes smash reserves

There was nothing beige about the properties on offer at auction on Saturday with buyers fighting it out to secure some of Sydney’s cooler and quirkier homes.

Home buyers rush to beat end of first home owner grant in SA - Michael Mcdonald

Home buyers rush to beat end of first home owner grant in SA

First Home Owner Grant (FHOG) of $5,000 for established homes to be axed in South Australia on 30 June, 2014 The deadline has prompted a flood of last minute first home buyer activity

Confidence high: There are expectations of around $18 million for Shaun Browne’s premium waterside property at 8 Bayview Hill Road, Rose Bay.

Big ticket homes changing hands

Scrap metal merchant Morgan Parker and his wife Bree-Annan look like they've snapped up a Bellevue Hill mansion in an off-market deal worth more than $12 million. The Parkers are named in a caveat on...

Quirky with a nod to Japanese architecture, 57 Hilltop Rd, Avalon, sold in seven days. Source: Supplied

Hidden bathroom Avalon home sells sight unseen to barrister

A QUIRKY Japanese-inspired property in Avalon with a hidden bathroom has sold sight unseen in seven days for more than $1.3 million to a Sydney barrister.

Property in Rapid Creek for sale

First timers lured back to Darwin market

Low interest rates and first home owner grants are tempting first-time buyers back into the Darwin real estate market, according to a leading agent in the region.

Booming autumn sales appraisals and listings for Raine & Horne

Booming autumn sales appraisals and listings set to ignite winter real estate markets

• Raine & Horne is forecasting strong selling conditions for its offices across Australia as winter approaches, thanks to stronger April 2014 appraisals

Emily Watts

Success for Emily on the national stage

LITHGOW athlete Emily Watts has just come home from National All Schools in Bendigo representing NSW. This is the first time that Emily has performed on the National stage. 

Retirees Janet and Frank Smith at their Fisherman's Bay shack. Picture: Noelle Bobrige. Source: News Corp Australia

The shore shack retention: Why shack communities are booming around South Australia

JUDY Coad calls it scruffy, laid back and sleepy. Frank Smith says it’s a poor man’s paradise and, for Tracy Ireland, it’s the perfect family getaway.

An artist's impression of the Campbell Section 5 project, on the corner of Anzac Parade and Constitution Avenue.

Clamour for vacant Campbell land

Land in Campbell Section 5 is expected to be hotly contested when it goes under the hammer in June.

If only all thieves were this easy to identify

ADT Report Reveals Trends in Property Theft

Whether we like it or not, home security is a subject many of us have been confronted with at some point.

Beverly Hills Raine & Horne Office

Beverly Hills 2209 set to be a real estate hit in 2014


Tina Addison Ashton - Sales Representative

Group focuses growth on Qld, NSW border

A top sales agent has been tasked with spreading a major network's influence and brand across the Queensland border.

149 Devon Road Exeter, Image: Raine&Horne

Coast & Country

149 Devon Road Exeter $1,500,0004 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 car spacesBuilt 1978 Land 10.12 hectares Inspection By appointment Agent Matthew Anstee, Raine & Horne Bowral, 0400 555 088 Last traded...

Port of Adelaide National Trust branch secretary Fiona McConchie with Michael Weir and Dr Alan O'Connor, at Fort Largs. Picture: Mark Brake Source: News Limited

Space for up to 200 homes in Fort Largs land being released to the market at Taperoo

LAND for up to 200 homes next to the Fort Largs Police Academy will be released next month.

WalkAbout Creek Pub

Crocodile Dundee pub sells to Aussie empty nesters

The mythical home of Mick ‘Crocodile’ Dundee, the hero of the Australian movie blockbuster, and now the famous Walkabout Creek Hotel at McKinlay, in Northern Queensland, has been sold for a...

Kate Berry, pictured her at parents’ place in Concord, bought off the plan to break into the property market in the inner west. Source: News Limited

First homebuyer gets foot in property door market by buying off-the-plan

It took Kate Berry just over a week to decide she was going take the plunge and buy her first home.

24 Musgrave St, Toowong is going to auction on March 30 with Glynis Austin Properties. Source: Supplied

Strong start to autumn sales prompts calls for more homes for sale

THE traditionally busy autumn selling season is off to a healthy start with real estate agents across Queensland reporting strong sales and increasing buyer interest.

Emily Watts

Watts doing for Emily

THE triathlon season has reached boiling point for young Lithgow athlete Emily Watts who is having a breakthrough season, making her first NSW All Schools team.