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Narre Warren South real estate agents Maureen and Alex Bartolo take a new approach to home selling that combines an on street auction with access to more lenient private treaty contract terms. The sales method, 'AucSale', has had strong success after two weeks of sales. Source: News Limited

'Auctions' with private treaty conditions bring in sales

A NOVEL approach to selling houses in an auction-like environment with private treaty sales conditions has found early success.

Gulgong has ranked as number 34 in a survey that ranks the top 100 places to best places to raise a family in regional Australia.

Gulgong one of the top towns for families

Gulgong has been declared one of the best regional towns in New South Wales according to survey complied by Aussie Home Loans. 

RAFFLE AND SHAVE: Shorty Wheatley will shave his long white hair after growing it for 12 months to raise funds for the Relay for Life where he will walk alongside his wife and cancer survivor Cindy.

Shorty’s long white locks to go at relay

SHORTY Wheatley is enjoying the newfound feeling of the wind in his hair as he drives his truck around town with the window down.  

The Kensington house near the corner of Bowral St and Anzac Pde, had not been sold for 90 years.

Federation house in Kensington sold at auction for $1.2 million above the reserve

EXPECTATIONS for auction sales are high in the southeastthis weekend after a three-bedroom Kensington house sold for $1.2 million above the reserve.

Time on Cyberjaya’s side

Time on Cyberjaya’s side

A property agent told a seminar that an investor had asked him to help sell two 500 sq ft units in Cyberjaya recently. The investor lives in Puchong with his family.

RM4.5bil worth of property to be developed in Penang

RM4.5bil worth of property to be developed in Penang

GEORGE TOWN: Kuala Lumpur and Penang-based developers will develop RM4.56bil worth of residential and commercial projects in Penang this year amid a challenging environment where the domestic...

Adrian Davis, Principal Raine & Horne Real Estate Mannum

Back to Back Sales Awards for Mannum Raine & Horne office

A Top Salesperson and Sales Excellence is the service you will receive from the Raine & Horne Mannum office and Real Estate Agent, Adrian Davis and this has been recognized by Raine & Horne...

Andrew Harvey - Principal Raine & Horne Real Estate Salisbury

Salisbury firm wins top gong at major SA real estate industry awards

Raine & Horne South Australia held its 2013 Annual Awards today at Adelaide Zoo’s Sanctuary function centre

Five offers: Belle Property Mosman agent Tim Foote sold this five-bedroom home at 35 Carrington Avenue, Mosman, in December for $11 million

Softer dollar likely to bring back expatriates

There's no shortage of buyers on the lower north shore and many want to demolish '50s and '60s properties to build bigger, more modern homes, or renovate older Californian bungalows.

New apartments to surge in 2014

The rush is on to quench the growing thirst for apartment living with a raft of new developments in the pipeline across Sydney.

Raine & Horne QLD Awards

Queensland’s best recognised at real estate awards for excellence

Queensland’s best recognised at real estate awards for excellence

Lacey and Matt Barrett inspect a property in Bellamack. Picture: Katrina Bridgeford. Source: NT News

Palmerston properties crash through the $1 million mark as the demand soars

Three houses were listed this weekend at more than $1 million in Bellamack, Farrar and Marlow Lagoon.

Drought fails to dampen regional markets

The drought in regional Queensland and New South Wales has not slowed property market activity in major towns, according to real estate agency Raine & Horne.

Locals had been eyeing up this timber cottage for years because of its amazing views.

Derelict Mona Vale shack sells for $1.8 million

APPEARANCES can be deceptive — this derelict cottage in Mona Vale sold at auction for $1.8 million. The old timber cottage hadn’t been listed for sale in half a century and had just two bedrooms and...

The 25ha Silverdale property has been in the Prcevich family since 1974. Source: News Limited

Badgerys Creek airport could land a fortune for local land owners

Property values in western Sydney are set to surge if a long-awaited second airport at Badgerys Creek gets final government approval.

How to survive and profit from property’s student boom

How to survive and profit from property’s student boom

March will be a huge month for higher ­education. More than 223,200 students are expected to turn up for their first year of ­university, bringing the total university ­population to more than 1...

Angus Raine’s three factors to ensure success investing in regional areas

Buying into Australia’s regional areas can cause some to come unstuck, particularly when they haven’t done their research.

Centenarian Nida Eade looks back over the years with her son Richard.

Long life, lived well

Nida Eade has seen it all in her time with two world wars, the Depression, and the arrival of electricity and motor cars.  Turning 100 on February 26, she is looking forward to a huge celebration...

Real Estate Porn: Modern Penthouses in San Francisco, Berlin, NYC and Sydney

Step into your private elevator and hit 'P' to get to these 4 new properties that really rise to the occasion. There's nothing better than the view from the top. But what separates one penthouse from...

5/134 Military Rd Neutral Bay which is currently for sale with a price guide of over $690,000 Source: Supplied

Apartments on lower north shore snapped up in days

Buyers are keen to get back into the property market with apartments proving a popular purchase. Already this year over 37 apartments in the North Sydney region have sold.

Visitors flocked to the region to soak up the sun, shopping, food and festivals including the NYE Ulladulla fireworks display.

Sizzling Summer Trade

Thousands of visitors have flocked to the Milton-Ulladulla region, with many businesses reporting a sensational summer season.Compared to last year’s Christmas and new year period, when bushfires...

CEO of Raine & Horne South Australia Michael McDonald, Franchise Support Amber Drummond & the Cancer Council Team

Raine & Horne in innovative sponsorship to beat cancer

South Australian cancer research, prevention and support will receive a boost, thanks to an innovative sponsorship strategy from Raine & Horne SA and the Cancer Council

Triathletes are ready to rumble the river banks

TRINOWRA will make its athletic mark on the CBD as around 2500 spectators are expected to attend the start of the Raine & Horne Nowra Triathlon Festival on Sunday, January 19.

Southern NSW slopes farmer Nick Burton Taylor says overall market settings are more positive than they have been for some years.

Upbeat outlook for 2014

AUSTRALIAN farmers see generally upbeat prospects for the sector as it moves into 2014, despite lingering droughty weather conditions in NSW and Queensland.

Former Fairfax digital specialist joins network

Raine & Horne has recruited a former Fairfax Media digital marketing strategist to boost the group’s online presence in 2014.

Barb Kelly, Dan Sullivan and Carole O'Connor get hampers at St Brigid's Hall ready for distribution. Photo: LOUISE DONGES

POLL Record number of Christmas hampers on their way

THE joy of giving rather than receiving is written on the faces of young and old in St Brigid's Parish Dubbo this Christmas.

Hunter's worst mortgage delinquents

Hunter's worst mortgage delinquents

AFTER more than half a decade at the top home owners in Nelson Bay are no longer Australia’s worst mortgage delinquents.But the latest figures released by credits ratings agency Fitch Ratings show...

CEO Angus Raine

Raine steps down from family business peak body after 13 years

The boss of one of Australia’s iconic real estate agencies is stepping down as a member of Family Business Australia’s NSW committee after 13 years. To commemorate his contribution, Angus Raine,...

340 Young Street, Annandale

Late trainer's home stays on the pace

Tears of relief and joy flowed as the gavel fell at the auction of 340 Young Street, Annandale, on Saturday, selling for $1.56 million, $90,000 above reserve.

The old Stafford Police Station has to go. Source: News Limited

Old Stafford police station goes for $1.075 million

THE latest State Government asset was sold on Wednesday to the tune of $1.075 million as number-crunchers look for ways to reduce the state's debt.

Top tips for scoring the right home loan

Top tips for scoring the right home loan

First-time mortgage borrowers are tiring of being told that these are the cheapest interest rates they’ll ever see. More important is how to ensure you get a loan. Here are my top tips:

Adelaide's top Suburbs for investment property rental returns

Adelaide's top Suburbs for investment property rental returns

THE NORTHERN suburbs are proving a paradise for savvy real estate investors looking to make a strong return on rental properties. Adelaide's top 10 suburbs for rental returns on houses are all in the... has experienced an 18-month high in visitors to its website

RE groups record major surge in web traffic

A number of major real estate networks are seeing significant increases in web traffic this year, with one group reporting it has recorded its highest number of unique visitors in October. Raine&...

Where would you buy if you were a first home buyer looking for a house?

Where would you buy if you were a first home buyer looking for a house?

Adelaide’s housing market has been relatively quiet over the current growth cycle with dwelling values rising by just 1.9% over the twelve months to October 2013.  Since the beginning of 2009...

Mates get together to raise funds for children's charity, (Front) David Whetton, (back left to right) Col Wooderson, Al Carpenter, Damien Grace and Matt Anstee. Photo by Eliza Winkler

Supporting families at christmas

Christmas will be a bit brighter for disadvantaged children in the Highlands thanks to a group of mates who have combined their strengths.Twenty five local men will run, lift, jump and swim from the...

The blue yonder: The old warden's house at its new location by the seaside.

Moving house has its rewards

One house on the south coast has had a more colourful history than most. The rambling weatherboard, which has just sold for $1.48 million, started life more than 100 years ago in Sydney's eastern...

Photo: Alexander Raths

ACT Government land sales clear almost $19million

The ACT government has cleared almost $19 million in land sales after four blocks sold under the hammer at auction on Wednesday. There were 17 registered bidders for the three sites in the new...

The Rotary Club of Roxby Districts

Pageant sneaks up

It’s only three and a wake up to go until the 2013 Roxby Downs Christmas Pageant. With an estimated 3000 plus expected to fill Richardson Place, Rotary Club of Roxby Districts president John Davis...

Literary agent Selwa Anthony has placed her Leura cottage on the market.

A new chapter for novel home

The picturesque Blue Mountains cottage where many writers have been discovered has been put up for sale by literary agent Selwa Anthony.

Lifting kids up the property ladder

Lifting kids up the property ladder

PARENTS are being asked to assist their children into their first home or to upsize as they start a family. It's important, however, that both parties enter any arrangement with eyes wide open. We...

Loan packages deliver biggest discounts

Loan packages deliver biggest discounts

BORROWERS can shave thousands of dollars a year off their mortgages with loan packages.

No grief for vendors as Sydney's streetside auction opera hits record Super Saturday note

No grief for vendors as Sydney's streetside auction opera hits record Super Saturday note

It is the sellers' market to end all sellers' markets, said APM's Dr Andrew Wilson as an 83.7% auction clearance rate was secured on Sydney's busiest auction day ever. Opera singers Patrick Togher...

10 John Street, Hurstville, was sold by Raine and Horne Hurstville for $1,912,000.

Sydney's Auction Super Boom Continues

Sydney's record-breaking auction super boom keeps rolling on with yet another strong clearance rate at the weekend.

Luke Chalker

Luke Chalkers up a win

Cowra’s Luke Chalker claimed line and fastest time honours in Sunday’s opening round of the Central West inter-club triathlon series in Bathurst. Chalker led from start to finish, showing the talent...

First impressions count when selling property

First impressions count when selling property

ARE you jeopardising the value of your home in buyers' eyes without realising it? In the real estate game, first impressions may count for everything, and according to Raine & Horne agent Shelley...

Banks starting to lift their fixed rates

Banks starting to lift their fixed rates

Australia's major mortgage lenders have started to raise their fixed rates amid expectations the cash rate is bottoming out and as the big four banks book an estimated $27 billion in profits over the...

Mudgee Business Expo event manager, sponsor and exhibitor Peter Munro of Vocational Development Group and Melanie

Expo celebrates diversity

Visitors to the Mudgee Business Expo this Saturday at St Matthew’s School will have a chance to win give-aways worth more than $3000 in total. An initiative of the Mudgee Chamber of Commerce, the  ...

Thomas Hayes, Scotty Wilson and Co with their catch of Reds. Photo Contributed

Fantastic hauls for fishers as barra season closes

THIS past week with the last quarter lunar phase has been nothing short of spectacular on the fishing front and the only wish was that the big fella was a little more friendly with the wind.For those...