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01 Mar 19

Home values 18% higher than five years ago

CoreLogic’s February home value index shows the pace of declining values is slowing but average home values remain 18% higher than five years ago. CoreLogic’s hedonic home value index recorded a fall of 0.7% in national home... more
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09 Mar 17

Housing Bubble Speculation Unwarranted

  The chief executive of Australia’s largest network of independent real estate agents, Ray Ellis, says constant media speculation about the risk of an Australian housing bubble is based on overseas analysis that fails to account... more
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29 Aug 14

Foreign Investment Needs Regulatory Attention

  Media Release – Friday 29 August The problem with foreign investment in Australian residential real estate is not that it occurs, but that it is largely self-regulated and inadequately monitored by Government, according to... more
Quality Fencing Adds Value

08 Jul 14

Quality Fencing Adds Value

  If you look out of your windows, whose fence are you viewing, and do you like it? Like most homeowners, you probably inherited the fencing when you bought the house – and the previous owners may have even inherited it from the... more
Winter Is The Time To Check Your Smoke Detectors

24 Jun 14

Winter Is The Time To Check Your Smoke Detectors

  Now that winter is here, it’s timely for homeowners and tenants to make sure they have checked that smoke alarms are in good working order and reviewed insurance arrangements to assure their possessions are covered, in the... more
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10 Jun 14

Prepare Your Home Properly When Selling says CEO

  “Location, location, location” is the well-known catch-cry when it comes to looking for a new home.   But for those planning to sell, there’s another rule that it can pay to remember and that’s “detail, detail, detail”.  ... more
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10 Jun 14

Careful Preparation Delivers Financial Results When Selling: CEO

  “Location, location, location” is the well-known catch-cry when it comes to looking for a new home.   But for those planning to sell, there’s another rule that it can pay to remember and that’s “detail, detail, detail”.  ... more
Chief Executive Offers Advice on Evaluating Re-Sale Potential

30 May 14

Chief Executive Offers Advice on Evaluating Re-Sale Potential

  Many people overlook assessing the re-sale value of a home they’re planning to buy, focusing instead on finding their perfect home or planning renovations to suit their specific needs and tastes.   Objectively assessing the... more
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26 May 14

First National Palm Beach Receives Network’s Top Honour

  First National Real Estate has announced Queensland property manager, Dot Hamilton the winner of the network’s highest honour, the Kaye Heath Memorial Award, at a black tie dinner attended by more than 350 agents from across... more
First National GEMs Sparkle at National Awards Night

24 May 14

First National GEMs Sparkle at National Awards Night

  First National Real Estate’s members were presented with their General Excellence and Marketing (GEM) Awards at a black tie dinner, attended by more than 350 agents from across Australasia and the South Pacific, during the... more