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Ray White Runaway Bay

The Ray White Runaway Bay Group is led by Elite Performing Principal Ali Mian. This dedicated team consists of 39 experienced professionals working to achieve extraordinary results for our clients. In 2015, the Runaway Bay Group sold just over 320 million dollars’ worth of real estate, many of these properties were sold with specialised targeted marketing campaigns in addition to the use of our extensive national and international database. As a result of our recent sales successes we quickly need to list a lot more properties for sale to help se … read on

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Winter Edition 2016

  I am happy to announce that Ray White Runaway Bay Group have sold in excess of $100 million worth of real estate in Northern Gold Coast since January 2016. Our team is dedicated to achieving the best possible price for our clients most valuable asset. Using proven … read on
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8 signs a suburb is about to surge in value

Understanding the factors that trigger price growth helps ensure you pick a winning investment at the right time. When it comes to investing in property, capital growth is king. While income helps you hold on to your investments over the long term, it’s capital growth … read on
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How to: Prepare your house for an open inspection

The finishing touches for an open house inspection can make all the difference to how potential buyers view the property, so make sure you tie up all the loose ends.  Tips to get your open house right Think of the open house as a first date with your prospective buyer; … read on
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Ten things to check before buying a home

Buying a home is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make so how can you be sure everything will go to plan? Here are 10 things to check before you sign the deal. 1. Research the local area “Purchasing a house should never be an impulse buy,” says Bessie Hassan, … read on
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How to: Resolve common rental issues

Renting can offer incredible flexibility, but this doesn’t mean renters always have it easy.Here is our list of some of the common problems renters can face and how to solve them.   1. Maintenance matters Be upfront with the property manager about any issues such as … read on
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How to: Prepare your home for a winter sale

Serious buyers are always looking for the right property, even in the cooler months of the year. Here are some specific considerations to keep in mind if you’re looking to sell your home this winter. Lights Winter days can be overcast, so you need to make sure that you … read on
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House-hunting checklist

Finding houses to buy or rent is easy. Finding the perfect house to buy or rent that suits the specific wants and needs of everyone who’ll live in it is the real challenge. But there are a number of ways to ensure that your house-hunting journey ends with a property that … read on
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Tips for finding the perfect flatmate

An entire genre of crazy flatmate stories have entertained and horrified over the years – from He Died With a Felafel in His Hand to Single White Female. Avoid living your own version IRL, and use these tips to find your ideal flatmate. Advertise (and be … read on
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What confuses first home buyers?

Unlike most first times, when it comes to buying your first home you need to get it right.   Yet almost two out of three first home buyers find the process confusing, according to realestate.com.au’s latest Consumer Intentions Study. Around 15% of those surveyed were … read on
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Six steps to a successful campaign to sell your house

From seasoned investors to first-time sellers, everyone wants a great result when it comes time to sell.Once you’ve decided to put your property on the market, there are some simple ways to strategically get the most from your sales campaign. Here’s what you should consider … read on
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A first timer’s guide to moving out on your own

Whether you’re 18, 21, 30, or 50 – there will probably come a time in your life when you decide to move out of home and go it alone in the big wide world. Regardless of when it happens, or why, you’ll probably feel the same excitement and nerves in equal measure. Here are … read on
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Selling vs renovating: Which is right for you?

Deciding whether to sell or renovate is a dilemma most families with growing pains will wrestle with. For some, it will be a finance-driven decision, for others a question of location. Assess your current house Is it viable for renovation? Would you be making repairs before … read on
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How to Make a Profit from your Renovation

Many Australians have watched reno shows like The Block and caught the DIY bug, but renovating a house for profit can be a risky business. CEO and founder of The Reno Chick, Cathy Morrissey, has seen it all when it comes to the pitfalls of renovating. She shares her best tips … read on
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What does Australia’s ideal house look like?

The ideal home is a concept that varies for different people, but if you had to design the most statistically sought-after home in Australia what would it look like? How many bedrooms and bathrooms would it have, how big would the block be, and how many cars would the average … read on
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The dos & don’ts when considering a backyard reno

Australians love renovating, and they love spending time outdoors. So it would make sense that they’d be good at outdoor renovations, right?  According to Matt Leacy, Director and Landscape Designer at Landart Landscapes, a lot of renovators actually swallow up all their … read on
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Northshore Living Magazine – Autumn Edition 2016

The Gold Coast’s Auction Season was a buzz for our Summer Auction Blitz with 50% of the properties sold including pre-sales, 25% sold after the auction. It was a full house and fantastic to see competitive bidding for many lots. A special congratulations to Rhonda Gunn on the … read on
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Agents are your secret selling weapons

If you’re looking at selling your property, an agent can help you determine your price and sales strategy, market your property to effectively maximise buyer interest, negotiate cleverly on your behalf and handle any ancillary concerns you may have. In fact, the 2013 Real … read on
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Mistakes homeowners make that devalue their property

When it comes time to sell your home, naturally you’re going to want to get the maximum amount possible. However, since selling a home isn’t something most people do very often, it can be easy to make mistakes that will actually see your possible profit head south. Here’s how … read on
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Is apartment living the new Aussie dream?

Single person households are the fastest growing demographic in Australia and with blocks of flats going up all over the country, is the great Aussie dream now a fab apartment? In the last two years, almost one in every two properties built in this country are now … read on
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Thinking of adding a furry friend to your family?

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED ADOPTING SHELTER PETS? SHELTER PETS MAKE GREAT PETS Animal Welfare League Qld has shelter pets of all kinds. At any of our rehoming centres you can find cats, kittens, dogs, puppies, pocket pets, birds and other animals available for adoption that have … read on
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BLEACH* FESTIVAL

4 - 20 MARCH 2016 Over 50 events | 17 days | The Gold Coast's signature arts and cultural festival. Events from Paradise Point to Coolangatta. Bleach* Festival illuminates, reflects, beams, focuses and most importantly connects art, with community...go with them … read on
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Establishing a home buying budget

There are many costs associated with buying a new home. They include both upfront costs (pre-purchase and the purchase itself) and ongoing costs (for as long as you own the home). Upfront costs include: deposit stamp duty legal and conveyancing fees including … read on
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The changing face of our first home

’60s dreaming: Modest The Great Australian Dream of the 1960s – when the grandparents of today’s first home buyers were buying their first homes – was generally a modest two- or three-bedroom house on a large block of land. Houses were mostly weatherboard, with fibro cement … read on
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Which renovations offer the best return when you sell?

Not all renovations will make you a tidy profit when you come to sell your property. Some projects will cost more than they will ever give you back. So what are the most lucrative projects to add value to your home and give you the best return come sales … read on
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7 things buyers should look for when inspecting a property

TV personality and professional buyer’s advocate, Frank Valentic, has three golden rules for buying real estate: “location, location, location”. “You can change the house, but you can’t change its location,” he says. “It’s not something you want to get wrong.” Valentic, … read on
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Negative Gearing – What You Need to Know

As Australia’s property market continues to grow and affordability remains a key concern the subject of negative gearing is never far from the spotlight. Over the weekend Labor Leader Bill Shorten proposed restricting the practice to only include newly-constructed homes. His … read on
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5 Minimalist Makeovers

Here’s five simple ways you can transform your property, whether renter or homeowner, to make your space more liveable and appealing. The space we surround ourselves with has a big impact on how we feel and interact with others. The mass of mainstream TV programs on room … read on
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10 Common Home Presentation Mistakes

Though your house may look and feel good to you, it won’t necessarily to others, regardless of what your friends tell you. Here’s 10 of the most common blunders people make when presenting their home for the market. Sometimes it’s the details that let you down, other times, … read on
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Design world picks yellow as next big thing

Hotly anticipated in the design world, Robert Kaufman’s KONA Colour of the Year is usually a great indication of the sort of shades that will feature in interior trends for the year ahead. This year a bright yellow called Highlight took out the coveted title. A vivid, … read on
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Can the right property manager make a difference?

Investors pay a lot of attention to finding the right location and property, but one area they often neglect is selecting the right agent to manage their investment. Can a property manager really make a difference though? “Absolutely” says Tracey Chandler of Buyers Agent … read on
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Why are more people using mortgage brokers?

We’re seeing more and more Australians working with a mortgage broker when they’re purchasing property - in fact more than 50 per cent of home buyers choose to use a broker. Many industry experts - including our chairman, Sam White - have predicted this will continue to increase … read on
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How Connectivity is Changing the Way We Live

How many devices do you have in your home? Between the kids’ iPads, your work laptops and everyone’s smartphones the list can seem never-ending. And that’s before you even start on connected TVs, gaming consoles and everyday gadgets that we seemingly can’t live … read on
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Most Popular Land Developments in 2015

Those in search of land in 2015 were chasing the water, with eight out of 10 suburbs in a national list of most popular land developments on the beautiful coast of Queensland. We are fortunate to have #2 and #3 in our own back yard on the Northern Gold Coast! The only … read on
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Outdoor living is the new social space!

The back patio, the back step, the verandah – in days gone by it was an area you passed through quickly to get to the back lawn and the Hills hoist. These days, outdoor living is a continuation of the indoor space, with couches and dining tables, pizza ovens, outdoor kitchens … read on
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Northshore Living Magazine – Summer Edition 2015

Welcoming the longer and warmer days, the Gold Coast will soon see a surge of holiday goers, not only for leisure but also to invest in Real Estate on their stay! January is prime Auction Season—if you are considering selling, I highly recommend speaking with our team to take … read on
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A Little Ray of Giving 2015

Did you know over 898,000 children across Australia & New Zealand won't receive a gift this Christmas? To bring some much needed cheer this festive season, Ray White Runaway Bay Group is taking part in Ray White's Little Ray of Giving. Simply drop a present into one of … read on
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$25,000 Raised in Support of Make A Wish Foundation!

Fire dancers, magicians & heavenly harpist songs filled the Sovereign Islands Charity Masquerade Ball on Saturday 31st October, 2015. With over 220 guests dressed in their best attire, the night was a tremendous success raising $25,000 for Make A Wish Foundation! … read on
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Sovereign Islands Masquerade Charity Ball 2015

Help support Make A Wish in style at the Sovereign Islands Masquerade Charity Ball. RSVP today and make wishes come true for children with life-threatening illlnesses. For more information or to RSVP please contact Jill Leiper on 5528 8878 or jill_leiper@raywhite.com Click … read on
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Northshore Living Magazine – Spring Edition 2015

Spring is finally here and we are seeing a definite buzz in the market. The time is right for investors with development well and truly underway in the proven growth corridor of Northern Gold Coast, House and Land packages come complete with turnkey pricing and rental guarantee … read on
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Reasons Your House Isn’t Selling

If the real estate market isn't stagnant, but your house isn't selling, the market is telling you something. Are you making one of these mistakes? A house down the street just sold, but yours is still on the market. Why can’t you attract a buyer? It’s a common question and … read on
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Northshore Living Magazine – Second Winter Edition 2015

Welcome to the Second Winter Edition 2015 of the Northshore Living Magazine, Ray White Runaway Bay Group is proud to announce that since January 2015 we have successfully sold over $220 Million of Real Estate on the Northern Gold Coast and surrounding areas. Previous seasonal … read on
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How to Go From Renting to Owning

It can be a drastic change – both financially and emotionally – when you become a first-home buyer. These tips will help smooth the transition from renting to owning your first property. If there’s one mistake first-homebuyers make, it’s underestimating the work and emotion … read on
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28 Properties Leased This Month!

Is your investment property vacant? Our experienced Property Management team are leasing fast and urgently need more properties to keep up with demand. Our dedicated Business Development team are here to assist with your investment portfolio and ensure it is reaching its full … read on
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TACQ Joy Flights for Disabled Kids and their Carers

Ray White Runaway Bay's Tony Sutton-Yeomans joins with Southport Flying Club​ annual TACQ joy flights for disabled kids and their carers for a beautiful fly over the Gold Coast this morning. TAC-Q (Teenage Adventure Camps Queensland) through its camps, aims to create … read on
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How Public Transport & Property are Linked

Good public transport can improve the livability of an area, and indirectly increase property prices by increasing the demand there is to live there. It’s essential infrastructure in any metropolitan area. There’s no denying that big cities, towns – and all the places in … read on
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What’s hot in the eyes of overseas buyers?

There’s a lot of talk in the property market at the moment about foreign buyers. But what are they really looking for in Australian property and where are they buying? Based on research and statistics from the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) the top 11 overseas … read on
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Northshore Magazine – Winter 2015 Edition

Welcome to the Winter 2015 Edition of the Northshore Living Magazine, It was great news to hear RBA’s interest rate cut by 25 basis points earlier this Month. But what does this mean to you? On average this will see borrowers saving approximately $47 a month on a $300,000 … read on
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You are invited to our End of Financial Year Auctions!

Our End of Financial Year Auctions are quickly approaching! This is the perfect time for investors to add to their portfolio as well as first home buyers to enter the market. When: Monday 29th June, 2015 at 5.30pm Where: Sheraton Mirage, Main Beach CLICK HERE to view all … read on
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Northshore Magazine – Autumn Edition 2015

Welcome to the 2015 Autumn Edition of Northshore Magazine, Goodbye to long summer days – autumn is here! Although we have not had relief from the heat on the Gold Coast, we are continuing to see HOT properties listed and selling within days! We had an excellent start to … read on
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Young adults staying at home for longer…

What is the appropriate age to move out of home? 18? 24? 35? For parents who run a full house of adult children, this is a question they probably ask themselves everyday. And one they’re going to keep on asking, apparently. According to a recent report, more young adults are … read on
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Northshore Magazine – Second Summer Edition 2015

Welcome to the 2015 Second Summer Edition of the Northshore Magazine, Back into the swing of everyday life – students are heading back to school, returning travellers are settling back into their everyday routine and real estate on the Gold Coast is booming with … read on
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Chinese New Year – Welcoming the Year of the Goat

The Date Is Based on the Lunar Calendar Chinese New Year 2015 begins on Thursday 19 February, and end on 5 March. It is day one month one of the Chinese lunar calendar, and its date in January or February varies from year to year (always somewhere in the period January 21 to … read on
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Thinking of Retiring on the Gold Coast?

It's not a far stretch of the imagination to picture why people would want to retire on the Gold Coast. It's a fantastically liveable city with great beaches, a temperate climate and a host of entertainment options. In fact, Gold Coast City Council points out that it expects … read on
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Yes – We are exhibitors at LPS Beijing 2015!

Firmly established as Beijing’s leading luxury property show, the 9th consecutive edition of LPS Beijing will be held on April 24-26, 2015, at the prestigious Legendale Beijing. Once again, the Show will allow Chinese luxury home owners to interact with famous property … read on
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Tips on Keeping your House Dry this Storm Season

If you live somewhere that’s prone to any flooding from storms, you’re probably tired of chasing leaks with buckets, propping towels at the base of doors, or other improvised tricks to keep your home and belongings dry. There’s often heavy rains around this time of year, so we … read on
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Northshore Magazine – Summer Edition 2015

Welcome to the 2015 Summer Edition of Northshore Magazine! Greeting the beautiful summer and festive months with open arms, we are also well and truly experiencing the summer storm season across the Gold Coast. Our clients can rest easy having our property management team … read on
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Another Happy Client – Thank you Cheryl!

We love receiving rave reviews from clients, great work Jessica Coyne; "Jessica has been exceptional with her professionalism at the same time as supporting me every step of the way with the purchase of my property at Taylor Street, Biggera Waters and with the sale of my unit … read on
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Exclusive, Open or Auction?

We are often asked which is the most effective sales method when it comes to selling your home. The REIQ recommends sellers use the exclusive agency method to sell residential property. This method is where the sale of the property is in the hands of only one agent, rather … read on
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Emandar Charity Golf Day – Movember

Ali Mian and the team from Ray White Sovereign Islands had the privilege to sponsor and play a round of golf at the Emander Charity Golf Day on Friday 21st November, 2014. Held at The Glades Golf Club, Helensvale - guests played a round of golf, with the winner being awarded … read on
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The GC Christmas Lights Competition is Underway!

The Gold Coast is set to sparkle when entrants in the 2014 Christmas Lights Competition officially switch on their displays from 1st December.  From Ormeau Hills to Tugun, Southport to Mudgeeraba, there are 48 entrants in this year’s competition, with 12 first time … read on
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The Hidden Costs of Buying your First Home

Buying a house isn’t just about paying what’s on the property’s price tag. There are some extra costs all buyers should be aware of.  So, do you have enough cash to buy that property? The harsh truth is that buying a home isn’t as easy as saving your deposit and waiting to … read on
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Get Festive this Season with FREE Gold Coast Events!

You are invited to celebrate the magic of Christmas with Gold Coast's FREE Events including Carols by Candlelight, Twilight markets and Carnivals. Here are a few of our favourite events leading upto Christmas, for a full list of events - visit the City of Gold Coast's … read on
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Staying fit with Gold Coast’s Active & Healthy Program

The Gold Coast City Council's award winning Active & Healthy Program has been getting thousands of residents up, out and active every week for many years. There are over 170 free or low cost activities running weekly across the city.  The Active & Healthy program is a … read on
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Biggera Waters S.S. Fete

Biggera Waters State School's Fete was held on Sunday 14th September, 2014  and was a huge success! The community response was extremely positive with a massive $40,000 raised! This is almost double was was raised in 2014. All funds raised will be used entirely to … read on
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Sovereign Islands – Gala Event 2014

The Inaugural Annual Gala Event at Sovereign Islands was held on Saturday 25th October, 2014 for Sovereign Islands residents and VIP guests. The red carpet was laid out, the award winning Francesca Spear played on stage from Helensvale State High School and the Sovereign … read on
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