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Celebrating 20 Years with Ray White

John Pope started in the Real Estate industry 20 years ago, as at the 13th of July.  He started in the Tauranga office of Matthewson Real Estate Ltd, and has worked there ever since, only changing over to the current Matthewson Real Estate Ltd Company at Bayfair, under the Branch Manager of Steve Fagan, when… Read more »

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Whakatane’s Fundraising Charity Event

The team at Ray White Whakatane held a fund-raising event at Cinema 5 recently to raise money for Ronald McDonald House Auckland. Local businesses literally came to the party with pre-movie nibbles supplied by McDonalds, New World and Dominos. Over 90 people attended showing community spirit is alive and kicking in Whakatane with a number… Read more »

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New Zealand Home Affordability up 17.7%

The largest improvement in New Zealand home affordability in a decade is attracting more first home buyers, although the high deposit rates required by banks remains a hurdle, according to a survey today. Home affordability improved by 8.5 percent between February and May, and by 17.7 percent over the year to May, the quarterly Massey University… Read more »

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Ray White NZ Opens its 129th Office

Ray White New Zealand is pleased to announce the opening of its 129th office at Paraparaumu on the Kapti Coast of the Lower North Island. Rachael Steinmetz and Paul Berryman are the operational business owners of the new office with the Manager Terry Burch. They bring a wealth of experience and knowledge with a successful background… Read more »

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Ray White Real Estate Sales trend up

A boost in activity at the top end of the residential property market has helped Australasia’s largest real estate group Ray White achieve a 10 per cent rise in sales in New Zealand and Australia for the month of May, 2009. Ray White Joint Chairman Brian White said Group sales for the month of May… Read more »

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Ray White New Zealand May Results

May 2009 results 24% up on 2008*       May results came in relatively strongly given the amount of stock and the perceived shortage that is in the market.  Ray White New Zealand traded 24% ahead of last year, with auction listings up 34% and exclusive stock across the country up 14%.  Our Loan Market Mortgage Brokers approval rates… Read more »

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Ray White NZ Opens its 127th and 128th Office

One of the most recognisable independent real estate brands through the Central North Island, Lamberton’s, has joined the Ray White group.  After 30 years of successful trading the Lamberton’s offices in Tokoroa and Putaruru have become members of the Ray White Group. They are the 127th and 128th office to join the Group in New Zealand…. Read more »

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Rise in Housing Confidence

The number of people who think the time is right to buy a house continues to increase, even as expectations that prices will keep falling start to ease.  The ASB housing confidence survey for the three months to April, published today, found 59 percent of respondents felt now was a good time to buy, up… Read more »

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Record Mortgagee Sales in March

A new record has been set for the number of people forced to give up properties to mortgagee sales. Mortgagee property sales have hit an all-time high, with 201 recorded for March, Terralink says.  In the 15 years figures have been recorded, the previous highest was 191 last December, Terralink International managing director Mike Donald said…. Read more »

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NZ No 1 place to start your own business

  Get your ideas, business plan, financial forecast, contacts together because New Zealand has been ranked Number one for the ease of starting a business according to the World Bank ‘Doing Business 2009’ Report. If you have dreamed of starting your own business or had an itch to try out a new idea or product then… Read more »