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  • Mid-winter auction market heats up

    The mid-winter auction market powers on, defying all the predictions of many pundits, with an increase in active registered bidders again this week. The country’s largest auction house, Ray White had just shy of 300 auctions scheduled this week, representing …

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  • Drummoyne ferry master’s 1912 home on the market

    BUYERS now have the chance to own a slice of Sydney maritime history with the auction of 20 Market St built by 1910s Drummoyne ferry master Captain George Gerdes. Captain Gerdes and his wife Emma built the house around 1912 for their …

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  • White Paper – June 2020

    In the middle of winter, at a time when many communities were still facing restrictions and many of our customers were concerned about the property market, our sales results for June make for compelling reading. Our residential Australian sales in …

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  • FIVE STEPS TO BUYING YOUR FIRST HOME

    Buying your first home can be one of the most exciting experiences but when starting the process, the first question is usually ‘Where do I begin?’. While you may think the first step is looking at properties, there are actually a few steps to consider beforehand. Luckily, we’ve laid out … Read more

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  • OUR GUIDE TO EXTENDING THE OUTDOOR SEASON AT HOME

    Autumn is officially underway and the mercury is falling. For those living in chilly climates, this usually means the outdoor dining season will eventually come to an end – but it doesn’t have to. With a few small additions and adjustments, you can keep enjoying your outdoor area long into … Read more

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  • Office Closed for Labour Day

    The Ray White Forest Lake office will be closed Monday, 4th May 2020 for Labour Day. Please ensure you leave your full name, contact number and reason for calling if leaving a voice message on 3879 6777 or you can email: forestlake.qld@raywhite.com Thank you

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  • 5 ways my home has calmed me down during coronavirus

    I’m generally pretty calm in a crisis. From bushfires to squabbles with my four sisters, I have experienced various calamities over the years – but I’ve managed to keep things in check. Yet somehow, the COVID-10 pandemic feels scarier than most things, and has left me quite anxious and flat. … Read more

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  • Everyone Matters in Real Estate: REIQ Demands Recognition for Landlords

    The Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) has launched its latest industry campaign, Everyone Matters in Real Estate, targeting the Queensland Government and its proposed Special COVID-19 Protections for Residential Tenants and Owners. The REIQ is calling on Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to reconsider aspects of the proposed measures and to create a … Read more

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  • 5 simple ways to make your home office eco-friendly

    Lucy Bode 02 APR 2020 While we’re all working from home due to Coronavirus it’s worth remembering we can all do our part in reducing our environmental impact.Not only does eco-living benefit the planet, but studies show it also has a positive impact on your health, mental wellbeing and productivity, too. There’s … Read more

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  • Credit reports immune to coronavirus hit

    There’s been confirmation that loan repayment deferrals arising out of COVID-19 will not have a negative impact on an individual’s credit rating. The Australian Banking Association (ABA) has stated that any Australian who is granted a six-month deferral on loan repayments on their mortgage or other credit products, such as … Read more

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  • Coronavirus SMS scam warning

    While the public grapples with health concerns around coronavirus, Scamwatch has raised the alarm about a new text scam doing the rounds that isn’t doing anything to help. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s Scamwatch has published a tweet warning Australians not to click on links in suspicious texts that … Read more

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  • How a toilet paper shortage can really cost you

    Struggling with a lack of toilet paper after hoards of panic-shoppers stripped your local supermarket shelves bare? You might be tempted to reach for an alternative. Sadly you’re not alone and while the shortages continue around the country, many households will be looking to other methods to keep their derrières clean following … Read more

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