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  • Ray White Group rides crest of housing boom

    For the last three years pundits have been saying the housing crash is coming, says Brian White, but while the resilient markets in Sydney and Melbourne might moderate, continued low interest rates would dampen talk of housing bubbles. The chairman of real estate agency Ray White Group said it was … Read more

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  • Big spend-up on worker digs

    Queenstown’s housing crisis has forced a tourism giant and a developer to pursue worker digs. Gondola operator Skyline Enterprises and Queenstown Country Club developer Sanderson Group have moved to provide their own accommodation. And Queenstown’s council is nudging others to do the same. Mountain Scene understands Skyline spent about $1.7 million … Read more

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  • Mountain summit

    Expect Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to meet Kiwi counterpart Bill English in Queenstown late next week. According to informed sources, the pair’s pow-wow will take place next Thursday and Friday, though it’ll likely be officially confirmed only days beforehand. Media interest will be high given the leaders’ contrasting calls … Read more

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  • Big bucks bay

    A swanky subdivision with a dozen $2 million-plus sections will kickstart a major new lakeside development near Queenstown. Murphy’s Development Limited wants to build a 12-lot subdivision near Jack’s Point golf resort. It’s the first stage of a $100 million development at Homestead Bay, which potentially includes a marina and … Read more

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  • Leaders switches to Ray White

    Lower North Island real estate firm Leaders has joined forces with Ray White in a rebranding deal that is considered one of the biggest industry moves in recent history. Ray White colours have replaced Leader Real Estate offices on Wednesday. Leaders started in 1987 and has had the most sales in … Read more

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  • One plan to rule them all

    Queenstown could soon have one overarching plan to deal with growing pains in its downtown area. A surge in tourism, boosted by extra flights to the resort’s airport, has combined with a commercial and residential building boom to put local infrastructure under huge pressure. While $30 million is being spent … Read more

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  • Family values never lost

    Brian White has told the story privately several times. But never to the world. On each occasion he gets a lump in his throat and takes a deep breath. Today is no exception. We are sitting in the dining room of the Sydney mansion of the chairman of Ray White … Read more

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  • ANZ’s mortgage help for quake victims

    ANZ says it will help customers hit by the 7.5 magnitude earthquake on Monday night which may see some given leeway on their mortgage payments. ANZ NZ’s chief executive David Hisco said this afternoon that the earthquakes had made a “huge impact on the lives of many New Zealanders, damaging … Read more

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  • Best holiday destination in Australasia revealed

    Queenstown has been named as the top destination in Australasia and Air New Zealand the best airline in the World Travel Awards. Travel and tourism professionals around the world have also voted New Zealand the top adventure tourism destination. SkyCity Auckland was awarded the top casino resort, Annandale in the … Read more

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  • The White Report – September 2016

    The joy of Spring! In real estate terms that joy is manifested in better sales. The winter period is over for another year. So how did Ray White go? Up to expectations? Well it’s difficult to argue against a $3.8 billion month. A little bit behind September 2015 but, as … Read more

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