Double Bay / Bondi Beach Blog


A Trifecta on Midelton Avenue - 3 sales, 1 street, 1 week!

Published 3 months ago

Three houses in the same street sell in one week in North Bondi 6 Midleton Avenue, North Bondi sold to an owner-occupier for $2.870 million 5 Midleton Avenue which changed hands for $3.24 million in an off-market transaction A three-bedroom semi at 20 Midleton Avenue with plenty of potential...


Ric Serrao named one of Australia's Best

Published 7 months ago

Ric Serrao has been named one of Australia’s leading real estate agents in a national ranking of the best performing agents.   Ric Serrao of Raine & Horne Double Bay/Bondi Beach secured a position in the Real Estate Business (REB) Top 100 Agents 2019 ranking. The list ranks real estate sales ag...


Winners at the Asia Pacific Property Awards

Published over 1 year ago

Sydney property powerhouse Raine & Horne Double Bay, led by super agents Ric Serrao and Martin Maskin, has been named Australia’s best real estate agency in the Asia Pacific Property Awards for 2018/19, announced last week.  The Eastern Suburbs-based real estate firm, which offers a complete su...


Depreciation Schedules

Published over 2 years ago

Almost 50% of landlords fail to make depreciation claims against their investment properties, potentially missing out on thousands of dollars at tax time. The trouble is that many landlords either aren’t aware of the benefits associated with depreciation, or don’t have an up-to-date depreciatio...


Should I Fix My Home Loan Rate

Published over 2 years ago

Recently some lenders hiked interest rates without waiting for the Reserve Bank to officially raise rates, prompting some borrowers to consider switching to a fixed-rate mortgage. If you think a 0.5% or 1% increase could hurt you financially, it might indeed be time to fix your mortgage at the cu...


April Market Wrap

Published over 2 years ago

Auction Clearance Rates still high! In Sydney, 804 properties were taken to auction this week with a preliminary clearance rate of 78.4 per cent, increasing from last week when the final clearance rate for the city was 72.4 per cent, across 596 auctions. One year ago, 818 Sydney homes were taken...


RHDB/BB March Market Update

Published over 2 years ago

Raine & Horne Double Bay / Bondi Beach have had a strong start to 2017 with over $200,000,000 worth of sales made so far this year.   February 2017 was the best month our office has seen in 7 years. Not only have we been winning listings, we have also recently taken out the following awards at t...


Rate My Agent Awards 2017

Published over 2 years ago

Congratulations to our team for taking out the following awards for Rate My Agent 2017: Ranked #14 - Top 100 AustraliaRanked #7 - Top 10 New South Wales Suburb Winner - Bellevue Hill NSW 2023Suburb Winner - Bondi Beach NSW 2026Suburb Winner - Bondi NSW 2026Suburb Winner - Vaucluse NSW 2030   T...


No 1. Again!

Published over 2 years ago

Congratulations to everyone on our nominations and awards for the Raine & Horne State Awards!   An amazing evening and a credit to all!     Double Bay Nominated for Office Marketing Excellence Award Nominated for Local Community Excellence Award Nominated for Outstanding PM Office Winner...


Real Estate Business Top 50 Sales Offices

Published almost 3 years ago

Raine & Horne Double Bay secured a position in the 2017 Real Estate Business Top 50 Sales Offices benchmark report, which ranked real estate sales offices across Australia according to a range of 2015-16 financial year business metrics, including sales volumes, efficiencies and conversion ratios....


A Strong Start to 2017

Published almost 3 years ago

The strong Sydney home auction market re-emerged on Saturday with an unequivocally good result overall for sellers. The predictable surge in auction listings, following the clear end to holiday distractions, was pounced on by home buyers who are clearly still hungry. Sydney recorded a weekend c...


Investor Newsletter - Dec 2016

Published almost 3 years ago

Local Area / Team News Raine & Horne Double Bay/ Bondi Beach have achieved some great results in the last quarter of the year. We have recently acquired the management of two new properties in which we have successfully achieved a rental increase of $400 per week and the other a significant $100...