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Cashing in on a new rate record

Cashing in on a new rate record
Date: 7 May 2015

The official cash rate has been cut by the RBA board, and it seems that there will be multiple positives for people buying property.

Read more Filed under: Media / National News Tags: cash rate, finance, first home buyers, interest rate, invest, investment, rba

First National partners with Golf Victoria on Heart Research

First National partners with Golf Victoria on Heart Research
Date: 6 May 2015

First National Real Estate is delighted to announce a new partnership with Golf Victoria, through First National Foundation, as the inaugural naming rights partner of the 2015 GV Heart Open, to be held at Royal Melbourne on Monday 1 June.

Read more Filed under: Media / National News Tags: brookhouse, ellis, estate, first, golf, heart, national, open, ray, real, simon, victoria

Lofty ambitions: Tips for converting your attic

Lofty ambitions: Tips for converting your attic
Date: 6 May 2015

Whether you're out to make the most of your investment dollar, or are simply after a bit more space for a growing family, taking advantage of the space in the attic can be a handy solution. Some home renovation specialists say that there is a substantial amount of unused space in a roof, so it could make sense to have a go at transforming this under-utilised area into extra storage or an additional bedroom.

Read more Filed under: Media / National News Tags: attic, convert, flooring, regulatory barriers, tips, transform

Forced Reverse Mortgages Threaten Australia's Social Fabric

Forced Reverse Mortgages Threaten Australia's Social Fabric
Date: 5 May 2015

First National Real Estate's chief executive Ray Ellis says a proposal to force pensioners into a national reverse mortgage scheme threatens to fundamentally change Australia’s social fabric and the relationship we have with the family home, potentially also leading to a collapse in house prices.
 

Read more Filed under: Media / National News Tags: affordability, assets, australia's, bunn, buyers, centre, ellis, estate, fabric, family, first, for, forced, home, housing, income, independent, mortgages, national, pensioners, ray, real, reverse, social, stewart, studies, test, threaten

First National Leadership Award Winner Scoops State

First National Leadership Award Winner Scoops State
Date: 4 May 2015

As sponsor of the ‘Leadership’ category in the Victorian Young Achievers Awards, First National Real Estate chief executive Ray Ellis is delighted to announce that 23-year-old Georgia Retallick won the Leadership Award from a field of nine other nominees in separate categories.

Read more Filed under: Media / VIC News Tags: achiever, award, ellis, georgia, leadership, ray, retallick, sharon, victoria, whorlow, young
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