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Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 19 May

May 23, 2019


Sales activity decreased four per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 505 transactions. This decrease can be attributed to a 10 per cent fall in house sales and a one per cent rise in unit sales, despite a 40 per cent rise in vacant land sales over the week. Perth’s top selling […]

What are the downsizing options in Perth real estate?

May 22, 2019

Landlord Selling

  If you are at a point in your life where you’re ready to downsize from your existing home to something smaller, chances are you’re feeling disillusioned by Perth’s lack of housing diversity. The most common and cost effective option for this problem is to wait for a property to come on to the market, […]

First impressions of a rental property

May 21, 2019

Landlord Selling

A tenant’s first impression of a rental property is not determined when visiting a property to inspect it for the first time. In fact, it’s likely they would not even be there had it not been for the images they saw in the property’s advertising (whether that be online, in print or in your real […]

Five features tenants want in a rental

May 20, 2019


Finding a tenant for your investment property in Perth’s current rental market can present some challenges. To attract and keep good tenants you need to make sure your property offers tenants what they want. Here are five popular features tenants want in a rental. Airconditioning Western Australia’s scorching summers bring searing temperatures and heatwaves that […]


Perth Housing Market Update | May 2019

May 17, 2019

Buying Investing Landlord Selling

Watch the latest Housing Market Update for Perth. The housing and economic data is derived from the CoreLogic Hedonic Home Value Index for the month of April, released in May 2019.

Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 12 May

May 16, 2019


Sales activity increased eight per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 534 transactions. This increase can be attributed to a 12 per cent increase in house sales and a 13 per cent increase in unit sales, however vacant land sales declined by 21 per cent. Perth’s top selling suburbs this week were […]

Four ways to promote your property for sale

May 15, 2019

Landlord Selling

  Choosing the right marketing strategy to help promote your property is imperative to achieving a quick and successful sale. Before listing with an agent, it is a good idea to discuss with them what ideas they have to help sell your home and why they think that particular method will work for you. Once […]


Perth Property Market Update - April 2019

May 14, 2019

Buying Investing Landlord Selling

Find out how the Perth property market performed in April 2019 with this quick property update. We’ve got the latest median house and rent price figures, sales and leasing activity updates, plus find out how Bunbury in regional WA performed.

Who wants to live where

May 14, 2019

Investing Landlord

Is it possible that the demand for apartments might slow in favour of houses as many in the 20 to 34-year-old bracket move onto the next stage of their lives, that point when partners, children and pets all create a desire for a bit more space? More significantly, they want a yard to play in. […]

Understanding property market language

May 13, 2019


Do you have an interest in the property market but struggle to understand all the language thrown around? Trying to make sense of all the data and analysis can be daunting. To help you better understand the property market, we’ve put together a guide to help demystify some of the more commonly used words and […]

Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 5 May

May 9, 2019


  Sales activity increased 47 per cent in Perth this week after the lull of the Easter and ANZAC holidays, with REIWA members reporting 499 transactions. This increase can be attributed to a 40 per cent increase in house sales, an 88 per cent increase in unit sales and a 49 per cent rise in […]

Rent.com.au Monthly Market Report for April 2019

May 9, 2019


  Report Highlights Four of Australia’s states and territories (Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Hobart) saw a decrease in house median rents in April 2019.  Darwin was the strongest performer for apartments in April, with median rents up 10.8% to $360.  Nationally, house median rents came down 1.1% to $440/week.  Across all property types, Perth was […]

Preparation is key when selling

May 8, 2019

Landlord Selling

When it comes to real estate there is no such thing as ‘too much preparation’. The buying and selling process is rife withunknowns, so it’s important you’re well prepared for any possible scenario that may arise. Be prepared for every situation Diving in blind to the selling process can cause you a lot of grief. […]

Choose value over price

May 7, 2019

Investing Landlord

Do you know the difference between ‘value’ and ‘price’? They are often confused. ‘Value’ stands the test of time, while prices fluctuate. Fact is, as property cycles go, there have been, and possibly always will be, an unfortunate percentage of homeowners who paid prices at the time of purchase that weren’t on par with the […]

Colour me happy (to pay the rent)

May 7, 2019


  Autumn can be the ideal time to give an investment property a lick of new paint. While ‘Magnolia’ seems to be the go-to choice for rentals, there are other paint colours that could prove profitable. Heat and cold can play havoc with paint so autumn, with its more constant temperatures, can be the ideal […]

Broaden your investment options

May 6, 2019

Investing Landlord

If you’re searching for an investment property but don’t have the financial capability to invest in the area you want, it’s time to broaden your search criteria. Investors will often find themselves faced with the problem of wanting to invest in an area with high growth rates, but realise they are limited by their finances. […]

Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 28 April

May 2, 2019


The Easter and ANZAC Day public holidays had an impact on the Perth property market, with sales declining 25 per cent this week. REIWA members reported 344 transactions, which can be attributed to a 16 per cent decline in house sales, a 42 per cent decline in unit sales and a 47 per cent decline […]

How to sell fast in a slow market

May 1, 2019

Investing Selling

About to sell? Who do you target your property to – and how? Your Investment Property reveal how. When you bought your first property, you had a purpose, the property met your needs, and certainly there was a special connection.  Now as the vendor, you are on the other side of the fence. But stepping […]

Buying to sell

April 30, 2019

Buying Selling

This may be a useful start to a checklist if profit is your goal: Buy at the right price. Buy in the right location, and at the right size. Build relationships with best-performing local agents before you buy ; agents you value and trust implicitly because they are the agents to see your purchase-to-sale activity […]

Location is important when investing in real estate

April 29, 2019

Investing Landlord

Deciding on which location to buy in is arguably the most important factor to consider when investing in real estate. This isn’t an easy decision and determining where to buy has vastly different criteria than purchasing a home to live in. Understanding the value of location If you’re looking to invest, the two most important ingredients for […]