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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 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. […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Obtain a market appraisal before selling

April 25, 2019

Investing Selling

When it comes time to sell your property, one of the first things you should look to do is obtain a market appraisal. A market appraisal will provide you with a good understanding and realistic expectation of what your property is worth. How is market value determined? To determine this estimation, your agent will consider […]

What are the minimum security requirements for your rental?

April 23, 2019

Investing Landlord

With the recent changes to rental property security standards now officially in place, you need to ensure your rental home meets the minimum security level requirements. Your property manager will be able to assist you in this regard, but it’s a good idea to familiarise yourself with exactly what areas of the home have updated […]

Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 14 April

April 18, 2019

Buying Investing Landlord Selling

Sales activity decreased nine per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 515 transactions. This decrease can be attributed to a 12 per cent decline in house sales and a 16 per cent fall in unit sales, however vacant land sales increased 18 per cent this week. Perth’s top selling suburbs this week […]

 

Perth Housing Market Update | April 2019

April 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 March, released in April 2019.  

A new fence can add instant street appeal

April 17, 2019

Investing Selling

If you’re putting your home on the market, a new fence is often one of the easiest ways to add instant street appeal and attract potential buyers. But how much does that idyllic white picket fence cost? Forget fancy renders, extensive landscaping and expensive paint jobs. Before plunging your hand too deep into your pockets […]

Would you invest in a different region?

April 16, 2019

Investing

Many people do it and you may already be one of them. Investing in property is a big decision, both financially and otherwise, but investing in unfamiliar territory can seem daunting to some. But you’ve done the hard yards– the hours of research, gained valuable advice from professionals and possibly even the long-distance trips to […]

What safety responsibilities do you have as a landlord?

April 15, 2019

Investing Landlord

Owning a rental property means that you have an obligation to ensure your property meets certain safety standards. The three main safety issues to be aware of as a landlord are chain ties for blinds and curtains, having fences around pools and spas to reduce preventable deaths of children and RCDs and smoke alarms. Blinds […]

 

Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 7 April

April 11, 2019

Buying Investing Landlord Selling

Sales activity increased three per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 575 transactions. This increase can be attributed to a 14 per cent increase in unit sales and a six per cent increase in vacant land sales. House sales were unchanged. Perth’s top selling suburbs this week were Scarborough, Willetton, Mount Lawley, […]

 

Perth market update - March 2019

April 9, 2019

Buying Investing Landlord Selling

Watch for a quick update on how the Perth property market performed in March 2019. We’ve got the latest median house and rent price figures, sales and leasing activity updates, plus find out how Broome in regional WA performed.

Agent is best ally

April 9, 2019

Investing

Is there a vendor who doesn’t want to sell for the best possible price in the shortest possible time – and with the minimum of stress? Any 101 of selling would include: Choose an agent with the highly specialized skills to do the job. Know what the market you are selling in is doing. Know […]

Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 31 March

April 4, 2019

Investing Selling

  Sales activity increased 16 per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 574 transactions. This increase can be attributed to an 18 per cent rise in house sales, a 18 per cent rise in unit sales, and a two per cent rise in vacant land sales over the week. The top selling […]

Preparing your home to rent

April 3, 2019

Investing Landlord

Preparing your own home for other people to rent is not as simple as just moving out and putting a for lease sign out the front. There are several things you should consider before letting strangers pay for the privilege of living in your castle. So, why prepare your home to rent? A properly prepared […]

Lift your home’s energy level

April 2, 2019

Investing Landlord Selling

For some reason, change of season makes home owners think about refreshing their homes, and this is certainly worth thinking about if you are throwing open your home for property inspections. These practical tips are inspired by Feng Shui practices, and whether you follow the ancient Chinese practice or not, they may help you enhance […]