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Colour me happy (to pay the rent)

May 7, 2019

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  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 […]

Perth Monthly Market Wrap - April 2019

April 11, 2019

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by: Brett White This edition of Herron Todd White report focuses on the best locations in metro Perth and one of the featured location is Subiaco. This inner western suburb of Perth is known for vast variety of restaurants, pubs, cafes and bars, but aside from that Subiaco is also famous for its character filled […]

Half of Perth property sales under $500k in February

March 6, 2019

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FIRST-home buyers were active in February with 49 per cent of sales occurring below $500,000, according to the latest Reiwa data. “When we take a closer look, 32 per cent of sales last month were between $350,000 and $500,000, while 17 per cent were below $349,000,” president Damian Collins said. “Traditionally, when there is a […]

RBA Cash Rate Announcement - March 2019

March 5, 2019

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At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. The global economy grew above trend in 2018, although it slowed in the second half of the year. The slower pace of growth has continued into 2019. The outlook for the global economy remains reasonable, although downside risks have increased. […]

RBA Cash Rate Announcement - February 2019

February 5, 2019

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At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. The global economy grew above trend in 2018, although it slowed in the second half of the year. Unemployment rates in most advanced economies are low. The outlook for global growth remains reasonable, although downside risks have increased. The trade […]

Ultimate guide to decluttering

January 25, 2019

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I’m commonly told: ‘I know I need to declutter, but I just don’t know where to start’. This is a totally understandable feeling if everywhere you look is cluttered. Wondering where to begin? Look no further. These are my top five tips on how to get any space decluttered – keep these in mind anytime […]

New analysis predicts WA property set for upswing

January 25, 2019

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The West Australian residential housing market is likely to make a comeback in the next 12 to 18 months, new analysis of WA property market cycles over the past 30 years shows. The research, based on three decades of Australian Bureau of Statistics data and analysed by the Urban Development Institute of Australia, predicts WA […]

How to organise your home before you go on holidays

December 11, 2018

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  Are you and the family heading to the beach for the Christmas school holidays? Taking off to Europe? Or perhaps just heading out of town for a family get-together? No matter what the holiday travel plan, here’s my checklist of things to think about before you lock your house up and hit the road. […]

Mortgage Specialists/Brokers versus Banks

December 6, 2018

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  If you need a home loan, there are 3 ways to go about it: apply with your bank directly, shop around for a deal yourself or get a mortgage broker to do it all for you. For most Australians, going with a major bank or lender seems like a safer option because you have […]

RBA Cash Rate Announcement December 2018

December 4, 2018

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At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. The global economic expansion is continuing and unemployment rates in most advanced economies are low. There are, however, some signs of a slowdown in global trade, partly stemming from ongoing trade tensions. Growth in China has slowed a little, with […]

Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 25 November

November 30, 2018

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  Sales activity decreased 15 per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 520 transactions. This figure remains above the 2018 average so far of 498 sales per week and comes after exceptionally strong sales numbers were recorded last week. Listings for sale There were 15,928 properties for sale in Perth at the end of […]

The house-proud tenant

November 29, 2018

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  When talking about the attraction of a rental property to tenants, a lot of emphasis is often put on the investment property’s location; but, when it comes to attracting suitable tenants, it is just as important to give consideration to the quality of the property. If these are truly great tenants, you may ultimately […]

Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 18 November

November 23, 2018

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  Sales activity increased 29 per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 621 transactions. This increase can be attributed to a 29 per cent increase in house sales, a 34 per cent increase in unit sales and a 19 per cent rise in vacant land sales over the week. The steep rise […]

Perth Monthly Market Wrap

November 22, 2018

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  One of the biggest factors that affect our economy is the population. According to a study performed by the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage, “Directions 2031 and Beyond” predicted that the current population of Perth will grow from 2 million residents to 3.5 million in 2056 which also translates to an increase of […]

House or Apartment? The first home owners debate

November 22, 2018

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  While blogger, Jennifer K, didn’t buy an apartment as her first home, the apartment-lifestyle has its attractions. When I was younger – I’m talking well before I ever considered buying my first home – I loved the idea of living in an apartment right in the middle of the city, with everything at your […]

Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 11 November

November 16, 2018

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  Sales activity decreased eight per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 491 transactions. This decrease can be attributed to house and unit sales falling by 10 per cent and 18 per cent respectively. However, there was a 37 per cent increase in vacant land sales over the week. Listings for sale […]

Answering those auction questions

November 15, 2018

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    In the global real estate scene, Australia and New Zealand have mature auction markets, and many of their auctioneers and auction marketers are recognized as leaders in their field. Other countries look to Australia and New Zealand for auction models, but even in these two countries, auction markets vary substantially across geographic regions, […]

Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 23 September

November 9, 2018

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  Sales activity decreased one per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 502 transactions. This decrease can be attributed to a 44 per cent decline in vacant land sales, despite a four per cent rise in house sales and a three per cent rise in unit sales over the week. Data released […]

Ask the Questions

November 8, 2018

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  Go ahead and ask We hear a lot about first time buyers, but what about first time sellers? Once the decision to sell has been made, property owners may feel daunted by the next task – choosing an agent. There are plenty of research methods, with one of the best being to talk with […]

RBA Cash Rate Announcement November 2018

November 7, 2018

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  At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. The global economic expansion is continuing. A number of advanced economies are growing at an above-trend rate and unemployment rates are low. Growth in China has slowed a little, with the authorities easing policy while continuing to pay close […]