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Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 17 February

February 22, 2019

Buying Investing Landlord

Sales activity increased three per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 578 transactions. This increase can be attributed to a nine per cent increase in house sales, however unit and vacant land sales declined by eight and 11 per cent respectively. Listings for sale There were 17,169 properties for sale in Perth at the […]

Insurance: why bother?

February 22, 2019

Buying Investing Landlord Selling

  If you own investment properties, chances are you have insurance on your assets. If, for whatever reason, you suddenly chose to disregard its importance, it is highly like that it would turn out to be something you regret. And while we know it is important to have, sometimes we may overlook why we have it: Floods, […]

The renos that will decrease or do nothing for your property value

February 20, 2019

Investing Landlord Selling

Not all renovations are created equal; some will send a property’s value sky-rocketing, while others can actually slash it. That means one of the secrets to ensuring a property flip doesn’t flop is knowing which renovation will add value – and importantly, which won’t. Renovation guru, Renovating for Profit’s  Cherie Barber, explains which renos rarely add […]

 

Perth Housing Market Update | February 2019

February 15, 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 January, released in February 2019.

Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 10 February

February 15, 2019

Investing Landlord

  Sales activity increased 20 per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 567 transactions. This increase can be attributed to an 18 per cent increase in house sales, a 37 per cent increase in unit sales and a 15 per cent increase in vacant land sales. The latest increase in sales figures […]

Choosing the right sale price is key to selling in a buyer's market

February 15, 2019

Selling

Selling your property can often be a stressful and weary process. Regardless of market conditions if you are serious about selling your property it is vital to have your property correctly priced. Most Agents will confirm that you only have one shot to get it right before prospective buyers move on to sellers who are meeting the […]

The pros and cons of rentvesting

February 12, 2019

Investing Landlord Renting

Ever heard of rentvesting? It’s an alternative way of getting into the property market and achieving home ownership sooner rather than later. Rentvesting is where you rent the property you want to live in, normally in a desired location, and then buy an investment property in a suburb you can afford. But just like any investment strategy, […]

 

Perth Market Update - January 2019

February 12, 2019

Buying Investing Landlord Selling

Watch our latest market update video on how the Perth property market performed in January 2019. We’ve got the latest median house and rent price figures, sales and leasing activity updates, plus find out how Busselton in regional WA performed.

Rent.com.au Monthly Market Report for January 2019

February 12, 2019

Landlord

Report Highlights Three cities saw a jump in median rental price for houses in the first month of the year, but for Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Hobart price growth was stagnant. Melbourne’s apartment rents surged in January, now third highest in the country. Signs of green shoots are emerging in Brisbane’s rental market, with median […]

How to clean cobwebs

February 11, 2019

Landlord

Dusting furniture is easy to remember and easy to do – but what about getting rid of those pesky cobwebs? Hiding away in hard-to-reach spaces, they can give a nasty surprise when discovered. Getting rid of creepy spider webs can be a lot easier and less daunting than you may think. Follow these easy solutions […]

Leasing activity up 46 per cent in January

February 11, 2019

Landlord

There were 5,197 rental properties leased in Perth during January, an increase of 46 per cent compared to December. REIWA Deputy President Lisa Joyce said the Perth rental market had started 2019 off strong, recording improvements to the median unit rent price, listings volumes and leasing activity. “It’s pleasing to see more confirmation of a […]

8 ways to organise your fridge for healthier eating

February 11, 2019

Landlord

If eating healthily in 2019 is one of your New Year’s resolutions, then it’s time to kick start this habit for good. An organised and clean fridge is ultimately ground zero for healthy eating habits. It has to be organised to make it simple for you to make your best food choices. Here are eight practical ways to do just […]

15 cleaning hacks that will ultimately improve your life

February 11, 2019

Landlord

It’s a rare soul who likes cleaning and actually looks forward to it, especially when the results are hard to notice or it takes hours to achieve them. So, with that in mind, here are our favourite cleaning hacks that will save you time and money – and preserve your sanity. 1. Use vinegar to remove mould Dilute four parts […]

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 […]

Perth Monthly Market Wrap

January 28, 2019

Buying Investing Renting Selling

Perth Monthly Market Wrap Written by: Brett White The review for December is finally here and the results has really been interesting. According to the Herron Todd White Residential Report, “Perth’s housing market overall remained relatively stable, but also fluctuated significantly by sub-region. Even pairs of neighbouring suburbs across Perth have seen growth rates that […]

Perth vacancy rate drops below three per cent in December quarter

January 25, 2019

Landlord

The Perth rental market continued its recovery in the December 2018 quarter, with the vacancy rate declining to 2.8 per cent. REIWA President Damian Collins said the Perth vacancy rate was the lowest it had been in more than five years. “The last time the Perth vacancy rate was this low was in March 2013. […]

Ultimate guide to decluttering

January 25, 2019

Landlord Uncategorized

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 […]

 

Perth Housing Market Update | December 2018

January 16, 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 November, released in December 2018.

Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 13 January

January 15, 2019

Landlord

Sales activity increased 54 per cent in Perth this week, with 434 reported transactions, as activity returned to more normal levels following the traditional lull of the festive season. This increase can be attributed to a 56 per cent rise in house sales, an 80 per cent increase in unit sales and a 19 per […]