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Pays to stay on the right side

April 24, 2019

Landlord

If you are a property owner and you want to reduce your tax bill, do it legally. It simply isn’t worth trying to cheat the system. First tip:  Own your property for at least 12 months before you sell. You might be keen to sell your investment property straight away, but if you can resist […]

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 Monthly Market Wrap - April 2019

April 11, 2019

Uncategorized

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 […]

 

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 […]

7 things that turn buyers off

April 8, 2019

Selling

While every buyer is their own man or woman, there are some common complaints from buyers looking for properties that don’t pass muster. Know what they are and you can avoid them when it’s your turn to sell. Clingy sellers It can be extremely difficult to let go of a property, especially if it’s somewhere you’ve made […]

Rent.com.au Monthly Market Report for March 2019

April 5, 2019

Landlord

Report Highlights • Half of Australia’s states and territories (Perth, Hobart, Darwin and Canberra) recorded an increase in house median rents in March. • Hobart was the strongest performer month-on-month with house rents up 4.6%. • Steepest decline in regional rents was in the NT – down 9% month-on-month. • Across all property types, Perth […]

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 […]

7 ways to make your home feel bigger on a budget

April 1, 2019

Investing Selling

We all battle to find more space in our homes. We want a cleaner look. We want more storage options. Being minimalist at home is a great way to start creating more room, with less stuff. Here are seven ways to transform your home, on a small budget, so it feels bigger, brighter and better than […]

Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 24 March

March 28, 2019

Buying Investing Landlord Selling

Sales activity decreased 12 per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 505 transactions. This decrease can be attributed to a 15 per cent fall in house sales, a four per cent rise in unit sales, and a 14 per cent fall in vacant land sales over the week. Perth’s top selling suburbs […]

Furnished or unfurnished? What’s best for selling your property

March 27, 2019

Selling

Some may argue an empty house lacks visual appeal, while others say furnishing a house is expensive and inconvenient. So, do houses sell better unfurnished or furnished? It can simply come down to what is the better option for you and your circumstances. If you are selling your home, these pros and cons may help […]

Leaving your rental on a happy note

March 26, 2019

Landlord Renting

Tenancy periods come to a close for many reasons. Tenants relocate for employment reasons, for access to schools of choice, for lifestyle or even for financial priorities, for example. Tenants may also transition into home ownership. For whatever reason a change in accommodation is due, tenants are always keen to get their bond back. Suddenly […]