Archive for April, 2018

MISSING MIDDLE

Disclaimer: These comments are the writer’s own and do not necessarily reflect the current opinions and policies of the Real Estate Institute of Western Australia.

In 2016, the City of Fremantle’s Council unanimously supported an initiative supporting infill development within the City’s suburban areas.

The concept is slowly gathering momentum and is designed to facilitate the construction of so-called “tiny houses” irrespective of the residential density … Read the full post »

CHOOSING YOUR AGENT

Disclaimer: These comments are the writer’s own and do not necessarily reflect the current opinions and policies of the Real Estate Institute of Western Australia.

When the time comes to sell or lease your property, would-be vendors and landlords increasingly look to the internet to help shortlist agents that might meet their needs.

Well established methods of choosing your agent such as re-employing an agent previously … Read the full post »

TIME TO FIX THE FHOG

Disclaimer: These comments are the writer’s own and do not necessarily reflect the current opinions and policies of the Real Estate Institute of Western Australia.

When the GFC hit, the then Rudd government raised the First Home Owner’s Grant (FHOG) to $14,000 for established homes and a whopping $21,000 for new builds. In Tasmania and Northern Territory, the grant for both established and new builds … Read the full post »

MARKETING THE KEY

Disclaimer: These comments are the writer’s own and do not necessarily reflect the current opinions and policies of the Real Estate Institute of Western Australia.

With the local property market showing signs of recovery, the promotion and marketing of your property is critical in maximising the selling outcome. The marketing of property has always played an important role in achieving the highest possible price but when the number of properties available for … Read the full post »

A NEW JOINT

Disclaimer: These comments are the writer’s own and do not necessarily reflect the current opinions and policies of the Real Estate Institute of Western Australia.

REIWA has made changes to the standard contracts agents and their sales staff use when selling property by private treaty or open negotiation. The Offer and Acceptance (O & A) document used together with the Joint Form of General Conditions … Read the full post »