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THREE’S A CROWD

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.

There’s little doubt that digital advertising of real estate is the preferred method consumers use to search for a … Read more »

THOUGHTS ON AGENTS’ FEES

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.

Us agents often joke that vendors, when deciding to sell want to know only two things: “What’s my property … Read more »

ON-LINE VALUATIONS ARE RUBBISH

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.

I was chatting with a colleague about this topic earlier this week with the ensuing discussion prompting me to … Read more »

MEDIAN PRICES

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.

According to REIWA, Perth’s median house price edged up to $525,000 by year’s end with an expectation it will … Read more »

PRE-PURCHASE BUILDING INSPECTIONS

Almost invariably, buyers of residential property seek to include in their offer to purchase a clause that protects them from unbeknownst building defects.

This is fair enough although a decade ago such contractual conditions were relatively rare. In those days, real estate agents … Read more »

NEGATIVE GEARING REFORM NEEDED

Limiting negative gearing to newly constructed property and doubling capital gains tax remains a central plank of federal Labor’s policy platform, (who re-confirmed their commitment to the policy last week) their argument being that the current rules lead to inequality and unaffordability.

Any … Read more »

FREO’S TOP FIVE – 2018

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 or dG.

Agents are often asked to predict future growth potential in the different suburbs and whilst opinions vary, … Read more »

BENEFITS OF USING A PROPERTY MANAGER

With Christmas on our doorstep investors and home owners are getting prepared for the new year, what better time to talk about the benefits of using a property manager. Property management is more about managing the tenancy than it is about managing the … Read more »

LOCAL MARKET REPORT

Apologies for the tardiness of this update on the local market, but I have been delaying it deliberately hoping that I’d be able to report some positive numbers after several quarters of falling property rents and values.

September’s final numbers from Landgate and … Read more »

BUYING AND SELLING IN THE SAME MARKET

Property market commentary is almost always focused on the numbers although unless you are a sophisticated property investor, many of these statistical observations can be confusing to the “mum & dad” buyer trying to read the market.

When buying the family home, as … Read more »