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  • REIWA has welcomed Productivity Commission Chairman, Michael Brennan’s recommendation for state governments to abolish stamp duty and has strongly urged the Western Australian government to take action. REIWA President Damian Collins said stamp duty was an inefficient tax and one of the biggest imposts to home ownership. “Despite WA currently being the most affordable state …

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  • On the back of highly-successful senior sales roles, Meryl Carter has been announced as new Director of Sotheby’s Riverside location in Western Australia. Ms Carter said her extensive experience, including working with luxury brands such as Bombardier Business Jets and in numerous sales director and general management roles in global firms, stands her in good …

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  • New reiwa.com rental data has revealed Perth tenant activity increased 13 per cent in May, with 4,316 properties leased during the month. REIWA Deputy President Lisa Joyce said activity in the Perth rental market had enjoyed a strong rebound this month, following a more subdued April. “In May, the suburbs that saw the biggest spike …

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  • Several Perth suburbs are defying the real estate downturn, with median house sale prices rising as much as 16.4 per cent since September 2014, according to analysis by reiwa.com. REIWA President Damian Collins said while the overall Perth market has been fairly subdued over the past few years, a number of suburbs had challenged this …

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  • The Real Estate Institute of Western Australia (REIWA) is working with the Salvation Army in support of the charity’s 2019 Sleeping Bag Appeal. The annual initiative provides warm sleeping bags and blankets for those doing it tough on the streets of WA and REIWA has been involved with the appeal for the past five years. …

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  • The Agency has teamed up with WA agent Renee Hardman to launch Team Sauvage in Mandurah. Ms Hardman has operated her own real estate business for 13 years in the coastal community, where she holds the claim for selling the highest-priced property in Halls Head Canals for $5.8 million. Ms Hardman notes her commitment to …

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  • Ray White’s latest research has found there are signs of improvement in Perth’s industrial leasing sector, with employment and population growth leading to positive GSP results. Entitled Between the Lines – Perth Industrial Sub 5,000sq m Leasing report, the research indicates small business is driving the trend. “Take-up in industrial space has especially been outstanding …

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  • Six of Western Australia’s nine regional centres recorded an increase in median house sale price during the March 2019 quarter. REIWA President Damian Collins said Karratha saw the most notable improvement, with its median lifting 18.8 per cent from $345,000 to $410,000. Mr Collins noted that while sales were down in Karratha during the March …

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  • Ray White Cottesloe Mosman Park have expanded, welcoming agent Chris Storey to the team. Mr Storey has been in the industry for 20 years and credited the integrity of Directors Jody Fewster and Deborah Brady as the deciding factor of his decision to make the move. “I joined Jody and Deb to realise my potential …

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  • Mint Real Estate Claremont Director Peter Clements has become the first agent to be named Residential Salesperson of the Year two years in a row, at the 2019 REIA National Awards for Excellence. Mr Clements said he was thrilled to receive the accolade again, despite working in the tough Perth market. “The real estate industry …

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  • REIWA is calling on all parties contesting the federal election to commit to prioritising a City Deal for Perth, if elected. REIWA President Damian Collins said since the Federal and Western Australian Governments signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to negotiate a City Deal for Perth back in April 2018, there has been no action. …

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  • Ray White Rural Albany is encouraging property managers and clients to inspect flexible hoses following reports of flooding in homes in Western Australia’s port city of Albany due to issues with flexible hoses. The most urgent cases include flexible hoses under bathroom and kitchen and kitchen sinks. “We’re checking all our properties now during inspections, …

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  • Realmark North Coastal agent, Ian Masterson has his sights set on the community as he prepares to abseil down WA’s highest single pitch building the QV1 to raise funds for the Cancer Council. Mr Masterson explained this undertaking had personal significance for him saying this year his focus is on giving back to causes and …

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  • Ray White Western Australia held their half-yearly awards on 22 March at local venue Steve’s in Nedlands, honouring the top performers across sales and property. Vivien Yap of Ray White Dalkeith | Claremont was the big winner of the evening; she was named the Top Selling Principal in Western Australia and received accolades for the …

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