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  • Photo of Ray White Inner North welcomes familiar face

    Ray White Inner North welcomes familiar face

    Perth real estate agent Helen Bond is returning to her old stomping ground as she takes up the role of Sales Executive at Ray White Inner North. In the past, Ms Bond established Ray White's first office in Mount Lawley – an area she has lived and worked in for more than 30 years. "This…

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  • Photo of Perth dwelling value records first rise since April 2018

    Perth dwelling value records first rise since April 2018

    CoreLogic's November Home Value Index has revealed that Perth's dwelling value has increased 0.4 per cent in the last month - the first increase in over 18 months. REIWA President Damian Collins said that while the rental market has been the highlight of 2019 due to steady leasing activity levels and a plummeting vacancy rate,…

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  • Photo of The Agency WA to launch new Wembley office

    The Agency WA to launch new Wembley office

    The Agency Group Australia is further expanding its reach in the Perth property market with the appointment of highly-experienced sales agents and upcoming launch of a new office in the sought-after inner-city suburb of Wembley. Well-regarded real estate agent Paul Tonich, along with his colleagues Corey Adamson, Jon Williams and Luke Martin, have joined the…

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  • Photo of REIWA calls on West Aussies to help those in need this festive season

    REIWA calls on West Aussies to help those in need this festive season

    With more than 300,000 people seeking help from The Salvation Army each year during the festive season, REIWA is encouraging West Australians to get behind the Salvos' Annual Christmas Appeal to help bring holiday cheer to those in need. REIWA President Damian Collins said the holiday season can be especially challenging for those struggling to…

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  • Photo of Ray White and Loan Market to launch into Fremantle

    Ray White and Loan Market to launch into Fremantle

    With the strength of Australasia’s largest real estate brand behind them, Brett and Julia Oliver, Candice Geiles and Robert Crawford are excited to be opening the first Ray White and Loan Market collaboration in the heart of the port city business district.  With over 20 years experience in the real estate industry, Brett Oliver says…

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  • Photo of Managing agent appointed for Aspen’s $20 million Perth rental portfolio

    Managing agent appointed for Aspen’s $20 million Perth rental portfolio

    Accommodation provider Aspen Group has invested in 84 properties in the Perth real estate market, appointing The Agency as sole property management provider for the $20 million investment. The deal marks a significant uplift in The Agency’s Perth portfolio from 1,025 to 1,109 and takes the national property management portfolio to 4,671. From January to…

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  • Photo of Stamp duty removal gains traction with off-the-plan purchases

    Stamp duty removal gains traction with off-the-plan purchases

    The Real Estate Institute of Western Australia (REIWA) has come out in support of the McGowan Government plan to remove stamp duty from off-the-plan purchases. REIWA President Damian Collins said the news was a significant win for property buyers and restored the current imbalance where standalone houses only paid duty on land. "By reducing the…

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  • Photo of Harcourts expands in Perth region

    Harcourts expands in Perth region

    Alex Dabag and John Tran have a combined 26 years of real estate knowledge in the northern region of Perth have opened the latest Western Australia franchise, Harcourts Initiative. Alex Dabag and John Tran have a combined 26 years of real estate knowledge in the northern region of Perth. And with a considerable refer and…

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  • Photo of REIWA welcomes changes to protect children from toppling furniture

    REIWA welcomes changes to protect children from toppling furniture

    REIWA and its members are delighted that the Consumer Protection Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 has been formally passed which amends the Residential Tenancies Act and allows renters to fix furniture to walls. REIWA President Damian Collins congratulates the government for passing this critical piece of legislation and commends them for listening to the concerns of the real estate industry…

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  • Photo of REIWA award-winning Peter Clements and his team join Eview Group

    REIWA award-winning Peter Clements and his team join Eview Group

    Hot on the heels of winning REIWA small residential agency of the year and personally taking out the title of residential salesperson of the year, Peter Clements and his team have joined the Eview Group. Thrilled with the recent accolades, Mr Clements said he was honoured to be recognised with awards that illustrated his team…

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  • Photo of REIWA launches plan to boost WA’s economy

    REIWA launches plan to boost WA’s economy

    The Real Estate Institute of Western Australia has launched a six-point plan to attract buyers and investors back to the market following a dramatic decline in sales activity. The plan includes changes to stamp duty, reintroducing first home owner grants, and revoking the foreign owner duty surcharge. REIWA President Damian Collins said sales activity fell…

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  • Photo of 2019 REIWA Awards for Excellence winners announced

    2019 REIWA Awards for Excellence winners announced

    The Western Australian real estate industry’s best were recognised this evening at the prestigious 2019 REIWA Awards for Excellence, held at Crown Perth. REIWA CEO Neville Pozzi said the Awards were a unique opportunity for the Institute to acknowledge those WA real estate professionals who demonstrate excellence in their chosen careers, which have a positive…

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  • Photo of Realmark Coastal welcomes Todd and Danielle Utley

    Realmark Coastal welcomes Todd and Danielle Utley

    Husband and Wife duo, Todd and Danielle Utley, have joined leading WA agency, Realmark Coastal, this month. Todd and Danielle have forged a strong career in real estate together, having most recently worked with Peard Real Estate for the last 15 years. Todd and Danielle both had separate real estate careers before combining forces when…

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  • Photo of LJ Hooker raises funds for Humpty Dumpty

    LJ Hooker raises funds for Humpty Dumpty

    The LJ Hooker Foundation has donated almost $45,000 to its charity partner, Humpty Dumpty Foundation, following the real estate network's recent national awards nights and conference. A series of live auctions, with items donated by the likes of Audi, realestate.com.au and Inhouse Style, saw LJ Hooker business owners, agents and property managers raise their hands…

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  • Photo of C21 expands Western Australian presence

    C21 expands Western Australian presence

    C21 has expanded its network with the opening of a new office in Canning Vale, south of Perth Strategically situated on the doorstep of one of Perth’s fastest growing suburbs of Southern River, Canning Vale, Harrisdale and the busy Canning Vale corridor, the  C21 Resicomm office will be headed up by Simon Pattullo. Mr Pattullo, who…

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  • Photo of From Federal Government to Ray White Cottesloe

    From Federal Government to Ray White Cottesloe

    For some, the match between an employee and employer is simply meant to be, but for former scientist Jen Lowe, the chemistry with Ray White was too hard to resist.With a PhD in science from Curtin University, having worked under the Howard Government and carried out research at Australia’s only nuclear reactor in Sydney, Dr…

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  • Photo of The house that technology built

    The house that technology built

    Students from Curtin University's School of Design and the Built Environment, led by Dr Jane Matthews, have put innovative new Australian software through its paces to design an accessible residential unit that may be built in Perth. The project has been initiated and managed by JLL Project and Development Services and supported by architectural firm…

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  • Photo of REIWA calls for less talk,  more action on stamp duty

    REIWA calls for less talk, more action on stamp duty

    The number of annual property sales in Western Australia has dramatically dropped from over 71,000 in 2013 to less than 41,000 in 2018, the lowest the state has seen since 1990 and the numbers are only continuing to fall in 2019. REIWA President Damian Collins said one of the biggest imposts to home ownership is…

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  • Photo of WA’s top real estate professionals rewarded

    WA’s top real estate professionals rewarded

    Four new property management categories were added to this year's reiwa.com Awards, ensuring all of Western Australia's top real estate professionals were rewarded for their work in the industry. Around 700 professionals and guests attended the '80s-themed 2018-2019 ball at Crown Perth, which honours the state's best performers across a number of categories. REIWA CEO…

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  • Photo of Realmark rewards top performers at awards night

    Realmark rewards top performers at awards night

    Friday the 16 August 2019 at The Westin Hotel Perth marked the 10th Annual Realmark Awards, celebrating Practice, Performance, People and Passion for the network highlighting the outstanding performance of individuals and offices over the last 12 months. This is a key event for the network with collegial peer recognition. The top awards of the…

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  • Photo of Realmark Karratha changes hands

    Realmark Karratha changes hands

    Realmark Karratha has welcomed new owners this week, with Jordan James and Ellene Watkins taking over as the new business partners of the franchise from August 12. Jordan and Ellene will lead the Karratha team with their 18 years combined experience in the real estate sector, specialising in sales, property management and trust accounts. The…

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  • Photo of Acton committed to the long game in Mount Lawley

    Acton committed to the long game in Mount Lawley

    ACTON Real Estate Group has reinforced its commitment to the Western Australian community of Mount Lawley, signing a new agreement to extend their already long-standing presence in the region.  ACTON Mount Lawley Directors, Carlos Lehn and Paul Owen, say they're proud to represent the Western Australian owned brand, which is also celebrating its 50th birthday this year.  "We are committed to our…

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  • Photo of Rockingham real estate firm helps boost local businesses

    Rockingham real estate firm helps boost local businesses

    A Rockingham real estate agent has led the charge in revitalising the town's foreshore area and boosting local business amid "capital works chaos", giving back to the community he says has given him so much in his 20 years of operation. Raine & Horne Rockingham Beach Director Paul Curran said the council had been digging…

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  • Photo of Top local agents open Ray White Inner North in Perth

    Top local agents open Ray White Inner North in Perth

    With the strength of Australasia’s largest real estate brand behind them, directors Arash Kalani, Simon Pigliardo and Matthew Seabrook are excited to have just opened the new Ray White Inner North office in Perth. With a combined 60 years experience between them, the trio have worked in the inner northern suburbs of Perth throughout their…

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  • Photo of Realmark declared a leader in WA

    Realmark declared a leader in WA

    REIWA May 2019 statistics have declared Realmark as a leading WA-based agency according to property value sold per agent. Realmark Group Managing Director and Co-founder, John Percudani, was thrilled with the result. “(The result) is humbling and empowering to the entire network, and is a testament to the hard work and progressive practices adopted," he…

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  • Photo of Tom Esze hammers it home to take out REIWA’s Auctioneering Championships

    Tom Esze hammers it home to take out REIWA’s Auctioneering Championships

    Tom Esze from Tom Esze Auctions has taken out the Gift of the Gavel at the annual REIWA Auctioneering Championships this week. Held at the Wembley Golf Course, the 2019 championships showcased Western Australia’s best talent in the auction space under two categories – novice and senior. REIWA President Damian Collins said as auctions continue to…

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  • Photo of Perth home sets $4.73m sale record for online auction

    Perth home sets $4.73m sale record for online auction

    A luxury Perth home has become the highest value property ever sold through the online auction platform, Openn Negotiation, with a winning bid of $4,727,776. Caro Cunningham from Mint Real Estate was the agent behind the record-breaking sale and says her sellers of 142A Victoria Avenue, Dalkeith are beyond happy with the result: “Selling in…

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  • Photo of WA to host Home-Grown Heroes real estate conference

    WA to host Home-Grown Heroes real estate conference

    West Australian agents are set to enjoy a real estate conference specifically tailored for their needs, courtesy of the Home-Grown Heroes conference on August 14. To be held at Crown Perth, Home-Grown Heroes is a conference that focuses on local West Australian real estate agents who are making their mark. The event was inspired by…

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  • Photo of REIWA calls for WA to take action and abolish stamp duty

    REIWA calls for WA to take action and abolish stamp duty

    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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  • Photo of Sotheby’s International Realty expands in Western Australia

    Sotheby’s International Realty expands in Western Australia

    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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  • Photo of Leasing activity up 13 per cent in May: REIWA

    Leasing activity up 13 per cent in May: REIWA

    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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  • Photo of Perth’s top suburbs defying real estate downturn

    Perth’s top suburbs defying real estate downturn

    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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  • Photo of REIWA supports Western Australians sleeping rough

    REIWA supports Western Australians sleeping rough

    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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  • Photo of The Agency joins forces with Renee Hardman to form Team Sauvage

    The Agency joins forces with Renee Hardman to form Team Sauvage

    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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  • Photo of Perth’s industrial space prospers on the back of employment and population growth

    Perth’s industrial space prospers on the back of employment and population growth

    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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