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  • Photo of Perth rental stock dropping rapidly

    Perth rental stock dropping rapidly

    Perth’s rental stock has been quickly absorbed, with listings falling by 17 per cent in May to 4,676 – the lowest they have been since November 2013. REIWA President Damian Collins said despite speculation about a potential challenging real estate market, according to the May reiwa.com data overall it is doing quite well. “The strong …

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  • Photo of Buyers win online auction while camping

    Buyers win online auction while camping

    A Broome property has sold entirely online to buyers who were 934kms away, camping at Karijini National Park.  Using the digital sales process Openn Negotiation, Lana Ziverts of First National Real Estate Broome facilitated the sale remotely while her sellers watched on from the other side of the country. The property, which is located at …

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  • Photo of REIWA hopeful stamp duty on the WA election agenda

    REIWA hopeful stamp duty on the WA election agenda

    The REIWA has welcomed the West Australian Liberal Party’s commitment to a state tax reform, in the hope the removal of stamp duty may be on their agenda. REIWA President Damian Collins said stamp duty is the single biggest hurdle for prospective home owners and a reform is urgently needed to help recover from the …

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  • Photo of Clarity in a crisis – Realmark Whitfords

    Clarity in a crisis – Realmark Whitfords

    “We appreciated very early on that as a business we would be measured in the future by our response to Covid-19,” Paula and Jonathan Alsford – Realmark Whitfords When panic surrounding Covid-19 began to filter through the West Australian real estate market, Realmark Whitfords owners Paula and Jonathan Alsford made a conscious decision – communication …

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  • Photo of WA announces rent relief package

    WA announces rent relief package

    The Real Estate Institute of Western Australia has welcomed the McGowan Government’s announcement for rent assistance to help property owners who have been left to burden the costs of those struggling to make their rent payments due to the impacts of COVID-19.   REIWA President Damian Collins said last week legislation was passed through parliament which …

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  • Photo of Realmark makes proactive move online

    Realmark makes proactive move online

    A recent investment in technology will come to the fore at WA’s Realmark Group should the need arise to work remotely as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The Realmark Group has worked to proactively implement working from home for teams, rolling out procedures and policies last week to ensure they were working in the …

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  • Photo of REIWA calls for safeguards in wake of coronavirus

    REIWA calls for safeguards in wake of coronavirus

    REIWA is urging the state government to consider additional rent assistance for residential tenants who lose their jobs and safeguards for landlords if the tenant can no longer afford to pay rent as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. It comes as welfare and arts bodies call for a ban on housing evictions over the …

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  • Photo of Perth CBD leads the way as office market gains momentum

    Perth CBD leads the way as office market gains momentum

    The Perth office markets are gaining momentum despite little improvement in Western Australia’s employment and population situation, according to Ray White’s latest Between the Lines commercial research. The report notes that, after several years of reduced sentiment and pressure on the office markets, Perth has started its recovery mode.“During the latter part of 2019, we’ve seen …

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  • Photo of WA GEM Awards winners announced

    WA GEM Awards winners announced

    First National Real Estate’s Western Australia estate agents were presented with their General Excellence and Marketing Awards at Crown Perth on Friday night. The awards celebrated the outcomes achieved by the state’s agents throughout 2019, with top 10 individuals and offices now vying for National GEM Awards, which are announced in May. Agents reaching the …

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  • Photo of Perth rents increase and sales set to follow

    Perth rents increase and sales set to follow

    Perth has recorded its first increase in rental prices the Western Australian property market has seen since January 2017, and sales are predicted to follow suit with the market showing a strong gradual improvement over the last four months. According to the Real Estate Institute of Western Australia, Perth’s median rent increased to $360 per …

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  • Photo of A familiar face opens Ray White Scarborough

    A familiar face opens Ray White Scarborough

    The award-winning Ray White Aspley group has widened its presence in southeast Queensland with the opening of Ray White Scarborough. Director Robert Green will lead a team full of local area experts, and along with new stakeholders Stephanie Williams, Angela Duncan, Dwight Colbert and Paul Hodkinson, the team are thrilled to be able to offer …

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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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