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Top 5 Expert Tips For A Stress-Free Renovation

June 23, 2015

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A well-managed renovation is a stress-free one. The key to a streamlined reno project is organisation, communication, forward planning and documentation. Here are 5 hot tips from professionals and experts on how to ensure your renovation project runs as smoothly and seamlessly as possible: TIP 1: BREAK DOWN YOUR BUDGET “Whether you’re renovating for profit […]

Reserve Bank Of Australia Slashes Official Cash Rates To Record Low 2%

May 5, 2015

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The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) announced today 5/5/2015 that the official cash rate has been reduced to a new record-low of 2%.   This is excellent news for the WA property market, and a much welcomed incentive for consumers and businesses in light of this year’s market performance so far. The latest round of […]

How To Pay Off Your Mortgage Sooner

March 24, 2015

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It’s the home-owner’s dream – to pay off the mortgage early and be free of the shackles of home loan repayments once and for all. There are many strategies to pay off your mortgage faster and saving more money in interest in the long run. However, as with most financial decisions, we advise you to […]

Checklist For Home Buying Costs

February 24, 2015

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When buying a home, the two biggest financial cornerstones we focus on are home loans and saving up for a deposit. So it’s easy to overlook or get caught out with the other costs and expenses involved in your property purchase. Here’s a checklist of home buying costs to consider and factor into your budget […]

Suburb Profile: Spearwood Real Estate

February 17, 2015

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Median House Price: $545,000 Median Unit Price: $335,000 Annual Growth: 6.4% Population: 9,096 Spearwood is a large self-sufficient suburb within the City of Cockburn that registered 9096 people living within its boundaries at the time of the 2011 Census. It was named by colonial settlers who noticed the native tea trees, scientific name Melaleuca lancialata chipolata, being […]

Hidden Treasures Of Perth

January 27, 2015

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We are truly a lucky bunch to be living in such a beautiful city. Whether it’s catching some waves, leisurely weekend strolls through markets, coffee catch-ups or the ritualistic Friday arvo drinks, Perth folks are spoiled for choices. But aside from the popular options of Scarborough/Cottesloe beaches, Freo markets and coffee strips in the inner […]

Suburb Profile: Rivervale

January 12, 2015

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Median House Price: $625,000 Median Unit Price: $449,000 Annual Growth: 12.0% Population: 8,402 Rivervale is home to more than 8,400 people following a significant growth between 2006 and 2011. The inner city suburb is just five kilometres to Perth’s CBD and part of the City of Belmont’s municipality. Its property landscape is dominated by 57.5 […]

Top 5 Kitchen Trends Of 2015

December 3, 2014

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Whether you’re building a brand new home, doing a full kitchen reno, or just looking to freshen up your kitchen for the new year, we’ve compiled some of the Top Kitchen Trends of 2015, as predicted by the experts! #1: Modern Traditional Kesha Pillay – Designer at Art of Kitchens   “Regularly we are being […]

Suburb Profile: Hilton Real Estate

December 3, 2014

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Hilton real estate is often overlooked and outshined by its more popular neighbouring Fremantle suburbs. It is dubbed the “garden suburb” – a post-WW2 state government design initiative which meant wide verges and single homes on large blocks. Recent changes in R-codes and Council regulations have made it easier to build and invest money into […]

Do You Have A Bushfire Plan?

November 18, 2014

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Is your home prepared in case a bushfire should occur? With the start of summer officially just a couple of weeks away, the Department of Fire & Emergency Services (DFES) are warning home owners to make sure they have a bushfire plan in place. Being prepared for a bushfire can help save you and your […]

Suburb Profile: Coolbellup Real Estate

October 6, 2014

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The quiet suburb of Coolbellup – or Coobie, as it’s affectionately known by the locals – is a leafy suburb with plenty of small parks around the place; great for young families and retirees. It is relatively quiet as there is no through traffic, but it has excellent bus routes and close to the freeway […]

Suburb Profile: Bibra Lake Real Estate

October 6, 2014

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Bibra Lake real estate is often overshadowed by its more popular neighbours such as Leeming, Murdoch and Jandakot – yet, as we delve closer we find that the properties are not substantially smaller or inferior than any neighbouring areas. Once a light industrial area, the suburb’s industry is being scaled back and in its place […]

Have You Considered Property Auction?

October 6, 2014

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Selling by auction is a method most buyers in Western Australia overlook when putting their property up for sale. But if you’re weighing up different selling strategies, it’s an option worth considering. Property auctions are less common in WA than other states with only around two per cent of properties sold under the hammer.   […]

Real Estate Tips 101: Understanding Property Language

September 9, 2014

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Do you have an interest in the property market but struggle to understand all the language thrown around?   Trying to make sense of all the data and analysis can be daunting. To help you better understand the property market, REIWA has put together a guide to help demystify some of the more commonly used […]

Property Investment Tips For Beginners

September 9, 2014

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Investing is a choice many people make at one point or another. Whilst there are many investment alternatives such as stocks, bonds and cash, property investment tends to be highly favourable among Australians as they are deemed an ‘easier’ and more secured option.   However, as with any investments – business or personal – there […]

Real Estate In Fremantle

September 9, 2014

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Why Invest In Fremantle Real Estate? Fremantle is a charming harbour city with over 7,500 homes that is located on the Swan River and Indian Ocean. It’s a beautiful and laidback city with a vibrant arts and culture scene – whether you’re enjoying a gallery viewing and alfresco lunch at the Fremantle Arts Centre, attending one […]

Beginner's Guide To Buying A Home

September 9, 2014

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If you’re thinking of buying, your requirements will most likely vary depending on your personal circumstances. One Agency South can assist all types of buyers in making the decision that best suits their needs whether you’re a first home buyer, upgrading or investing.   Here’s a handy checklist plus some helpful tips to buying a home: Buying Checklist: […]

Poorly Pricing Your Property - A Mistake To Avoid

September 9, 2014

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(image source: REIWA.com.au – click to enlarge) Every seller deserves the best price for their property. And naturally, when selling your home you want an advertised price to appear that matches (or exceeds) your expectations. But what happens when your hopes for a particular price goes on to destroy your chances of achieving a great sales result? […]

SMSFs And Property Investment - Your Way

September 9, 2014

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Like many would-be investors, you have worked hard to pay down the mortgage on one property (say, your principle place of residence) which has left you with little ready cash to fund building a property portfolio. It’s easy to feel like your hands are tied when you don’t want to sell your valuable key asset, […]

Selling Your Own Home? Think Again.

September 9, 2014

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Enjoyed success selling your car or furniture on eBay and thinking of taking on a bigger challenge – selling your own home? After all, you might think, all the agent does is open the door and take offers. Wrong!   Selling your home as a vendor-seller is fraught with risk, isolated from the real estate marketing […]