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  • Drive for MND 2017

    This year marks the 15th year since our family lost our Ann Whiteman to Motor Neurone Disease (MND). Time certainly doesn’t stand still. Unfortunately there is still no known cause and no cure for this ghastly disease (so aptly named “The Beast” by football legend Neale Daniher). As many … Read more

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  • More Rental Homes Should Be Pet-Friendly

    While two-thirds of households in Queensland own pets, only 10% of Queensland rentals are pet-friendly, according to Carolyn Parrella, executive manager of landlord insurance specialist Terri Scheer Insurance. More than 600 of the pets surrendered to Animal Welfare League Queensland (AWLQ) in 2016 were due to the owners’ inability to … Read more

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  • No affordability crisis in WA, Perth FHBs wade in

    Market conditions in the March quarter suggest that housing affordability remains an east coast issue, says REIWA president Hayden Groves. Mr Groves says while home ownership is becoming increasingly difficult in some parts of Australia, this isn’t the case in Perth. “First home buyers remain active and continue to take advantage of … Read more

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  • Transfer duty concessions required to look after WA seniors, REIWA and COTA commend Barnett Government for committing to $15,000 concession

    Source reiwa.com.au The Real Estate Institute of Western Australia (REIWA) and Council on the Ageing (COTA) have come together to campaign for transfer duty reform for seniors looking to ‘right size’, and have welcomed the Barnett Government’s announcement yesterday it will commit to a $15,000 transfer duty concession for seniors … Read more

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  • A Fly on the Wall

    If you were a fly on the wall listening when I am discussing with my close friends and family the current Real Estate market and what we should do, this is what you would hear. Investment Properties Purchases If you are looking to buy an investment property buy something … Read more

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  • Facts and Feelings …The Dance Continues

    When it comes to real estate, we generally discuss facts which are measured historically. The median price is now $520,000 – down from $530,000 in the March quarter 2016. First home buyers made up 19.4% of all sales – down from 20.2% in the March quarter 2016. The facts … Read more

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  • Why now is the best time to sell!

    The media have been banging on for a while now about how the market is down and prices are off etc etc. But, for most people, now IS the best time to sell your property! 80% – 90% of Sellers we deal with are selling to upgrade, downgrade or swap … Read more

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