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Struggling WA first-homebuyers to get easier access to Keystart

First-homebuyers struggling to get a loan will be given easier access to the State Government’s low-income lender as part of efforts to boost WA’s ailing housing market. In a key measure to be outlined in next week’s State Budget, Premier Mark McGowan confirmed the Government would relax the e...

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May 02, 2019
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Perth tops list of Australia’s most liveable cities

Perth has shed its title as the least liveable Australian city to become the most liveable — well, except for Canberra, but who counts that? An annual survey on liveability and community values by realestate.com.au and Ipsos found Perth, with a liveability index of 62 per cent, ranked second only ...

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April 08, 2019
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Andrew Forrest’s Minderoo Group sustained $450m Roe Highway park dream

Andrew Forrest’s Minderoo Group has emerged as the biggest partner in the $450 million Roe Highway Logistics Park, opened today. It is the Minderoo Group’s first foray into industrial property and its chief investment officer John Hartman said it was pleased to have “exposure to the recovering...

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March 06, 2019
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Forbes, NY Times Names Perth Top Global Destination

A decade-long urban development boom has reinvigorated Perth and put it on the global map, with both Forbes and the NY Times recognising Perth as must-see destination. Australia’s oft-forgotten west coast capital has been ranked 11th in the world’s top 14 destinations for 2019, according to Forb...

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February 25, 2019
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New analysis predicts WA property set for upswing

The West Australian residential housing market is likely to make a comeback in the next 12 to 18 months, new analysis of WA property market cycles over the past 30 years shows. The research, based on three decades of Australian Bureau of Statistics data and analysed by the Urban Development Institut...

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February 14, 2019
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Perth rental prices are rising faster than Sydney and Melbourne

fPerth house rents recorded the strongest growth in the nation during the December quarter signalling a market turnaround, a new report shows. The city’s house rents also increased annually for the first time in half a decade, adding 2.9 per cent over the year and the same amount over the quarter ...

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February 04, 2019
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Perth vacancy rate drops below three per cent in December quarter

The Perth rental market continued its recovery in the December 2018 quarter, with the vacancy rate declining to 2.8 per cent.  REIWA President Damian Collins said the Perth vacancy rate was the lowest it had been in more than five years.  “The last time the Perth vacancy rate was this lo...

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February 04, 2019
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Perth housing market slide to end in 2019 as mining economy rebounds

The Western Australian economy and in particular the mining sector will hold the key to any improvement in the Perth housing market in 2019, after another sharp fall in values over the past 12 months. Figures from CoreLogic show Perth dwelling values fell 4.7 per cent over 2018 to be down more than ...

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January 30, 2019
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Perth property most affordable in more than two decades

The Perth property market is at its most affordable in more than two decades, as falling prices and wage growth make entry into the housing market easier for Perth families. Housing Industry Association figures show that Perth remains the most affordable market of any of Australia’s capital cities...

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January 23, 2019
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Design trends to keep an eye on!

With the new year on the horizon, it’s time to take a look at the home design trends that are set to be big in 2019! From calming colour palettes to statement pieces in unusual places, home renovating and design platform Houzz have compiled a list of the homes and interior trends that they think&h...

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December 20, 2018
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