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Take Away message for March 2016

As a buyer Now is the time to go property shopping but it is important to do your research and be patient. Properties that have not sold in the first 6 weeks should be the focus as the seller is more likely to accept a lower offer. Properties with a medium length lease are also worth […]

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Who is the Strata Council?

Are you about to buy into a strata but not sure what it is about? Then this quick and easy to understand video explains what you need to know. Video and content Courtesy of Liz Florence, of Abode Strata Management  Congratulations! You’ve chosen to invest in a Strata title property. Strata title allows shared ownership in […]

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What and who is the Strata Company?

Are you about to buy into a strata but not sure what it is about? Then this quick and easy to understand video explains what you need to know. Video and content Courtesy of Liz Florence, of Abode Strata Management    Video transcription: What and who is the Strata Company? You’ve chosen to invest in a […]

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Good news for Perth Property investors. 4 Tips that will help.

While 2015 was a challenge for some investors it can only get better right?  Here are 4 tips for existing and new property investors: If you are an existing investor.  A great tenant is worth their weight in gold particularly if they are looking to stay at the same rent. Keep your tenant happy and approve repairs and maintenance requests […]

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Perth Could Be An Economic Hotspot

Perth could become one of the global economic hotspots in the next decade but only if it can survive the financial crunch caused by the resources downturn. According to an Oxford Economics report, Perth will provide more support to worldwide GDP than either Sydney or Melbourne in the coming 14 years. This report suggests that […]

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New Optus Report Offers Valuable Insights For Landlords

The Optus Renter of The Future report released recently to provide some fascinating insights into the behaviour of renters in the Australian property market. It is a national research which was commissioned to uncover the trends in renting an about the expectations people have while renting properties. It was always commonly believed that all Australians […]

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How bad customer service can affect your sale price

Recently I had the pleasant surprise of being the target of a mystery shopper at one of my home opens. After a few follow up calls he admitted that he wasn’t interested in the property he came to view. He told me about some of his previous negative encounters with other real estate agents and as a result he had decided to mystery […]

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Perth Market Update for January 2016

It is last day of school holidays (parents are probably looking forward to school starting more than the children) and with Australia Day behind us, some people say that Australia day marks the end of summer. Bronwyn and I have both been busy the first weeks of this year already. Having leased out 5 properties […]

Take away message for January 2016

Take away message for January 2016

As a buyer Though the wallet may appear to be empty from the Christmas shopping and the New Year sales, it is a great time to go property shopping but it is important to do your research and be patient. Properties that have not sold in the first 6 weeks should be the focus as […]

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Australia introduces stronger foreign investment rules from 1 December 2015

The Australian Government has been focusing on improving the foreign investment rules and regulations for some time now. The Government wants to ensure that any future foreign investment does not compromise national interests. With this purpose in mind, the Government has further strengthened the foreign investment rules of Australia with effect from 1 December 2015. […]