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July 2015 Market trends

What you need to know and where the market is heading. We are now towards the end of July with morning temperatures providing no incentive to get out of bed there so there is no doubt that we are in winter.  The Perth real estate market is also in winter mode. The market is slow […]

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Buyer beware – before it is too late

A recent court case has ruled that an owner builder who advertised their home for sale as “renovated to the highest standard” was not liable to compensate the buyer despite the house had significant building defects. For more info on this court case please click here If anything this should be a very clear reminder […]

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Easy ways to improve your kitchen

The chances are that in these cold winter months you are spending more time in your kitchen than you would in the summer months. Giving your kitchen a check-up and making some appropriate improvements can make a big difference regardless of whether you are looking to sell your home in the near future or staying […]

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Are you protected when accepting an offer?

When selling a property a purchaser can ask for any manner of special conditions to be included as a part of the Offer and Acceptance (the contract). As a seller (vendor) it is important that you understand what these conditions are and what this means to you. Below, I have included some common special conditions […]

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Style and Flirt your property for sale

When selling a property, one of the most important factors that you have full control over is the presentation. Felicia Olsen from Felicia Lifestyle-Design shares her tips below on kitchen improvements and make overs. When you are out on a first date, don’t you pay attention to your looks to impress and “flirt” with your […]

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Final Call – Tax Planning for Investment Properties

With the end of the financial year fast approaching, if you haven’t already, now is the time to start planning and considering opportunities for ways to minimise your tax. Shane Scott from Ingrilli & Scott Taxation Services shares his tips on Tax Planning for Investment Properties. The first element of this involves the issue of […]

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What to do when a structure is not council approved.

It’s important when buying or selling a property that you check that all the structures on the property have planning and building approval from the relevant local government authority. Quite often home buyers will purchase a property unaware that all the structures on the property might not have the required council approval. James Terenciuk from […]

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How to find the right tenant in a tough rental market.

Potential tenants in Perth can afford to be picky; gone are the days when a rental property would attract multiple lease applications after the first viewing. If you are a tenantless landlord, consider these easy to implement tips. Advertising medium Today, tenants are using web portals, such as reiwa.com.au and realestate.com.au to find their next rental property rather than […]

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5 Reasons to sell your Perth investment property

Astute property investors should from time to time valuate their property investments, considering whether their best option is to sell or retain their investment. Here are 5 simple reasons why selling your investment property makes sense. 1) Maximised profits The real estate market operates in cycles, and selling at the right time can make a […]