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Mon, 09 Dec 2019

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Perth market snapshot for the week ending 8 December 2019
Sales activity decreased two per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 662 transactions compared to 683 the previous week. Find out more on how the property market performed last week.

Fri, 06 Dec 2019

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Home open planner is now open for inspection
Home opens are a most common way for you to inspect a property and truly get a sense of if you can feel yourself living there. Find out how to make this part of your real estate journey as easy as possible.

Thu, 05 Dec 2019

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Find out the latest commercial trends with these reports
The latest reiwa.com commercial market research reports which cover showrooms, warehouses, offices and retail sales for the March 2019 quarter, are now available to view online.

Wed, 04 Dec 2019

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First home buyers take advantage of low interest rates
Housing affordability has improved across the country, seeing the highest percentage of first home buyers in the marketplace in eight years. Find out how affordability has improved in Western Australia.

Tue, 03 Dec 2019

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Housing investment package a win for all West Aussies
REIWA welcomes the McGowan Government’s announcement for a new $150 million housing investment package as a means of stimulating the Western Australian economy. Find out what this means for the property market.

Mon, 02 Dec 2019

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Perth dwelling value records first rise since April 2018
CoreLogic’s November Home Value Index has revealed that Perth’s dwelling value has increased 0.4 per cent in the last month – the first increase in over 18 months. Find out how the rest of the WA property market performed in November.

Mon, 02 Dec 2019

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Perth market snapshot for the week ending 1 December 2019
Sales activity remained stable in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 683 transactions compared to 647 the previous week. Find out how the property market fared last week.

Sat, 30 Nov 2019

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It’s time to review our state tax system
In the lead up to the WA Mid Year Budget review, REIWA is once again appealing to the State Government to commit to undertaking a state tax review. Find out more on how REIWA believes this will help to boost the state's economy.

Mon, 25 Nov 2019

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Perth market snapshot for the week ending 24 November 2019
Sales activity remained stable in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 647 transactions compared to 648 the previous week. Find out more about how the market performed, including latest rental stats.

Mon, 25 Nov 2019

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Stop violence against women
16 Days in WA to Stop Violence Against Women launches today, aiming to galvanise the Western Australian community into speaking out and shining a spotlight on all forms of abuse.

Mon, 18 Nov 2019

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Let's dig deep for those struggling this holiday season
As partner of The Salvation Army, REIWA is encouraging West Australians to get behind the Salvos’ Annual Christmas Appeal to help bring holiday cheer to those families in WA this festive season.

Mon, 18 Nov 2019

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Perth market snapshot for the week ending 17 November 2019
Sales activity one per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 648 transactions. Find out more about how the Perth market performed, including the latest rental stats.

Mon, 11 Nov 2019

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Perth market snapshot for the week ending 10 November 2019
Sales activity increased five per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 664 transactions. Find out more about how the market performed, including latest rental stats.

Fri, 08 Nov 2019

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Perth's rental market continues to stabilise
For the second quarter in a row, Perth’s rental market has continued to improve with the vacancy rate lowering to 2.5 per cent. Find out how the rest of the rental market fared in the September 2019 quarter.

Fri, 08 Nov 2019

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Stamp duty concession for seniors a no brainer
In a struggling economy, many are finding it hard to enter or move within the property market. REIWA together with other property associations, has asked the Western Australian Government to take action in order to stimulate WA's economy.

Mon, 04 Nov 2019

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Perth market snapshot for the week ending 3 November 2019
Sales activity decreased slightly by 0.7 per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 639 transactions compared to 649 last week. Find out which suburbs performed well last week.

Fri, 01 Nov 2019

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Perth sales and rental activity on the rise
Activity has improved across Perth’s sales and rental markets, with October reiwa.com data revealing an increase of two per cent in sales transactions and 16 per cent in leasing transactions.

Thu, 31 Oct 2019

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CPI continues to be good news for home buyers and renters
The latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) figure continues to be good news for home buyers and renters, according to REIA. Find out how this has improved during the September quarter.

Wed, 30 Oct 2019

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Start your career in real estate from as little as $450!
If you’ve been thinking about a career in real estate, now is the time to get started thanks to REIWA Training’s limited time offer which can have you saving up to 50 per cent off training.

Tue, 29 Oct 2019

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Perth reinstated as a regional city in a bid to boost population
As of the 16 November, the Federal Government will reinstate Perth’s status as a regional city. Find out what this means and how it will potentially help our state's economy.

Mon, 28 Oct 2019

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Five regional centres record sales activity growth in September quarter
Sales activity has improved in the September 2019 quarter, with five regional centres recording an increase of more than 19 per cent. Find out which regional areas showed the biggest growth.

Mon, 28 Oct 2019

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Perth market snapshot for the week ending 27 October 2019
Sales activity increased 10 per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 649 transactions compared to 597 last week. Find out how the property market fared last week.

Sat, 26 Oct 2019

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First home buyer threshold needs to be increased
Housing affordability ensures that first home buyers, downsizers, lifestyle seekers or any household can make the right housing decision. Find out what REIWA are asking the WA Government to do to make housing affordability a priority.

Wed, 23 Oct 2019

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Stamp duty rebate gains traction with off-the-plan purchases
REIWA congratulates the McGowan Government for listening to the advice from industry bodies to look at the unfair stamp duty penalty from off-the-plan purchases. Find out what this might mean for you.

Tue, 22 Oct 2019

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What does the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme mean for WA?
Last week the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation Act 2018 was passed which will establish the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme. Find out what this means for WA first home buyers.

Mon, 21 Oct 2019

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Perth market snapshot for the week ending 20 October 2019
Sales activity increased 18 per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 586 transactions compared to 502 last week. Find out how the property market fared last week.

Fri, 18 Oct 2019

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September quarter reveals improvement in affordability
Affordability in Perth’s residential sales market has improved during the September 2019 quarter, with reiwa.com data showing that house and unit prices have softened marginally. Find out how the property market fared during the quarter.

Thu, 17 Oct 2019

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WA property industry stands together seeking government support
Unprecedented alliance of property industry bodies call for market support. Find out what we are asking the WA Government to take leadership on in order to help boost WA's economy.

Wed, 16 Oct 2019

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REIWA welcomes changes to protect children from toppling furniture
REIWA and its members are delighted that the Consumer Protection Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 has been formally passed which allows renters to fix furniture to walls. Find out more on what this might mean for you.

Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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Energy-saving hacks when you’re on the move
Whether you’re moving because you need more room for your growing family, downsizing or decided to rent your own place for the first time, it’s worth thinking about how you will be using energy in your new home.

Mon, 14 Oct 2019

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Perth market snapshot for the week ending 13 October 2019
Sales activity increased 18 per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 586 transactions compared to 502 last week. Find out how the property market fared last week.

Wed, 09 Oct 2019

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Auctioneers ready for annual show down
Australian state and territory Real Estate Institutes and the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand will compete in annual Australasian Auctioneering Championships at the end of this month. Find out more on the national event.

Wed, 09 Oct 2019

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REIWA launches six-point plan to boost WA’s economy
The decline in sales activity from 89,000 in 2005 to less than 39,000 in 2018 is a clear sign that the property industry needs a stimulus to attract buyers and investors back into the market. Find out more on REIWA's six-point plan.

Mon, 07 Oct 2019

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Perth market snapshot for the week ending 6 October 2019
Sales activity decreased in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 502 transactions compared to 675 last week. Find out how the property market fared this week.

Sat, 05 Oct 2019

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REIWA supports changes to strata manager education
REIWA backs the proposed educational requirements put forward by Landgate for strata managers, due to come into effect as part of the reforms to the Strata Titles Act. Find out more about the proposed changes.

Tue, 01 Oct 2019

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Perth market snapshot for the week ending 29 September 2019
Sales activity increased 24 per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 675 transactions compared to 551 last week. Find out which were the top suburbs this week.

Fri, 27 Sep 2019

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How affordable is Australia’s most liveable region?
We have all heard someone complain that things are better on the east coast, yet a survey conducted by IPSOS has found that Perth’s inner suburbs are the most liveable metropolitan areas in Australia. Find out how affordable these suburbs are.

Mon, 23 Sep 2019

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Perth market snapshot for the week ending 22 September 2019
Sales activity decreased five per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 551 transactions compared to 583 last week. Find out which were the top suburbs this week.

Thu, 19 Sep 2019

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2019 REIWA Awards for Excellence winners announced
The Western Australian real estate industry’s best were recognised this evening at the prestigious 2019 REIWA Awards for Excellence. Find out if your local agent or agency took out an award.

Tue, 17 Sep 2019

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Perth’s top 10 most affordable coastal suburbs to rent
With coastal suburbs in high demand leading into warmer months, reiwa.com revealed the top 10 most affordable coastal suburbs. Find out which suburbs made the list.

Mon, 16 Sep 2019

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Perth market snapshot for the week ending 15 September 2019
Sales activity increased five per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 583 transactions compared to 560 last week. Find out which were the top suburbs this week.

Wed, 11 Sep 2019

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June quarter stats from REIA see bottom of the market
The decline in property prices continued in the June quarter and will most likely mark the bottom of the cycle, according to the latest research from REIA.

Mon, 09 Sep 2019

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Perth market snapshot for the week ending 8 September 2019
Sales activity decreased five per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 560 transactions compared to 599 last week. Find out which were the top suburbs this week.

Mon, 09 Sep 2019

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Property industry trio calls for umpire for developer contributions
REIWA, UDIA, and Property Council of Australia WA have joined forces to outline how developer contributions can be better managed in their response to the draft State Planning Policy 3.6: Infrastructure Contributions.

Wed, 04 Sep 2019

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Rental affordability hits 11 year high
Rental affordability improved during the June 2019 quarter to the lowest proportion of income required to meet rent payments since June 2008. Find out more on how WA fared compared to other states.

Mon, 02 Sep 2019

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Perth market snapshot for the week ending 1 September 2019
Sales activity remained stable in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 599 transactions compared to 553 last week. Find out which were the top suburbs this week.

Mon, 02 Sep 2019

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Sales and rental listings lowest since late 2014
The number of properties available for sale and rent have dropped to the lowest levels since late 2014. Find out how the property market fared in August.

Wed, 28 Aug 2019

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Illicit drug use on the rise in Western Australia
Latest statistics reveal Western Australia has continued to report the highest average use of methamphetamine in the country. Found out how this impacts tenants, landlords and property managers.

Mon, 26 Aug 2019

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Perth market snapshot for the week ending 25 August 2019
Sales activity remained stable in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 553 transactions compared to 577 last week. Find out which were the top suburbs this week.

Sun, 25 Aug 2019

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Real estate professionals recognised at reiwa.com Awards
The Western Australian real estate industry’s top performers were recognised at the 2019 reiwa.com Awards Ball held at Crown Perth. Find out if your local agent or agency was a winner.

Wed, 21 Aug 2019

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Keep up-to-date with the latest news on the reiwa.com app
It’s been one year since the launch of the new reiwa.com app and over that time nearly 43,000 West Aussies have downloaded the app to help with their real estate journey. Find out what the new features are.

Tue, 20 Aug 2019

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The countdown is on until the prestigious reiwa.com Awards
The reiwa.com Awards Ball is an annual industry event which has been part of REIWA for over 30 years. Find out more about the awards and when the winners will be announced.

Mon, 19 Aug 2019

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Perth market snapshot for the week ending 18 August 2019
Sales activity increased by three per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 577 transactions compared to 547 last week. Find out which were the top suburbs for the week.

Wed, 14 Aug 2019

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The latest reiwa.com commercial market research reports are out now
The latest reiwa.com commercial market research reports are now available to view online. Find out more on how showrooms, warehouses, offices and retail sales fared for the year to December 2018.

Wed, 14 Aug 2019

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WA Government launch new planning reform action plan
REIWA commends the McGowan Government on its decision to release a 19 point plan to simplify and improve Western Australia’s planning system. Find out more on what these changes are.

Tue, 13 Aug 2019

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WA's strata reforms are available for viewing
Lands Minister Ben Wyatt announced at a media conference with Landgate and REIWA that the new strata regulations will be available for public consultation from 1 September.. Find out what this means for you.

Mon, 12 Aug 2019

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Perth market snapshot for the week ending 11 August 2019
Sales activity decreased by 12 per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 547 transactions compared to 635 last week. Find out which were the top suburbs for the week.

Fri, 09 Aug 2019

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WA another step closer to receiving its promised City Deal
REIWA welcomes the Federal Cities Minister Alan Tudge’s commitment to get Perth’s City Deal finalised over the next 12 months. Find out how this can help Western Australian in the future.

Mon, 05 Aug 2019

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Perth market snapshot for the week ending 4 August 2019
Sales activity increased 23 per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 635 transactions compared to 521 last week. Find out which were the top suburbs for the week.

Sat, 03 Aug 2019

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Ending homelessness is more than just providing shelter
Homelessness remains a problem in our state and there is much to be done to help our fellow West Australians affected by this. National Homelessness Week kicks this week, find out more information.

Thu, 01 Aug 2019

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More than half of Perth’s suburbs increase leasing activity
reiwa.com. data has revealed 54 per cent of suburbs in Perth saw an increase in leasing activity during the month, with the top five suburbs each increasing more than 114 per cent. Find out which suburbs performed the best in July.

Wed, 31 Jul 2019

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Bushfire review changes gives property owners more flexibility
REIWA welcomes the McGowan Government’s announcement for a new action plan to fix inconsistencies across Western Australia’s bushfire frameworks, standards and mapping. Find out more on what this means for Perth property owners.

Mon, 29 Jul 2019

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Perth market snapshot for the week ending 28 July 2019
Sales activity remained stable this week, with REIWA members reporting 521 transactions. Find out which were the top suburbs for the week.

Sat, 27 Jul 2019

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Understanding what it means when your property rights change
Buying a property is the biggest investment that Australians make in a lifetime and for most of us, when we purchase a property, we also assume to have acquired certain rights.

Thu, 25 Jul 2019

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June quarter reveals improvement to Perth’s rental market
Positive signs are starting to emerge in the rental market with reiwa.com data showing the market held onto its first increase in median weekly rent since December 2016. Find out more on Perth's rental market in the June 2019 quarter.

Mon, 22 Jul 2019

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Perth market snapshot for the week ending 21 July 2019
Sales activity  increased seven per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 524 transactions. Find out which were the top suburbs for the week.

Mon, 22 Jul 2019

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REIWA calls for WA to take action and abolish stamp duty
REIWA welcomes the Productivity Commission Chairman's recommendation for state governments to abolish stamp duty and strongly urges the Western Australian government to take action.

Wed, 17 Jul 2019

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Perth unit prices increase by 3.9 per cent in June quarter
Perth’s unit median price has strengthened in the June 2019 quarter improving by 3.9 per cent to $385,000 and median house price stabilising since last quarter. Find out more on Perth's sales activity for the June 2019 quarter.

Mon, 15 Jul 2019

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Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 14 July 2019
Sales activity decreased 15 per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 495 transactions. Find out which were the top suburbs for the week.

Thu, 11 Jul 2019

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DMIRS presents REIWA with special commemorative artwork
REIWA is pleased to be gifted with a copy of Freedom to Fly, a special artwork by Barbara Bynder which symbolises opportunities created by the Residential Tenancies Legislation Amendment (Family Violence) Bill 2018.

Wed, 10 Jul 2019

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Understanding the basics of property investment
Looking to buy an investment property? Here are some basic guidelines to help you make smarter decisions and achieve greater returns.

Mon, 08 Jul 2019

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Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 7 July
Sales activity increased in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 589 transactions which is six per cent less than last week. Find out which were the top suburbs.

Wed, 03 Jul 2019

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REIWA agents key in making Salvos’ Sleeping Bag Appeal a success
A generous amount of sleeping bags, blankets and swags were collected by REIWA agents, which have been handed over to The Salvation Army in support of its annual Winter Appeal to help the homeless.

Tue, 02 Jul 2019

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REIA says rate cut to help affordability for home buyers
The Reserve Bank of Australia’s decision to cut interest rates will help affordability for home buyers, according to the Real Estate Institute of Australia. Find out how this might help you.

Mon, 01 Jul 2019

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Perth house sales down in June, but 10 suburbs buck the trend
reiwa.com data shows the volume of Perth house sales were down by eight per cent in June, yet a number suburbs defied this trend to demonstrate substantial growth in sales activity compared to May.

Mon, 01 Jul 2019

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Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 30 June
Sales activity increased in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 628 transactions - 52 more than last week. Find out which were the top suburbs.

Thu, 27 Jun 2019

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WA’s best talent on display at the annual REIWA Auctioneering Championships
Tom Esze from Tom Esze Auctions has taken out the Gift of the Gavel, at the annual REIWA Auctioneering Championships.

Mon, 24 Jun 2019

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Finding your new home is now even easier with the reiwa.com app
REIWA is pleased to announce that a new update for the reiwa.com app is available to be downloaded. Find out more about the new features available.

Mon, 24 Jun 2019

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Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 23 June
Sales activity remained steady in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 585 transactions - five more than last week. Find out more on which were the top suburbs.

Mon, 17 Jun 2019

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Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 16 June
Sales activity increased 25 per cent in Perth this week, with  REIWA members reporting 587 transactions. Find out which were the top suburbs this week.

Mon, 17 Jun 2019

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REIWA welcomes the state government’s small lots policy
REIWA supports the Western Australia Planning Commission position statement on lots of less than 100 square metres. Find out how more about the small lots policy.

Fri, 14 Jun 2019

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Infrastructure WA Bill 2019 to boost state economy
REIWA is pleased the Infrastructure WA Bill 2019 has been formally passed and commends the WA Government for pushing the state’s long term infrastructure plan.

Tue, 11 Jun 2019

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REIWA supports Salvos in helping WA homeless beat the winter chill
REIWA and its agents are proud to show their support by getting behind the annual Sleeping Bag Appeal. Find out how you can help.

Mon, 10 Jun 2019

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Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 9 June
Sales activity decreased 16 per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 478 transactions. Find out more rental and sales activity for the week.

Fri, 07 Jun 2019

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Western Australia is still the most affordable state for housing in the country
REIWA welcomes the latest Adelaide Bank and Real Estate Institute of Australia’s Housing Affordability Report which reveals that Perth is one of the most affordable cities compared to other capital cities in Australia.

Tue, 04 Jun 2019

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Leasing activity up 13 per cent in May
reiwa.com rental data has revealed Perth tenant activity increased 13 per cent in May. Find out which Perth suburbs performed well in May.

Tue, 04 Jun 2019

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Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 2 June
Sales activity increased 14 per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 577 transactions. Find out which were the top suburbs.

Tue, 04 Jun 2019

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RBA decision a win for WA home buyers
REIWA welcomes the Reserve Bank of Australia’s announcement today to cut cash rates from 1.5 per cent to 1.25 per cent. Find out what these changes mean for you.

Tue, 28 May 2019

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Home loan redraw facility explained
A home loan redraw facility can be difficult to understand. Find out the common reasons people redraw and how you can use a redraw facility.

Tue, 28 May 2019

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Perth’s top suburbs defying the real estate downturn
reiwa.com analysis has revealed the top Perth suburbs that have successfully defied the real estate downturn. Find out which suburbs are included in the top 10.

Mon, 27 May 2019

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Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 26 May
Sales activity increased two per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 512 transactions. Find out which suburbs have increased.

Mon, 27 May 2019

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REIA welcomes PM’s Ministerial appointment
The Real Estate Institute of Australia has welcomed the announcement of Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s Ministerial appointments.

Tue, 21 May 2019

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Changes to APRA’s mortgage servicing regulations a big win for home buyers
REIWA welcomes the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority’s plans to reduce the seven per cent floor on serviceability calculations for residential mortgages. Find out how this impacts home buyers.

Mon, 20 May 2019

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Morrison Government election victory a win for housing market
REIWA congratulates Scott Morrison and the Liberal National Party on being re-elected to Government in the 2019 federal election. Find out why this is good for the housing market.

Mon, 20 May 2019

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Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 19 May
Sales activity decreased four per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 505 transactions. Find out Perth's top selling suburbs.

Mon, 13 May 2019

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Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 12 May
Sales activity increased eight per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 534 transactions. Find out which were Perth's top selling suburbs.

Mon, 13 May 2019

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Where do Australia’s political parties stand on changing negative gearing?
REIWA has been very vocal in advocating for no changes to national property taxes. Find out where each political party sits on the issue.

Thu, 09 May 2019

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Bold reforms lacking in WA Budget
REIWA is disappointed that once again there were few initiatives included in the WA Budget to help address housing affordability and aid the property sector in its recovery.