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Tue, 02 Jun 2020

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Perth market snapshot for the week ending 31 May 2020
Sales activity increased 9.8 per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 636 transactions. Find out how the rest of the property market performed.

Fri, 29 May 2020

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Caution for building stimulus package
REIA urges the government to ease caution over building stimulus package and help also support existing dwellings.

Wed, 27 May 2020

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How you can still buy, sell or rent during the coronavirus outbreak
Looking to buy, rent or sell but not sure how it will work with the recent auction and home open restrictions? Find out more on what agents are doing to help during this uncertain time.

Mon, 25 May 2020

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Perth market snapshot for the week ending 24 May 2020
Sales activity increased 16 per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 590 transactions. Find out how the rest of the property market performed.

Sat, 23 May 2020

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Long-term impacts of COVID-19 on the property market
While restrictions are starting to ease, many are trying to understand what the long term impacts COVID-19 will have on our way of living and the WA economy. Find out more on the potential impacts to the real estate industry.

Fri, 22 May 2020

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State tax reform is officially on the agenda for the 2021 State Election
REIWA welcomes the West Australian Liberal Party’s commitment to a state tax reform, which will enable people to move more freely and help boost WA’s economy.

Tue, 19 May 2020

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Community REInvest program is knocking on digital doors
With unemployment numbers having increased by 600,000 nationwide due to the coronavirus outbreak, there are many turning to The Salvation Army for support, some who have never needed to before.

Mon, 18 May 2020

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Perth market snapshot for the week ending 17 May 2020
Sales activity decreased one per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 511 transactions. Find out how the rest of the WA property market performed.

Mon, 18 May 2020

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Residential listings for sale and rent at a six-year low in WA
There are few signs that the Perth residential property market has been impacted by COVID-19 with the market seeing higher demand than supply and available stock dropping through the period.

Sat, 16 May 2020

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WA needs to look ahead and abolish stamp duty
Stamp duty is widely considered the most economically inefficient tax currently imposed by State Governments. Find out more on why WA needs to abolish this unnecessary tax.

Mon, 11 May 2020

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Perth market snapshot for the week ending 10 May 2020
Sales activity increased 32.7 per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 527 transactions. Find out how the rest of the property market performed.

Sat, 09 May 2020

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Home opens back in business
With home opens now allowed for up to 10 people including the agent, find out the best way to organise your home opens when looking for your next property.

Wed, 06 May 2020

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COVID-19 changes for commercial landlords and tenants
The Commercial Tenancies (COVID-19 Response) Act 2020 has come into play. Find out what changes might impact you as a commercial landlord or tenant.

Mon, 04 May 2020

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Perth market snapshot for the week ending 3 May 2020
Sales activity decreased 7.2 per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 400 transactions. Find out how the rest of the property market performed.

Fri, 01 May 2020

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Perth property prices stabilise despite lower sales volume
The latest reiwa.com data has shown that Perth’s property prices have held in April despite sales volume dropping 40 per cent. Find out how the rest of the property market performed.

Thu, 30 Apr 2020

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New strata laws to make strata better
The much-anticipated strata reforms, will come into effect as of Friday 1 May. Find out what these changes are and how they might impact you.

Wed, 29 Apr 2020

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REIWA Training are now offering virtual classroom courses
REIWA Training is offering virtual classroom style courses for entry level sales and property management courses. Find out more on what this includes and how to start your career in real estate.

Tue, 28 Apr 2020

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Perth market snapshot for the week ending 26 April 2020
Sales activity increased 53.3 per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 437 transactions. Find out how the property market fared during the week.

Sun, 26 Apr 2020

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Easing of restrictions to help the struggling real estate industry
REIWA welcomes the McGowan Government’s announcement to allow the number of people who can attend a home open to be increased from two people to a maximum of 10 people.

Thu, 23 Apr 2020

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Rent assistance essential to support property owners
REIWA welcomes the McGowan Government’s announcement for much-needed rent assistance to help property owners. Find out more on what this means

Mon, 20 Apr 2020

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Perth market snapshot for the week ending 19 April 2020
Sales activity increased in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 286 transactions. Find out how the property market performed this week.

Tue, 14 Apr 2020

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Clarification to residential tenancies welcomed but it’s unfinished business
REIWA welcomes the announcement by Premier Mark McGowan concerning proposed amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act, which will provide much needed clarity to the industry during the coronavirus pandemic. Find out what this means.

Tue, 14 Apr 2020

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Perth market snapshot for the week ending 12 April 2020
Sales activity decreased five per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 264 transactions. Find out how the property market performed this week.

Sat, 11 Apr 2020

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Property market still open for business
Housing is an essential part of our community and many people will be still be required to buy, sell or rent during the coronavirus pandemic. Find out more on how the property market is open for business.

Tue, 07 Apr 2020

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REIWA urges the McGowan Government to provide support for residential tenants and owners
A resolution has been achieved for commercial tenancy agreements after the Federal Government announced a mandatory code, which will apply if a tenant is eligible for JobKeeper payments and have a turnover of less than $50 million.

Mon, 06 Apr 2020

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Fair Work Commission asked to vary award to keep real estate agents employed
The REIA, on behalf of the state and territory Real Estate Institutes, has made a submission to the Fair Work Commission to vary the Real Estate Industry Award 2020. Find out more on what this means.

Mon, 06 Apr 2020

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Perth market snapshot for the week ending 5 April 2020
Sales activity decreased in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 287 transactions. Find out how the property market performed this week.

Wed, 01 Apr 2020

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Perth property market showed positive signs in March
Perth’s property market has seen another growth to the CoreLogic Hedonic Home Value Index, despite the recent economic changes. Find out more on how the market fared in March

Tue, 31 Mar 2020

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REIA responds to wage subsidies
REIA welcomes the government’s announcement regarding wage subsidies offered to businesses who are to keep workers on the payroll. Find out more on this announcement.

Tue, 31 Mar 2020

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West Australians to benefit from latest relief package, but stamp duty needs to be reviewed
REIWA congratulates the WA Government on their recent announcement to help home owners from falling behind on their payments. Find out more on what this includes

Mon, 30 Mar 2020

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Perth market snapshot for the week ending 29 March 2020
Sales activity decreased Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 426 transactions. Find out how the property market performed this week.

Sun, 29 Mar 2020

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Ban on rental evictions to support only those impacted by coronavirus
The Federal Government has announced a moratorium on rental evictions of residential and commercial tenants in financial distress, due to coronavirus. Find out more about these temporary changes.

Fri, 27 Mar 2020

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Local councils encouraged to support businesses by fast tracking planning applications
REIWA encourages local governments to come together and support local businesses and development projects. Find out more on what this means.

Wed, 25 Mar 2020

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Real estate industry supports new coronavirus restrictions
REIWA welcomes the clarification on auctions and home opens, which as of midnight 25 March 2020, will cease until further notice. Find out more information on what this means.

Wed, 25 Mar 2020

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Winners of the 2020 REIA National Awards for Excellence announced
The Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) have announced the winners of the 15th National Awards for Excellence. Find out who the special WA winners are!

Mon, 23 Mar 2020

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Perth market snapshot for the week ending 22 March 2020
Sales activity decreased seven per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 607 transactions. Find out how the rest of the property market performed during the week.

Sun, 22 Mar 2020

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New relief package welcomed but more is needed to ensure housing security
REIWA is pleased that the Federal Government has announced they will introduce a relief package for up to $66 billion however more is needed to ensure housing security.

Fri, 20 Mar 2020

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Relief package needed for property owners and tenants to protect their homes during COVID-19
REIWA is calling on the State and Federal Government to urgently introduce a relief package to ensure all West Australians have a roof over their head during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Wed, 18 Mar 2020

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Safeguards needed to ensure housing security for landlords and tenants during the coronavirus pandemic
REIWA is urging the state government to consider additional rent assistance for residential tenants who lose their jobs and safeguards for landlords if the tenant can no longer afford to pay rent as a result of the Coronavirus.

Tue, 17 Mar 2020

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Did you know that REIWA offers an Affiliate membership?
Did you know that REIWA offers an Affiliate membership? Find out more on what this membership includes and how to join.

Mon, 16 Mar 2020

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Perth market snapshot for the week ending 15 March 2020
Sales activity increased in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 657 transactions. Find out how the property market performed.

Sat, 14 Mar 2020

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Has renting in WA started to change?
While the WA property market is not performing as it was during this peak time, there are signs of improvement. Find out more on how the rental market has improved.

Mon, 09 Mar 2020

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Perth market snapshot for the week ending 8 March 2020
Sales activity decreased in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 787 transactions. Find out how the property market performed.

Thu, 05 Mar 2020

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Housing affordability declines two per cent nationally
According to the REIA Housing Affordability Report for the December 2019 quarter, affordability has declined two per cent. Find out how WA performed compared to the rest of the nation.

Wed, 04 Mar 2020

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Perth rents increase for the first time since January 2017
Perth’s median rent increased to $360 per week in February and is the first increase the Western Australian property market has seen since January 2017.  Find out how the rest of the property market performed in February.

Tue, 03 Mar 2020

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Perth market snapshot for the week ending 1 March 2020
Sales activity increased three per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 710 transactions. Find out how the rest of the property market performed last week.

Tue, 25 Feb 2020

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Would you consider a Radburn lifestyle?
The only successful Radburn neighbourhood in the world is located right here in Perth, with Crestwood Estate celebrating 50 years. Find out what a Radburn neighbourhood is.

Mon, 24 Feb 2020

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Perth market snapshot for the week ending 23 February 2020
Sales activity decreased four per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 683 transactions. Find out how the property market performed last week.

Mon, 24 Feb 2020

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Revealed: Top suburbs for WA property investors
Medina, Armadale and Parmelia are among the top 10 Perth suburbs for investors to keep an eye out for in 2020. Find out why these are among the top suburbs.

Mon, 17 Feb 2020

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Perth market snapshot for the week ending 16 February 2020
Sales activity decreased four per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 683 transactions. Find out how the rest of the property market performed.

Fri, 14 Feb 2020

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REIWA warns against dropping current stamp duty relief
REIWA is warning against dropping the current 75 per cent rebate on off the plan purchases and instead focusing on ways to extend this initiative. Find out more on what these initiatives are.

Thu, 13 Feb 2020

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Owner occupiers driving housing finance numbers
According to REIA, the value of loans for housing continues to be positive with the increase being driven by owner occupiers. Find out what this means for both the Australia and WA property market.

Mon, 10 Feb 2020

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Perth market snapshot for the week ending 9 February 2020
Sales activity increased 22 per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 721 transactions. Find out how the rest of the property market fared this week.

Mon, 10 Feb 2020

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reiwa.com rewards Scorchers fans this season
As major partner, reiwa.com celebrated the Perth Scorchers this season by rewarding fans with the chance to win a money can’t buy match day experience – simply by subscribing to the weekly reiwa.com newsletter.

Wed, 05 Feb 2020

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2020 REIA National Awards for Excellence finalists announced
The finalists for the 15th National Awards for Excellence has been announced by REIA. Find out if your local agent or agency are a finalist.

Tue, 04 Feb 2020

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Third month of positive news for Perth’s property market
Perth’s housing market is showing further signs of recovery after CoreLogic’s home value index has increased or remained stable for a third consecutive month. Find out more on how both the sales and rental market performed.

Mon, 03 Feb 2020

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Perth market snapshot for the week ending 2 February 2020
Sales activity decreased five per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 597 transactions. Find out how the rest of the sales and rental market performed.

Thu, 30 Jan 2020

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Median weekly rent increases in seven WA regional centres
Seven of Western Australia’s nine regional centres recorded an increase in median weekly rent according to the latest reiwa.com’s data. Find out how regional WA performed in the December 2019 quarter.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020

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Perth market snapshot for the week ending 26 January 2020
Sales activity increased 11 per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 595 transactions. See how the rest of the property market fared last week.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020

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Vacancy rate continues to lower in December quarter
The Perth rental market continued its recovery in the December 2019 quarter, with the vacancy rate declining to 2.4 per cent and average days to lease falling to only 39 days. Find out how the rest of the rental market performed.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020

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Check out the latest commercial market research reports
Looking for the latest information on the commercial property market? The latest reiwa.com research reports have been released.

Mon, 20 Jan 2020

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Perth market snapshot for the week ending 19 January 2020
Sales activity increased 11 per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 595 transactions. Find out how the rest of the property market fared last week.

Thu, 16 Jan 2020

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Perth properties selling quicker in December 2019 quarter
reiwa.com data has revealed that properties are selling 16 days quicker than they were in the September quarter. Find out how the rest of the sales market performed in the December quarter.

Tue, 14 Jan 2020

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Perth's top selling suburbs in 2019 revealed
According to the latest reiwa.com data, Perth’s top selling suburb saw a 36 per cent increase in sales activity. Find out which were the top selling suburbs in 2019.

Mon, 13 Jan 2020

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Perth market snapshot for the week ending 12 January 2020
Sales activity increased in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 542 transactions. Find out how the property market performed last week.

Mon, 13 Jan 2020

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Real estate industry responds to devastating bushfires
REIWA and REIA are proud to be part of an industry wide response to the devastation caused by the bushfires. Find out what this means and how you can help.

Wed, 08 Jan 2020

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Back to school: finding your next home close to a good school
For some house hunters, finding the right home that is close to a good school is one of the most important factors. Find out which suburbs have new schools opening and how to see nearby schools on reiwa.com listings.

Tue, 07 Jan 2020

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REIWA’s Community REInvest to help those impacted from the bushfires
From now, any donations that are made to REIWA’s Community REInvest program will now be going direct to the Disaster Appeal. Find out how you can donate.

Mon, 06 Jan 2020

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Perth market snapshot for the week ending 5 January 2020
Sales activity increased 16 per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 249 transactions. See what were the property market performed last week.

Thu, 02 Jan 2020

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Perth market stabilises in December
After solid gains in November, reiwa.com data reveals 64 per cent of Perth suburbs with statistically significant activity, saw stable or increased median house price movement during December.

Thu, 19 Dec 2019

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Budget revisions show the state economy is looking up
REIWA is pleased the WA mid-year budget review has revealed that Western Australia’s economy is expected to grow by three per cent in 2019-20. Find out how the property market contributed to the budget during the mid-year review.

Mon, 16 Dec 2019

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Perth market snapshot for the week ending 15 December 2019
Sales activity decreased 14 per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 568 transactions. Find out how the property market performed last week.

Fri, 13 Dec 2019

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REIA re-elects President for second term
REIA has welcomed the re-election Adrian Kelly from Tasmania as President and Hayden Groves from WA as Deputy President for another 12 months.

Thu, 12 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.

Wed, 11 Dec 2019

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New year, new market: positive signs expected for WA
REIWA’s 2020 outlook indicates the Western Australian property market should experience better conditions in the New Year. Find out what is expected for the sales and rental market in WA.

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.

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.