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Mon, 03 May 2021

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Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 2 May 2021
Sales activity decreased 34 per cent in Perth last week, due to the COVID-19 lockdown and subsequent restrictions. Find out more.

Mon, 03 May 2021

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Perth median house price above $500,000 for first time since 2018
Perth’s median house price is above $500,000 for the first time since December 2018. Find out more about how the Perth sales and rental markets performed in April.

Mon, 03 May 2021

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Top five things you should know about moving to a house with gas
Whether you’re moving to a house with gas or just thinking about it, here are five basic things you should know.

Wed, 28 Apr 2021

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National rents continue recovery from COVID-19 impact
The March 2021 quarter CPI figures show that the national rental market continued its recovery from the impact of the COVID pandemic in most capital cities. Find out more.

Wed, 28 Apr 2021

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Seven regional centres record price growth in March quarter
House prices continue to increase across regional WA, with seven regional centres recording price growth during the March 2021 quarter.

Tue, 27 Apr 2021

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Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 25 April 2021
Sales activity increased seven per cent in Perth last week. Find out more about how the Perth sales and rental markets performed.

Wed, 21 Apr 2021

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West Australian finalists for REIA 2021 Awards for Excellence announced
REIA have announced the finalists for the 2021 REIA National Awards for Excellence, with Western Australian nominees up for 10 of the 20 Awards.

Tue, 20 Apr 2021

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Unit sales up 58 per cent in Perth
Unit sales increased 58 per cent in Perth in the March 2021 quarter compared to the March 2020 quarter. Find out more.

Mon, 19 Apr 2021

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Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 18 April 2021
Sales activity increased 18 per cent in Perth last week. Find out how the Perth sales and rental markets performed.

Thu, 15 Apr 2021

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WA leading the charge in national new build craze
New house construction in Western Australia doubled in the final quarter of 2020, according to the latest HIA findings.

Mon, 12 Apr 2021

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Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 11 April 2021
Sales activity decreased 22.2 per cent in Perth last week due to the Easter long weekend. Find out more.

Mon, 12 Apr 2021

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WA house prices tipped to increase 15 per cent in 2021
WA property prices are expected to grow by 15 per cent this year, according to REIWA’s revised 2021 forecast. Find out more.

Tue, 06 Apr 2021

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Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 4 April 2021
Sales activity increased 7.8 per cent in Perth last week, with REIWA members reporting 1,024 transactions. Find out more about how the Perth sales and rental market performed.

Thu, 01 Apr 2021

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Perth properties selling the fastest they have in 15 years
The median time to sell a property in Perth in March was 17 days, the lowest it has been since 2006. Find out which were Perth suburbs saw the biggest price growth during the month.

Mon, 29 Mar 2021

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Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 28 March 2021
Sales activity decreased 3.2 per cent in Perth last week, with REIWA members reporting 965 transactions. Find out more about how the Perth sales and rental markets performed.

Mon, 22 Mar 2021

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End of rental moratorium a necessary step for WA rental market
REIWA believes the end of the rental moratorium is a necessary step to help fix Western Australia’s rental shortage.

Mon, 22 Mar 2021

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Perth Market Snapshot for week ending 21 March 2021
Sales activity remained stable in Perth last week, with REIWA members reporting 1,010 transactions. Find out more about how the sales and rental markets performed.

Mon, 15 Mar 2021

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Busselton is WA's fastest leasing regional centre
Busselton is the fastest leasing regional centre in WA. Find out which other regional centres experienced fast median leasing times.

Mon, 15 Mar 2021

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Ensure you avoid these moving house fails
Moving house is stressful enough at the best of times. With some organisation, you can ensure that you avoid these common moving house fails.

Mon, 15 Mar 2021

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Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 14 March 2021
Sales activity increased 10 per cent in Perth last week, with REIWA members reporting 1,020 transactions. Find out more about how the sales and rental markets performed.

Sat, 13 Mar 2021

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Addressing housing issues should be a priority for re-elected McGowan Government
REIWA congratulates Mark McGowan and the WA Labor Party on their election victory but calls for more to be done to address the housing issues facing the state.

Mon, 08 Mar 2021

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Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 7 March 2021
Sales activity decreased 11 per cent in Perth last week, with REIWA members reporting 930 transactions. Find out how the sales and rental markets performed this past week.

Thu, 04 Mar 2021

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WA remains most affordable state in the country for housing
WA remains the most affordable state in the country despite affordability declining overall, according to the latest results of REIA's December 2020 quarter Housing Affordability Report.

Wed, 03 Mar 2021

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Help us improve reiwa.com and go into the draw to win a $150 gift card
reiwa.com is looking to build a new and improved website to help create a better property search experience for all West Australians.

Mon, 01 Mar 2021

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Listings for sale drop to 10 year low in Perth
Perth for sales listings dropped to a 10 year low in February, with just 7,899 properties listed on reiwa.com at the end of the month. Find out more.

Mon, 01 Mar 2021

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Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 28 February 2021
Sales activity increased 10.4 per cent in Perth last week, with REIWA members reporting 1,058 transactions. Find out more about how the sales and rental markets performed.

Tue, 23 Feb 2021

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Homely forms new partnership with REIWA to strengthen affordable advertising options for Australians
Homely.com.au, the country’s largest industry-backed real estate portal, has joined forces with REIWA to strengthen access to affordable property advertising for all Australians.

Tue, 23 Feb 2021

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WA needs plan to tackle rental shortage
REIWA is calling for Western Australia’s political parties to commit to tackling the state’s rental shortage, if elected. Find out why this is so important.

Mon, 22 Feb 2021

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Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 21 February 2021
Sales activity increased 16 per cent in Perth last week, with REIWA members reporting 966 transactions.

Tue, 16 Feb 2021

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WA buyers should have stamp duty choice
REIWA is calling for WA residential property buyers to be given the choice to pay stamp duty as an upfront cost or opt for an ongoing annual payment.

Mon, 15 Feb 2021

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Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 14 February 2021
Sales activity increased seven per cent in Perth last week, with REIWA members reporting 843 transactions. Find out more about how the sales and rental markets performed.

Mon, 15 Feb 2021

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Renovating? Things to know about hot water systems and usage
When it comes to finding ways to save energy and money, your hot water system and usage can be a good place to start.

Wed, 10 Feb 2021

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Off-the-plan stamp duty rebate needs to be formalised
REIWA is calling on all political parties to commit to formalising the stamp duty rebate for off-the-plan purchases if elected. Find out why this needs to happen.

Wed, 10 Feb 2021

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Scorchers do WA proud in unique BBL season
As a long-standing joint principal partner, reiwa.com would like to congratulate the Perth Scorchers on an outstanding effort in an incredibly unique season.

Tue, 09 Feb 2021

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Median house prices up across regional WA
Seven of the nine centres in regional WA experienced median house price growth during the December 2020 quarter. Find out which regional centres were the top performers.

Mon, 08 Feb 2021

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Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 7 February 2021
Sales activity decreased four per cent in Perth last week, with REIWA members reporting 792 transactions. Find out more about how the sales and rental markets performed.

Wed, 03 Feb 2021

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Buying your next home on reiwa.com made simpler with RESO
Whether you're looking to buy or take the plunge into property investment, it's never been easier to register your interest or make an offer on a property listed on reiwa.com, thanks to RESO. Find out more.

Mon, 01 Feb 2021

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Perth is currently Australia’s fastest growing major market
Perth’s home value index lifted 1.6 per cent in January and 3.8 per cent compared to three months ago, currently making it the fastest growing major market in Australia. Find out more on what this means.

Mon, 01 Feb 2021

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Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 31 January 2021
Sales activity decreased one per cent in Perth last week. Find out how the rest of the property market performed.

Fri, 29 Jan 2021

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Five reasons to consider natural gas for your kitchen reno or new build
Whilst electricity may have made our lives easier in many ways, natural gas remains the most efficient way to cook.

Wed, 27 Jan 2021

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Retailers and small businesses in need of support ahead of the WA Election
Retailers and small business were negatively impacted by COVID-19 shutdowns imposed to keep us all safe, which is why REIWA is calling on commercial real estate to be a priority during the WA Election.

Mon, 25 Jan 2021

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Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 24 January 2021
Sales activity increased 13 per cent in Perth last week, with REIWA members reporting 856 transactions. Find out how the rest of the property market performed during the week.

Fri, 22 Jan 2021

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How the WA property market compares to the other states since COVID-19
For our property market, 2020 was a year where improvement occurred significantly in the second half. But how does the Perth property market fare against the nation’s other capital cities as we move into 2021?

Wed, 20 Jan 2021

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REIWA calls for real estate to be a focus in the upcoming Western Australian Election
REIWA is calling on all candidates contesting the election to commit to policy reforms that deliver a fair, sustainable and prosperous property market. Find out more on what this might mean for you.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021

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Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 17 January 2021
Sales activity increased 10 per cent in Perth last week, with REIWA members reporting 763 transactions. Find out how the rest of the property market performed.

Sat, 16 Jan 2021

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December reiwa.com data reveals sales activity is on the rise
December has traditionally been known as one of the slower months to sell your property with many deciding not to list their property until the end of January, however in 2020 things were different. Find out more.

Thu, 14 Jan 2021

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Rent relief extension to assist tenants to pay accrued debts
Relief is here for those property owners who helped tenants out whilst they were struggling financially due to the COVID 19 pandemic by agreeing to reduce, defer or waive rent during the emergency period. Find out more.

Mon, 11 Jan 2021

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Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 10 January 2021
Sales activity increased 201 per cent in Perth last week, with REIWA members reporting 699 transactions. Find out how the rest of the property market performed.

Mon, 04 Jan 2021

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Perth sales activity up 42.5 per cent in December
December sales activity saw 3,067 transactions for the month which is an increase of 42.5 per cent when compared to the same time the year prior.  Find out more from REIWA President Damian Collins.

Mon, 21 Dec 2020

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Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 20 December 2020
Sales activity increased five per cent in Perth last week, with REIWA members reporting 969 transactions. Find out how the rest of the property market performed during the week.

Wed, 16 Dec 2020

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Perth’s residential vacancy rate equals lowest level ever recorded
reiwa.com data has revealed that Perth’s residential vacancy rate has continued to fall in November, hitting 0.8 per cent and reaching the lowest levels REIWA has seen over the past 40 years.

Tue, 15 Dec 2020

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Moving to a house with solar? Here’s the basics you should know
Solar panels are becoming more popular each year in WA. So how does solar work, and does it live up to the hype?

Mon, 14 Dec 2020

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Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 13 December 2020
Sales activity decreased 13 per cent in Perth last week, with REIWA members reporting 926 transactions. Find out how the rest of the property market performed during the week.

Sat, 12 Dec 2020

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Renting a property in Perth is cheaper than any other capital city
According to the latest Housing Affordability Report, WA still retains the title for the most affordable with the proportion of family income required to meet the median rent sitting at 17 per cent.

Wed, 09 Dec 2020

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West Australian real estate agents the most ethical in the nation
Real estate agents in WA are viewed as the most ethical in the nation according to the Governance Institute of Australia’s Ethical Index 2020 survey.

Mon, 07 Dec 2020

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Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 6 December 2020
Sales activity increased four per cent in Perth last week, with REIWA members reporting 1,074 transactions. Find out how the rest of the property market performed.

Wed, 02 Dec 2020

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Calling all Perth Scorchers fans - here is your chance to win!
As proud Principal Partner of the Perth Scorchers, reiwa.com is celebrating the start of the BBL|10 season by giving West Australians the chance to win a money can’t buy experience at the Perth Scorchers’ games at Optus Stadium. Find out how you can win.

Tue, 01 Dec 2020

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Perth properties selling at the fastest rate since 2006
reiwa.com data has revealed properties for sale are in strong demand, with properties sold in November taking a median of only 22 days to sell, which is 17 days less than November 2019. Find out more.

Mon, 30 Nov 2020

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Does solar increase real estate value?
Solar panels are a popular way to reduce your household expenses, but can they add to the value of your house?

Mon, 30 Nov 2020

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Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 29 November 2020
Sales activity increased 19 per cent in Perth last week, with REIWA members reporting 1,042 transactions. Find out more on how the property market performed during the week.

Sat, 28 Nov 2020

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Why WA should reform stamp duty like NSW
Recently, NSW released its budget papers which includes commencing a public consultation process to seek the community’s view on tax reform to reduce the upfront cost for buyers. Find out why WA should do the same.

Fri, 27 Nov 2020

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Strong property market conditions expected in WA in 2021
After hitting the bottom of the market during 2020, REIWA’s 2021 outlook indicates the Western Australian property market should experience steady growth in both the rental and sales market.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020

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Set your rental application apart from others with reiwa.com Tenant Check
It's no secret that trying to find your next rental home can be a stressful and time consuming process. Find out how reiwa.com's Tenant Check can set your application apart from others.

Mon, 23 Nov 2020

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Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 22 November 2020
Sales activity decreased three per cent in Perth last week, with REIWA members reporting 877 transactions. Find out how the rest of the property market performed last week.

Sat, 21 Nov 2020

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Perth housing market reveals positive signs in September quarter
The Perth property market continued to show positive signs in both the rental and sales market during the September 2020 quarter. Find out more on what changed during the quarter.

Wed, 18 Nov 2020

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Perth’s vacancy rate continues to drop
October's residential vacancy rate in Perth has slightly lowered compared to the previous month and now sits at 0.95 per cent, which is close to the 40 year low of 0.8 per cent reached in 2007.

Mon, 16 Nov 2020

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Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 15 November 2020
Sales activity increased three per cent in Perth last week, with REIWA members reporting 918 transactions. Find out how the rest of the property market performed last week.

Sat, 14 Nov 2020

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October sales activity provides confidence to the Perth market
During October, Perth sales activity experienced growth with a 2.7 per cent increase when compared to October 2019. Find out why we are seeing certain trends and which were the top growth suburbs.

Mon, 09 Nov 2020

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Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 8 November 2020
Sales activity decreased one per cent in Perth last week, with REIWA members reporting 910 transactions. Find out how the rest of the property market fared last week.

Fri, 06 Nov 2020

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Commit to helping end homelessness while buying and selling property
According to the 2016 Census, there are 116,000 people who are sleeping homeless every night across Australia. Did you know you can donate 0.1 per cent of the sale price of your home towards helping those in need?

Mon, 02 Nov 2020

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Perth dwelling value increases 0.6 per cent in October
Perth’s housing market has experienced growth in October, with CoreLogic’s Home Value Index increasing 0.6 per cent. Find out how the rest of the property market performed during the month.

Mon, 02 Nov 2020

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Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 1 November 2020
Sales activity remained stable in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 933 transactions. Find out how the rest of the property market fared during the week.

Sat, 31 Oct 2020

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Private property rights are intrinsic to our society
Most people would assume that you have total control over your property where it is freehold. However, in some cases there are limits on what can be done on your property.

Tue, 27 Oct 2020

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Moving for the first time?
Congratulations, on your first big move. Here are some of the basic things you should know and do before your moving day.

Mon, 26 Oct 2020

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Median sale price increases in eight regional centres
Eight of Western Australia’s nine regional centres have recorded an increase in median sale price for the September 2020 quarter. Find out how regional WA performed during the quarter.

Mon, 26 Oct 2020

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Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 25 October 2020
Sales activity increased six per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 946 transactions.

Fri, 23 Oct 2020

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WA’s real estate industry teams up with The Salvation Army to provide hope this Christmas
With more than 14,000 West Aussies who are expected to turn to The Salvation Army during the festive season, why not join REIWA and its agents in this year's Christmas Appeal.

Thu, 22 Oct 2020

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reiwa.com sponsors Perth Scorchers in the WBBL
As a long-standing Principal Partner of the Perth Scorchers in the men’s Big Bash League competition, reiwa.com is proud to we will be extending our partnership of the Perth Scorchers to the Women’s Big Bash League.

Wed, 21 Oct 2020

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Perth hits rental crisis as vacancy rate plummets below one per cent
Perth’s residential vacancy rate continues to rapidly decline, falling to 0.96 per cent which is the lowest it has been in 13 years, and only the third time in 40 years it has dropped below one per cent.

Mon, 19 Oct 2020

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Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 18 October 2020
Sales activity increased one per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 900 transactions. Find out how the rest of the property market performed during the week.

Wed, 14 Oct 2020

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Perth houses selling 27 days quicker in September
Houses in Perth are selling 27 days faster in September compared to one year ago, taking a median of 28 days to sell rather than 55 days. Find out the quickest selling suburbs in Perth during the month.

Mon, 12 Oct 2020

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Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 11 October 2020
Sales activity increased four per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 902 transactions. Find out how the rest of the property market performed during the week.

Sat, 10 Oct 2020

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Sales growth continues to rise in Western Australia
With price declines experienced in major capital cities on the East Coast, it’s pleasing to see that once again Perth has seen growth. Find out which were Perth's top selling suburbs in September.

Tue, 06 Oct 2020

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New podcast helping to provide the latest real estate news
With the real estate industry covering a range of different facets, it can be hard to keep informed about every aspect across both the residential and commercial sales and rental market.

Mon, 05 Oct 2020

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Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 4 October 2020
Sales activity increased one per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 878 transactions. Find out how the rest of the property market performed during the week.

Thu, 01 Oct 2020

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Rental listings reach eight-year low in September
Rental listings in Perth continued to drop, falling eight per cent to 2,926 over the month the lowest it’s been since 2012. Find out how the rest of the property market performed in September

Wed, 30 Sep 2020

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The ban on evictions impacts more than just renters
While tenants and landlords have been in the spotlight recently, as potentially struggling due to the Residential Tenancies (COVID 19 Response) Act, you may not be aware that sellers and buyers may also be impacted.

Mon, 28 Sep 2020

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Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 27 September 2020
Sales activity increased eight per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 883 transactions. Find out how the rest of the market performed during the week.

Wed, 23 Sep 2020

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Short-term rentals – check the checklist
The WA property market is experiencing a rental shortage, so there’s never been a better time for owner occupiers to get extra cash by offering your spare room or investment home for short-term renting.

Tue, 22 Sep 2020

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How a ban on rent increases will impact tenants in the long run
While many are happy that the ban on rent increases has been extended and their rent will not be increased, things aren’t as black and white as this. Find out what this can mean for you as a tenant or landlord.

Mon, 21 Sep 2020

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Moving your utilities like a pro
Whether you’re renting or buying, don’t leave it until moving day to get your utilities sorted. Here are some of the basic things you should know.

Mon, 21 Sep 2020

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Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 20 September 2020
Sales activity decreased one per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 826 transactions. Find out more on how the property market performed during the week.

Fri, 18 Sep 2020

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A fair go for landlords during COVID-19
The WA Government has extended the emergency period, meaning that the Residential Tenancies (COVID-19 Response) Act continues to apply to all tenancies regardless of if the tenant is financially impacted by COVID-19 or not.

Thu, 17 Sep 2020

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Queensland leads the way on emergency tenancy legislation
REIWA notes that QLD have led the way and will be removing further restrictions from its emergency residential tenancy legislation and urges the McGowan Government to do the same.

Mon, 14 Sep 2020

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Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 13 September 2020
Sales activity decreased five per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 856 transactions. Find out how the rest of the property market performed this week.

Mon, 14 Sep 2020

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WA rental market expected to worsen for new tenants
With Perth’s vacancy rate lowering 0.3 per cent and the extension to the emergency tenancy laws, the continuing reduction in supply is starting to look like a recipe for disaster.

Sat, 12 Sep 2020

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reiwa.com awards celebrate WA real estate’s most elite
WA’s real estate professionals came together to celebrate the industry’s best at the 2020 reiwa.com Awards Ball held at Crown Perth on Saturday 12 September. Find out if your local or agency received an award.

Sat, 12 Sep 2020

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Western Australia needs investors to help boost rental stock
You may be wondering why we've seen a large drop in available properties, where we are now at the lowest vacancy rate since March 2008. There are a few reasons, find out what they are.

Thu, 10 Sep 2020

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Extension of the residential emergency rental laws to make rental shortage even worse
REIWA is extremely disappointed with the WA Government’s decision to extend the emergency period tenancy legislation for all residential properties, which has disregarded the needs of landlords and will make it harder for tenants to find a rental property.

Tue, 08 Sep 2020

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REIWA launches plan for prosperity post COVID-19
REIWA’s plan for prosperity post COVID-19 outlines recommendations that will help boost the economy and enable people to enter the property market. Find out what is included in the plan.