The Difference Between Real Estate Agent and a Property Manager

What is the difference between a property manager in Perth, and a real estate agent? Believe it or not, property management and real estate are very much separate professions. Oftentimes, we see clients get confused and lump them together. While there are some areas of overlap and both deal with your Perth home, the similaritiesRead more

The Return of Overseas Arrivals and Australia’s Property Market

Since 21 February 2022, the Australian borders have been opened to double-vaccinated tourists and visa holders. Along with being exempt from quarantining, concessions are being granted to skilled visa holders to allow them to stay in Australia for longer. The data from CoreLogic suggests that as Australia has begun re-opening to the rest of theRead more

Don’t Underestimate The Ongoing Costs Required To Maintain Your Investment Property

There are two sides to every coin, and while owning an investment property in Perth comes with a lot of benefits, you should also be aware of the various expenses that come with a Perth property. Things like council rates, insurance and maintenance can catch home buyers or investors off guard if they haven’t plannedRead more

Buy Now, Pay Later In The Perth Property Market

There’s no doubt that first-home buyers and investors have found that gaining footing in the property market can be tough. Prices, especially in Perth’s metro areas, are at an all-time sky-high. This makes it increasingly challenging to get enough for a deposit together. We are all familiar with services like Afterpay, Zip Pay and Humm.Read more

The Crucial Role Of Property Condition Reports In Commercial Property

As a business owner who owns or leases commercial premises, you may not immediately think of commercial real estate when you hear “Property Condition Report” or PCR. However, an excellent commercial real estate agency in Perth will always rely on PCRs to ensure their clients get the best service. In this article, we have exploredRead more

Our 4 Tips On Finding The Right Perth Property Manager

Alright, so you are thinking about putting your Perth property on the rental market. First things first, you are going to need a property manager to help you find the ideal tenant for your home. But how does one find the ideal property manager in Perth? Don’t worry our team at ProProperty Group team hasRead more

What Are Purchasing Entities?

From looking at the area you want to buy in, considering whether to buy a home, unit or apartment; and tossing up whether you want an older home that requires renovations or a newly built home – there are a lot of key decisions to be made when buying property in Perth. On top ofRead more

Double digit growth for Perth properties is expected in 2022: what you need to know

The numbers have been calculated, the crystal ball uncovered, and the insights are in – all pointing to a double digit growth for Perth properties in this year, 2022. There will undeniably be some people who will be negatively impacted by this, but also some winners. What’s the most important thing though is to beRead more

Advantages of Investing in a Property While You Are Young

Many Australians dream of owning their own home. But when is the right time? Many people choose to purchase a house after they have established strong careers, or to provide for growing families. Others are looking to invest in property during their 20s.       There is a rising trend among younger Aussies to invest in property,Read more

5 Factors to Consider When Buying a Perth Commercial Office Space

With the Perth property boom, the demand for commercial spaces in Perth have seen a skyrocket increase. With that being said, more West Aussies are starting to consider commercial office spaces for their next investment venture. It is still an untapped real estate investment strategy, but when done right, is lucrative. If you are aRead more

How to make your rental property safe and secure

Everybody deserves to feel safe and secure in their house from the threat of intruders. While nobody wants to dwell on home invasions, it’s statistically a regular occurrence across Australia. Regardless of whether you own or rent the property you’re living in, there’s simple things you can do to try and protect yourself from thievesRead more

Your guide to selling in summer

Perth property can and does sell at any time and season of the year. Neither rain, hail and certainly not shine, puts a dampener on people’s willingness and readiness to buy. However, contrary to what some may think, instead of slowing down over the Christmas and New Year break, property buying in the summer seasonRead more

Should you sell or rent out your family home?

Your family home has housed many memories, stories, good times and maybe hard times. If you and your family have grown out of your family home, circumstances have changed or you’re looking for a new location – what will you do with your beloved family home? Should you sell or rent it out? Find outRead more

Putting your rental property on the market this spring? Read this

Buying a house is often a fun and exciting time. Selling your house can be bittersweet. Fortunately, landlords selling their rental property aren’t always met with the same sentimentality of selling their family home. Are you thinking about putting your rental property on the market this spring? Read more from the Leederville real estate agency, ProRead more

Should you get renters insurance?

Many renters assume that anything and everything to do with the property in which they lease is covered by the insurance of their landlord. While it’s true that your landlord will have property insurance – it doesn’t cover your personal property. Wanting to know if renters insurance is worth it? Find out with the Perth propertyRead more

How soon is too soon to search for rentals?

Whether it’s moving out of home for the first time, or your current lease is coming to an end – you’re likely looking at rental property listings in your area, or at least, thinking about doing so. Is there a perfect time to start your search, and is there a sweet spot between too soonRead more

How to ensure your first time renting is smooth sailing

The first time renting can be an exciting transition into adulthood and independence. After all, it’s a space to live in, enjoy and call your own for the agreeable lease period. It’s invaluable to understand what to expect and gain an insight into the process as a first timer. Whether you’re successful in securing yourRead more

Looking to increase your rental yield? Consider adding these 5 design features

Tenants want more than four walls, a roof over their head and a front door – and rightly so! According to the Australian Census data in 2016, roughly 2.6 million households (that’s 32% of the known household tenure) were renters. As a landlord, you can attract the right tenant with the right property features thatRead more

Planning on Moving out of Home for the First Time? What you should consider.

You’re ready to fly the coop out of your parent’s home. Good for you! In this exciting leap of faith in your life, it’s important to be smart about the realities of doing so. Whether you’re looking to rent alone or with roommates or buy a home alone or along with someone else, this guideRead more

Top tips for renovating your investment property

If you’re looking to maximise return on your investment property (and let’s be real – what landlord doesn’t want this?) renovating your investment property might just be the right revenue-raising avenue to take. Growth in consumer confidence, record-low interest rates and high demand for rental properties that tick many (if not all boxes) for tenantsRead more

The differences between residential and commercial property management explained

To choose the most suitably experienced property manager for your property (or properties), you first need to understand the different expertise that property managers can have. You have residential property managers and then you have commercial property managers. So, what do you do if your investment property portfolio consists of both? Want to know moreRead more

How do Property Managers Handle Repairs and Maintenance?

As a tenant living in a rented property, you have a right to live in a functioning, liveable abode. Repairs and maintenance are ways to ensure this is the case. Landlords or property managers are who to contact to arrange these services. Although, it’s recommended to go through a third party (aka the property manager)Read more

Realestate.com Recognises Our Achievements in 2020!

We are certain that people in the future will not deny that the year 2020 was one of the most difficult years of this century. But as a result of the dedication and cooperation of our sales and property management teams, ProProperty Group persevered and made the best out of the cards that we wereRead more

The 2020 Property Trends We Can Learn From

We don’t need to remind you of what a year 2020 was or remind you of its effects well into 2021. However, there were some prominent Australian property trends, in the residential and commercial spheres, that we can all definitely learn from. Whether you’re interested in buying or selling, tenanting or investing in a sliceRead more

The Top Investment Property Mistakes to Avoid

Buying an investment property, apart from your own home, is often one of the biggest purchases we can make. However, it’s not all return on investment right away and for forever…especially if mistakes are made. Many first time, or even seasoned landlords can feel overwhelmed in the process – but it really doesn’t have toRead more

Should You Sell Your Investment Property in 2021?

To sell or stick it out when it comes to your investment property? That is the million-dollar question. As you probably know, the Perth property market, in its buying, selling and leasing capacities has fallen, shifted and risen again in just over a year. And with the end of the rental moratorium on evictions andRead more

Why Trust a Property Manager with your Perth Rental Property?

Some of us love to take control of our investments, to manage and see them grow with no third parties involved. Whereas, some of us, would prefer professionals to handle our investments and assets.  It’s the same when it comes to rental properties.   Why should you trust a Perth property manager with your rental property instead of managing it yourself? Read more

A Beginner’s Guide to Commercial Property Investment and Management

Investing in property is how some Australians boost their cash flow. However, having the deposit to buy property that isn’t your primary place of residence is one thing, knowing how to manage an investment property is another. While many landlords choose residential property investment, others look to make an investment on commercial properties. Want toRead more

How and Why the Perth Housing Market is Growing

The year just gone by has changed and shaped the world for many years to come. Interestingly enough, on a local scale, it has done the same to the Perth housing market. Low interest rates, return of the expat and people who hadn’t thought of entering the market, doing so en masse, has created ripeRead more

Tenant Rights are in the Spotlight

Many tenants across Australia are becoming anxious about the end to the moratorium on rental evictions. With a current rental vacancy rate less than 1% and an expected rise in rents to 15 to 20% after the end of the moratorium extension, there’s reason for worry.  However, tenants have rights, and these shouldn’t be ignored.  WithRead more

To furnish or not to furnish your Rental Property?

To furnish or not to furnish your rental property? That is the question!  As a landlord, it’s hard at times to find ways to increase your rental yield and avoid pitfalls like turnovers and prolonged vacancies.  While offering a furnished rental property to tenants can definitely bring higher rental yields, this can also be offsetRead more

Why Perth is the Best Place to Rent

Perth, where sun and good times intertwine, where you’re never too far from a beach and the  sunsets are simply something else.  Always developing, yet still somehow laidback, Perth is a magical and enviable geographical location which many lucky people call home.  It makes sense that the Perth rental and property market can be tightly held, especially with peopleRead more

Ending a Lease? Don’t Forget to Do These Things

So, your lease is ending and it’s time to move on to bigger, potentially better, things.  Moving properties can be stressful whether it’s the first time or the 100th time.   Wouldn’t it be nice to have a handy and helpful to-do list to refer to once your lease is up?  Thankfully, the Leederville property management experts have compiledRead more

Your Guide to Hassle-Free Buying – It’s Possible!

Wanting to buy property in Perth, but not sure where to start? Are you worried about all the hassle that goes with buying, selling, that you think it’s best to just stay put? There’s no doubting that buying property is one of, if not the most, expensive things we buy in our lifetimes. But itRead more

REIWA launches plan for prosperity post COVID-19

REIWA launches plan for prosperity post COVID-19NEW 08 September 2020 After four years of record low transactions, culminating in the lows of 2019 where there was a 55 per cent decrease in the number of sales compared to 2005, it’s clear that the property industry needs stimulus to attract buyers and investors back into theRead more

PERTH CITY DEAL ANNOUNCED

The Federal and State Government along with the City of Perth are currently unveiling the eleven transformative projects and initiatives included in the Perth City Deal. The agreement, worth $1.5 billion, has been a longstanding Property Council advocacy priority and we strongly welcome this morning’s announcement from all parties. As anticipated, the university sector underpinsRead more

THINGS A TENANT SHOULD ASK A PROPERTY MANAGER BEFORE SIGNING A LEASE

So, you have inspected the property, submitted all your payslips, given your references, and now the property manager has called you up to say “Congratulations! You have been accepted into the property”. You’re asked to come to the office to sign the lease, your heart leaps with joy, and now you’re looking at pages andRead more

COVID-19 Alert: Commercial Tenancies Code extended

Revised version of code extended until March 2021 Commerce Minister John Quigley announces extension of emergency period to Sunday 28 March 2021. Extended Code will be “targeted” to small commercial tenants who can prove ongoing pandemic hardship and are eligible for revised JobKeeper scheme. Residential tenancies arrangements also extended. COMMERCIAL CODE EXTENDED Commerce Minister JohnRead more

HOW TO LEASE YOUR PROPERTY QUICKLY

There is nothing more frustrating than having your investment property vacant for weeks. On top of the other costs associated with maintaining an investment property, a vacant property can make you feel the pinch! In order to avoid that, here are five things that can help you lease your property quickly. Set a market-adjusted priceRead more

Have you thought about a home loan health check?

Our current world has undoubtedly changed, but what about investing for our future security? Pubs are opening, the streets are buzzing again, and WA has headed into a positive post-COVID place. As the lock down in our state lifts slowly but surely, there is more and more opportunity for consumers to enter the property market, refreshRead more

WA Government releases local government planning reforms for comment

WA Planning Minister Rita Saffioti MLA has today released the Planning and Development (Local Planning Scheme) Regulation 2015 amendments for public comment. The State Government is continuing to implement local-government-planning-reforms that will support Western Australia’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan and create a more flexible, responsive and contemporary planning system. The aim of the reform is toRead more

Government looks to extend First Home Loan Deposit Scheme

As the Federal Government readies to bring down its October budget, an expansion of the first-home buyer loan scheme could be on the cards, following a rush of demand. National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation figures show that over 40 per cent of the 10,000 available slots have been filled in less than a month.Read more

PLANNING REFORMS FAST TRACKED

State government makes major announcements to change planning laws and policies State Government to accelerate 26 planning reforms Major WA projects to be fast-tracked to support COVID-19 economic recovery Increased focus on consistent standards across WA to streamline planning and cut red tape Precinct Design and Medium Density policy to be finalised soon Details ofRead more

7 TIPS TO MAXIMISE THE TAX RETURN ON YOUR INVESTMENT PROPERTY

HOW TO MAKE YOUR INVESTMENT PROPERTY WORK FOR YOU The bell rings and it’s the Taxman coming. The perennial question returns: what can I claim and not claim on my tax return? We all know too well the confusion that troubles the mind before lodging a tax return. Which is why we have given you some tipsRead more

THE BENEFITS OF SELLING IN WINTER

The prevailing axiom of selling in winter is that the property market sneezes when the weather freezes. Although there are typically less stock and fewer buyers, you can actually use these factors to your advantage. Less competition Because people still subscribe to the notion that it is better to wait until spring to sell yourRead more

Strata reform update May 2020

Major reform to WA strata law commenced Friday | 1 May 2020 Friday marked a major milestone for WA strata reform with the commencement of clearer and fairer strata law to better support thousands of Western Australians who own, live in, or want to buy strata. The amended Strata Titles Act 1985 and new Strata Titles (General) RegulationsRead more

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, including a boost to the JobSeeker program, and loans for small businesses. REIWA President Damian Collins said as an industry, REIWA is ready to step up and do what we can to help the governmentRead more

SHARE MARKET VS PROPERTY MARKET

Other than the obvious questions regarding health concerns and of course employment, one of the most common questions being asked right now is around the future of the property market. In our opinion one of the best indicators of future performance is to look at historical data, and that is exactly what the Performance PropertyRead more

LAND TAX RELIEF PACKAGES FOR WESTERN AUSTRALIA

State Government announces new range of measures to support property industry. The new package includes $100 million land tax relief for commercial landlords 25 percent land tax relief available for landlords who provide rent and outgoing waivers for small business tenants A further $24.5 million will be directed towards the building and construction industry toRead more

How to sanitise your home during the Covid-19 pandemic while the shop shelves are empty.

Here are 6 things that are naturally antibacterial to safely disinfect your home It is a crazy time now; I think it’s fair enough to say that most of us are in the same boat?…We know people are stockpiling and to be honest, it’s frustrating, right? As Mark McGowan said, “JUST STOP IT, STOP IT,Read more

Buying a house in your 20’s

Can you afford it? We came across this great article “buying a house in your 20s” written by REIWA and thought we would share it with you. Investing in a first home earlier in life is a great way to pave your future. Especially with the market at an all-time low, It’s a great steppingstone.Read more

BUNNINGS PLANT PROMISE POLICY

Not a green thumb? Return your dead plant to Bunnings under ‘plant promise’ policy A home filled with lush plants and beautiful flowers is the dream of many green thumbs. But for those of us struggling to keep a devil’s ivy alive, achieving that Insta-worthy greenery look is a challenge. The good folk at BunningsRead more

During times of uncertainty with the Coronavirus pandemic a professional property manager is worth their weight in gold!

We were here during the GFC in 2008 looking after the best interests of our property management clients, and we know how to manage the risks from another economic downturn due to Corona Virus (COVID-19) concerns. We were here during the GFC in 2008 looking after the best interests of our property management clients, andRead more

Buyer’s market vs. seller’s market: Know the difference

What does it really mean when people say it’s a ‘buyer’s market’ or a ‘seller’s market’? What is a buyer’s market? In a buyer’s market, real estate is more affordable because supply exceeds demand. This means there are more homes on the market than there are buyers – putting downward pressure on prices. What isRead more

PERTH HOME OPEN GUIDE

Stunning home’s open for inspection throughout Perth.               Saturday 30th November 2019 15 Linkwater Street, Shelley                                       12:30 PM – 2:00PM 7/93-95 Scarborough Beach Rd, Mt Hawthorn     1:00PM – 1:30PM 1Read more

CREATIVE COMMUNAL SPACE PERTH

Creative, communal space is on the rise in Perth, with sales of warehouses soaring through the roof. What is a creative space you may ask? It’s generally a warehouse or factory unit, transformed into a space creatives can hire. Whether it be for photoshoots, events, workshops, live videos for the Gram or even parties, TheyRead more

A no-nonsense guide to buying your first home

Getting a foot in the property market door is a big deal. And like anything worth doing, it’s worth doing right So we came across this fantastic article published by Perth Now and couldn’t help but share this great no-nonsense guide to buying your first home. There are some great tips down below. If you’reRead more

Real Commercial’s 5 things to consider before starting a business

There are a number of things people need to consider as they embark on starting a business. Many people dream of leaving the 9-to-5 grind behind and setting up their own business. Yet there are hundreds of horror stories of start-ups going broke in the first 18 months. Here are five things you need toRead more

Securing your home against theft: Top ten tips

Australians are increasingly worried by the threat of home burglary and the subsequent emotional and financial impact of a break-in. The majority of us take the opportunity to go away whenever we can, may it be Christmas, Easter, or if a public holiday falls inline with a weekend, we pack up and go. I mean,Read more

Domain’s ultimate spring selling guide

Tips to make your home stand out in Spring Spring is arguably the best time to sell a house with the property market “springing” into action. A period known as the Spring Blitz, during this time properties seemingly sells themselves. To get the most out of the season there are a number of things you’llRead more

10 tips to add value to your home!

Selling your home? Here’s how to increase the value of your property and make it stand out from the rest. If you’re planning on selling your home, you want to put your best foot forward and showcase a tidy, well-maintained property to potential buyers. This doesn’t necessarily mean you need to embark on any majorRead more

Rate of Perth housing decline slows in March

Increased median house price movement during March Forty-five per cent of Perth suburbs with statistically significant activity* saw stable or increased median house price movement during March, according to the latest reiwa.com data. REIWA President Damian Collins said although CoreLogic’s latest home value index shows Perth dwelling values declined 0.4 per cent in March, thereRead more

Half of all home sales in Perth occur below $500,000 in February

Forty-nine per cent of home sales in Perth occurred below $500,000 in February, according to the latest reiwa.com data. REIWA President Damian Collins said while CoreLogic’s Home Value Index showed prices in Perth had declined 1.5 per cent to $438,952 in February, reiwa.com data shows the composition of sales during the month favoured the lowerRead more

DAHUA STRIKES $140M DEAL TO BUY POINT COOK SITE FROM LAND BANKERS

Dahua has bought one of the last large parcels of land in Point Cook Shanghai-based developer Dahua has beefed up its Melbourne housing pipeline after striking a $140 million deal to buy almost 100 hectares of land in Point Cook in the city’s south-west. Title deeds show Dahua Group Melbourne has placed a caveat overRead more

WA’s 10 top searched suburbs for rentals revealed

Tenant hotspots: WA’s 10 top searched suburbs for rentals revealed reiwa.com’s latest search result data has revealed the 10 suburbs and regional towns most popular with West Australian tenants looking for a rental home over the last 12 months. REIWA President Damian Collins said the list was quite diverse, as it featured seven suburbs fromRead more

Simple ways to boost the value of your home

What job around the home have you been putting off since Christmas? Enhancing the value of your beloved home doesn’t have to be as intensive or time-consuming as a full-blown renovation, landscaping project or getting an interior designer through to improve the feng-shui. Adding value to your home and property can be as effortless asRead more

The Best Streets To See Christmas Lights In Perth

Check out Urban lists Most top rated Xmas Light displays in Perth! That time of year has crept upon us once again and nothing says Christmas quite like driving past a once normal suburban home, suddenly exploding in Christmas themed glory. As the one time of year we can eat our weight’s worth of food orRead more

Boost to Keystart a win for WA home buyers

McGowan Government’s decision to extend the Keystart scheme loan amount by $421 million REIWA welcomes the McGowan Government’s decision to extend the Keystart scheme loan amount by $421 million as a means of improving housing affordability in Western Australia. REIWA Deputy President Lisa Joyce said the boost to the scheme was a win for WARead more

Make Christmas crackers in 7 steps

These Christmas bon bons are super simple to make, and the best part is you get to choose the gift that goes inside. The only rule? The items need to fit within an empty toilet roll. We’re talking chocolates, miniature bottles of alcohol, toys, games, puzzles, or even more upmarket items like jewellery and gems.Read more

The best places to invest in real estate: lessons from a decade

PICKING the right city is more important than the right suburb if you want to make good money from property investment. That’s a key lesson learned from a fresh study of the past decade of house price performance. Property Investment Professionals of Australia chairman Peter Koulizos examined 10-year home price movements across thousands of suburbsRead more

First home buyers must-haves!

The kids may want a treehouse, the parents are craving a masterchef-worthy kitchen, the teens want their own hang out space, but before we get too far ahead of ourselves, what should we really be looking for in our first home? To ensure you get bang for your hard-earned buck,  five questions every new homeownerRead more

WRITING AN OFFER & ACCEPTANCE.

Buying a property and writing an Offer & Acceptance. WRITING AN OFFER & ACCEPTANCE. Most properties in Western Australia are sold through private treaty (offer and acceptance) process. An interested buyer would let the selling agent know that they are interested in buying the property, the agent at this point will invite the interested buyersRead more

WARNING SIGNS OF YOUR CEILING BEING UNDER STRESS

CEILING BEING UNDER STRESS Firstly, I have actually been a victim of a ceiling collapse. So, many years ago my partner and I were finally ready to take the plunge and buy a home together. Home opens on weekends were the norm, for about 6 months straight…. Trying to find the “one”. One night I noticedRead more

TO RENT OR BUY?

There is perhaps no question more vexing for young Australians today than to rent or buy a home. Of course, for many, there is no choice at all. Lacking the substantial deposit required to enter the property market in many Australian cities, they rent by default. But for many, the logic of home-ownership is unquestionable.Read more

ENTRY HALLS, WHY THEY ARE SO IMPORTANT.

Entry Halls, why they are so important and why it could make or break your sale! It’s the first glimpse a potential buyer will get of your home. It may either spark their interest or make them want to turn and run so you need to get it right! Let’s pretend for a moment thatRead more

6 CREATIVE KIDS’ BEDROOMS TO INSPIRE

Creative kids’ bedrooms To create a realm of delight and wonder for your child, simply take an idea and run with it, here are 6 creative kids’ bedrooms. Putting together an awesome bedroom for your child is one of life’s great joys. And if today’s Instagram is any indication, there are millions of ways toRead more

A Stress Free Guide to Moving House

On the move: a stress-free guide to moving house Here is our stress-free guide to moving house! Consider your moving dates carefully when you’re moving house. When moving from house to house in the past, we have always ensured some overlap between leases to allow us time to actually move. Ensure that your move doesRead more