REIWA NEWS


Wed, 28 Jul 2021

reiwa.com launches Off-Market properties to help WA buyers stay ahead of the pack
reiwa.com has launched Off-Market properties to help West Australian buyers get access to properties before they have even been advertised for sale. Find out more.

Tue, 27 Jul 2021

House prices up in eight regional centres during June quarter
Eight of WA’s nine regional centres experienced median house sale price growth in the June 2021 quarter. Find out which was the top performing regional centre.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021

Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 25 July 2021
Sales activity increased three per cent in Perth last week, with REIWA members reporting 894 transactions. Find out more.

Mon, 26 Jul 2021

Real estate industry welcomes bi-partisan support and clarity for home owners and investors
REIA has welcomed the Leader of the Opposition’s announcement that the Federal Labor Party will support the status quo for negative gearing and CGT should they form government.

Mon, 19 Jul 2021

Moving house – it’s a big deal!
Whether you’re a first home buyer, upsizing, downsizing or renting, moving home is a big deal. To help you keep moving home manageable, here are our top five tips!

Mon, 19 Jul 2021

Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 18 July 2021
Sales activity increased eight per cent in Perth last week, with REIWA members reporting 875 transactions. Find out more.

Mon, 19 Jul 2021

Perth vacancy rate increases to 10 month high in June
The Perth vacancy rate increased to 1.2 per cent in June 2021, the highest-level Perth has seen since August 2020. Find out what this means for the WA rental market.

Thu, 15 Jul 2021

REIA urges government to improve supply planning around housing development
REIA is urging the Federal and State Governments to improve planning approval times in a bid to address the diminishing housing supply.

Thu, 15 Jul 2021

Sea change: Buyer interest shines on Denmark
The small country town of Denmark is making waves with more interest from people looking to call the popular tourist destination their next home. Find out why.

Wed, 14 Jul 2021

The 10 Perth suburbs to record the biggest improvement in sales volumes in the 2020-21 financial year revealed
Ridgewood, Madora Bay and Two Rocks are amongst the 10 Perth suburbs that have seen the biggest percentage increase in sales activity during the 2020-21 financial year. Find out more.

Mon, 12 Jul 2021

Perth market snapshot for the week ending 11 July 2021
Sales activity decreased 12 per cent in Perth last week, with REIWA members reporting 813 transactions. Find out more.

Fri, 09 Jul 2021

The 10 Perth suburbs to experience the biggest growth in median house sale price in the 2020-21 financial year revealed
Find out the top 10 Perth suburbs to have seen the biggest growth to their median house sale price in the last financial year. Did you suburb make the list?

Mon, 05 Jul 2021

Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 4 July 2021
Sales activity increased five per cent in Perth last week, with REIWA members reporting 932 transactions. Find out more.

Thu, 01 Jul 2021

Intergenerational report shows it is time to reform housing taxes
The fifth Intergenerational report just released by the Treasurer has caught the headlines for all the wrong reasons, according to REIA. Find out more.

Thu, 01 Jul 2021

Perth home values increase seven per cent in first half of 2021
Perth home values increased seven per cent in the first half of 2021, according to the latest CoreLogic figures. Find out more.

Mon, 28 Jun 2021

Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 27 June 2021
Sales activity increased three per cent in Perth last week, with REIWA members reporting 896 transactions.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021

REIWA’s annual Auctioneering Championships showcase WA’s best talent
Tom Esze from TomEsze.com has taken out first place in the senior category at REIWA’s annual Gift of the Gavel Auctioneering Championships. Find out more.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021

Thinking about a career in the real estate industry?
Interested in a career in real estate? Find out more about this exciting and rewarding industry.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021

What you need to know about the new Community Scheme legislation
With community schemes about to be introduced via the Community Titles Act 2018, we want to answer some of the questions you may have about the new legislation.

Tue, 22 Jun 2021

REIA calls for Australian governments to urgently tackle housing issues
REIA is calling on the Federal Government to urgently address issues surrounding home ownership as supply continues to diminish. Find out more.

Mon, 21 Jun 2021

235 Perth suburbs have median rents below their peaks
The Perth rental market is significantly more affordable than it used to be, with reiwa.com analysis showing 235 suburbs had median house rents below their peak prices in May 2021.

Mon, 21 Jun 2021

Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 20 June 2021
Sales activity increased 14 per cent in Perth last week, with REIWA members reporting 882 transactions. Find out more.

Wed, 16 Jun 2021

REIWA implements formal diversity policy
REIWA has implemented a formal diversity policy to reflect and acknowledge the Institute’s very diverse membership base. Find out more.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021

Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 13 June 2021
Sales activity decreased 17 per cent in Perth last week, with REIWA members reporting 783 transactions. Find out more.

Fri, 11 Jun 2021

Western Australian real estate professionals recognised at National Awards for Excellence
The winners of the 2021 Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) National Awards for Excellence were announced were announced on Thursday 10 June, with Western Australia taking out three of the evening's awards.

Thu, 10 Jun 2021

Sales activity more than doubles in 10 Perth suburbs as first home buyer activity ramps up 105 per cent
reiwa.com settled sales data for the March 2021 quarter has revealed that 10 Perth suburbs have more than doubled their sales volumes when compared to the March 2020 quarter. Did your suburb make the list?

Tue, 08 Jun 2021

Light at the end of the tunnel for WA rental market as investor finance levels increase 164 per cent
Investor finance in Western Australia increased 164 per cent in April 2021 compared to April 2020, according to the ABS. Find out what this means for the WA rental market.

Mon, 07 Jun 2021

Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 6 June 2021
Sales activity decreased two per cent in Perth last week, with REIWA members reporting 952 transactions. Find out more.

Wed, 02 Jun 2021

WA still the most affordable state for housing and rentals
WA is still the most affordable state for housing and rentals, according to the Real Estate Institute of Australia’s latest Housing Affordability Report. Find out more.

Wed, 02 Jun 2021

Why the private rental sector is crucial to a healthy rental market
The importance of individual property investors in a healthy, thriving rental market is frequently overlooked. Find out why investors are so important for a balanced and fair rental market.

Tue, 01 Jun 2021

Perth home values up 10 per cent in last 10 months
The Perth residential sales market continued its growth trajectory for a tenth consecutive month in May. Find out which were the top performing suburbs.

Mon, 31 May 2021

Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 30 May 2021
Sales activity increased seven per cent in Perth last week, with REIWA members reporting 976 transactions. Find out more.

Mon, 31 May 2021

Tips for moving house from the professionals: Alinta Energy and Adlam Transport
To help keep your stress levels at a minimum, check out these helpful tips for moving house from professional removalists.

Thu, 27 May 2021

The Perth suburbs that have reached their highest median house sale price on record
reiwa.com data reveals 20 Perth suburbs have now reached their highest median house sale price on record. Did you suburb make the list?

Mon, 24 May 2021

2021 REIWA Awards for Excellence winners announced
More than 400 WA real estate professionals attended the REIWA Awards for Excellence at Crown Perth on Friday 21 May to celebrate and acknowledge the industry’s best and brightest. Find out who the winners were.

Mon, 24 May 2021

Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 23 May 2021
Sales activity increased five per cent in Perth last week, with REIWA members reporting 922 transactions. Find out more.

Mon, 17 May 2021

Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 16 May 2021
Sales activity decreased 14 per cent in Perth last week, with REIWA members reporting 889 transactions. Find out more.

Mon, 17 May 2021

Social housing commitment welcomed for the most vulnerable
The Real Estate Institute of Australia has welcomed the Leader of the Opposition’s Budget-in-Reply commitment for a $10 billion social and affordable housing fund for those that need it most.

Thu, 13 May 2021

The 20 Perth suburbs that have experienced price growth of 10 per cent or more in 2021
Twenty Perth suburbs have recorded median house sale price growth of 10 per cent or more in 2021. Did your suburb make the list?

Wed, 12 May 2021

Federal Budget 2021-22: What does it mean for real estate?
The Federal Budget was handed down on Tuesday 11 May. Hear from REIA and find out what it means for real estate.

Tue, 11 May 2021

REIWA assists Salvos to knock on digital doors for Red Shield Appeal
The Salvation Army has launched a ‘Digital Doorknock’ for its annual Red Shield Appeal. Find out how you can help.

Mon, 10 May 2021

Budget a win for first home buyers and women
REIA has welcomed the 2021 Federal Government’s budget saying it’s a win for women and first home buyers closing in on their deposit gap.

Mon, 10 May 2021

Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 9 May 2021
Sales activity increased 62 per cent in Perth last week, with REIWA members reporting 1,042 transactions. Find out more.

Mon, 03 May 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.