REIWA NEWS


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.

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.

Tue, 01 Dec 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Mon, 07 Sep 2020

Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 6 September 2020
Sales activity increased 11 per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 916 transactions. Find out how the rest of the property market performed this week.

Wed, 02 Sep 2020

Third year on and Western Australia is still the most affordable state for housing
The latest Real Estate Institute of Australia’s Housing Affordability Report has revealed that Western Australia is once again the most affordable state to buy and rent in.

Tue, 01 Sep 2020

Rental properties leasing two weeks faster in August
reiwa.com data shows it took a median of 21 days to lease a property in Perth which is 13 days less than the same time last year. Find out of the rest of the property market fared during August.

Mon, 31 Aug 2020

Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 30 August 2020
Sales activity increased two per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 838 transactions. Find out how the rest of the property market performed during the week.

Fri, 28 Aug 2020

Home ownership for first home buyers critical to budget 2020
The Real Estate Institute of Australia provided five key recommendations to the Australian Government in the lead up to the 6 October 2020 budget.

Mon, 24 Aug 2020

Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 23 August 2020
Sales activity increased 19 per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 834 transactions. Find out how the rest of the property market fared during this week.

Sat, 22 Aug 2020

REIWA Information Service is a valuable tool during COVID-19
Navigating their way through real estate transactions can be complex and challenging, especially during a global pandemic. Find out how the REIWA Information Services can help.

Wed, 19 Aug 2020

Perth’s vacancy rate drops to a 12-year low
The Perth rental market’s vacancy rate has dropped to 1.6 per cent, which is the lowest it has been since March 2008. Find out what this means for potential tenants looking for a rental property.

Mon, 17 Aug 2020

Perth market snapshot for the week ending 16 August 2020
Sales activity decreased 10 per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 716 transactions. Find out how the rest of the property market fared.

Mon, 17 Aug 2020

Which is more efficient for your home? Gas vs electricity
Whether you’re renovating or building, there are ways to make your home more energy efficient, which can help you save money.

Fri, 14 Aug 2020

Perth’s affordable suburbs showing growth in July
Recently you may have seen that Perth’s luxury market has weathered the COVID-19 storm, however we are also seeing sales activity growth in the more affordable end of the market. Find out which suburbs are included in the top 10.

Thu, 13 Aug 2020

Listings reduce significantly in regional WA during June quarter
In the June 2020 quarter all nine regional centres in Western Australia saw a significant reduction in listings when compared to the previous quarter. Find out more on how the regional market performed.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020

Perth market snapshot for the week ending 9 August 2020
Sales activity decreased five per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 803 transactions. Find out how the property market fared during the week.

Thu, 06 Aug 2020

REIWA supports ‘Homes for Good’ this Homelessness Week
This week is National Homelessness Week and according to the Home Hub there are over 60,000 households in need of safe and affordable homes in Western Australia. Find out more on how you can help.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020

Perth market snapshot for the week ending 2 August 2020
Sales activity increased 16 per cent in Perth this week, with  REIWA members reporting 855 transactions. Find out how the property market performed during the week.

Mon, 03 Aug 2020

Perth sales activity increased 68 per cent from COVID-19 low
Sales activity in the Perth metro region increased in July, with reiwa.com data showing volumes were up 68 per cent compared to April. Find out more on how the property market performed in July.

Sat, 01 Aug 2020

Landlords play a key role in the fight against homelessness
Kicking off Sunday 2 August, National Homelessness Week highlights that homelessness remains a problem and there is much to be done to help our fellow West Australians. Find out more on what is happening during the week.

Mon, 27 Jul 2020

Perth market snapshot for the week ending 26 July 2020
Sales activity decreased five per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 714 transactions. Find out how the rest of the property market performed during the week.

Mon, 27 Jul 2020

Property market return to normality means emergency legislation needs to end
With the ACT extending the emergency period tenancy legislation, REIWA is calling on the WA government to allow the emergency period to end at the current proposed time of 29 September 2020.

Tue, 21 Jul 2020

REIWA releases seven key policy options to help reinvigorate the rental market
With over 240,000 rental properties in WA, a significant proportion of the state’s population will be impacted by any changes to the upcoming review of the Residential Tenancies Act.

Mon, 20 Jul 2020

Perth market snapshot for the week ending 19 July 2020
Sales activity decreased five per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 799 transactions. Find out how the rest of the property market performed.

Mon, 20 Jul 2020

Tips on how to save money when you move
Moving house isn’t the cheapest exercise. These eight helpful tips could help you save money when you move.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020

Perth market snapshot for the week ending 12 July 2020
Sales activity decreased 34 per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 863 transactions. Find out more on how the property market performed.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020

REIA welcomes decision by banks to extend loan repayment deferral period
REIA welcomes the announcement by the Australian Banking Association to implement a new phase of support to assist customers, as the six month loan repayment deferral period draws to an end.

Mon, 06 Jul 2020

WA needs to create long-term economic activity and jobs by removing stamp duty
According to a draft report of the independent NSW review of Federal Financial Relations, it’s time to scale back on inefficient taxes including stamp duty, and REIWA is calling on WA political leaders to do the same.