Elections, Credit Ratings & Sobering News for Perth

Australians have had their say at the polls but we’re still without a clear leader. In fact, as at around 4:30 pm on Thursday there were still more than 16% of votes to be counted. With all this uncertainty, it came as no surprise to learn that the RBA Board decided to leave the official cash rate... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 08 Jul 2016 0

Negative gearing – WA property investors say it needs to stay

As we prepare to head to the polls this Saturday REIWA has been busy engaging with the WA community to learn their views on property investment and negative gearing. They especially wanted to learn how negative gearing benefits everyday Western Australians.Last week we shared some preliminary... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 02 Jul 2016 0
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The latest in modern marketing is now available at Shelmark

We are excited to announce a breakthrough in property marketing that we are now actively using to further improve your home selling and buying experience!All our new sellers will now have the benefit of our new Web Books (multimedia marketing brochures) and Intelli SMS system, which prompts... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 02 Jul 2016 0

Negative gearing – WA survey results revealed

With the Federal election looming, one of the most hotly debated topics remains the issue of potential changes to negative gearing. While the issue is Federal, any decision to make changes to the policy will affect us at a local level. REIWA conducted a survey of 352 Western Australian property... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 23 Jun 2016 0

When art and real estate collide

As many of you know, we have long been supporters and proud sponsors of the annual Alfred Cove Art Society (ACAS) Awards of Excellence. In fact we have been the major sponsors of the Awards since 2006, each year donating the first prize for ‘Best in Show’. Every year we are astounded by the... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 20 Jun 2016 0

Welcome to your weekly property market update!

The latest national housing finance figures just released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics indicate a stabilisation of lending activity across the country. While the value of investment housing commitments decreased slightly, the number of homebuyers entering the market for the first time... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 23 Oct 2015 0

Perth market snapshot for week ending 13 October

House sales recorded a marginal increase of 2% during the past week however a significant drop in land and unit sales caused overall sales to dip by 6%. Meanwhile listings have continued to climb. The number of listings is now 7% higher than it was 4 weeks ago and an astounding 41% higher than this... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 23 Oct 2015 0

Using the equity in your home to invest in property

Many people interested in buying an investment property aren’t aware that they could potentially use the equity in the home they live in to buy their first investment property. Let’s take a look at some of the commonly asked questions posed by first time investors.What is home equity?Home equity... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 25 Feb 2015 0