The A – Z of Property Jargon

Cash rate, mortgage insurance, body corporate, offset account…these are just a few of the words that may crop up during the life of your loan. But what do they all mean?Below is a list of the most commonly used residential property-related terminology (from A-Z):ARREARS – An outstanding or... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 14 Sep 2017 0

WAxit – could it really happen?

A group of WA Liberals has put secessionism back on the agenda in a renewed push for WA’s own version of Brexit and become an independent nation.The so-called WAxit (WA exit) comes amidst anger over the state’s low GST share. However experts say the cost of funding our own public... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 08 Sep 2017 0

Is property styling a good investment?

With so many homes these days looking like they wouldn’t be out of place in Vogue Living, you may wonder whether the owners simply have exceptional taste and style or if they’ve invested in property styling. And if they’ve invested in property styling, was the investment worth... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 04 Sep 2017 0

Murdoch Hub tipped to drive push for Perth’s southern suburbs

The Murdoch Activity Centre has been touted as one of Perth’s largest property projects, kicking off with the construction of the Murdoch Health and Knowledge Precinct.The $200 million project will consist of:• A 60-room medi-hotel, a facility that will be built next to Fiona Stanley... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 17 Aug 2017 0

Auction Success Story – how we helped make it happen

With Auctions on the rise in Perth we thought we would share a recent Auction buying success story and let you know about a service we offer that not many people are aware of.One of our long-term clients was keen to buy a property in Booragoon that was coming up for Auction through another agent.... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 10 Aug 2017 0

The great divide

Ten years ago the difference between the cost of housing in Sydney and Perth was only $5,000. Today you wouldn’t find two more different markets in Australia.While Sydney has experienced a 118% increase in its median house price over the last decade, Perth’s median house price growth... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 03 Aug 2017 0

Auctions outperform private treaty sales in Perth

Are you struggling to sell but wary about giving an auction a try?New data just released by the Real Estate Institute of WA (REIWA) may cause you to take a closer look at the auction process.According to the data for the three months to June it was 42 days faster to sell by auction in the Perth... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 31 Jul 2017 0

10 common home presentation faux pas when selling

When you are selling your home and getting it inspection-ready, it is important that you assess your home with an objective mindset. In this regard, it is not dissimilar to purchasing an investment property.Whether you’re buying a property that needs to appeal to tenants or selling a... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 20 Jul 2017 0

New financial year, new rules

It’s a new financial year and as is usually the case come July 1, certain new legislations have come into effect.We outline the changes that could affect you in terms of your real estate related decisions and actions below.First Home Super Saver SchemeIndividuals can now make voluntary... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 06 Jul 2017 0

Wealth & Home Ownership

An article published on caught our eye this week. According to the article, a recent survey commissioned by the publicly listed mortgage broking firm, Mortgage Choice, found that almost two thirds of us regard the Great Australian Dream of home ownership to be something... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 26 Jun 2017 0