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

Can you build wealth through property 10 years from retirement?

If you’re in or approaching your mid to late 50’s and you think you’ve missed the boat to create a nest egg for your retirement by investing in property, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that all is not lost.While it generally takes time to build financial freedom and it... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 15 Jun 2017 0

Tips to heat your home without breaking the budget

As the mercury drops it’s tempting to crank up the heating at home to keep warm and cosy during winter. But the last thing you want is to receive a frightening energy bill come the end of the season.Fortunately there are some budget friendly options to keep you and your family comfortable... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 08 Jun 2017 0

Renovating for profit. 6 tips for success

The DIY property renovation craze has been spurred on in a huge way by popular TV shows like ‘The Block’ and ‘Renovation Rescue’. If you want to purchase a house that needs some TLC with a view to making a profit, here are some key tips that will help to set you up for... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 01 Jun 2017 0

How will the Withholding Tax changes affect you?

A recent change to the Foreign Resident Witholding Tax law has significant implications beyond foreign investors.From July 1 2017 ALL sellers who expect their property to sell for more than $750,000 (applies to most sellers in the suburbs we look after) must seek a clearance certificate from the... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 25 May 2017 0