When east coast conditions come to bite us

Market and economic conditions beyond our control on the west coast are now set to have an impact on Western Australians. And the Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIWA) and the Urban Development Institute of Australia WA Division (UDIA WA) are not happy about it.Both REIWA and UDIA WA have... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 25 Mar 2017 0

The future of housing in WA

While the year 2050 may seem a lifetime away right now, the WA Planning Commission must look that far ahead in order to set in motion plans to accommodate our anticipated population growth and demographic changes.The forecasts for 2050• WA’s population growth will have increased from 2.5 million... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 17 Mar 2017 0

Am I too old to buy an investment property?

We sometimes speak to people in their 50s (some even older) who are beginning to wonder if they’ve left it too late to invest in property. As the prospect of their retirement years draws closer they begin to wish they’d invested sooner.The good news is, according to independent property investment... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 11 Mar 2017 0

The Canning Bridge Precinct – what’s all the fuss about?

A draft vision for the Canning Bridge precinct was first released by the City of Melville in 2010. The vision flagged a number of proposed initiatives for the area:• An increase in residential densities and building heights (up to 20 storeys)• Creation of a town square and community hub in... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 28 Feb 2017 0

Did you know we can help get your home ready for sale?

Did you know we offer a free home assessment and can also manage the refurbishment and home styling for you completely free of charge?As part of our obligation-free appraisal service we provide a home consultation during which we assess your property and recommend any action that, based on our... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 14 Feb 2017 0

Web books – what are they & how do they work?

Many of you may have noticed a new initiative we have introduced as part of our new modern marketing strategies. The initiative – called ‘web books’ – prompts potential buyers to click on a link or text a key phrase (commonly the street name and house number) to a virtual number that we have... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 11 Feb 2017 0

Roe Highway – the facts

When it comes to progress within a community, it seems the ‘naysayers’ always seem to have the loudest voice. This has certainly been the case when it comes to the completion of the Roe Highway through to Fremantle Port.A group that calls itself ‘Pro Roe’ has become increasingly concerned that the... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 01 Feb 2017 0

4 tips to reduce the stress of moving

Whoever said change is as good as a holiday clearly hasn’t moved house! But moving doesn’t have to be the stressful experience most people associate it with. Moving to a new home is exciting! It represents a fresh start and is a great excuse for clearing your life of clutter.Imagine if you could... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 21 Jan 2017 0

City of Melville high schools shine

With another festive season over and most people heading back to work, parents are beginning to gear the kids up in readiness for the start of the 2017 school year. For many this means starting high school.As property specialists we have observed over the many years that we have worked with... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 15 Jan 2017 0

The year in review

It seems each year passes by more and more quickly. Looking back over 2016 in terms of the property market and what’s been happening on the home front, it was a year of ups and downs.Here’s a rundown of the year that was:We introduced our Refer a Friend offer in January, which is our way of... Read More

Post by ShelMarkblog 25 Dec 2016 0