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Building Bonus: WA consumers breathe a sigh of relief

HIA has welcomed the McGowan Government’s changes to the Building Bonus scheme to extend on-site start times to 12 months after signing a building contract. “This sensible move will smooth out the workflow in a win for consumers, jobs and business,” HIA WA Executive Director Cath Hart said tod...

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October 20, 2020
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Last weeks to start your new home dream

Finalise your new home by 14 October 2020!  The significant stimulus offered by the State and Federal Governments Grants has led to unprecedented demand, which means if you’re serious about building in time to potentially qualify for the grants, you need to act now. Our mission to b...

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October 06, 2020
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Property prices to go from doom to boom: Westpac

AFTER predicting a large 10 per cent fall in national property prices from the peak in April 2020 to June 2021, Westpac has revised its forecast to a more moderate 5 per cent, with prices then “bouncing” 15 per cent. It said many capital city markets had proved resilient during the pandemic, wit...

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September 18, 2020
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Western Australia retains the title as most affordable state for buyers and tenants

For the eleventh quarter in a row, Western Australia continues to be the most affordable state to live in, according to the latest Real Estate Institute of Australia’s Housing Affordability Report. REIWA President Damian Collins said the findings of the report revealed affordability in WA’s...

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June 17, 2020
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$25,000 Construction Industry Stimulus, ‘HomeBuilder’ Scheme

2020 will forever go down in history as the year an unprecedented health pandemic unexpectedly erupted, rapidly took over the world and brought about a whole new crisis, financial in nature. With the closure of cafes, bars, and other client facing industries, Perth businesses promptly changed gears ...

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June 04, 2020
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Australians offered $25,000 grants to build or renovate homes

Australians with grand designs on a dream home will get a $25,000 gift from taxpayers as the government looks to keep the construction sector building. The $688 million HomeBuilder program will offer the grants to people who sign contracts to build or substantially renovate their home from Thursday ...

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June 04, 2020
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Building a home during a crisis? How you can still achieve your new home dream.

COVID-19. Coronavirus. You can’t turn on the TV, check your socials or open a newspaper without hearing another update. It’s unknown, and when will I be able to buy pasta again?   But for those able to look toward the future, now can be a wise time to progress your new home building dr...

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March 20, 2020
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Reserve Bank of Australia March Update: Interest Rates Cut

Interest rates have plummeted to a record low of just 0.50% after the Reserve Bank of Australia’s March 2020 board meeting. This is the fourth time in the past year that the official cash rate has been cut. The big banks have responded to the pressure to pass on the majority of the cuts to…...

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March 05, 2020
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First Home Loan Deposit Scheme

Beginning 1 January 2020, the Australian Government developed an initiative to support qualified home buyers purchase their first home. Appropriately named, the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme, or FHLDS for those in the know. Directed towards first home buyers on low to middle incomes, the scheme com...

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February 11, 2020
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