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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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Vacancy rate continues to lower in December quarter

The Perth rental market continued its recovery in the December 2019 quarter, with the vacancy rate declining to 2.4 per cent and average days to lease falling to only 39 days - the fastest since March 2015.  REIWA Deputy President Lisa Joyce said the last quarter of 2019 showed Perth’s rental ...

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February 06, 2020
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Telethon Home Designed For Modern Liveability

A much anticipated major television fundraising event, the Channel Seven Perth Telethon has been helping Western Australian children since it began in 1968. Telethon usually runs around 26 hours non-stop, from 6.30pm on a Saturday night in October, broadcasting live across Western Australia on TVW7 ...

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February 05, 2020
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Residential Building WA, A Year In A Snapshot.

The holiday season is upon us allowing precious time to be spent with family, relaxing and enjoying our beautiful city of Perth, whilst getting ready for the year ahead. While December is a time to look ahead to new beginnings, it’s also great to look back and reflect on the year that has been. 20...

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December 11, 2019
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Keystart income limits extended and additional funding

We are pleased to announce we are extending our increased income limits for our Low Deposit Home Loan until 30 June 2020. The extension is in support of the State Government's policy to assist more Western Australians into home ownership. The government has also approved an increase to Key...

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December 11, 2019
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Property bounce back: Perth house prices experience first gain in 18 months

Property prices rose at a breakneck pace in November as record-low interest rates and looser lending standards fuelled demand in a sector that has gone from bust to boom since mid-year. It was the fifth straight month of gains and a potential boon for consumer spending power after a two-year downtur...

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December 02, 2019
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Future bright for first homebuyers

Potential first homebuyers across the country rejoiced when legislation implementing the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme was passed by the Federal Government last month. The scheme will allow 10,000 eligible first homebuyers to secure a loan with a five per cent deposit and no lenders mortgage insura...

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November 18, 2019
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2019 HIA TRUECORE® steel Perth Housing Awards

The HIA Perth Housing Awards were on Saturday, October 19th. RBWA had 2 client homes win their categories and were also finalists for Project Home of the year. This is a great result for Residential Building WA. The team is so proud to be acknowledged for building quality award-winning homes for our...

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October 24, 2019
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Perth rent prices record strongest annual growth in six years

LISA CALAUTTI JOURNALIST OCT 10, 2019 Perth tenants should prepare for potential rent rises with median house rents experiencing their strongest annual growth rate in more than six years, new figures show. Median asking rents for Perth houses grew 5.7 per cent in the year to September to $370 per we...

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October 10, 2019
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