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The West Australian Survey reveals a strange new world for homebuilders

JOHN GELAVIS MASTER BUILDERS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR   Builders are going off the map and entering unknown territory. The conditions for building a new home have changed dramatically this year and are unlike anything we’ve seen in Western Australia before.  State and federal building gr...

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April 07, 2021
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Wishing you a very Merry RBWA Christmas

As the happy holiday season is now upon us, the Residential Building WA family would like to wish you and your nearest and dearest a very safe and very Merry Christmas WA! Let us reflect on the year that was and focus forward our energies on spending precious time with loved ones, unwinding and appr...

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December 15, 2020
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What to know about the HomeBuilder extension

The federal government has announced its HomeBuilder scheme, previously set to expire at the end of 2020, has been extended through to 31 March 2021 – albeit with several key adjustments.  Whereas the initial iteration of HomeBuilder gave $25,000 grants to eligible Australians either building...

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December 01, 2020
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3 Accolades at 2020 HIA TRUECORE® steel Perth Housing Awards

The 2020 HIA Perth Housing Awards were held on Saturday night. Residential Building WA had entered 3 homes in highly competitive categories and are proud finalists in each section. Jim Ilias, General Manager said “As a Perth locally owned and operated company, we’re proud to build quality homes ...

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November 20, 2020
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Ready2Go Contracts – the simple solution to build with time to get The Grants!

The second half of 2020 has included a flurry of excitement to build a new home with the significant stimulus offered by the State and Federal Governments. If you’ve been holding off, unsure if there was time but still wanting to build in time to leverage the $25,000 Federal Government HomeBuilder...

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November 18, 2020
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Reserve Bank cuts interest rate to ‘unprecedented’ 0.10 per cent

While the Reserve Bank’s decision to cut interest rates will be good news if you’ve got a mortgage, it’s not so welcome for some Aussies. The Reserve Bank cut the official cash rate today to an all-time low of 0.10 per cent from 0.25 per cent. This effectively takes the cash rate to near negat...

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November 03, 2020
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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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