Category: Perth Property News

Property Wizards Honoured with Top Buyer’s Agent Award

Property Wizards has been awarded Buyer’s Agent of the Year 2019 at the Real Estate Institute of Western Australia (REIWA) annual Awards for Excellence.

Taking out the top honour in their industry, managing director Liz Sterzel said she was honoured to be recognized by the state’s peak industry body.

“We are thrilled to be acknowledged for the work we’re doing at Property Wizards for our buyer clients,” she said.

“We believe our recipe for success is that we put the buyer’s interests first and continually adapt our buying strategies to the changing property market. This helps our clients tremendously, where they tread a fine line between missing out on a great property and making a disastrous mistake. (more…)

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HOMEBUYERS FOLLOWING INVESTOR FOOTSTEPS

Buyers’ agents have now become a permanent fixture in the Perth real estate market – and it seems investors aren’t the only ones taking up the service. There’s a rapidly growing trend for homebuyers to enlist the help of experts in their search for the family home.

Using a buyer’s agent was once mostly the domain of property investors, but a growing number of owner-occupiers are taking up the trend and with a degree of uncertainty plaguing buyers in today’s market, it’s an area that’s tipped to grow strongly. (more…)

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Who are the Winners in the The Federal Budget?

The 2019 Federal Budget was announced last Tuesday – so who are the winners, you might ask?

Low- and middle-income earners are one of the winners from the 2019 Federal Budget. If you fall into this category you will receive personal tax cuts, for singles this is a maximum of $1,080 or couples a maximum of $2,160.

From a business perspective, small- and medium-size businesses received a positive outcome from the budget with the instant asset write off being increased to $30,000. This will benefit an additional 22,000 businesses.

For everyday Australian commuters, the budget announced $15 billion to be used for new roads and rail projects to help with congestion issues on our roads. Not only is this good for jobs and ease of travel, it is important for property investors who could benefit from investing near the right projects, such as the under-construction airport link. (more…)

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Negative Gearing: To Wait or Not to Wait

Negative gearing is set to be removed in January 2020 if Labor wins, except on new properties. So, where does that leave us? Do we jump in now or wait until after the proposed changes?

A study by experts released last week predicts the likely effect of the change on property sales and rentals and this could help investors make the right decision.

If the experts, SQM Research, are right, what does that mean? Do you take the plunge now or do you wait? Let’s take a look at Perth and try to figure this out. (more…)

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Waiting for Proof the Perth Market has Bottomed (You may want to rethink your strategy)

Homebuyers and investors waiting for proof the market has bottomed out may want to re-think their strategy.

The practice of sitting back and waiting for confirmation the market has definitely bottomed out could be a costly move. Continue Reading…

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What the Federal Budget means for Perth investors

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We’ve had a month now to digest the Federal Government’s May 9th Budget release and the impacts its measures will have on the real estate industry. Housing affordability was an important feature of this budget, with several implications for first home buyers and investors. No matter what your interest in property, we’ve outlined the key measures here. Continue Reading…

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Saving tips for first homebuyers (NEWS)

Property Wizards was recently approached by The Sunday Times Real Estate Magazine to provide advice and savings tips for first home buyers.

Here’s what director Trevor Dunkley had to say.

With the Perth property market at the bottom of its cycle and interest rates still low – for now – it’s a great time for first home buyers to get into the market.

However, there are several things to consider when it comes to saving for that first home loan and being aware of the pros and cons of the government’s first home owner’s grant. (more…)

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On the move – Perth property market on the rise again (ANALYSIS)

While there’s been a lot of focus on the downturn in the Perth property market, there’s plenty of good news coming in.

A number of sources have revealed that Perth’s property market has reached its low and is starting to show signs of improvement. (more…)

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Low interest rates add to the appeal of the Perth property market (TIPS)

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We already know it’s a great time to invest in property in Perth.

With the Reserve Bank of Australia’s decision last week to keep the cash rate at 1.5 per cent, this certainly adds to the appeal of getting into the Perth property market.

So while interest rates have stabilised, they are likely to rise. So if you’re ready to buy, the time really is now.

What should you do next? (more…)

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Is it really a buyer’s market? (Q&A)

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“It’s a buyer’s market!” you probably keep hearing. Perth’s current property market is a buyer’s market! The time to buy is now!

To dig a little further and find out if it really is a buyer’s market, and what this means for investors, we asked Property Wizards director Liz Sterzel what she thought. (more…)

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Median house prices – magical or misleading? (Q&A)

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Whether you’re just starting out in property investment or you’re a seasoned pro, you’d be familiar with the term, median house prices, and have probably spent countless hours scouring newspaper articles and real estate data trying to digest and distil them.

But what do they really tell you and what else do you need to know to make sense of them?

Well, we thought we’d break it down for you. We asked Property Wizards Buyer’s Agency director Trevor Dunkley for his insights on median house prices. (more…)

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How to pinpoint the next real estate hot spot! (Q&A)

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Want to know how to pinpoint the next real estate hot spot? Of course you do. That is a question we get asked all the time here at Property Wizards.

So we thought we’d save you some time, and go straight to director Liz Sterzel for her thoughts.

Many people want to invest their money in property, but choosing a suburb that offers maximum growth can be a daunting and confusing experience. So how do you isolate great growth areas?

Here’s what Liz says: (more…)

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First home owners grant increase – what does this mean for you?

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Thinking about buying your first home? Taking advantage of Perth’s current property market and the Federal Government’s First Home Owner’s Grant (FHOG) is a great place to start. But do you understand all there is to know about it?

Following the state government’s announcement of a boost to the first home owner’s grant, we thought we’d break it down for you. (more…)

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New year, new you, new home? Why you should make property investment a New Year’s resolution! (TIPS)

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A new year often inspires a time to reflect – on your personal goals, health goals, financial goals. They’re called New Year’s resolutions for a reason. Have you made any?

If property investment has made your resolutions list or is part of your 2017 financial goals, now is a very good time in the Perth market. And if it hasn’t, perhaps it should!

If you’ve been umming and aahing about buying an investment property, now is a great time to make it happen. (more…)

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What you need to know about property development (TOP TIPS)

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So you want to buy a property to develop or subdivide, but not sure where to start or what to look for?

Knowing how to secure a property with superior development potential can be difficult, especially if you are just starting out.

Here are our top tips for a successful development project: (more…)

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