Today our Craft group is enjoying a Bus ride to Kings Park and having a pic Nic there.
pictures are worth more than a thousand words.
Here they are:
Today our Craft group is enjoying a Bus ride to Kings Park and having a pic Nic there.
pictures are worth more than a thousand words.
Here they are:
76 Bebich Drive, Wanneroo
Prepare to be impressed with the presentation of this well-designed home and its surroundings. A property with total peace and tranquillity, the possibilities are endless on 3.2 acres of prime land.
The spacious kitchen is a chef’s delight and includes granite bench tops, five burner gas stove, dishwasher and large pantry. Unwind and entertain in your multiple living areas, comprising of an oversized games room with bar, spacious family room with a fireplace, elegant formal lounge and dining room, all flowing seamlessly with the outdoors.
The large master suite overlooks beautiful gardens and flaunts a large walk-in robe and magnificent en-suite bathroom. All three minor bedrooms are double in sizeserviced by two bathroom and two additional toilets, plus a separate study that could be used as a fifth bedroom.
This superb property boasts an extensive list of fine features including but not limited to;
* Formal sunken lounge and formal dining area
* Functional family room featuring a fireplace
* Separate games room with bar
* Casual dining area
* Deluxe kitchen with granite benchtops
* Home office
* Reverse cycle air-conditioning
*Outdoor entertaining area with pizza oven and BBQ
* Automatic gates with camera
* Solar hart hot water system
* Security alarm
* Children’s playground and cubby houses
* Water license with 14 stations
* Bore reticulated lawns and gardens
* Fruit trees and veggie patch
* Large sheds/workshops
* Massive cellar with running water
* Large laundry
* Double lock up garage
* Approx. 13,000sqm block
Imagine being surrounded by splendid landscapes and being only 22 minutes from Perth CBD. It’s only a short drive to Joondalup Shopping Centre, public transport and school.
Don’t miss out on this outstanding opportunity in Wanneroo, come see it for yourself. Call Alycee on 0416 188 752 to arrange a viewing.
In Mt. Lawley 620 Beaufort Street!
ALL YOU CAN EAT!
Gado Brazil is an authentic Brazilian Steakhouse ( Churrascaria ) where the meat is cooked over a wood-fired charcoal BBQ.
This results in a mouth watering flavour and texture that will have you craving for more.
Wood-fired is the ultimate flavour enhancer.
Gado means livestock or herd in Portuguese referring to different types of meat that will be available and presented to you during this unique dining experience.
Gado Menu has been designed in the ALL YOU CAN EST style.
The menu offers over 15 varieties of meat, including beef, poultry, lamb and pork,
Along with the charcoal grilled meats will be served a full selectionnof vegetarian dishes, rice, beans, sauce and desserts all made in house by the Brazilian chefs.
Open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday all day at $45 p.p.
And receive a complementary glass of house wine or tap beer.
Thursday and Friday:
Happy Lunch at $39pp
Kids under 5 year are free
From 5 to 12 Year $15
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday diner is $45pp
Dont miss the opportunity to give Gado Brazil a go.
I have tried and the meat melt in your mouth!
Before you can set a realistic budget for buying your dream home, you’ll first need to find out how much you can borrow.
Your borrowing power depends on your income, assets and current living expenses, as well as the size of your deposit and credit history.
Here are three things to consider in order to potentially improve your borrowing power.
Living expenses have a way of eating into your cash flow, so keep a record of what you’re spending. You might be surprised to see where your money is going – and how much you can save.
Cutting back on large and unnecessary expenses might help boost your borrowing capacity, but you don’t have to be too strict with your budget – make sure there is a little wiggle room for things like holidays or brunches with friends.
As a general rule, the more money you can put down upfront the better. Sometimes this isn’t an option, therefore a Low Deposit Loan might suit you – often referred to as a No deposit home loan- although this shouldn’t be your first preference.
Not only does a bigger deposit mean you won’t have to borrow as much, it may also help you avoid paying LMI ( Lenders Mortgage Insurance) protects the lender if you default on your repayments.
You are typically required to pay LMI if you need to borrow over 80% of the purchase price, but even a 20% deposit may not cover stamp duty and other fees and charges associated with buying a property.
If you need to add these costs onto your home loan, you may end up over the 80% threshold and liable for LMI, so aim to save at least 25% of the purchase price to create a bit of a buffer.
Potential home loans lenders will access your credit history to see if you can afford the loan you are applying for, and whether or not you are likely to repay it.
Having a bad credit history may reduce your borrowing power and can potentially increase your interest rate, so make sure you review your credit history every 12 months to correct any mistakes.
It’s also a good idea to try to avoid extending the limit on a credit card or taking out a loan for a new car in the months before applying for a home loan, as the number of times lenders request your report can impact your credit score.
Understanding your financial position is the first step to boosting your borrowing power. Budgeting carefully, setting a savings goal and building a strong credit history can all help take the stress out of applying for a home loan.
The Perth rental market continues to show promising signs of improvement, with the vacancy rate falling to 4.5 per cent in August – the lowest it’s been since April 2015.
REIWA President Hayden Groves said the Perth rental market had shown encouraging signs across all key indicators.
“What we are seeing is a steady yet healthy improvement in tenant activity,” Mr Groves said.
“Steady rents, easing supply as listings for rent continue to fall and stronger demand with more leasing activity all point to the rental market leading Perth’s property market recovery.”
Leasing activity was up 17 per cent in August, with 4,805 dwellings leased during the month.
Mr Groves said reiwa.com data had revealed the suburbs of Leederville, Glendalough and Secret Harbour experienced the most significant growth in leasing activity during August.
“Leederville had more than double the amount of properties leased from July to August, with the volumes increasing by an impressive 183 per cent,” Mr Groves said.
“Typically, as we move into these warmer spring months, the property market should see an overall uplift in activity, and historically the sales market follows the rental market during a recovery.”
Perth’s median rent continues to hold for the 17th month straight at $350 per week, with no changes recorded since April 2017.
Mr Groves said it was pleasing to see stability return to the rental market, giving both tenants and property investors’ greater certainty and confidence in the leasing sector.
North Fremantle, Bicton and Nedlands are among the 12 Perth suburbs to have experienced house price growth this year after suffering declines last year.
REIWA President Hayden Groves said 12 suburbs across the metro area had defied the declining trends experienced in the 12 months to June 2017, to record strong house price growth in the 12 months to June 2018.
“It’s really pleasing house prices in these suburbs have recovered so well in just 12 months. All of the suburbs on the list have higher median house price values now than they did in 2016 just prior to the decline, which is positive news for sellers in these areas.
“North Fremantle had the strongest rebound in price, with its median increasing 28.1 per cent to $1.23 million in 2018, after declining 0.8 per cent to $960,000 in 2017.
“Bicton came in second, with a 17.6 per cent median house price increase this year after declining 6.5 per cent last year, while Nedlands, Kallaroo and West Leederville saw house prices lift by 15.5 per cent, 14.6 per cent and 13.4 per cent respectively in the 12 months to June 2018,” Mr Groves said.
Helena Valley, City Beach, Claremont, Mosman Park, Winthrop, White Gum Valley and Leeming rounded out the 12.
reiwa.com analysis shows all suburbs on the list had a median house price above the Perth Metro median of $515,000 and seven of those suburbs had median house prices above $1 million.
“Perth’s aspirational suburbs are really leading the way in the property market’s recovery. Last quarter there were more houses sales recorded in the $800,000 and above price range, which is a trend that also occurred during the December 2017 quarter. In addition, recent reiwa.com data also shows 11 per cent of houses sales in Perth now sell above $1 million, which is the highest proportion of million dollar sales Perth has seen,” Mr Groves said.
“Another interesting observation is that nine of the 12 suburbs had faster average selling days than the Perth Metro region average of 66 days, with Nedlands (28 days), Claremont (40 days) and West Leederville (47 days) the standouts.
“There is genuine competition amongst buyers in the luxury end of the Perth market, forcing buyers to act fast in these areas and pay a premium to secure the property. Home owners in these suburbs who are thinking of selling would be wise to take advantage of these favourable market conditions.”
|Suburb||Median price (June 2017)||Annual change vs June 2016||Median price (June 2018)||Annual change vs June 2017|
|1. North Fremantle||$960,000||↓ 0.8%||$1.23 million||↑ 28.1%|
|2. Bicton||$892,500||↓ 6.5%||$1.05 million||↑ 17.6%|
|3. Nedlands||$1.45 million||↓ 3.7%||$1.675 million||↑ 15.5%|
|4. Kallaroo||$700,000||↓ 9.4%||$802,500||↑ 14.6%|
|5. West Leederville||$1.1 million||↓ 1.6%||$1.247 million||↑ 13.4%|
|6. Helena Valley||$530,000||↓ 9.6%||$600,000||↑ 13.2%|
|7. City Beach||$1.627 million||↓ 4.9%||$1.835 million||↑ 12.8%|
|8. Claremont||$1.3 million||↓ 3.7%||$1.455 million||↑ 11.9%|
|9. Mosman Park||$1.285 million||↓ 1.2%||$1.38 million||↑ 7.4%|
|10. Winthrop||$840,000||↓ 1.2%||$899,000||↑ 7.0%|
|11. White Gum Valley||$682,500||↓ 3.2%||$730,000||↑ 7.0%|
|12. Leeming||$660,000||↓ 5.7%||$705,000||↑ 6.8%|
|Perth Metro||$520,000||↓ 2.8%||$515,000||↓ 1.0%|
Median house price data is for the 12 months to June 2018 versus the 12 months to June 2017.
Filtered for suburbs with more than 28 sales.
Sales above $1 million now account for 11 per cent of all house sales in the Perth Metro region.
REIWA President Hayden Groves said there had been a steady increase in the proportion of sales above $1 million in Perth since 2012.
“It’s interesting that the proportion of sales occurring above $1 million has increased during a time when the Perth property market and the WA economy have experienced a difficult few years.
“In the year to June 2012, only seven per cent of house sales in the Perth Metro region were above $1 million, six years later this figure has grown to 11 per cent – the highest it’s ever been,” Mr Groves said.
The five suburbs to record the most house sales above $1 million dollars in the year to June 2018 were Nedlands (95 sales), Cottesloe (93 sales), Floreat (89 sales), Claremont (77 sales) and Mosman Park (75 sales).
“Buyers clearly recognise there is excellent opportunity in these aspirational suburbs to purchase high quality family homes at prices we are not likely to see again as the market recovers,” Mr Groves said.
Data also shows the number of Perth suburbs with a median house price equal to or above $1 million has increased.
“There are 37 suburbs across the metro area with a median house price at or exceeding $1 million, a notable increase on the 31 suburbs recorded at the same time last year,” Mr Groves said.
“Demand in these suburbs has clearly strengthened. reiwa.com analysis shows 25 of those 37 suburbs are selling faster than the overall Perth Metro region figure, which indicates buyers need to act quickly in these areas to ensure they don’t miss out.”
There was a significant increase in house sales in the Pilbara region during the June 2018 quarter.
REIWA President Hayden Groves said reiwa.com data showed sales activity had increased a significant 24.7 per cent in Karratha and 16.1 per cent in Port Hedland.
“Sales were also up on an annual basis, with activity in Karratha increasing 41.2 per cent between the June 2017 and 2018 quarters and 5.2 per cent in Port Hedland,” Mr Groves said.
This increase in sales has put downward pressure on listing levels, with reiwa.com data showing there were 27.4 per cent fewer properties for sale in Karratha compared to the June 2017 quarter and 32.3 per cent fewer in Port Hedland.
“With sales activity increasing significantly this quarter, listing stock in the Pilbara region is now being absorbed at such a rate that there’s genuine competition amongst buyers for quality properties,” Mr Groves said.
reiwa.com data also shows house prices in Karratha and Port Hedland have stabilised.
“Karratha’s median house price should settle at $315,000 for the June 2018 quarter, while Port Hedland’s median house price should come in at $205,000. Both median house prices have held up well over the last year, with little change recorded in either price,” Mr Groves said.
“It’s no secret the Pilbara region’s housing market was greatly affected by the WA market downturn. However, the June 2018 quarter results are very encouraging and indicate the Pilbara region is finding its feet again.
“The Pilbara region is one to watch over the next 12 months. The announcement of three new mining projects in the region by BHP, Rio Tinto and FMG has gone a long way to restoring confidence in the area. These new projects are expected to create 20,000 local jobs in the 2018-19 financial year, which will support population growth in the region and improve demand for housing in the area
Homelessness remains a problem in WA and there is much to be done to help our fellow West Australians affected by this.
National Homelessness Week kicks off on Monday 6 August, with this year’s campaign reminding Australians ‘there’s always something you can do’.
As part of the campaign, Shelter WA will be running a series of events in the metro area to raise awareness of homelessness across the state. Landlords Making A Difference is one of these events (details available at shelterwa.org.au), with WA landlords invited to attend to hear from government, industry and not-for-profit sector speakers about the actions they can take – small and large – to help in the fight against homelessness.
The private rental market plays a vital role in helping to provide safe, affordable and accessible housing. Recently, REIWA met with Shelter WA to discuss our shared priorities of delivering a more diverse range of rental properties to accommodate WA’s changing housing needs.
Currently, the WA rental market does not adequately cater to those most at risk of homelessness, with Anglicare WA’s 2018 Rental Affordability Snapshot highlighting this issue. The snapshot found less than a quarter of rental properties in Perth are affordable for families where one parent is earning the minimum wage and the other is caring for small children, while even fewer properties are affordable to those who receive a pension or other forms of income support.
While these big, systemic issues can feel beyond the scope of any individual, there are still plenty of things landlords can do to make a difference. For example, allowing pets in the home can make a big difference to someone who is fleeing family violence and looking for a new place to rent, but is fearful of leaving their pet behind.
Family violence is a key contributor to homelessness. Victims of family violence suffer significant hardships when they are forced to leave a rental home. They are at risk of homelessness, loss of employment opportunities and disruption to their children’s education. They also frequently carry the financial burden when a tenancy ends, such as paying unpaid bills they are not wholly responsible for.
Supporting these victims is just one way landlords can make a difference. REIWA recognises the role our industry plays and we are supportive of the Government’s efforts to amend the Residential Tenancies Act to better assist victims of family violence. We have been working with the Government to ensure appropriate safeguards are in place to maintain a supportive environment for property investment, while ensuring victims have better protection within the context of a residential setting.
We all have a part to play in helping those who struggle to find appropriate housing opportunities. I encourage everyone to look at the small ways they can help make a big difference to those sleeping rough on our streets this Homelessness Week.
If you’d like to help out those sleeping rough on our streets, please consider donating.
By doing so, you’ll be helping REIWA’s Community REInvestpartner, The Salvation Army, provide much-needed services to those in need such as meals, accommodation and crisis counselling.
Simple. My son Merv and his partner Toni are leaving for a 6 Month holiday around the World.
They received a wedding invitation from a cousin in Calgary Canada several months ago and after debating about how and what to do, finally jumped at the chance to go. Lucky them as they will get to see a lot of family members that haven’t yet had the chance to visit us here in Perth.
Merv has always had the “travel bug” because up to the age of 15 years old we were globetrotters due to my husband’s work and we have lived in a few Countries.
The last time Toni and Merv travelled for 11 months and visited a lot of family so it’s great that they can do this again, especially as Merv has an online software business that does not depend on where he is. So off they go.
We planned to make a nice dinner and drop them off at the airport for a midnight flight, however luckily Mike checked the departure schedule and monitors flights (engineering man) and saw the flight was delayed til 8am the following day.
Well we made it to the airport finally and the lineup was slow moving, finally there and the travel agent who they purchased the tickets from said 30kg bags each, but the lovely checkout person… suggested they only take 23kg each…
Oh fun, well they purchased a overpriced duffel bag at the Airport (isn’t everything at the airport overpriced…) and removed 7 kg from one suitcase and another 7 from the other and lined up again.
Well they got through and we had to rush them to the gate, not enough time for a coffee…
They are off for now for 6 months and am envious of them as I too love travel.
Thankfully with all the technology like FaceTime it will be easier to keep in touch with them.
i got a photo of them in the brand new plane!
Dearest Alycee, What can we say? Team Barrett Rocks!!! Thankyou is not nearly enough – there are absolutely no words to express our incredible experience of dealing with two extremely professional, amazing people. You were just delightful and we feel so privileged to have been represented by you. Merv – Your attitude and presentation is…Read More→