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I had a fantastic experience. What a great way to spend your day!

Live and learn!

I live in Perth for 27 years and just learn about this fantastic activity only this week and thought would be a good idea to share with my news readers.

Did you know about this?

My children did not know either!

 

A Full Day of Fun for just $10*

Hop aboard the Crown Bus and head to Crown Perth. It’s an easy and convenient way to enjoy all that we have to offer.

The $10 Fun Pack includes:

Transport to and from Crown Perth.
A delicious lunch at your choice of Carvers, 88 Noodle Bar or Snax.
Bonus vouchers for a bit of fun!
Crown Rewards members can enjoy a Crown Bus Fun Pack for just $10. Non members can sign up for free, once they arrive at Crown Perth, and start enjoying all the member benefits immediately.

Upgrade your Fun Pack for an additional $20*

Monday to Friday

Make the most of your day at Crown and upgrade to lunch at Atrium buffet for an additional $20*. Simply purchase your $10 fun pack at the bus podium, then purchase the $20 upgrade whilst at Atrium.

*Conditions Apply. Offer valid for lunch only Monday to Friday. Must arrive on the Crown Bus and purchase a Fun Pack. Must present Carvers Voucher from Fun Pack booklet to redeem offer whilst in Atrium. Valid on day of purchase only. Not valid with any other offer or discount, including during $5 Frenzy.

 

There are two ways to catch the Crown Bus:

Metro Service – runs just like a normal bus service. Hop on at your local stop and pay for your Fun Pack when you arrive at Crown Perth.
Group Booking – perfect for birthdays, social clubs or work functions. This option is available seven days a week, day or night.
For more information about the metro service or to make a group booking, call our friendly Bus Hosts on the below number from Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm or email crownbus@crownperth.com.au

Bookings
Let the Crown Bus take care of the driving

Jump aboard the Crown Bus and treat yourself and your guests to a private-party chauffer service. Ladies days, birthdays, Christmas parties, bucks and hens parties, social clubs or work functions all go better with a Crown Bus to take care of the driving. The Crown Bus service is available seven days a week, day or night and prices start from just $10*.
How to book your private Crown Bus service

Please take note of the following requirements before you book the Crown Bus:
A minimum of 25 guests are required for a Group Booking
Group bookings require a minimum of one week’s notice
Confirmation of group numbers must be made with the Crown Perth Bus Hosts seven days before your group’s visit
Cash payment is required for all bookings, the Crown Bus programme does not accept payment by cheque or credit card
Additional costs may be incurred outside the metropolitan area
To make your group booking, call the Crown Bus hosts on the below number from Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm. Alternatively, you can email the hosts at crownbus@crownperth.com.au or check out the website here.

Don’t forget to bring appropriate proof of identification with you to ensure entry into the Casino. Casino dress standards apply.

 

Most special visit I did while in Sydney

On my recent trip to Sydney I was picked up by my nephew Michele who took me to his flat to meet his partner Pearl. She is a most lovely young lady with good financial sense, and she and Michele plan to buy their own place.

We spent a bit of time talking about Real Estate in Sydney.
*more information about the real estate situation in Sydney? Read the second article of this newsletter.

They both took me to this lovely restaurant La Grappa, situated in “Little Italy” in Leichhardt. We had a fantastic dinner! That night at La Grappa was my first night of adventure in Sydney. They made my stay in Sydney most special.

Michele is one of 3 children of Joanna, my sister in law and Stefano, her husband, who split time between their current home in central Madrid, and their previous home in Lazio, Italy.

Michele’s parents are the most loving people, and I not only admire them, but their three beautiful children too. Michele in Sydney, Beatrice in Madrid and Pierfrancesco in Italy.

Looking forward to return the favour to Michele and Pearl.
See you here at Christmas!

Good opportunity for buyers near Perth’s inner city

Good opportunity for buyers near Perth’s inner cityNEW
09 September 2017
Author: REIWA President Hayden Groves

If you were to ask people in Sydney or Melbourne whether it was possible to secure a house – not just an apartment, but a house – within 10 kilometres of the CBD for under $500,000, you’d likely be met with mirth.

Purchasing any property in Sydney or Melbourne for under $500,000 is challenging, let alone finding a property for that price just a few kilometres away from the city. It’s this point of difference that keeps the dream of home ownership alive for many more people in Western Australia than it does in other parts of the country.

For instance, unlike the major markets on the east coast, you don’t need to move miles away from the city to be able to get onto the property ladder. There are numerous suburbs within 10 kilometres of the city that offer fantastic value to savvy buyers and investors.

Perth’s 10 cheapest suburbs within 10 kilometres of the CBD
A recent report by reiwa.com revealed Perth’s 10 cheapest suburbs within 10 kilometres of the city. Nollamara, located 10 kilometres north of the CBD, took out first spot with a median house price of $410,000 for the year to June 2017. This is extraordinarily good value, and doesn’t even factor the suburb’s lower quartile price, which sits at $375,000.

Other suburbs to make the list were Cloverdale, Belmont, Redcliffe, Bentley, Embleton, Osborne Park, Kewdale, Morley and Carlisle. And of these 10 suburbs, seven were located east of the city.

The eastern corridor of Perth’s inner city is a growing area that presents particularly good value. With the Perth Stadium and surrounding infrastructure nearing completion, the opportunity is certainly there for savvy buyers and investors to purchase in a fast growing area at a relatively affordable price.

Get in quick!
We are very lucky here in Perth that there are still great bargains to be had in and around the CBD, but as WA’s population inevitably grows, it is unlikely inner city living will remain this attainable. By 2050, the state’s population is expected to have almost doubled, and as we’ve seen in most major cities around the world, as population density increases so too does the cost of real estate.

The Perth property market currently favours buyers, but property markets are cyclical and conditions will change. With signs emerging that we may have finally found, or be close to finding, the ‘floor’ of our local housing market, I would advise buyers to act sooner rather than later if you’re wanting to secure an affordable house close to the city.

Speak to a local REIWA agent in your area to discuss the options available to you.

What a whirlwind trip I’ve had!

I might have skipped Bondi Beach – oopsie, but I think everything else makes up for it.

The Blue Mountains with all the cable cars was the highlight of the trip for me. The cable train is 70 degrees – almost straight up! – and makes butterflies in your belly when you are gliding upwards.

While on the skyway you have a very close view of the 3 Witches, the 3 sisters turned into stone, as the legend goes. And then the skyline drops straight down to the valley. The views of the never-ending Mountains made it so exciting. A must-see if you come out this way.

Dee Why beach was quite interesting and so was Manly beach. I think Dee Why won out though, as it was actually closed and the high waves splashed on the pedestrian passageway unexpectedly.

Travelling in the double decker trains was absolutely special. It could be my new favourite mode of transportation.

I think I saw ALL of all the downtown sites; The Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Queen Victoria Building with all the shops, the Sydney Tower, Circular Quays, the Cathedral, the Museum (which I did not go into as I had so much to see outside), and coffee in the middle of Hyde Park for a bit of a break.

It was very gruelling, walking the whole day, but I appreciated every moment.
I saw in one day what most people take 3 days to see! I think I more than made up for missing my early morning walks. And had the best night’s sleep of the week! Hehehe

Amidst of all of this, I also got approval from the Foreign Investment Review Board for my client.

A perfect week!


Spending a week in Sydney visiting friends and relatives.

I am here in Sydney for only one week to visit a very special friend who moved back here a year ago and I miss her dearly. Eliane and her husband Leo, here I am finally! Also I’ll have the chance to meet up with my gorgeous Italian nephew, Michele, and his girlfriend Pearl, who I will be meeting for the first time. Who else is here in Sydney that would like to go for a coffee with me? Just call my mobile or send and email, and I will come and see you too. I would love to meet you all!

I experimented with Sydney transportation and loved the double decker trains plus the politeness of the locals or other tourists like me.
My hosts are fantastic and tomorrow I am going for dinner with Michele and Pearl. I browsed around Castle Hill Shopping Centre which is as big as the one in Joondalup.

The houses here are very different, and driving around I couldn’t see any Suburbs similar to the ones in Perth.
I feel like I am in another country altogether. My only recollection of Sydney from a previous visit is the Darling Harbour.
I never visited any other locations. Now is my chance!

I am very impressed with the efficiency, cleanliness and architectural aspects of this busy city!

I have the most fun with my friends the SINers (Sunset International Neighbours)

We have now spent 26 years commemmorating our friendships.
We have lunch once a month in one of our houses.
Everybody brings a dish to share. Food is so great for socialisation, don’t you think?
This month it was my turn to host everyone at my home.
This group is so special and I consider my friends my family here in Australia.

Such a fantastic spread and I am just so lucky that I have the leftovers and don’t need to make dinner. 19 guests today, that makes for a lot of variety.
From various salads, quiches, cauliflower bake and chicken wings, to cheesecake, chocolate slice and rice pudding, there’s something for everyone, every time. I highly recommend you try some gatherings like this. You can make and share an old favourite, or experiment with something new.

My grandson is our new addition, like a mascot really. The ladies love to see him each month and watch him grow. (Some of them have seen my daughter go from being a primary school student to being a mother herself). Today after giving up on nap time his mum asked him: ‘Would you like to come with mummy and have some quiet time now?’ ‘No,’ he said, “I want to talk to the ladies.” What a charmer, already!

I can’t wait to see what next month will bring

My Alter-Ego: The Bread Lady!

I have recently joined the Edgewater Emerald Terrace Craft Centre, and
my volunteer job in the community is to collect some bread every Wednesday
night from Carine Glades most fantastic bakery and drop it to all of the
ladies on Thursday morning.

It is some of the most beautiful fresh bread that if wasn’t collected, would just be thrown in the bin.

If you belong to another Community and would like to take advantage of this opportunity there are 2 more nights in the week available on which the bread is not collected.

It is a pity to waste all that bread when we can give it to someone who would enjoy it.

I have offered it to another place, but they wanted the bread only if they were individually packed in plastic bags. I did not take them up on this offer, as it would require another person to do the work
plus buying all of the extra packaging, unnecessary waste! The bread is in perfect condition! Rolls, loaves, the occasional sweet bread, hot dog buns, hamburger buns, sliced bread, you name it!

The bread can be collected any night at quarter to 8 pm. If you have the time to volunteer for your Community please call me and I will put you in in touch with the most generous bakery.

Thank you for your testimonial

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I have just received a testimonial from my adorable seller through ‘Rate My Agent’. Thank you Mr. Milloy!

It was a hard journey but i’m happy to have accomplished the job.
It is very rewarding to receive testimonials from clients and I have published them from time to time.
The most important thing in this business of selling real-estate is the trust that the sellers have for the agent. And most importantly it is that the agent does not break that trust.
I do “whatever it takes” to sell a property but I am ALWAYS fair with the buyers.
I have a slogan that I think that really works:
“Listen to all of their Real Estate needs”
This slogan is self explanatory.
Just listen and make sure you can satisfy their needs.
It works for the buyers too.
If you listen you will find out what they are looking for, and when you have a property coming to the market let your buyers know and give them the “first right of refusal”.
They are the BEST advocates for your career.
Thank you again Mr. Milloy.
You made my day!

Changes in Real Estate concerning Sellers for properties over $750.000,00

As from July 1, 2017 the changes to this legislation will apply to contracts entered into on or after 1 July 2017 for real property disposals where the contract price is $750,000 or more. Contracts entered into prior to July 1 are exempt
The following matters should be noted:
1. Rules will apply to sales at $750,000 and above.
2. The Buyer has an obligation to deduct 12.50% withholding tax on the sale price unless the seller can supply a FOREIGN RESIDENT CAPITAL GAINS WITHHOLDING CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE.
3. If it is partnership selling the property then all the partners must apply for a clearance certificate in their own name.
4. If it is a trust or superannuation fund selling the property then the trustees must apply for the clearance certificate in the Trustees’ name. 5. Clearance certificates once granted only are valid for a twelve month period What makes this requirement confusing as the name given to these certificates, because it is in fact Australian residents who need to apply for the clearance certificate so that tax is not deducted at the time of sale.
It is imperative that you give this advise to all your Sellers.

It is best to have the Sellers acknowledge this requirement has been brought to their attention and if they wish to obtain further information they should address their enquiries to the Australian Taxation Office.
Nevertheless we should ensure that we have informed the Seller/s of the ATO requirement.

Furthermore all the Agents have an obligation to bring this requirement to the attention of a Buyer.
All the Agencies should have the appropriate forms to inform Sellers and Buyers

Do you need a painter? I recommend the best one: Danilo

Danilo is my son in law and has been painting since he was 12, going to various
job sites with his dad. Weekends were often spent at work, and this is possibly the foundation for his work ethic.

He has mastered his skills since then, with over 20 years in the industry, and everyone who has used Danilo’s services is
extremely satisfied.

Danilo is also very professional, reliable, and leaves his jobs in a neat condition. I know this because I’m even hired him to paint my own house!
All my clients has reported their satisfaction too.

Aside from being a painter/decorator, his years in the trade industry have left him with other skills too. Need pictures hung, cabinets assembled, various things repaired, or just a fresh coat of paint around the place?

Call Danilo! 0405092249

My birthday is coming up on August 14th. It is a big one: what do I want? Listings! Can you help?

Houses, duplexes, investments, blocks, anything. I want to sell them all!

Why would you give them to me?

I would like to answer that is your trust in me that will bring you the premium price for your asset.

I am refreshed, charged up after a long holiday visiting relatives and ready to work for another 3 years to be able to go back and visit my family again. In the meantime I want to my to keep myself busy doing what I do best: selling real-estate.

How about making it your gift to me?

Call anytime and I will be there before you can say ‘Jump!’ Appraisals are still free if you wish only to find out how much your property is worth. Maybe you have a friend that you can refer to me?

Or if you want just a chat about anything related to real-estate, like refinancing, renting, house-sitting, market statistics, interest rates, if you’re wondering ‘shall I sell, develop, or sit on it?’

What can I see in my crystal ball in the future?
Hmmmm….

I am a call away: 0416188752