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New Foreigner Owner Duty Surcharge a disappointing blow for WA property market.

REIWA is disappointed the members of WA Parliament have ignored the concerns of the property industry by voting to pass the Foreign Owner Duty Surcharge tax.
REIWA President Damian Collins said the new tax would likely have significant consequences for the WA property market, which was just starting to show signs of a recovery.

“The WA property market has endured a challenging few years. We are just starting to see the green shoots of a recovery on the horizon. A new tax will only serve to further dampen our already weak market and deter much needed foreign investment from the state.

“WA has the lowest level of foreign investment of any state, second only to the Northern Territory. This ill-timed tax will place an additional barrier for people wanting to move to WA and set up a home.

“Although foreign buyers only make up a small proportion of the WA market, it’s a proportion we can’t afford to lose. Especially at a time when the market is showing signs of stabilising,” Mr Collins said.

Foreign buyers of residential properties in Western Australia will pay a seven per cent surcharge from 1 January 2019.

Embassy of Brazil visiting Perth

As I have so many Brazilians who reads my blog I decided to publish the letter that I received from BrazilWA, unfortunately is in Portuguese only.

A BrazilWA mais uma vez receberá o Consultado Itinerante da Embaixada do Brasil em Camberra em apoio a toda nossa comunidade de Western Australia.

O Consulado Itinerante em Perth será realizado no período de 5 a 9 de dezembro de 2016, das 9h00 às 17h00, na sede da BrazilWA, Level 6, 189 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000.

O evento, conduzido pela equipe do Setor Consular da Embaixada do Brasil em Canberra, conta com o apoio dos voluntários da BrazilWA e do Conselho de Cidadãos de Western Australia (CCWA).

Para se voluntariar por favor envie uma mensagem para

O atendimento será realizado exclusivamente mediante agendamento prévio por e-mail. As vagas de atendimento são limitadas e o pedido de inscrição deve ser enviado no período de 12 a 18 de novembro de 2016.

Para mais informações de como se inscrever clique em Consulado Itinerante em Perth 2016.

Muito obrigado!

Comitê Gestor BrazilWA
?? We very much appreciate our English-speaking followers! However, because this survey focus in our Brazilian community, it is available in Portuguese only. Apologies! if you have suggestions, please write to us:

Changes on Buying Real Estate valued at $2mil plus

From 1 July, all buyers of Australian real estate, valued at $2m or over, must retain 10% of the purchase price and pay this amount as withholding tax to the ATO unless the seller produces an ATO clearance certificate or a variation notice prior to settlement.

The requirement means that unless a vendor demonstrates it is not a foreign resident then the purchaser must withhold and pay to the ATO the withholding amount.

Please see the fact sheet for real estate agents prepared by the ATO | here

Three online forms will be made available on the ATO website before 30 June 2016.
These are:

1. Clearance certificate application for Australian residents
2. Variation application for foreign residents and other parties
3. Purchaser payment notification

One of the greatest “landmark home” in Sorrento has a new owner!

This beautiful home now has a new owner. A lovely couple with 2 boys to enhance our neighbourhood.
The boys are 8 and 12 years old and very friendly attitude.
17 Lacrosse Rise spreads onto 2 blocks and had been the largest home built in Sorrento around 1998/2000.
Fantastically well presented and very well kept by the previous owners.
I can proudly stated that I have sold this property in the 2 occasions: First time in 2003 and now in 2016.

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Leaving Away from Home Allowance is a big impact as of July 1st for the Real Estate Industry. Go to the Seminar or browse on the Web.

I have met a couple of people who told me that the date may have been extended for another 3 Month.

This affect a great number of people working in Perth coming from anywhere in Australia and renting a home here.

The Visa Seminar that I have inserted in this week’s email will address this subject which will affect a lots of people and the Real Estate Industry.

After this Thursday Seminar more will come and I will make sure I will publish an invitation with more notice.

I use the a picture of myself near the boats to show that I am an alien myself.

Go to the web and write:

leaving away from home allowance” you will find more info.