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Make a coffee table terrarium

Make a coffee table terrarium

Traditional Terrariums Traditional terrariums are mini landscapes grown in glass bowls and jars or under a dome. They are a fantastic way to add plants to your interior spaces especially ...
Mandurah, Rockingham councils unite to help homeless

Mandurah, Rockingham councils unite to help homeless

Tackling homelessness Mandurah and its neighbouring cities are teaming up to tackle homelessness south of Perth. Last week the City of Rockingham passed a motion to lobby the State Government ...
Perth property market recovery delayed but not destroyed

Perth property market recovery delayed but not destroyed

  Delayed but not destroyed The state’s peak real estate and property body has added to recent commentary that COVID-19 has delayed but not destroyed the long-awaited recovery of Perth’s ...
Ikea has launched an interior design service

Ikea has launched an interior design service

  Ikea has introduced a new virtual interior design service Now you can get help creating your dream home without leaving your living room, thanks to the launch of Ikea’s ...
Australia’s great recession escapes

Australia’s great recession escapes

  A trio of recession escapes Australia has escaped a technical recession three times during a 29-year run of growth and avoided it 20 times since GDP figures were first ...
Budget kitchen makeover: 9 ways you can improve your kitchen without breaking the bank

Budget kitchen makeover: 9 ways you can improve your kitchen without breaking the bank

  Limited budget? If you’re on a limited budget, but still hankering after a more modern space, here are some clever ideas for quick, easy and affordable updates. 1. Stick ...
Coronavirus Phase Three: Auction houses and real estate auctions to reopen

Coronavirus Phase Three: Auction houses and real estate auctions to reopen

Western Australia’s in recovery mode Premier Mark McGowan has announced the reopening of pubs and gyms as part of the long-awaited phase three in the State’s recovery from coronavirus. The ...
Property tipped to hold up against virus strain

Property tipped to hold up against virus strain

House prices predicted to remain stable over the medium term The COVID-19 pandemic is unlikely to cause a significant drop in Perth house values over the medium term, according to ...
Federal cash on its way to local non-profits

Federal cash on its way to local non-profits

Ryan Erb, executive director of United Way Perth-Huron. More help is coming More help is coming to local non-profit organizations stretched thin by the ongoing pandemic. Those organizations addressing the ...
Navigating your-finances through Covid-19

Navigating your-finances through Covid-19

Well it has been a huge couple of months for many Australian industries, and the finance and banking sector has been no different. Bank and non-Bank lending policies are changing ...
Contract awarded for Bayswater train station upgrade, including new ‘Bayswater Bridge’

Contract awarded for Bayswater train station upgrade, including new ‘Bayswater Bridge’

An artist impression of the aerial view of the new Bayswater station. Credit: Metronet Bayswater Bridge The Evolve Bayswater Alliance (Coleman Rail) has been awarded the contract to design and build the ...
Interior designers share their easy tips for turning your childhood bedroom into a grown-up space

Interior designers share their easy tips for turning your childhood bedroom into a grown-up space

Childhood bedrooms More people are moving back into their childhood bedrooms than ever, staying with their parents indefinitely. But you might not have updated your room since you were a ...
WA Unveils Housing Boost

WA Unveils Housing Boost

The $150m housing investment package The state government of Western Australia has unveiled a $150m housing investment package in an effort to boost the residential building sector. The news could ...
‘New home boost’: $50k to home builders proposed

‘New home boost’: $50k to home builders proposed

Buyers of freshly built homes would get a $50,000 cheque from the Morrison government under a $2.5 billion plan from the Property Council to kickstart the economy amid Reserve Bank ...
WA To Relax Coronavirus Number Restrictions – Home Opens Allowed

WA To Relax Coronavirus Number Restrictions – Home Opens Allowed

Great news for home opens West Australian Premier Mark McGowan has announced an easing of gathering restrictions to allow for up to 10 people at once to be allowed to ...
How to clean your patio and garden furniture

How to clean your patio and garden furniture

Easy ways to spruce up your deck and garden furniture… You know the drill: the first sign of sunshine, and everybody’s outside to make the most of it. If you’re ...
Premier Mark McGowan says Tonkin Gap will fix WA’s biggest road bottleneck

Premier Mark McGowan says Tonkin Gap will fix WA’s biggest road bottleneck

Weeks away from signing the deal Premier Mark McGowan says his government is weeks away from signing a contract for the construction of the Tonkin Gap. “This is a massive ...
3 ways to pay off your mortgage faster

3 ways to pay off your mortgage faster

Paying off a mortgage is one of the primary financial goals many Australians have – if not the sole one. A home is often a family’s largest asset, so paying ...
Indoor plants: 10 best house plants

Indoor plants: 10 best house plants

From cleaner air to creative decor – there are so many benefits of having indoor plants around your house. However, it can be hard to know which varieties of plants are suitable for indoor conditions plus ...
Perth: Surprising recovery for property market

Perth: Surprising recovery for property market

A “surprisingly” quick recovery FROM record lows in April, the Perth property market has made a “surprisingly” quick recovery according to Reiwa president Damian Collins. “I think the market has ...
Perth’s top 10 fastest-selling suburbs

Perth’s top 10 fastest-selling suburbs

REIWA has revealed Perth’s 10 fastest-selling suburbs for the 12 months to March 2020. It took an average of 47 days to sell a property in the Greater Perth region, ...
Perth property post-COVID: How recent pain could prove our gain

Perth property post-COVID: How recent pain could prove our gain

It’s good news WA property has sat at the bottom of its cycle for what feels like forever. Homeowners, trapped in negative equity, have listened with rising scepticism to real ...
Some relief for struggling Perth market

Some relief for struggling Perth market

FOR those who were wanting to sell or buy, or have investment properties in the Perth region, a recent announcement brings good news. The State government has reduced restrictions on ...
Relieved Perth real estate agents plan home opens for this weekend

Relieved Perth real estate agents plan home opens for this weekend

Perth real estate agents are breathing a sigh of relief after the West Australian government included WA government home opens and display village inspections involving up to 10 people among newly ...
Easy DIY reno projects for self-isolating Aussies

Easy DIY reno projects for self-isolating Aussies

The self-isolation measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 have allowed Australians to consider kickstarting their reno projects. Sjanna Sandalova, media specialist at the Real Estate of Western Australia, said ...
Perth home sells in just 11 days as agents, vendors embrace tech innovation

Perth home sells in just 11 days as agents, vendors embrace tech innovation

A million-dollar Perth home has sold just 11 days after hitting the market in an incredible display of lockdown litheness as quick-thinking agents and tech innovation keep the nation’s real ...
Savvy Australians show off their incredible DIY room makeovers

Savvy Australians show off their incredible DIY room makeovers

Instead of spending hours on the couch while in COVID-19 lockdown, thousands of Australians are learning new skills and trying their hand at all kinds of DIY projects. And now the proud ...
Coronavirus is wreaking havoc on the economy, but house prices are holding up

Coronavirus is wreaking havoc on the economy, but house prices are holding up

Global markets have lost trillions of dollars, central bankers are rolling out extraordinary measures to stop the financial system collapsing, and even the usual safety net of gold is dropping ...
5 secrets of budget kitchen renovations

5 secrets of budget kitchen renovations

Successful renovators understand how to get maximum impact for minimum spend. Once has taught me it’s not money that’s the big ace in a renovator’s pack – it’s knowing how ...
COVID-19 hasn’t stopped the Perth property market

COVID-19 hasn’t stopped the Perth property market

THE message from the real estate industry is not to be afraid to buy and sell under current conditions. Growth Realty principal Enzo Pagnozzi said if you were thinking of ...
Perth boasts sustained growth trajectory amid health crisis

Perth boasts sustained growth trajectory amid health crisis

Newly released data from CoreLogic confirms that Perth’s residential property market was recording a sustained growth trajectory through to the end of March, as government measures tackling the coronavirus outbreak kicked ...
Home renovation: DIY vs. hiring a professional

Home renovation: DIY vs. hiring a professional

IT’S a question that every homeowner or renovator asks themselves; should I DIY or call a tradie? While there are many benefits to DIY, like saving some cash and the ...
‘Time to step up’: Calls for councils to freeze rate rises in the face of COVID-19 crisis

‘Time to step up’: Calls for councils to freeze rate rises in the face of COVID-19 crisis

Local Governments have again been urged to freeze rates and charges to lessen the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on household budgets. Premier Mark McGowan last week called on the ...
Top 10 tips to create a beautiful garden

Top 10 tips to create a beautiful garden

You’ve looked at the blank canvas in the backyard long enough but how do you transform it into the garden of your dreams? Creating a garden may seem overwhelming but ...
Coronavirus: Can I still sell my house? FAQs on how COVID-19 affects the housing market

Coronavirus: Can I still sell my house? FAQs on how COVID-19 affects the housing market

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted upon almost every industry including real estate. State and federal governments have introduced necessary restrictions to stop the spread of the virus. But the property ...
Are banks freezing home loans?

Are banks freezing home loans?

A lot has happened this past week, and it can be a lot to process. Are banks freezing home loans? The big four banks have all announced that their customers will ...
Safety first when choosing area to live in

Safety first when choosing area to live in

For many homebuyers, the desire to live somewhere they can eventually raise children can heavily influence the type of home they buy and its location. Speaking with West Real Estate, ...
9 Creative home renovation tips for a family with a tight budget

9 Creative home renovation tips for a family with a tight budget

Home renovation is a popular hobby for homeowners. Remodelling can help increase the value of a home while also providing a newer, more pleasant aesthetic to an aging home. This ...
Why our low property interest rates benefit sellers

Why our low property interest rates benefit sellers

  If you’re in the market to buy a house in Australia, chances are you already understand how interest rates affect how much you’ll end up paying. However, you might not ...
How to style your coffee table like an interior designer

How to style your coffee table like an interior designer

We’ve all seen those picture-perfect coffee tables or desks while scrolling through social media and wondered how to get your stack of books and plants looking just ‘so’. Neale Whitaker ...
Peppermint Grove; Perth’s most expensive suburb

Peppermint Grove; Perth’s most expensive suburb

PEPPERMINT GROVE is the most expensive suburb in Perth to buy property. It topped Reiwa’s list of the 10 most expensive suburbs for the 12 months to December 2019 with ...
Property market update: Perth, February 2020

Property market update: Perth, February 2020

  After a long period of stagnation, the Perth property market has started to show green shoots of recovery. Will the Western Australian capital be able to sustain growth long ...
6 tips for renovating on a small budget

6 tips for renovating on a small budget

Renovating a home on a small budget doesn’t have to be difficult or time consuming. If you don’t mind doing some DIY and shopping around, you can make your home ...
WA government freezes household fees in the wake of COVID-19

WA government freezes household fees in the wake of COVID-19

THE state government has announced a $607 million economic stimulus package, including freezing household fees and charges in the wake of COVID-19. It declared a state of emergency on Sunday, ...
Construction of new train station at Perth airport nearing completion

Construction of new train station at Perth airport nearing completion

Construction of the new train station at Perth airport is about to reach another milestone with the new skybridge connecting commuters to the terminals nearing completion. The station is now ...
Perth’s top 10 suburbs for house price growth

Perth’s top 10 suburbs for house price growth

PERTH’S property market is starting to show signs of improvement, and nowhere more so than these 10 suburbs. Here’s REIWA’s list of Perth’s top 10 suburbs for median house price ...
How to paint interior walls

How to paint interior walls

The walls of your home colour your world. They are what set the mood for everyday life. So, the way you apply your paint can be just as important as ...
Perth property market has highest growth potential

Perth property market has highest growth potential

In a vote of confidence, property investors are backing Perth as the property market with the strongest outlook, according to an annual survey from property investment consultancy Momentum Wealth. The ...
House prices surge in February, sending most capitals back to record levels

House prices surge in February, sending most capitals back to record levels

Home price rises across every capital city except Darwin drove national dwelling prices 1.1 per cent higher last month, with five capital cities now recording record-high property values. Key points: ...
South City Beach ‘jewel’ named top WA Home

South City Beach ‘jewel’ named top WA Home

A THREE-level home, referred to as the jewel of South City Beach, has been named WA’s Top Home at the 2020 Master Builders-Bankwest Housing Excellence Awards. Designed by Banham Architects ...
Perth suburbs to watch for in 2020

Perth suburbs to watch for in 2020

As we settle in to a new decade, savvy first homebuyers are taking advantage of low interest rates, the extension of Keystart’s temporary increase in income limits, as well as ...
6 design trends shaping our homes in 2020: Part II

6 design trends shaping our homes in 2020: Part II

4. MAKE THE MOST OUT OF THE OUTDOORS The size of an average house built in 2018/19 is 228.8 square metres, that is a 1.3 per cent decrease from last ...
Reiwa reveals Perth’s top suburbs for investors in 2020

Reiwa reveals Perth’s top suburbs for investors in 2020

PERTH’S southern suburbs are the ones for investors to watch in 2020, according to Reiwa. Medina, Armadale and Parmelia are the standout performers in its top 10 list of areas ...
DIY: Magic Closet Lighting

DIY: Magic Closet Lighting

I wanted to put a light inside my wife’s clothes closet. I didn’t want to put in a regular light bulb & socket,as this would require a bulb, which gets ...
New bridge connecting WA hospital to parks, helping sick children

New bridge connecting WA hospital to parks, helping sick children

    Main Roads Western Australia will build a new bridge connecting Perth Children’s Hospital to Kings Park and Botanic Garden, after a $6.3 million funding commitment. The project will ...
6 design trends shaping our homes in 2020: Part I

6 design trends shaping our homes in 2020: Part I

Homes experts, architects and interior designers reveal the trends that will shape Australian homes as we move into a new decade. The 1920s saw the introduction of two major influences ...
Grand vision for Two Rocks revitalisation

Grand vision for Two Rocks revitalisation

A revitalisation of Two Rocks is on the cards, with Transport Minister Rita Saffioti recently announcing a draft master plan for the outer northern suburb. A significant milestone in implementing ...
Top 8 Home Design Trends for 2020

Top 8 Home Design Trends for 2020

Welcome in the twenties with a fresh new space! It’s a new year, and a new decade, so we spoke to Houzz to learn all about the top design trends ...
Most Australian capital cities likely to set new house price records: Domain forecasts

Most Australian capital cities likely to set new house price records: Domain forecasts

House prices in most Australian capital cities are set to hit new records this year as home buyers take advantage of very low interest rates, a new forecast shows. Sydney ...
Solid growth predicted for Perth’s property market: Q&A with the pro’s

Solid growth predicted for Perth’s property market: Q&A with the pro’s

AFTER years of declines, property analysts are predicting a return to price growth for Perth in 2020. CoreLogic head of research Tim Lawless expects Perth to record 6 per cent ...
Fight or Flight? Your guide for deciding to stay or sell your home

Fight or Flight? Your guide for deciding to stay or sell your home

  Do I stay or do I go? “This question is practically as old as the mortgage,” Douglas Elliman agent Josh Rubin said of the decision between moving and renovating. Despite ...
The 5 Best Home Interior Remodel Tips For A Higher Selling Price

The 5 Best Home Interior Remodel Tips For A Higher Selling Price

Remodeling your home in a way that makes it more functional and enjoyable for the next couple of decades is usually worth any reasonable expense and effort. But what if ...
‘I am a huge bargain hunter’: Woman, 25, behind incredible ‘Hamptons-style’ home in Perth reveals her top DIY secrets

‘I am a huge bargain hunter’: Woman, 25, behind incredible ‘Hamptons-style’ home in Perth reveals her top DIY secrets

A young woman with an incredible ‘Hamptons-style’ home in Perth has revealed the DIY secrets behind her beautiful property. Jo Borrello, 25, from Western Australia, had her home specially built and moved ...
What effect does the RBA holding the cash rate have on the housing market?

What effect does the RBA holding the cash rate have on the housing market?

The Reserve Bank of Australia’s decision to hold interest rates at the historic low of 0.75% last week might have first homebuyers wondering what this means for them. Similarly, homeowners ...
When is the best time of year to be selling a home in Perth’s coastal areas?

When is the best time of year to be selling a home in Perth’s coastal areas?

The reason that spring is so widely regarded to be the best time of year to sell your house is that after the cold, dark, gloomy months of winter, everyone ...
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