Reiwa News



A fair go for landlords during COVID-19
Fri, 18 - 09 - 2020
The WA Government has extended the emergency period, meaning that the Residential Tenancies (COVID-19 Response) Act continues to apply to all tenancies regardless of if the tenant is financially impacted by COVID-19 or not.

Queensland leads the way on emergency tenancy legislation
Thu, 17 - 09 - 2020
REIWA notes that QLD have led the way and will be removing further restrictions from its emergency residential tenancy legislation and urges the McGowan Government to do the same.

reiwa.com awards celebrate WA real estate’s most elite
Tue, 15 - 09 - 2020
WA’s real estate professionals came together to celebrate the industry’s best at the 2020 reiwa.com Awards Ball held at Crown Perth on Saturday 12 September. Find out if your local or agency received an award.

Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 13 September 2020
Mon, 14 - 09 - 2020
Sales activity decreased five per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 856 transactions. Find out how the rest of the property market performed this week.

WA rental market expected to worsen for new tenants
Mon, 14 - 09 - 2020
With Perth’s vacancy rate lowering 0.3 per cent and the extension to the emergency tenancy laws, the continuing reduction in supply is starting to look like a recipe for disaster.

Western Australia needs investors to help boost rental stock
Sat, 12 - 09 - 2020
You may be wondering why we've seen a large drop in available properties, where we are now at the lowest vacancy rate since March 2008. There are a few reasons, find out what they are.

Extension of the residential emergency rental laws to make rental shortage even worse
Thu, 10 - 09 - 2020
REIWA is extremely disappointed with the WA Government’s decision to extend the emergency period tenancy legislation for all residential properties, which has disregarded the needs of landlords and will make it harder for tenants to find a rental property.

REIWA launches plan for prosperity post COVID-19
Tue, 08 - 09 - 2020
REIWA’s plan for prosperity post COVID-19 outlines recommendations that will help boost the economy and enable people to enter the property market. Find out what is included in the plan.

Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 6 September 2020
Mon, 07 - 09 - 2020
Sales activity increased 11 per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 916 transactions. Find out how the rest of the property market performed this week.

Third year on and Western Australia is still the most affordable state for housing
Wed, 02 - 09 - 2020
The latest Real Estate Institute of Australia’s Housing Affordability Report has revealed that Western Australia is once again the most affordable state to buy and rent in.

Rental properties leasing two weeks faster in August
Tue, 01 - 09 - 2020
reiwa.com data shows it took a median of 21 days to lease a property in Perth which is 13 days less than the same time last year. Find out of the rest of the property market fared during August.

Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 30 August 2020
Mon, 31 - 08 - 2020
Sales activity increased two per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 838 transactions. Find out how the rest of the property market performed during the week.

Home ownership for first home buyers critical to budget 2020
Fri, 28 - 08 - 2020
The Real Estate Institute of Australia provided five key recommendations to the Australian Government in the lead up to the 6 October 2020 budget.

Perth Market Snapshot for the week ending 23 August 2020
Mon, 24 - 08 - 2020
Sales activity increased 19 per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 834 transactions. Find out how the rest of the property market fared during this week.

REIWA Information Service is a valuable tool during COVID-19
Sat, 22 - 08 - 2020
Navigating their way through real estate transactions can be complex and challenging, especially during a global pandemic. Find out how the REIWA Information Services can help.

Perth’s vacancy rate drops to a 12-year low
Wed, 19 - 08 - 2020
The Perth rental market’s vacancy rate has dropped to 1.6 per cent, which is the lowest it has been since March 2008. Find out what this means for potential tenants looking for a rental property.

Perth market snapshot for the week ending 16 August 2020
Mon, 17 - 08 - 2020
Sales activity decreased 10 per cent in Perth this week, with REIWA members reporting 716 transactions. Find out how the rest of the property market fared.

Which is more efficient for your home? Gas vs electricity
Mon, 17 - 08 - 2020
Whether you’re renovating or building, there are ways to make your home more energy efficient, which can help you save money.

Perth’s affordable suburbs showing growth in July
Fri, 14 - 08 - 2020
Recently you may have seen that Perth’s luxury market has weathered the COVID-19 storm, however we are also seeing sales activity growth in the more affordable end of the market. Find out which suburbs are included in the top 10.

Listings reduce significantly in regional WA during June quarter
Thu, 13 - 08 - 2020
In the June 2020 quarter all nine regional centres in Western Australia saw a significant reduction in listings when compared to the previous quarter. Find out more on how the regional market performed.