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Bunbury leads regional growth in March 2024 quarter

23/5/2024
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21 May 2024 New Bunbury was the top performing regional centre for the March 2024 quarter, according to the latest data from REIWA. Its median house price rose 5.9 per cent to $487,000, up from $460,000 in the December quarter. REIWA President Joe White said there was strong activity across all price points in the Bunbury regional centre, but the market was particularly competitive for houses priced around $600,000. “Bunbury is attracting interest from a wide range of buyers including...

WA Duplicate Certificate of Title gets expiry date.

10/5/2023
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As advised in CIB 392 on 22 November 2022, Duplicate Certificates of Title (Duplicate Titles) will no longer be used from August 2023. On 7 August 2023, Duplicate Titles will be removed from the land conveyancing process in Western Australia. This is part of the changes made by the Transfer of Land Amendment Act 2022 and aligns WA with ongoing advancements in electronic conveyancing around Australia. Please note that current registration requirements continue to apply for all documents lodged until the changes take effect....

Looking to Buy a house- consider pre-contract Building Inspection before sign on the line

23/3/2023
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Under the current normal Buying a property process in WA, a buyer will sign a contract -also known as an Offer and Acceptance (O&A) to buy a House, Land, or Strata lot, and they may include as a condition their desire for a Building Inspection or Survey done, usually at their own cost, after it goes unconditional. The standard REIWA annexure if included in the negotiation of the O&A allows for a Pre-purchase Building Inspection. However, it is usually limited...

Open Letter to Listing Agents- Tips for a Smooth Sailing contract.

16/3/2023
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WITHOUT PREJUIDICE;To whom it may concern ON THE PATH TO EXCELLENCE; This is an open letter to EVERY SINGLE LISTING REAL ESTATE AGENT to PLEASE just get a Building &/Timber Inspections completed at the time of listing a property, so then a Buyer can be provided said reports BEFORE putting in an offer so they are fully aware of what they are buying and then ZERO contracts would be conditional upon having those weird Inspectors from other states where the...

e-Settlement may roll over-What is the latest time slot for e-settlement

17/8/2020
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‘Looks like Settlement may roll’. What is the latest time slot my e-settlement can happen? This can happen if ALL participants have not completed all their tasks and signed off to make ready by the booked start time, it automatically gets post-poned every 30 minutes (½ hour) till about 14.00hrs (WST) during Daylight saving -also on Eastern state public-holidays or 15.00hrs (WST) which is 17.00hrs E(D)ST as that is when most of the staff at the Reserve Bank of Australia...