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Sydney housing market fourth on global bubble index

Sydney has the fourth riskiest housing market in the world after surging in value over the last three years, according to a bank report.   The report, the UBS Global Real Estate Bubble Index, said housing markets in major cities around the world are overheating just a few years after the global financial crisis saw […]

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Transperth rated country’s best train network for fifth year running

Transperth train users are a happy lot who love their trains, are carefree about terrorism and endure few delays – but their pet hate is others’ loud phone conversations, a new survey shows. Transperth topped customer satisfaction ratings for the fifth year running, shows consumer research company Canstar Blue’s latest annual review of Australia’s metropolitan railways. The survey of 6000 […]

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Chinese buyers put Perth high on property hit list

  AFFORDABILITY and the lifestyle on offer in Perth are attracting increased interest from Chinese buyers, according to figures from the REA Group.   The number of potential Chinese buyers searching for property in Perth on realestate.com.au has increased in first half of this year and Chinese property portals have also recorded swings to WA’s […]

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Lathlain tops Perth suburbs for positive annual house price growth

LATHLAIN was the top Perth suburb to have recorded the highest for positive annual house price growth for the year to May 2016, while the median house price is $860,000, up 11 per cent over the past 12 months. REIWA president Hayden Groves said while the Perth property market had presented its challenges over the […]

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Why Chinese property buyers are here to stay

DESPITE the best efforts of the banks and regulators, the flood of Chinese money into Australian residential property doesn’t seem to be showing signs of slowing — yet.   Two charts released this week in a research note from ANZ tell the story.   The first shows data from the Foreign Investment Review Board, breaking […]

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Harrisdale Senior High School

  Opening in 2017, Harrisdale Secondary School offers a wonderful opportunity for students to access a high-quality secondary education in their local community. The curriculum, pastoral care and co-curricular programs delivered at Harrisdale Secondary School will reflect the belief that every student can enjoy success at school and deserves the best possible opportunity to do […]

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Top eight Perth suburbs with highest house price growth

Lathlain, Swanbourne and South Fremantle are among Perth’s top eight suburbs to have recorded the highest positive annual house price growth in the year to May 2016. REIWA President Hayden Groves said while the Perth property market had presented its challenges over the last two years, there were numerous suburbs across the metropolitan area that had experienced […]

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Unit yield point to a Perth advantage

INVESTING in Perth apartments is still worthwhile, despite the drop in rental income.   Core Logic’s latest Australian Residential Property Investor report puts Perth unit rental yields at 4.3 per cent, higher than the national average of 4.2 per cent, and Sydney and Melbourne’s 4 per cent.   Momentum Wealth managing director Damian Collins said […]

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