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Swan View home has style

LIMESTONE steps lead up to the big deep portico of this attractive Swan View home, which has high ceilings and quality fittings and fixtures. The four-bedroom, two-bathroom home has a formal living and dining area and an open plan family ...

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Bushmead designed to save energy and water

NESTLED in bushland surrounds in the foothills of the Darling Range, the new community of Bushmead by Cedar Woods recently received a six leaf certification under the Urban Development Institute of Australia’s EnviroDevelopment program. The former Bushmead Rifle Range is ...

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Strata shake up to benefit Metronet

THE State Government’s decision to reform strata title legislation will allow its Metronet plan to transform how Western Australians think about public transport, according to the Property Council WA. Executive director Lino Iacomella said the government’s plan to introduce community ...

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WA new home lending falls

NEW home lending fell in Western Australia in March but increased nationally, according to housing finance figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on May 15. Housing Industry Association economist Geordan Murray said the statistics showed lending to owner-occupiers ...

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Gooseberry Hill home has potential

THERE are city views from the kitchen and veranda of this four-bedroom, one-bathroom home in Gooseberry Hill. Three of the bedrooms have built-in robes. A walk-in robe between the third and fourth bedrooms has the potential with local government approval ...

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Quick sales turnover in Perth Hills

GLEN Forrest and Helena Valley are among Perth’s top 10 suburbs selling property faster now than during the “boom” according to recent figures from REIWA. In the year to January 2014, the average amount of days it took to sell ...

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Concerns about foreign investment

THE Housing Industry Association says the Federal Budget’s housing focus would send important signals to state and local governments and the community the government was serious about meeting the challenge of delivering more affordable housing. But the association’s deputy managing ...

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Modern home with resort-style pool

THE below ground swimming pool at this Gooseberry Hill two-storey home is landscaped with big rocks so it blends into the landscape creating a beautiful, serene setting. If you get tired of looking at the view, doing laps or lounging ...

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Interest rate unchanged

THE Reserve Bank of Australia has left the official cash rate unchanged at 1.5 per cent, which the Housing Industry Association says indicates the bank’s assessment of the official interest rate appears set to remain unchanged for some time yet. ...

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