There’s no question that summer brings with it a lot of things to do in Margaret River, but there are loads of ways to indulge yourself when the cooler, cosier months of winter take hold. Here are a few of my favourites: 1.  A fine winery meal Ok, this may seem like an obvious choice, […]

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David Cross David Cross

These months have to be the best time to be living in the Margaret River Wine Region, hands down. The weather is mild with light to variable winds, warmish ocean temperatures and the countryside is sprouting green after another long, dry summer. The grape harvest is in and is by all accounts shaping up to […]

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David Cross David Cross

In this final article in the three-part series,  Preparing Your Home For Sale, we tackle the important subject of backyards. It’s like icing on the cake!  That moment when a potential buyer, impressed with the home’s interior, steps outside to see the beautiful backyard and an abundance of lifestyle potential.  Property sold! These days, so […]

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Emma shares her top five tips for effective Property Management.   SET REALISTIC RENT PRICES Keep vacancies, arrears and repairs to a minimum and tenant harmony to a maximum by setting the rent at ninety five percent of the current market value. Novice residential property investors often fall into the trap of trying to obtain […]

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Emma Lovell Emma Lovell

The Real Estate Institute of Western Australia and the State Library of Western Australia are presenting a public exhibition celebrating a century of REIWA service. REIWA CEO Neville Pozzi, said the centenary was a major milestone in the Institute’s history and he was delighted to be able to share how REIWA has grown and positively […]

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Joe White Joe White
The Perfect Fit February 24, 2018

Having previously worked in Real Estate and believing (to a certain extent) that all blocks were about the same, I used to think that in terms of building it was just a matter of a sand pad and then start construction. As simple as that. BUT when I left the industry to work with Dale […]

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Ben Jecks Ben Jecks

In a previous article we focused on how to prepare your home exterior for a potential sale … so now that you have the right attention, this time we’ll be learning a few home interior tips to make sure you put your best foot forward when selling your property.   It’s often difficult to present […]

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Sculpture By The Bay is back! The annual outdoor art exhibition will be featuring sculptures from around Western Australia composed of many different media and materials. People’s Choice Award JMW Real Estate are once again proud sponsors for the People’s Choice Award and the winning sculpture, as voted by the people will be awarded $500. […]

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Joe White Joe White

While I’m here at my desk typing out this article, I realise many of you might be relaxing at a beachfront retreat, enjoying a South West winery, finding a great fishing spot in the Kimberley or perhaps even meandering through a heritage town on the edge of the Wheat Belt…  in doing so, some of […]

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Ben Jecks Ben Jecks

We know the saying “don’t judge a book by its cover” is profound, but in the property market it’s often the first impression that makes the difference. You see, when someone is interested in a property, it’s highly likely they will do a drive-by before even calling an Agent.  If the house isn’t appealing from […]

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Perth’s median house price was resilient in December, remaining unchanged at $525,000. REIWA President Hayden Groves said reiwa.com data showed Perth’s December median was stable compared to November 2017 and had increased by 1.9 percent when compared to September 2017. “Over the past six months we have consistently observed steady house prices in Perth, which […]

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Selling with Tenants December 15, 2017

There are all sorts of reasons why investors decide to sell an investment property. Our question today is, is it better to give tenants notice to vacate before putting the property on the market or should sellers sell whilst the tenants are still in place? The Pros Retaining tenants during a sale certainly keeps the […]

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The Importance of Reducing Fuel Loadings Much of the vegetated areas between Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin are carrying long unburnt and very heavy fuels which in the event of a bushfire will produce fast moving and high intensity fire behaviour. There is much the land owner can do to reduce the hazards and fire […]

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Protecting Your Property and Family From a Bushfire The biggest single threat to lives, property and the environment in certain parts of the Capes Region, is from bushfires. There are many dwellings located on bush blocks or in parts of townships that would be highly vulnerable in the event of a bushfire. Given the large […]

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Why Property Buyers are ‘Born to Shop’! How many buyers buy the first property they see? I can tell you it rarely happens, as most buyers stay on agent’s books or databases for weeks, months or even years. By the time the buyers are ready to make a commitment, they know exactly what their money […]

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Ben Jecks Ben Jecks

Here are Joe White’s tips to keep in mind when pricing your home for sale with JMW Real Estate. 1. THE WAITING GAME Normally if a property is really overpriced, buyers just sit back and wait to see what happens. If they have been looking around long enough to be ready to commit themselves, they […]

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Tom Esze will be heading up the JMW Real Estate auction on 15th October at 7 Pine Court, Quidalup. Tom is a very well-known award winning auctioneer, including the 2015 winner of the REIWA State Auctioneering Championship and with over 3,000 auctions under his belt, Tom is perfectly placed to put this home under the […]

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Property sellers often want to know how to respond to a buyer’s first offer, while buyers also want to know what sort of offer to make. It can seem pretty daunting at times, but interestingly enough its not always what it appears when you’re thick in property negotiations. Here’s what I mean. Contrary to what most […]

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Ben Jecks Ben Jecks

Prospective buyers sometimes say they feel their privacy is being invaded when agents ask for their name, mobile and/or email address. They are concerned that the agent will call and pressure them to purchase a property that they don’t want and make no mistake, there are agents out there who operate this way! But the […]

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You may see a property listed on our website as “For Sale by Offers to Purchase”. This is just one of the methods our clients, in consultation with us, choose to sell their property. Where the agency believes that there would be reasonably strong demand for the property and to achieve the highest possible price for […]

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Procedures for approval of unauthorised building works, outbuildings, sheds, patios, carports, swimming pools. General Procedure: 1. Obtain a Certificate of Building Compliance from a Building Surveyor Contractor 2. Lodge an Application for Building Approval Certificate with the local Permit Authority/Council Certificate of Building Compliance: Form BA18 (By Building Surveyor Contractor) Certificate of Building Compliance to include […]

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Ben Jecks Ben Jecks

When listing a property for sale it often comes to our attention that some improvements or additions put in place by the owners to enhance the property and potentially add value, have not had approval from the City of Busselton or local Shire Council prior to them being put in place. This information needs to […]

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Ben Jecks Ben Jecks

What does a Property Manager get up to on a day-to-day basis? Good question, however, there is no simple answer. My day can start and end at polar opposites of the normal spectrum, but that’s what I love about it. My office is in the heart of the most beautiful place in Australia (I’m not […]

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Tanya Beattie Tanya Beattie

A monthly report by Realestate.com.au revealed that the median house price to buy in Dunsborough are currently sitting at $582,000. The median house price to rent in Dunsborough is $460/week. The annual growth of houses in the Dunsborough area is 2%. If you are looking for a property to buy in Dunsborough – or to […]

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Ben Jecks Ben Jecks

LOOKING FOR A RENTAL? Our call out for new rental properties was very successful and we have another bumper list of new properties now available for rent. To discuss any of these properties or arrange a viewing, please call our Dunsborough office on 9756 8800. View our most current rental listings here   Tanya Beattie […]

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Tanya Beattie Tanya Beattie

REIWA members JMW Real Estate and Elders Southern District Estate Agency joined forced with The Salvation Army to collect socks to keep the homeless warm this winter. For those sleeping rough on the streets this winter, the donation of socks will be particularly welcome to keep them warm and dry and bring some comfort. REIWA Councillor […]

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Joe White Joe White

Most sellers rate their agent according to one fundamental criteria – did the property sell or not. It’s every seller’s dream to get a quick sale at the highest price, but we all know for various reasons it doesn’t always happen that way.  Sellers who come to the end of their agency agreement with their […]

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Ben Jecks Ben Jecks

The Federal Government has announced a shake up to the foreign resident capital gains withholding regime, which will impact WA sellers. The changes apply to Offer and Acceptance contracts entered into on or after 1 July 2017, with a purchase price of $750,000 or more. All sellers will now be required to apply for a […]

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