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December Marketplace Report 2016

December 21, 2016

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November Marketplace Report 2016

November 17, 2016

Castle Monthly Monthly Video Marketplace Report



October Marketplace Report 2016

November 8, 2016

Castle Monthly Monthly Video Marketplace Report


Housing affordability continues to improve in Perth

August 11, 2016

Castle Monthly

Perth’s first home buyer market recorded healthy activity levels in the June 2016 quarter, with the bulk of sales transactions occurring in the $350,000 to $550,000 price bracket. REIWA President Hayden Groves said Western Australia was in a unique position with the easing of property prices in recent times having made home ownership more accessible. […]

June Marketplace Report

July 13, 2016

Quarterly Reports

Core Logic RP Data have recently reported that five of Australia’s eight capital cities recorded a decline in dwelling values in June; with monthly declines of more than 1% in Darwin (-1.6%), Adelaide (-1.3%) and Canberra (-1.1%), while the falls in Brisbane (-0.1%) and Perth (-0.8%) were less severe. However, the only two capital cities […]

Subject to sale offers can be risky

June 24, 2016

Castle Monthly

If you’re considering making a ‘subject to sale’ offer on a property, take the time to make yourself aware of the risks involved. Subject to sale offers commonly occur when you find a home you want to buy before selling your current home. Whilst this isn’t an ideal circumstance, it is quite common, particularly in softer markets. […]

Month-on-month increases in home values for Perth

May 4, 2016

Castle Monthly

Tim Lawless from Core Logic RP Data has today released an article stating that Perth and Darwin remain the only two capital city markets to experience a decline in home values over the past twelve months, with Perth values down 2.1 percent and Darwin values 3.7 percent lower. However, the good news for Sellers is […]

March Quarter Marketplace Report

April 7, 2016

Castle Monthly

During the March quarter, Mount Hawthorn has reported approximately five less sales than the three months to December (17 down from the previous 22) however, don’t be alarmed, that’s likely due to the January Christmas holiday lull. Across the Perth metro region, sales activity increased by 15 percent; but with the median house price slightly […]

Exciting new technology for Buyers and Sellers alike

April 7, 2016

Castle Monthly

Whether buying or selling a property, you’re typically looking to achieve a similar outcome. The best possible deal in the best possible timeframe, with as little stress, inconvenience and outlay as possible. For buyers, travelling from one home to another can be fun; but generally speaking, only for so long. Those who have been searching for […]

Perth property market slow but steady

February 12, 2016

Castle Monthly

Perth’s property market was impacted by seasonal influences in the three months to December, but when compared to the year prior results, reflected trends seen throughout 2015. REIWA President Hayden Groves said the latest preliminary data for the December quarter demonstrated the expected impact the Christmas and New Year period traditionally has on the property […]

December Quarter Marketplace Report

January 15, 2016

Quarterly Reports

Preliminary REIWA data indicates that the Perth property market may be beginning to stabilise with the latest figures showing an increase in the median house price to $540,000 for the December Quarter; up by nearly one percent on the month prior. Newly appointed REIWA President Hayden Groves said than an increase in the median house […]

Suggestions for home improvement during the holiday break

December 15, 2015

Castle Monthly

With holidays fast approaching for many of us, it may prove a good time to do some simple yet effective improvements around the house to increase the saleability, value and/or general appeal of the property. If you are considering selling but haven’t quite snuck in prior to Christmas, I believe in order to capture the […]

Is there really a right time to sell?

November 12, 2015

Castle Monthly

It would be nice if there were a magic answer to this question, but the truth is this, there is no one right answer. Fundamentally, the right time to sell depends entirely on your own circumstances. If you find yourself in any of the situations below (while by no means a comprehensive list) then it […]

September Quarter Marketplace Report

October 13, 2015

Quarterly Reports

As the spring sunshine peaks through the windows, we hope for a successful December Quarter in Perth. Across the state, the property market has seen a relatively slow few months which has discouraged a number of potential sellers. With median prices down and demanding softening, it is certainly a buyer’s market! However, this should not discourage you if […]