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The changing face of inner-city Perth

The changing face of inner-city Perth

2 May, 2018

Perth city is hardly recognisable when compared to photos from a decade ago. But with the inner-city population set to drastically increase over the coming years, it’s no surprise there has been a massive influx of development to keep up with that growth.   The city’s own forecasts show that just over a dozen people will move into the city, East Perth, West Perth and Northbridge every week for the next two decades, taking the local population to about 40,000 …

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Optimistic outlook for Perth’s apartment market

Optimistic outlook for Perth’s apartment market

26 Apr, 2018

Over the past 12–18 months, tighter lending conditions and the perception of a looming oversupply of apartments have deterred many investors in the Perth property market.   However, data from the latest Urbis apartment market report has quashed the notion that Perth’s apartment market is struggling.   The market showed signs of resilience in the September quarter of 2017, with almost $170 million in apartment stock sold, comprising 267 sales. The second half of the year yielded 624 apartment sales, …

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What can you get with a $400k home budget around Australia?

What can you get with a $400k home budget around Australia?

3 Apr, 2018

With the price of the average home in Australia hitting $818,416, many first homebuyers and investors are finding it increasingly difficult to secure a well-located, reasonably-sized home in their price range.   According to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in December 2017, the average amount borrowed by first homebuyers has reached $334,700. When you account for a 20 per cent deposit, this converts to an average spend of just under $420,000 on a first home.   So …

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Seeing the best of Perth from Circa Apartments

Seeing the best of Perth from Circa Apartments

12 Mar, 2018

Whether you’re holidaying in Perth from overseas, travelling from interstate to see relatives, or are just looking for something unique and exciting to do during a weekend, Perth has a wide range of world-class destinations and attractions to keep you busy. Circa Apartments offers a prime location for anyone wanting to showcase this dazzling city to guests, located close to the city’s most popular tourist destinations and with great access to public transport for those wanting to venture out a …

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Lower prices give WA first time buyers boost onto property ladder

Lower prices give WA first time buyers boost onto property ladder

6 Feb, 2018

If you’re in Perth, and looking to get into the housing market for the first time, you’re in luck.   The west coast capital has officially been ranked as one of the best cities in Australia for those saving for a deposit on a first home.   In fact, according to a recent report by Bankwest, it takes Perth homebuyers half the amount of time to save for a deposit as their Sydney counterparts.   The report revealed WA homebuyers …

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World-class entertainment in your backyard at Circa Apartments

World-class entertainment in your backyard at Circa Apartments

6 Feb, 2018

One of the many perks of living in inner-city Perth is the endless supply of things to do on your doorstep. The city has transformed from being a place once referred to as “dullsville” by the Lonely Planet, to an exciting destination people are proud to brandish to family and friends – in fact, according to global media giant CNN, it’s the nation’s new capital of cool.   In recent years the Perth CBD has transformed into a place full …

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Urban infill development – the way of the future

Urban infill development – the way of the future

6 Feb, 2018

Whether you’re new to the Perth property market or have your finger firmly on the real estate pulse, you’d have undoubtedly heard a few key terms frequently used when talking about the residential sector.   Urban infill development is one such development buzzword, and according to property gurus from organisations including the Property Council of Australia, the Planning Institute of Australia and the Conservation Council of WA, it is the way of the future. But what does this really mean? …

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Affordable inner-city living – does it exist?

Affordable inner-city living – does it exist?

17 Nov, 2017

As a first home buyer, you’re prepared to make sacrifices – and location and affordability are concepts that don’t usually go hand in hand, meaning a choice between one or the other. For many, affordability is the first box to tick, as ultimately your budget is determined by what the bank will allow you to borrow. But affordability doesn’t just refer to the price tag on your home or the size of your mortgage payments. You may find a house …

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