Economic diversity a challenge for property

A new report assessing the diversity of property use across the city has provided some surprising results.

Rosewood spends $105m on upgrades

Aged care provider Rosewood is responding to increasing demand for its services by booking $105 million in developments for its West Perth and Leederville facilities.

$45,000 fine for Osborne Park builder

An Osborne Park-based building company and its nominated supervisor have been fined a combined $45,000 for negligent work that led to the roof of one house blowing off and another being badly damaged during a storm.

Satterley goes from south to west

Satterley Property Group is closing its long-time South Perth headquarters, taking advantage of historically high levels of vacant office space to move across the river to West Perth.

Sustainability worth the price

New research shows homebuyers are willing to pay extra for energy-efficient design.

Questions over commission process

Consumers and contractors are becoming frustrated with the regulatory regime in residential construction.

This week's property round-up

OPINION: Reiwa members reported an increase in weekly sales to 418 this week. The overall 104 per cent increase in sales is attributed to a 121 per cent increase in sales for houses, 106 per cent for units and 11 per cent for vacant land.

Subbies empowered under new code

A new code of conduct for the state's construction sector has been hailed as a game-changer for the industry, with the potential to reduce costs across the board by 20 per cent.

Kameleon Homes owner fined for conduct

A now de-registered Perth-based builder has been fined $15,000 and ordered to pay $3,200 in costs after he was found to have engaged in deceptive conduct.

EMCO, BGC win primary school work

BGC Construction, EMCO Building and Adco Constructions are among a number of local builders which have received a combined $48.3 million worth of contracts for work on police stations and new public schools.

BN30 stocks end year on high

An improved performance by some of the state's miners boosted the Business News index of listed Western Australian companies, the BN30, to finish almost 19 per cent higher over the year (2016).

Finbar lodges DA for Palmyra low rise

Apartment specialist Finbar Group has kicked off 2017 with a fresh development application, lodging plans for its 258-dwelling, low-rise apartments project at the Golden Egg Farms site on Leach Highway in Palmyra.

December fall in building activity

National construction activity finished the year weak as home building wound down in December, new data by Ai Group has shown.

Grant, Keystart moves drawing interest: Harvey

Acting Premier Liza Harvey has spruiked the government's recent move to relax the eligibility criteria for Keystart and increase the first homebuyers grant, saying it had received more than 1,100 enquiries.

Bank rates dampen housing demand: report

Banks hiking mortgage interest rates out of cycle and failing to pass on official rate cuts are expected to dampen demand for housing this year, according to a new report.

Gull NZ, Golden Grove deals cap off 2016

The last 10 days of 2016 were a busy period for WA corporate deals, with the Rae family attracting a bumper price for its Gull New Zealand business, Chinese group MMG selling the Golden Grove mine, Diploma Group going into receivership and seven new listings on the ASX.

Perth real estate beckons after Libor scandal

Disgraced international markets trader Paul Thompson appears to be gearing up for a return to Perth's property market.

Housing market builds on year-end momentum

Perth's housing market continued to show life to round out 2016, with median house prices posting their first quarterly increase since April last year, according to property analytics firm CoreLogic.

More M/Group heritage after Heirloom revival

The paint is hardly dry on the final touches to M/Group's $130 million restoration of Fremantle's historic Dalgety Woolstores, but managing director Lloyd Clark is already on the lookout for his next statement project.

Workzone attracts more tenants

Training provider Open Colleges has joined Bethanie, NBN Company and Vocus Communications in signing up this year for space at Workzone Building A, which is now fully leased.