Built-form estates moving in

A popular development option in other parts of the country, built-form estates are starting to compete with traditional house and land packages in Western Australia, as Tracey Cook reports.

Moving on The Peninsula

RESPONDING to the recent sales success of its first release of apartments in the Allegro residential tower, Mirvac Fini is moving quickly to release the second stage of The Peninsula to the property market and finally begin construction on site.

Leighton to spark ‘domino effect’

“It is a matter of planning and designing the buildings for the nearby activity or any risk.” -         David Caddy

Crawley luxury from $1.65m

PRIVATELY-OWNED boutique property developer SC Land has released its plans for an exclusive ultra-luxury residential development on a prominent riverside Crawley block, formerly owned by the City of P

Harmonious blend meets the market

AFTER 17 years in the real estate game, most of it selling and leasing homes to overseas business executives and retired couples, a Perth businesswoman is taking a novel approach to business integration.

Agents exposed without PI cover

PROFESSIONAL indemnity insurance has become one of the most expensive forms of cover in the past two years and a major overhead for business.

REIWA under fire for Griffiths’ departure

THE sudden departure of long-serving Real Estate Institute of WA chief executive Michael Griffiths has sparked a call for a special general meeting of the institute and an explanation of the REIWA cou

A rational debate on heritage

Amid the continuing heritage debate, recently appointed Heritage Council chairperson Patric de Villiers talks to Tracey Cook and outlines his position on the controversial topic.  

Gandel waits on second deal

THE City of Swan has given the go-ahead to Gandel Retail Management’s proposed $100 million redevelopment of the Midland Gate Shopping Centre.

Not much appeal in wait for tribunal decision

GANDEL Retail Management is not alone in its wait for a final outcome to its appeal to the Town Planning Tribunal.

ABS strong on housing

AN Australian Bureau of Statistics report on Western Australian Statistical Indicators has forecast continuing strength in the housing sector and revealed the underlying importance of the construction

Port Bouvard links lifestyle and luxury estate setting

MANDURAH housing estate, Port Bouvard, recently released the first stage of its new multi-million dollar luxury housing development.

Business partnerships a study in collaboration

PERTH’S universities are capitalising on their sizeable land holdings in an effort to remain viable in the increasingly competitive world of tertiary eduction.

REIWA tips continued growth

WESTERN Australia’s peak property industry group, the Real Estate Institute of WA, expects the State’s real estate market to continue its solid growth throughout 2004 in response to WA’s strengthening economy.

State moves on Shenton Village

THE State Government has provided conditional agreement to purchase failed retirement village project, Shenton Village, out of receivership.

Numbers stack up against home buyers

HOME loan affordability in Western Australia fell by 0.5 per cent for the September 2003 quarter, according to the AMP Banking/REIA Home Loan Affordability Report.

Brickworks builds city business

FORCED to wait up to three months for bricks from Perth’s main brick producers, builders are turning to a brick company in the State’s Mid-West to plug some holes in the failing supply chain.

Guessing game in tenancy market

While 2003 may have lacked the wheeling and dealing of previous years, it was a year of consolidation in many market sectors, as Tracey Cook reports.

Business success by design

Design is an important component in the success or otherwise of a retail outlet, as Tracey Cook reports.

Upbeat outlook for leasing

COMMERCIAL leasing agents are expecting a positive start to the New Year after what has been a patchy and lacklustre performance for most of 2003.

Hope Valley Wattleup project aims to meet demand growth

THE master plan for what’s claimed to be one of Australia’s largest industrial redevelopment projects was released for public comment last week.