Bob Menzies said in 1950: “One of the best instincts in us is that which induces us to have one little piece of earth with a house and a garden which is ours; to which we can withdraw, in which we can be among our friends, into which no stranger may come against our will.” … More The importance of a home
Negative Gearing and Capital Gains Tax again enters the spotlight as we run to an election. The Labour Party is stating they: Will allow negative gearing early on new construction from July 2017 Will drop the capital gains tax concession to 25% (from 50%) after holding a property for 12 months The Liberal/National Party is … More Real Estate – The Political Football
There are many reasons why we love the City of South Perth here at Bourkes. Not only does the South Perth foreshore offer incredible views of our city skyline but the sunsets along the river are second to none. Sighting dolphins under the Narrows Bridge is a common occurrence and you can’t get a better view … More Why we love South Perth
While auction is not as prevalent a sales method in WA as it is in, say, Sydney, it is a great method to build momentum and drive interest for a property, so it is perhaps not a surprise to see auction becoming a more favoured option in today’s Perth market. As a buyer, buying at auction means … More 7 Must-Knows when Buying at Auction in WA
It is 5 o’clock in the morning. You turn on the shower and realise that there’s no hot water. Grumbling, you strap on the blue and white stripy bathrobe your mother in law gave you for your birthday last year and that has been hanging on the back of the bathroom door gathering dust. With … More Emergency Repairs VS General Maintenance – What’s the difference?
Here at Bourkes, we do more than just selling houses. We also have a dedicated property management department that looks after hundreds of leased properties. Our property management expertise has allowed countless landlords to rest easy, knowing their investment is in good hands. Let us show you why:
Clear the clutter. Rule number one of property presentation: de-clutter! Check out house and garden magazines for inspiration – you’ll note that all those glossy homes are clutter free. Use the sale of your home as an opportunity to de-clutter your life. And be ruthless. If time is limited or you can’t bear to part with … More 8 Top Tips for Selling Success!
If you’re a first time tenant, and you’re wondering what to expect from these so-called “rental inspections”, you’ve come to the right place! The video below provides a brief explanation of the process. If you’re unsure which areas in your home will be checked, why not visit our resources page on the website and download our handy inspection … More What to expect from a rental inspection – Video!
Say you decide you want to sell your home. What are the first questions that pop into your head? “How much can I sell it for?” “How long will it take to sell?” “Is now a good time to sell?” You will probably also ask yourself who should sell your house. Let’s talk about this for a … More Why you should choose your agency before choosing your agent
“Should I hire a property manager? After all, I only have one investment property, how hard can it be?” As it turns out, quite hard! It’s not just a matter of getting tenants and collecting the rent; being a landlord is a lot of work. Here are 5 reasons why you need a property manager … More 5 reasons why you need a property manager