Navigating Perth’s Real Estate Landscape: A June Market Update

Navigating Perth’s Real Estate Landscape: A June Market Update

As we enter the midway point of the year, it’s essential to take stock of the prevailing trends shaping Perth’s real estate market. In this June edition of our blog, we dive into the latest insights to help you stay informed and make well-informed decisions, whether you’re a tenant, homeowner, or investor.

Rental Market Dynamics

The rental market in Perth is showing signs of adjustment, with median rents holding steady for the second consecutive month.

This stability comes amidst a backdrop of increased supply and shifting tenant preferences towards more affordable housing options.

While properties in higher price brackets may take slightly longer to lease, there’s a noticeable trend towards moderation, providing tenants with more options and landlords with insights to adapt their strategies accordingly.

Sales Market Trends

On the sales front, property prices continue their upward trajectory, reflecting robust demand for established housing.  This market is being driven by local demand, overseas buyers & eastern states buyers.

In May, the median house price climbed to $650,000, underscoring the resilience of the market despite ongoing challenges.

However, constraints in the construction sector of supplies and tradesmen pose significant hurdles, limiting the availability of new homes and impacting the overall supply-demand dynamics.

Interestingly, the latest ABS Lending data shows the value of new lending rose for the second consecutive month, with buyers and particularly property investors ignoring the debate over when interest rates will be cut and jumping into the market now.

 

Market Dynamics Overview

 

Let’s delve deeper into some key metrics:

Listings for Rent: The inventory of rental properties has seen a notable increase, offering tenants a broader selection to choose from, this could reflect the lagging time to get properties rented that is now appearing in this sector.  Prospective tenants offering above-stated rents at viewings have slowed considerably as well – this, however, could be influenced by the new legislation that has just come in on how agents are able to market rental properties.

With 2,409 properties available for rent at the end of May, there’s greater flexibility in meeting diverse housing needs.

Median Leasing Times: Lease durations remain relatively stable, with homes typically being leased within a median of 16 days up from 9 days. This indicates a a slight slow down into a balanced market where properties are moving at a steady pace.

Listings for Sale: Active listings settled at 3,291 by the end of May, reflecting a slight decrease from the previous month. Despite this, homes continue to sell rapidly, highlighting the persistent demand in the market.

There is a shortage of listings coming to market, caused by the bottle neck that has been created by over demand.   Listing levels in the past has been between 14,000 – 17,000; levels that allowed a reasonable choice of properties to move into either for renting or upgrading or downgrading.

The retirement and aged care sector of the market is still showing strong demand due to the baby boomers strategically planning their future or no longer able to remain on their own in their homes – government assistance can only go so far to meet their personal needs.   It is this sector of the market that is currently providing many of the new listings.

The lower demographic areas are now showing more listings due to increasing cost of living and job insecurity causing financial hardship as well as lifestyle issues caused by stress.

Navigating the Real Estate Landscape

Staying abreast of market trends and dynamics is crucial for navigating the real estate landscape effectively. Whether you’re looking to rent, buy, or sell, having a clear understanding of the prevailing market conditions can empower you to make informed decisions that align with your goals.

At PWC Realty, our commitment to “Making dreams happen” drives us to provide personalized guidance and support every step of the way.  If you’re seeking expert advice or assistance with your real estate endeavors, don’t hesitate to reach out to Jo Lindo and our team. Together, let’s navigate the ever-evolving real estate landscape and turn your aspirations into reality.

Data provided by reiwa

 

Stay tuned for more updates and insights as we continue to monitor and analyze the trends shaping Perth’s real estate market.

Stay Informed. Stay Ahead. Stay Connected with PWC Realty.

6 Finest Suburbs to live in Perth this 2024

6 Finest Suburbs to live in Perth this 2024

6 finest suburbs to live in Perth this 2024

6 Finest Suburbs to live in Perth this 2024
6 Finest Suburbs to live in Perth this 2024
6 Finest Suburbs to live in Perth this 2024

Perth, Western Australia, boasts a vibrant array of suburbs, each with its unique charm and appeal. Whether you’re considering a move for lifestyle enhancement, investment opportunities, or seeking growth potential, Perth has something for everyone. Let’s delve into some of the 6 finest suburbs to live in Perth this 2024.

Subiaco

SUBIACO

Nestled just minutes from Perth’s CBD, Subiaco offers a perfect blend of urban convenience and suburban tranquility. With its leafy streets, trendy cafes, and boutique shops, Subiaco attracts both families and young professionals. Property prices here can be higher, but the investment potential is significant, given its proximity to the city and strong demand for housing.

Market Insight

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– Median Price: $1.8m  
– Capital Growth 13.5% last 12 months

Rental 
– Median Rental $825 pw
– Rental Growth 1.9%
– Rental Yield 2.96% for houses & 5.87% for units

 

Fernantle

FREMANTLE

Known for its eclectic mix of heritage architecture, bustling markets, and artistic vibe, Fremantle is a magnet for creatives and history enthusiasts. Its waterfront location and vibrant cultural scene make it a desirable place to live. While property prices can vary, investing in Fremantle offers the potential for long-term growth, driven by its unique charm and popularity among tourists.

Market Insight

Sales
– Median Price: $1.16m
– Capital Growth 18.2% last 12 months :

Rental
– Median Rental $795 pw
– Rental Growth 5.3%
– Rental Yield 3.86% for houses & 5.79% for units

 

Cottesloe

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If beachside living is your dream, look no further than Cottesloe. With its pristine beaches, stunning ocean views, and thriving café culture, Cottesloe epitomizes the relaxed West Australian lifestyle. While property prices here tend to be higher, investing in Cottesloe offers the allure of beachfront living and strong rental demand, making it an attractive option for both investors and lifestyle seekers alike.

Market Insight

Sales
– Median Price: $3.45m
– Capital Growth 6.0% last 12 months

Rental
– Median Rental $1,500 pw
– Rental Growth 25.0%
– Rental Yield 2.21% for houses & 3.5% for units

Mount Lawley

MOUNT LAWLEY

Boasting tree-lined streets, heritage homes, and a vibrant café and restaurant scene, Mount Lawley exudes charm and character. Situated just north of the CBD, this suburb appeals to young professionals and families seeking a trendy yet family-friendly locale. Property prices in Mount Lawley have seen steady growth, making it a promising investment prospect with opportunities for capital appreciation.

Market Insight

Sales
– Median Price: $1.45m
– Capital Growth 20.6% last 12 months

Rental
– Median Rental $775 pw:
– Rental Growth 25.0%
– Rental Yield 3.22% for houses & 6.57% for units

 

VICTORIA PARK

VICTORIA PARK

With its diverse community, multicultural eateries, and proximity to the city, Victoria Park has emerged as a hotspot for urban living. The suburb’s ongoing revitalization efforts have seen an influx of young professionals and students, driving demand for housing and amenities. Victoria Park offers investors the potential for strong rental yields and future capital growth, fueled by its evolving urban landscape.

Market Insight

Sales
– Median Price: $1.45m
– Capital Growth 20.6% last 12 months

Rental
– Median Rental $620 pw
– Rental Growth 25.0%
– Rental Yield 4.29% for houses & 6.82% for units

 

Fernantle

EAST PERTH

Situated along the Swan River and just minutes from the CBD, East Perth offers a convenient yet serene lifestyle. With its waterfront apartments, scenic parks, and proximity to amenities, East Perth appeals to urban dwellers seeking a blend of nature and city living. While property prices here can be competitive, investing in East Perth offers the potential for strong capital growth and rental returns, particularly in the luxury apartment market.

Market Insight

Sales
– Median Price: $1.37m
– Capital Growth -17.0% last 12 months

Rental
– Median Rental $702 pw
– Rental Growth -2.5%
– Rental Yield 3.55% for houses & 6.78% for units

 

SO, WHAT’S THE BEST CHOICE FOR YOU?

INVESTMENT

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Investment in property is often driven by factors such as potential for capital appreciation, rental yield, and overall market stability. Suburbs like Subiaco and Mount Lawley are prime examples of areas with strong investment potential. Their proximity to the CBD, coupled with desirable amenities and lifestyle offerings, make them attractive to investors. Additionally, suburbs undergoing revitalization efforts, such as Victoria Park, can offer excellent investment opportunities as property values tend to increase with urban renewal projects.

LIFESTYLE

Lifestyle

For those seeking an unparalleled lifestyle experience, suburbs like Cottesloe and Fremantle are hard to beat. Cottesloe’s beachfront location and vibrant café culture epitomize the relaxed West Australian lifestyle, making it a haven for beach lovers and food enthusiasts alike. Similarly, Fremantle’s eclectic mix of heritage architecture, bustling markets, and artistic vibe offers residents a unique and culturally rich lifestyle experience.

GROWTH

Growth

Suburbs with strong growth potential typically exhibit factors such as increasing demand, infrastructure development, and population growth. Areas like East Perth, with their waterfront location and ongoing urban renewal projects, present promising opportunities for growth. Similarly, suburbs undergoing gentrification, such as Victoria Park, often see significant appreciation in property values as they attract new residents and businesses, driving economic growth in the area.

CASH FLOW

Cash Flow

Investors seeking steady rental income often look for suburbs with high rental demand and favorable rental yields. Suburbs like Victoria Park and East Perth, with their proximity to the CBD and amenities, tend to attract tenants willing to pay premium rents. Additionally, suburbs with a mix of housing types, such as Mount Lawley, offer opportunities for investors to diversify their portfolio and maximize cash flow through rental properties.

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By considering these factors and aligning them with your investment goals and lifestyle preferences, you can identify the best suburb in Perth that meets your needs. Whether you prioritize investment potential, lifestyle amenities, growth prospects, or cash flow, Perth offers a diverse range of suburbs to suit every preference and aspiration.

DON'T MIIS OUT

Explore your ideal Perth suburb today and take the first step towards your dream lifestyle! If you’re ready to make the move or have any questions about Perth’s diverse suburbs, don’t hesitate to contact us TODAY. We’re here to help you find the perfect place to call home in Western Australia’s vibrant capital.

What Does Anzac Day Mean For Us Today

What Does Anzac Day Mean For Us Today

What Does Anzac Day Mean For Us Today

ANZAC stands for the Australian & New Zealand Army Corp which was a name referring to the Army regiments from the 2 countries in general and to individuals within the interactions of World War I with soldiers they were fighting with from other countries. 

The Australia Light Calvery were renowed for their horses and their horsemanship during the war.  Over 136,000 horses were sent from Australia and became known as Walers.  They were a cross from the wild brumbies and thoroughbreds and became famous for their hardiness and endurance being able to go for 3 days without water.  Many were used for transport as well as riding.

However, whilst there are many famous battles that the ANZACs were part of, Anzac Day is a commemoration of the anniversary of the landing of Australian and New Zealand troops at Gallipoli, Turkey on 25 April in 1915.

When Great Britain declared war against Germany for its invasion of Belgium in 1914, Australia and New Zealand, as Dominions within the British Empire, regarded themselves automatically also at war.

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At dawn on 25 April 1915, the first of approximately 70,000 soldiers from the Allies landed at Gallipoli.

Out of these 70,000 soldiers, more than 20,000 were Australian and New Zealand soldiers.  The ANZAC contingent came from Egypt where they were stationed with their horses and had been in training for several months.

The objective was to drive through to Istanbul, take Turkey out of the war and to provide supplies to Russia in its fight against Germany.

What had been planned as a bold stroke became a stalemate after the invading troops failed to reach their objective on the first day.

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For the next eight months they clung to the land they had captured, before eventually withdrawing at the end of 1915.  After both sides had suffered heavy casualties, the Allied forces were evacuated.

It is estimated that 8,700 Australian and 2,700 New Zealanders were killed

One year later, in 1916, the first anniversary of the landing was observed in Australia, New Zealand and England and by troops in Egypt. That year, 25 April was officially named ‘Anzac Day’ by the Acting Australian Prime Minister, George Pearce.

On Anzac Day, now declared a day of remembrance for the many ANZAC soldiers killed in the war at Gallipoli, commences with a break of dawn ceremony laying wreaths of flowers at the many cenotaphs throughout Australia, New Zealand a Brittan.

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In Perth Western Australia, our Cenotaph overlooks the beautiful Swan River and the City of Perth in Kings Park where the euclyptus trees that line the roads in the Park have a memorial plaque on them in remembrance of a soldier that died in World War I & II.  What better fitting place for it to be.

Today, ANZACs are remembered and honoured for their courage, endurance, mateship and fighting skills – they grew up in a tough country with very little to start with.  This is the integral start for many of us in Australia, even today.

It is fitting that we remember today how we got to where we are in Australia – what is the back bone of Australia that “when things get tough the tough get going” typifies who we are as a nation. 

We need to bring to mind that freedom and our civil liberty in the western world is precious, not to be taken for granted, and to be protected – many lives were lost and blood spilt for these two ideals and for us to have the country we have today in Australia.

HOW IS IT CELEBRATED TODAY IN PERTH?

Dawn Service At the Cenotaph

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As a result of COVID today, in many suburbs families meet outside their houses in silence at dawn to pay homage and remember those lost….. it is a beautiful tribute

DON'T MISS OUT!

Let’s honor the courage and sacrifice of our ANZAC soldiers by actively participating in remembrance events and by cherishing the freedoms they fought to defend. Join us in commemorating their legacy and ensuring that their bravery is never forgotten.

Reasons to Start Decluttering and Downsizing in 2024

Reasons to Start Decluttering and Downsizing in 2024

Reasons to Start Decluttering and Downsizing in 2024

In a world full of noise and distractions, simplicity is a powerful antidote. We’re bombarded with ads telling us to buy more stuff, promising happiness but often leaving us feeling overwhelmed. That’s why PWC Realty stands behind decluttering and downsizing. We believe in focusing on what truly matters: experiences, connections, and joy. By simplifying our lives, we rediscover what brings us real fulfillment. It’s about letting go of excess and making space for what makes us truly happy. Join us in embracing simplicity and living with purpose.

Maybe it’s time to Embrace Minimalism

Minimalism isn’t just about having fewer possessions; it’s a mindset, a deliberate choice to prioritize experiences over things. It’s about curating a life filled with purpose and intention, where every item serves a meaningful role. When we declutter, we create space not just in our homes but also in our minds, allowing room for creativity, clarity, and contentment to flourish.

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Minimalism

What are the Benefits of Decluttering?

The benefits of decluttering extend far beyond a tidy living space. Studies have shown that a cluttered environment can contribute to stress, anxiety, and even depression. Conversely, a decluttered space promotes calmness, focus, and overall well-being. By letting go of excess belongings, we free ourselves from the burden of material possessions and open ourselves up to a lighter, more fulfilling existence.

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What is Downsizing?

Downsizing goes hand in hand with decluttering, as it involves consciously reducing the size of our living spaces and the amount of stuff we own. While the thought of downsizing may initially seem daunting, it offers numerous advantages. A smaller home means less time spent on cleaning and maintenance, allowing for more time to pursue passions and hobbies. It also often translates to lower expenses, giving us greater financial freedom and flexibility.

Downsizing

Our previous blog also tackles a specific strategy in Decluttering and Downsizing. You might be surprised that there are specific items you won’t even think of letting go of at this time, and as the years go by, especially now that minimalism has been not just a trend, it surely has paved its way to prevent us on hoarding unnecessary items.

Tips for Decluttering and Downsizing

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Start Small

Tackling an entire home can be overwhelming. Begin with one room or even one area within a room, and gradually work your way through your space.

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The KonMari Method

Made famous by Marie Kondo, the KonMari method encourages us to evaluate each item we own based on whether it sparks joy. If it doesn’t, it’s time to let it go.

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Be Ruthless

Don’t hold onto items out of guilt or obligation. If something no longer serves a purpose or brings you joy, thank it for its service and bid it farewell.

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Digitize

Embrace digital solutions for photos, documents, and other sentimental items. Not only does this save physical space, but it also preserves memories for years to come.

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Quality Over Quantity

Invest in fewer high-quality items that will stand the test of time, rather than accumulating cheap, disposable goods.

The Liberation of Letting Go

As we declutter and downsize, we may unearth emotions we didn’t realize were tied to our possessions. Letting go can be a deeply emotional process, but it’s also incredibly liberating. We learn to detach our sense of self-worth from material things, recognizing that our value lies not in what we own but in who we are and how we live our lives.

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What we want you to understand

Decluttering and downsizing aren’t just about creating a more organized living space; it is about reclaiming our freedom and living with greater purpose. By simplifying our lives and letting go of excess, we pave the way for a more meaningful existence filled with experiences, connections, and joy. So, let’s dare to embrace the beauty of less, for in doing so, we may just discover that we have everything we truly need.

Don't Miss Out!

If this blog has resonated with you and inspired you to embark on a journey of decluttering and downsizing, perhaps you’re considering the next step: buying or selling a home. Whether you’re looking to downsize to a smaller, more manageable space or searching for the perfect minimalist oasis, we’re here to help.

At PWC Realty, we specialize in assisting individuals and families in finding homes that align with their values and lifestyle goals. We understand the importance of finding a space that fosters simplicity, tranquility, and joy.

So, if you’re ready to take the next step towards a more intentional way of living, we invite you to reach out to us. Let’s start this journey together and transform your vision of home into a reality. Contact PWC Realty today to begin your decluttering and downsizing adventure.

Perth Home Market Update by PWC Realty

Perth Home Market Update by PWC Realty

Perth Home Market Update by PWC Realty

Why buy and sell in Perth?

Perth is a great place to buy and sell houses. It’s a city with lots of good reasons why you should choose it. With its thriving economy, enviable lifestyle, and diverse property market, Perth presents an irresistible proposition for homeowners and investors alike. Whether you’re looking to buy a house or sell one, Perth is a smart choice. Let’s explore why in this blog post.

Why buy and sell in Perth?

According to recent data from REIWA, Perth once again emerges as a prime destination for both buying and selling houses, and here’s why

Perth’s real estate market witnessed a historic moment in March, with the median house sale price surging by 2.5% to reach $620,000, as reported by REIWA. This remarkable growth wasn’t limited to houses alone; the median unit sale price also saw a healthy increase, rising by 1.2% to $420,000.

Cath Hart, CEO of REIWA, attributed this upward trajectory to the persistent demand for homes, driven by a significant population increase and limited housing supply. With Western Australia’s population soaring by 3.3% to over 2.9 million in the past year, the competition for established homes intensified, propelling prices upwards.

While there’s talk of Eastern States investors eyeing WA’s market, Hart emphasized that local buyers are often the ones willing to pay a premium, driven by emotional connections and long-term plans. This sentiment is reflected in the robust growth of house prices, up by 12.7% year-on-year, and unit prices, up by 5.0%.

The suburbs witnessing the most significant growth in house sale prices in March included Yangebup, Camillo, Beeliar, Mount Pleasant, and Belmont. Rapid turnover in the market, with houses selling in a median of eight days and units in ten, poses challenges for both buyers and sellers.

In such a competitive landscape, understanding the seller’s priorities becomes crucial for buyers. Factors beyond price, such as settlement timelines and conditions, play a significant role in making offers attractive.

Despite the market’s dynamism, listings remain low, with active listings settling at 3,654 by the end of March, a 48.7% decrease from a year ago. This imbalance between supply and demand continues to shape the rental market as well, with median rents rising to $649 per week in March.

With properties leasing at a rapid pace and vacancy rates remaining extremely low, the rental market mirrors the fervor seen in sales. Homes leased in a median of 15 days in March, indicating a high demand for rental properties.

As Perth’s real estate landscape continues to evolve, navigating these fast-paced markets requires diligence and strategic decision-making. Whether buying, selling, or renting, staying informed and adapting to market conditions is key to success.

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What does this mean?

This means that Perth’s real estate market is experiencing a significant upswing. The median sale prices for both houses and units have reached new highs, showcasing the city’s strong demand and attractiveness to buyers.

Factors such as population growth and limited housing supply are driving prices upward. The rapid turnover in the market suggests intense competition among buyers, while low inventory levels present challenges for those looking to sell.

Navigating Perth’s fast moving real estate market during this time, can be both thrilling and daunting.

Are you now thinking of taking action, but feeling Overwhelmed and Pressured reading this update on the local Perth Market?

If so, PWC Realty can work with you to bring clarity for you to Achieve Your Desired Outcomes?

PWC Realty offers years of past experience of strategies that work in this kind of market for both selling and buying.  

For those that are busy and overwhelmed – we certainly understand how you are feeling and have helped many sellers and buyers to cut through the overwhelm and feel supported to move forward and achieve their desired outcomes.

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Are you an investor?

The rental market is also thriving, with rents increasing and properties leasing quickly.

At PWC Realty we are looking at growing our rental roll by another 10 properties in the next 3 months. 

We intend to keep the rent roll relatively small so we can give the properties in our care, the attention a saavy investor wants with good tenants, maintenance, regular rent and the little things that upgrade the rentability of a property. 

With these details taken care of, you have relaibility and you can rest in peace and be focused on your goal of building your property portfolio.

If you are serious so are we.

Whether you are Buying, Selling or Investing – It takes Action to get the steps in place, so begin now by giving us a call TODAY!

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JO LINDO – PRINCIPAL PWC REALTY, PERTH

PWC Realty, a boutique agency in Perth, Western Australia, was founded by Jo Lindo, a seasoned real estate professional with over 25 years of experience.

Jo has worked across various real estate sectors, preferring to cultivate relationships through referrals with select clients.

Having worked with renowned agencies like Century 21 and Ray White, Jo has earned recognition for her achievements. The agency’s philosophy revolves around dedication to achieving clients’ goals through focus, hard work, transparency, and professionalism, with customer service as a top priority.

By prioritizing quality over quantity, the team ensures each client receives personalized attention for a smooth transaction. At PWC Realty, the emphasis is on the human aspect of real estate, fostering meaningful connections between people.

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DOUGLAS MCNAUGHT – PWC REALTY

A seasoned professional originally from Scotland, I’ve built a diverse career spanning multiple countries.

After running various businesses in South Africa, I transitioned to the Real Estate industry in Western Australia a decade ago. Specializing in North Lake, Murdoch, and Kardinya suburbs, I prioritize quality service that’s friendly, straightforward, and personalized, ensuring buyers feel welcomed and informed.

My dedication to client satisfaction has earned me a strong referral base. Additionally, I’m committed to community involvement, actively supporting fundraising events with my wife.

I’m excited to bring my expertise to PWC Realty, aligning with their commitment to professionalism and client service.

 

Easter in Perth 2024

Easter in Perth 2024

Easter in Perth 2024

A Guide to Easter Egg Hunting

Easter egg hunting is a cherished tradition that brings joy and excitement to people of all ages. In Perth, this activity is especially popular, with numerous events and locations offering delightful egg hunts. Let’sdive into the world of Easter egg hunting in Perth and explore the fun and adventure it holds.

Popular Easter Egg Hunts in Perth

Popular Easter Egg Hunts in Perth

At Easter time many communities hold events in local parks, and even zoos come alive with festivities and egg hunts. These events offer a wonderful atmosphere for families, with activities like face painting, arts and crafts, and live entertainment. Don’t miss out on the special features like giant inflatable slides or petting zoos that can enhance your Easter egg hunting experience.

Hidden Gems: Secret Spots for Easter Egg Hunting

Hidden Gems: Secret Spots for Easter Egg Hunting

While public egg hunts are fantastic, there are also hidden gems in Perth that offer unique Easter egg-hunting experiences. Boutique hotels, restaurants, and other establishments often host private egg hunts with a touch of exclusivity. These events may provide gourmet food, live music, or captivating venues to create a distinctive Easter celebration.

Fun Activities and Tips for Easter Egg Hunting

To make your Easter egg hunting experience even more enjoyable, here are a few tips and suggestions.

Egg Decorating

Get Creative with Egg Decorating

Make your Easter egg hunt extra special by decorating the eggs in unique and creative ways. Use paints, markers, or stickers to add a personal touch and make each egg stand out.

Consider Themed Baskets or Costumes

Add an extra element of excitement to the egg hunt by incorporating themed baskets or costumes. Encourage participants to dress up as their favorite characters or use baskets that match the theme of the event.

Consider Themed Baskets or Costumes
Organize Games and Activities

Organize Games and Activities

To keep participants engaged and entertained throughout the egg hunt, consider planning some additional games and activities. This could include an egg race, bunny hop relay, or a scavenger hunt with clues leading to the hidden eggs.

Involve the Whole Family

Easter egg hunting is a fun activity for all ages. Encourage family members of all generations to join in the fun. Create separate areas for different age groups to ensure fairness and allow everyone to have a chance to find eggs at their own level.

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Share the Joy with Others

Share the Joy with Others

Easter is a time of giving and sharing. Consider donating eggs or organizing a community egg hunt to spread joy and bring the local community together.

Remember, the key is to have fun and create lasting memories during the Easter egg hunt. Incorporate these tips and activities to make the experience enjoyable for everyone involved.

Easter Egg Hunting for Adults

Easter Egg Hunting for Adults

Easter egg hunts are not just for children. Perth also offers egg hunts specially designed for adults, typically organized by pubs or social clubs. These events often feature fun challenges, unique themes, and fantastic prizes to add an extra layer of excitement. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to let your inner child come out during these adult-oriented egg hunts.

Easter Egg Hunting in the Surrounding Areas

Easter Egg Hunting in the Surrounding Areas

While Perth itself offers a myriad of Easter egg hunting opportunities, don’t forget to explore nearby towns and attractions. These locations often have their own distinct celebrations, giving you the chance to discover beautiful landscapes or experience unique traditions. Look out for notable events or special egg hunts happening outside of Perth.

Easter Egg Hunt Events in Perth 2024

Egg hunts have evolved into family-friendly affairs in Perth. From traditional hunts to unique events like bunny trail egg hunts and Easter egg hunts paired with 5k marathons, there are plenty of captivating options for 2024. Join us in discovering the best Easter egg hunts near Perth this year and embark on a memorable egg hunting adventure.

Easter Eggstravaganza

Easter Eggstravaganza

Saturday, March 23 2024

6 Kingfisher Loop, Willetton WA 6155

Carlisle Laneway Collective Easter Fair

Carlisle Laneway Collective Easter Fair

Friday, march 22-23 2024

The Carlisle Collective, 134 Oats Street,Perth,WA,Australia

The Big Bunny Hop

The Big Bunny Hop

Saturday, March 23-24 2024

Floreat Forum Shopping Centre, 5 Howtree Pl, Floreat WA 6014

Hot Cross Bun-anza

Hot Cross Bun-anza

Saturday, March 23 & 30 2024

Wanneroo Shopping Centre, 950 Wanneroo Rd, Wanneroo WA 6065

Free Junior Easter Event

Free Junior Easter Event

Tuesday, March 26 2024

Hartfield Park Recreation Centre 199 Hale Road, Forrestfield WA 6058

$10 EMO EASTER @ AMPS PERTH

$10 EMO EASTER @ AMPS PERTH

Thursday-Saturday, March 28-30 2024

Amplifier, 383 Murray St, Perth WA 6000

To learn more about what’s happening in Perth this Easter, click here.

To wrap it up, Easter egg hunting in Perth is a delightful adventure for all ages. Whether you join public egg hunts, discover secret spots, or participate in adult-oriented events, the joy and excitement are sure to leave lasting memories. Make sure to mark your calendar and be part of these wonderful Easter traditions that bring the community together. Have an egg-citing time hunting for treats and creating cherished memories with your loved ones.

“Easter is the only time when it’s perfectly safe to put all of your eggs in one basket.” – Evan Esar

Let our bunny be at your service!

If after all the chocolate and family fun at Easter you are considering selling or renting a property, click below and you will be our easter bunny. Or you can call us TODAY at 0429 092 110 to get another easter egg.

How to buy a property in Perth in the current market early 2024

How to buy a property in Perth in the current market early 2024

How to buy a property in Perth in the current market early 2024

First, let us give a review of the national market to see where Perth sits in comparison.

Source: CoreLogic 01 Feb 2024

In January, Australia’s housing market national Home Value Index (HVI) rose by 0.4%.

While some capitals experienced declines, cities like Perth, Adelaide, and Brisbane saw notable increases. Perth emerges as a top performer, with home values rising by 1.6% in January and 16.7% over the past year, despite remaining relatively affordable.

The gap between median capital city house and unit values reached a record high of 45.2% in January.

House values surged 11.0% higher since the upswing began, significantly outpacing the 6.9% increase in unit values.

This trend suggests a preference for detached homes among Australian buyers.

Regional areas, particularly in Western Australia, South Australia, and Queensland, are showing robust growth, reaching record highs in dwelling values.

Despite affordability concerns and economic uncertainties, home sales remain steady, buoyed by factors like migration and tight rental markets.

With this data, it can be determined how Perth’s real estate market has undergone a seismic shift, with listings dropping to 2,684 from the usual 14,000-17,000 range.

This scarcity, coupled with increased demand, has intensified competition. Buyers must act swiftly, leveraging digital alerts and embracing transparent auctions. Meanwhile, sellers navigate the choice of off-market sales versus broader market exposure.

In this dynamic environment, agility and informed decision-making are essential. By staying informed and adopting innovative strategies, both buyers and sellers can navigate Perth’s evolving real estate landscape with confidence.

Why choose Perth?

Why choose Perth?

In the realm of real estate, Perth stands out as a beacon of affordability amidst a sea of soaring prices in other Australian states. With median housing prices notably lower than its eastern counterparts, Perth has become a magnet for both interstate buyers seeking better deals and migrants from overseas looking to establish roots in this vibrant city. However, navigating Perth’s competitive housing market requires savvy strategies and a keen understanding of emerging trends.

So, How should I begin?

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You have the option to utilize the features provided by internet real estate listing portals to set up alerts for specific suburbs that align with your borrowing capacity. By doing so, you ensure that the moment a property matching your criteria is listed, you receive a notification. This allows you to promptly submit an enquiry and schedule a viewing, giving you a competitive edge in securing the property you desire.

When browsing for properties, it’s advisable to explore options slightly below your borrowing capacity. With multiple offers becoming commonplace, the market often resembles an auction environment. Some agents have transitioned from traditional pricing methods to approaches where there’s no upper limit on the purchase price. In scenarios with multiple offers, they leverage digital negotiating platforms, ensuring transparency for purchasers throughout the negotiation process, essentially creating a digital auction with full visibility.

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Another method gaining popularity is the Set Date Sales This involves listing properties for sale through a tender process. Vendors have the opportunity to review all offers and select the one that best suits their circumstances. They may opt to negotiate the price privately if the conditions align better with a particular offer, even if it doesn’t offer the highest price.

Once you know your borrowing capacity and your affordable price range – look at what kind of market you are buying in and adjust to it.  Buying for investment may have different points of analysis than buying for the family home which has a more emotional component. 

Whilst there is the high level macro market data, some areas have their own market drivers and so their data may show a contract picture that presents an opportunity for you.  

Opportunities exist where others are not looking.  It is imperitive that you know your numbers and focus on a market that suits your price range and then learn the drivers of that area or suburb. 

For the long term buyer/investor, location is always an important component in your buying decision.  As the CBD expands, land values rise in a radiating radius from the centre and opportunities start to surface.  Where is future major infrastructure planned, is one question to ask?

To sum it up, embarking on your property journey requires a strategic approach tailored to the dynamic real estate landscape which changes constantly by internal forces or external decisions made by Government, keeping on educating yourself and keeping an eye on the market movements over time is a worthwhile endeavour to support your success.

We at PWC Realty are here to support you in this journey and right now we are looking for new listings and adding to our rental portfolio. Put our professional, friendly approach to work for you.

To book a consultation call Jo Lindo on 0429 092 110 and Douglas McNaught on 0407 135 212

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Valentine’s Day 2024: History, Traditions, & Ideas

Valentine’s Day 2024: History, Traditions, & Ideas

Valentine's Day 2024: History, Traditions, & Ideas

Everyone knows Valentine’s Day, right? It’s that one special day on February 14th when everything’s all about love, hearts, and romance. Its origins come from a mix of ancient Roman parties, and the feast day of a Christian martyr called Valentine, whilst in today’s world a lot of hype and opportunities to make money.

People exchange sweet cards, flowers, and chocolates to show affection. But hey, it’s not just about the gifts—it’s about making your loved ones feel special. Whether it’s a fancy dinner date or a cozy night in, it’s all about celebrating love in your own special way.

So let us take a peek into its history, explore some beloved traditions, and drum up some exciting ideas for celebrating!

History

History

Back in ancient times, there was a festival known as Lupercalia, celebrated around mid-February in Rome. It was a time to honour fertility and agricultural deities like Faunus, as well as the legendary founders of Rome.

In later centuries, as Christianity gained prominence, there was a push to adapt pagan festivals into Christian ones. This led to the replacement of Lupercalia with St. Valentine’s Day by Pope Gelasius I in the 5th century. While initially a religious observance, its association with romantic love developed over time.

During the Middle Ages, poets such as Chaucer and Shakespeare began to romanticize Valentine’s Day in their works, portraying it as a day for lovers.

In the 19th century, Valentine’s Day evolved into the holiday we recognize today, characterized by the exchange of cards, gifts, and tokens of affection. Its commercialization grew rapidly, making it a lucrative opportunity for businesses worldwide.

Traditions

From cards, gifts, and to romantic dinners, it’s all about spreading love. But don’t forget the little acts of kindness too! Getting ready to make this Valentine’s Day unforgettable is a must with these old but cool traditions:

Sending Cards

Sending Cards

Sending Valentine’s Day cards has been a thing for ages, or is it?  Well, it’s not just about romantic sayings and poetry —it also covers meaningful words to show appreciation and love for everyone who makes a difference in your life – a work mate, a friend of either sex, your parents, sisters, brothers or your special grandma or aunt/uncle.

Gifts

Gifts

Ah, the classic tradition of giving gifts on Valentine’s Day. Think flowers, chocolates, jewerly—the works! But it’s not just about the material stuff; it’s about showing how much you care in your own special way.

Romantic Dinners

Romantic Dinners

Picture this: candlelit dinners, soft music, and just you and your partner enjoying each other’s company. Yup, romantic dinners are a big part of Valentine’s Day for many couples and many an engagement has come to pass in some distant romantic spot overseas .

Restaurants and hotels usually go all out with special menus and decorations to make their guests remember this special day under their roof.

Acts of Love and Kindness

Acts of Love and Kindness

Some folks take Valentine’s Day as a chance to spread love beyond just their partners. Whether it’s volunteering, spending time with family, or simply being extra kind to everyone they meet, it’s all about sharing the love in any way they can.

From cards, gifts, and to romantic dinners, it’s all about spreading love. But don’t forget the little acts of kindness too! Getting ready to make this Valentine’s Day unforgettable is a must with these old but cool traditions:

Celebration Ideas

Whether you’re spending it with your sweetheart, friends, or family, here are some heartfelt ideas to celebrate love in all its forms:

Personalized Gifts

Personalized Gifts

How about surprising your partner with something super thoughtful? Those kinds of special gestures that really show how much you care. Imagine the look on your partner’s face when they unwrap something tailor-made just for them. It could be a piece of custom-made jewerley that perfectly suits their style, a photo album bursting with cherished memories you’ve shared together, or a heartfelt love letter that expresses all the feelings you struggle to put into words. Whatever you choose, it’s the thought and effort you put into it that truly makes it unforgettable.

Homemade Treats

Homemade Treats

Sometimes doing things from scratch makes it more fulfilling, right? So, why not turn your kitchen into a cozy love nest for the evening? Get creative together and whip up something scrumptious. Whether it’s baking their favorite dessert or crafting a romantic dinner from scratch, cooking side by side is a recipe for romance. And you know what they say—homemade treats always have that extra sprinkle of love that makes them taste even better. So put on your aprons, queue for the music, and make some delicious memories together.

Nothing beats a homemade recipe that will surely warm anyone’s heart. Click here to get ideas and recipe’s to use for Valentine’s day.

 

Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor Adventures

When the weather is nice, why not take advantage of the great outdoors? You could go for a leisurely hike, pack a yummy picnic to enjoy under the sun, or take a relaxing bike ride together. There’s just something special about being surrounded by nature with the person you love—it’s like a breath of fresh air for both your relationship and your spirits. Go grab your sneakers, pack a basket, and escape into the beauty of nature together with your loved ones.

Virtual Celebrations

Virtual Celebrations

At this day of age, some of us are in long-distance relationships, or maybe just wanting that feeling of coziness at home. But no worries! You can always set up something like a video call while enjoying a meal together, watch a movie simultaneously, or even play some online games. Distance can’t stop you from celebrating together as long as you show and express that to your loved one.

DIY Crafts

DIY Crafts

Get your creative juices flowing! Work on some fun DIY projects together, like making handmade cards, painting pottery, or creating a scrapbook of your relationship. It’s not just about the end result—it’s about the memories you make along the way.

In essence, Valentine’s Day is all about celebrating love and connection, whether it’s with your special someone, your friends, or your family. It’s a time to show gratitude for the people who mean the most to us and to make sure they know just how much they’re appreciated. So whether you’re planning a romantic dinner, sending cards to your closest pals, or simply spending quality time with your loved ones, the key is to spread love and make everyone feel cherished. After all, that’s what this day is all about—celebrating the joy of being surrounded by those who fill our hearts with love.

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Join us at PWC Realty as we celebrate Valentine’s Day 2024 in style! Delve into the history, embrace beloved traditions, and get inspired with exciting celebration ideas. Let’s make this Valentine’s Day truly unforgettable together. Explore, embrace, and connect with PWC Realty, TODAY!

10 Holiday Cleaning Tips That Will Make Tidying Easy

10 Holiday Cleaning Tips That Will Make Tidying Easy

10 holiday cleaning tips that will make tidying easy

‘Tis the season of joy and giving. Thus, ‘tis the season for holiday cleaning!

The pressure and stress of Holiday preparations is coming and cleaning for the holidays can be a big task. Still, with some strategic planning and efficient techniques, you can sparkle your home and create a welcoming atmosphere.

Here are 10-holiday cleaning tips that will make tidying as easy as the breeze:

DECLUTTER AND ORGANIZE

DECLUTTER AND ORGANIZE

Organizing your belongings is a key step in preparing your home for the holidays. Take a systematic approach to each room. Nail this system by:

  • Diving into the exciting world of decluttering—sort and organize your stuff like a pro!
  • Transforming your living room into a cozy haven by strategically placing furniture and making room for some holiday pizzazz.
  • Giving your bedroom closets a makeover with nifty storage solutions that’ll make you say, “Why didn’t I do this sooner?”
  • Supercharging your kitchen storage game for smooth holiday meal prep—it’s like a culinary ninja training ground!
  • Bringing order to the chaos of paperwork in your home office, because who said being organized can’t be cool?

Organizing isn’t just about aesthetics; it’s the key to a stress-free holiday. A tidy space impresses guests and brings a sense of accomplishment and tranquility during the festive season—like a little holiday magic.

For more tips to achieve this, read our blog about decluttering & downsizing to master this practice.

FOCUS ON HIGH-TRAFFIC AREAS

FOCUS ON HIGH-TRAFFIC AREAS

Ready to turn your home into a holiday retreat? Let’s focus on high-traffic areas and infuse a festive touch for a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Pull it off by:

Focusing on High-Traffic Areas

  • Give extra care to the kitchen, living room, and bathroom for a thorough cleaning experience.
  • Scrub surfaces, disinfect fixtures, and address every nook for a sparkling result.

Elevating the Ambiance

  • Amp up the holiday vibes with scented candles or fresh flowers, creating a cozy and festive atmosphere.

This isn’t just about cleaning; it’s about crafting a space that radiates holiday cheer for residents and guests. Get ready to celebrate the season with style.

DEEP CLEAN THE KITCHEN

DEEP CLEAN THE KITCHEN

Revitalize your kitchen with meticulous cleaning. Work your magic by:

  • Hitting up the oven, microwave, and fridge for a deep clean.
  • Wipe down those countertops and give surfaces a good disinfecting.
  • Don’t forget to toss out the trash and recycling for a fresh and inviting kitchen vibe.

This way, not only will your kitchen look top-notch, but it’ll also be the perfect spot for some holiday cheer.

DUST AND VACUUM

DUST AND VACUUM

Let’s spice up your cleaning routine and give your space a fresh vibe. We’re diving into the magical world of dusting and vacuuming to bring new life to your living areas. Master it by:

Dusting your surfaces

  • Take time to sweep away the dust bunnies from shelves, furniture, and decorations, uncovering cherished memories.
  • Dive into the task, ensuring every nook is free from the boring settled dust of time.

Vacuuming the carpets and rugs

  • Take the excitement to the floors, where a rejuvenating vacuum session awaits, ready to dance to freshness.
  • Picture a vacuum waltz, gracefully lifting away debris and invisible traces.

This isn’t just about cleaning; it’s about transforming your space into a vibrant and lively haven. Say goodbye to the dull dust of time and hello to a home filled with newfound sparkle and energy.

REFRESH BEDDING AND LINENS

REFRESH BEDDING AND LINENS

Give your bedroom a lively makeover. We’re diving into the world of fresh linens and fabric care to turn your sleep space into a vibrant sanctuary. You can achieve that by:

Changing and washing bed linens

  • Swapping out tired sheets for a fresh set, instantly transforming your sleep haven.
  • Tossing them in the wash for that delightful, just-laundered scent.

Laundering or spot-cleaning fabrics

  • Show some love to your curtains—spin them in the wash or spot clean for an instant pick-me-up.
  • Revive upholstery with laundering or spot-cleaning magic, saying goodbye to stains.
  • Fresh up throw pillows for a cozy and inviting touch.

This isn’t just about chores; it’s about turning your bedroom into a refreshed haven. With changed linens, crisp curtains, and revived upholstery, you’re crafting a space that radiates comfort and charm. Get ready to relax in style!

SANITIZE HIGH-TOUCH AREAS

SANITIZE HIGH-TOUCH AREAS

Get ready to transform your space into a germ-free haven! Let’s dive into the crucial task of sanitizing high-touch areas for a sparkling, safe home. Implement this by:

Disinfecting doorknobs, light switches, and remote controls

  • Give doorknobs a germ-busting makeover for extra cleanliness.
  • Disinfect light switches to keep your space bright and pristine.
  • Show remote controls some love with a thorough disinfecting session.

Cleaning and disinfecting bathroom surfaces

  • Elevate your bathroom with a spa-like freshness through a thorough cleaning and disinfecting routine.
  • Ensure every nook is spotless for a hygienic and inviting space.

 

Say goodbye to germs and hello to a cleaner, safer home! By sanitizing these high-touch areas, you’re creating a space that shines with health and hygiene. Get ready to enjoy a germ-free living experience.

POLISH FURNITURE AND APPLIANCES

POLISH FURNITURE AND APPLIANCES

Ready to bring some dazzle to your space? We’re diving into the world of polishing furniture and appliances for that extra shine. Make it happen by:

Polishing wooden furniture

  • Restore the glory of your wooden furniture with a thorough polish.
  • Watch it transform as the shine comes back, making a stylish statement.

Polish stainless-steel appliances

  • Show love to your sleek stainless-steel appliances with a good polish.
  • See them gleam, adding a touch of modern elegance to your kitchen.

This isn’t just about polishing; it’s about elevating your space to a whole new level of brilliance and sophistication. Get ready to shine bright!

WASH WINDOWS AND MIRRORS

WASH WINDOWS AND MIRRORS

Let’s refresh the view. We’re delving into the simple task of washing windows and mirrors to bring clarity to your space. Let’s clear away the smudges and enhance the atmosphere. Make it possible by:

Cleaning Windows and Mirrors

  • Give your windows and mirrors a subtle makeover for a cleaner, clearer environment.
  • Embrace the simple pleasure of a clear view and a calm, brightened atmosphere.

It’s more than just cleaning; it’s about fostering a serene and inviting space. With freshly washed windows and mirrors, enjoy a quiet, clear perspective of your surroundings.

OUTDOOR SPACES

OUTDOOR SPACES

Let’s give your outdoor spaces a quick refresh. We’re focusing on simple tasks to create an inviting atmosphere. You can do that by:

Cleaning and setting up outdoor decorations

  • Early cleaning and setup bring a touch of charm to outdoor decorations.

Sweeping the porch or entrance area

  • Keep it tidy with a quick sweep for a welcoming first impression.

It’s not just cleaning; it’s about transforming your outdoor space into a welcoming haven. With a clean and decorated outdoor area, enjoy the fresh air and enhanced curb appeal.

SET A TIMER AND TAKE BREAKS

SET A TIMER AND TAKE BREAKS

Let’s clean smartly. We’re exploring the power of timers and breaks to keep things efficient and enjoyable during the festive season. Get that going by:

Setting a timer for short cleaning bursts

  • Maintain focus with short, timed cleaning bursts.
  • Break tasks into manageable chunks for heightened productivity.

Taking Breaks

  • Avoid burnout by incorporating breaks into your cleaning routine.
  • Embrace the festive season with moments of relaxation.

It’s not just about cleaning; it’s about doing it efficiently and preserving your holiday spirit. With timed cleaning bursts and well-deserved breaks, find the balance between a tidy space and festive enjoyment.

The more you think of the upcoming holidays, the more stressful it becomes especially for those who have a tight or busy schedule. You can always opt to avail of cleaning services — you’ll surely keep up with the holiday and enjoy it with your family, with ease!

As you get your home ready for the holidays, take it slow and enjoy the process. The aim is to make a cozy and welcoming space for you and your guests. So, don’t rush—savor every step, and let your home become a comfy holiday haven. 

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It’s not just about decorations; it’s about making a warm and inviting place that feels just right for the season. Take a moment to enjoy the holiday vibes as you create a comfy space for everyone to enjoy.

'Tis the season of joy! Warm wishes for the holidays from PWC Realty

Share your holiday magic with us. Connect on social media, subscribe for festive cheer in your inbox, and join our community celebrations. Let’s keep the Christmas spirit alive together. Wishing you a season of love and laughter. Until next time, stay merry and bright! 🎄✨

SPRING IS HERE – AT LAST!

SPRING IS HERE – AT LAST!

FINALLY! SPRING IS HERE

Have you checked your garden’s condition these past few weeks over winter?

When was the last time you strolled in your garden and let the plants speak to you while you pondered What would you do in your garden this Spring for the upcoming year?

Will you be an artist with colour? Will you be more practical with kitchen herbs, vegetables, fruit, and salad plants? Or, will you be into studying and growing natural medicinal plants?  You could combine all three ideas throughout your garden.

SPRING IS HERE

We can start with the basics…….

Here are some things to take into consideration to make your efforts successful.

Identify where are the shady spots and where are the sunny spots and at what time of the day.

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What is the condition of your soil? Is it well-draining, or does it need some humus & manure dug in? Are you going to put mulch down to save water, if so what kind of mulch? And will you do it before or after you plant? (You could plant first then mulch when the plants are bigger later on.

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How is your reticulation working and where is it positioned for maximum effect?

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What kinds of flowers do you want this year – the same as before or something new? What colours?

What height of plants do you want? How big do the plants grow and how many do you want of a certain kind?

Would you like a perfumed garden this year with honeysuckle, jasmine, gardenias, and other such plants like Brunfelsia bonodora—commonly known as “yesterday, today, and tomorrow”? Some of these plants are shrubs and are long-term items for your garden.

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Do you want to look into companionable planting—what is this? Well, it is planting plants together that take care of the pests and bugs. Lady birds for instance are wonderful for getting rid of thrips so encouraging them into your garden is a good idea. Frogs too provide a very valuable service for eating bugs and flies—they love moist shady areas to hide with a water feature to lay their eggs in. My friend has 5 different species of frogs in her backyard garden amongst the trees and shrubs.

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EDIBLE PLANTS AND KITCHEN HERBS

Herbs—this is a varied family and often dual purpose with medicinal use. They are easy to grow and they attract pollinators. While you need to replant basil, coriander, and summer dill every spring, many herbs, like thyme, sage, and oregano, are perennials that grow back every year.

Gardeners nowadays, especially on social media like TikTok are always creating videos about eating vegetables from your garden and recipes to put them to good use.  Various plants like asparagus, artichokes, basil, chives, and berry types have been said to be more common in gardening as they are both beautiful in appearance and delicious in taste—tempt yourself with this

MEDICINAL PLANTS

It is not a secret that these types of plants are essential and have been practiced in gardening for centuries. More and more people are getting into this because of its qualities and convenience, may it be for first aid, detox, vitamins, and a lot more that you can put into your garden. Plants such as chamomile—which can help aid sleep, and mint for a stomach ache are great examples of medicinal plants.  Others are sage, rosemary, lavender, comfrey, bergamont……

GROUND COVER PLANTS

Flower carpet roses, aubretia, creeping herbs like creeping thyme or rosemary, and just some ideas.

In barren spots in your garden when it is difficult to grow a plant, ground-covering plants help fill up the area by covering the soil and covering the bare ground. They may also help in the soil’s preservation of nutrients and moisture, thereby decreasing the number of weeds that appear.

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TRAILING PLANTS

Plants in this category are often underrated which I think is something they do not deserve. Who doesn’t want a little drama in their garden, right? Imagine a plant that creates a cascading or water-like effect—endless possibilities. Plus, they can be used as a ground cover, or maybe just hang them over a basket, or even cover up those hard-to-grow places in your garden. These plants can also be used indoors especially during winter since they’re perennials. Just don’t forget to put them back out when spring comes.  Creeping jenny, calibrachoa, and vinca vine are the most recommended trailing plants.

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VARIEGATED PLANTS

This is every gardener’s favourite one for sure.

Variegated leaved plants bring colour to the garden without the need for flowers – they come in a multitude of colours, shapes & sizes not just white/cream & green, but to get the best colour from them, you must make sure you have the right sun filter and soil for them. These types of plants can thrive even in the winter season. 

VARIEGATED PLANTS

SUCCULENTS

Other than the fact that they are easy to grow and maintain, these babies have hundreds of varieties that differ in every shape, size, and colour. Make sure to choose the perfect ones that fit your garden, like lemon coral, emerald empress hens, and chicks. Then you can be certain that you can picture a wonderful transformation from that.

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ROSE

We all know that this romantic and lovely type of plant is perfect for any garden setting. May it be on special occasions like weddings, birthdays, engagement parties, or even just on a date night with your loved one. This plant is also used in gifts and for home décor. Many new types of roses are said to be long-blooming and because of that fact, it is easier to maintain however, it is the older types of roses that have the perfume, not the hybrids so you could mix them up as some of the hybrids are quite colourful— there is a red rose that is nearly black in colour and that is a beauty. They do require a bit of care with pruning pre-winter and thinning in the spring when they are shooting to make sure the centers do not become too dense.

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FERTILIZERS

Providing your garden with the nutrients your plants need is a must. Bags of sheep manure, cow & chicken manure (use sparingly) are some suggestions as well as straw and fertilizer mix which provides a mulch that breaks down into your soil adding further water retention properties for the dry summers of Perth.   Also, remember the microbes……… these are imperative to have a healthy garden and work wonders, speak to your gardening shop to get the rundown on what these can do to your garden.

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These are just some basic suggestions to get you back into the garden after the winter to enjoy the sunshine, move the body, and get into your creative side.

ENJOY THIS WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR AND GET A SPRING BACK INTO YOUR STEP

Those of you who love your gardens, are well down this track as you have been itching to get in and pull everything out and start again. Your soils will be rich and just need tweaking to bring them back to their best, the retic will be working and your days prowling through Bunnings and other nursery shops will be top of your shopping list. I have a friend that is a garden addict plus a wonderful chef so I know not to interrupt or visit her for the next 4 weeks, her son and son-in-law will be pulled in to do the manual work and they will turn up as they love her cooking – bribery at play, she is no fool. Food is the bonding tool of families!!!!!

Tips and hacks to step up in the game of saving

Tips and hacks to step up in the game of saving

Looking to make your money work harder for you?

Our blog is here to guide you through the art of saving and achieving your financial goals.

There are many ways that come to mind whenever we talk about saving money, however, the reality is this can be harder to do than we think, especially these days with rising inflation which has struck worldwide not just in Australia….  Funny isn’t it that the word inflation came on the news and the next day everything in the shops became more expensive –  I did not know that you could plough, plant, fertilize, grow, and harvest vegetables in 24 hours to cover the increase in costs!!!!!

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Does this mean that we should be worried? Is this an indication of something much bigger, or is this merely a wake-up call for us to be more strategic and think of ways to save and stop to think about how and where we are spending our money? It is so easy to spend money with a card vs cash in your wallet which makes it more tangible to your brain.

Saving money doesn’t mean that you need to sacrifice the weekly catch-up with friends or that favorite drink you buy every payday. There are a lot of alternatives to uncontrolled spending, so a little preparation may be one of your money-saving solutions.

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Separate your accounts

Separate your money into multiple accounts for expenses like mortgage payments and savings. This helps you understand your spending and avoid unnecessary expenses. Set up automatic direct debits from your pay to your savings accounts, ensuring you don’t miss any payments and you have allocated them aside in your budget

Separate your accounts

Undertake savings challenges

Money is frequently spent on tiny pleasures such as new clothes, sneakers, or maybe going to the movies. However, even the most insignificant wants can soon add up and cost hundreds of dollars per year. Set reasonable savings objectives, or maybe try to take money saving challenges, or do activities such as making coffee at home for a week, not buying clothes for a month, or buying used instead of new to save money.  Remember however, to put the money that you would have been spending in a jar and deposit the money into your savings account….. otherwise you are not saving money but spending it more slowly!!!!

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Give yourself an allowance

To save money, set a budget and commit to it, but remember to factor in some ‘treat money’ to reward yourself or your family for going without for other items but make sure it is less that you would have been spending. This will help you stay motivated and save effectively.

Setting aside your money for essentials like rent, groceries, and bills, as well as personal expenses, can help you create a budget that allows you to get clarity on where and how you spend your money when temptation is not right in front of you, but rather you are looking at reaching your money saving goal – this keeps you focused and motivated.

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Evaluate your insurance or investments

To build your pension and ensure you have more in retirement, it’s critical for you to evaluate the foundations of your account, such as fees, insurance, and investing possibilities, as this allows you to compare funds and select those that offer the best value. Monthly payments should be considered, and insurance coverage should be carefully considered to what is absolutely necessary for your family to recover & be protected in the event of an emergency.  

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Adjusting the investments you make to meet your financial goals and tolerance for risk, can result in improved long-term results. Choosing the right investment option at the right time might have a big impact on your financial standing.  Most funds have professionals on hand to assist you in making the best pension choices, but do retain your responsibility by educating yourself about investing and keep an eye on the market for adjustments to minimize risk and the performance – sit and forget is not a good idea because the market outlook changes and you may need to take preventative action.

Plan grocery shopping in advanceed

Have you ever gone to the grocery store to get some household items and come home with a tub of ice cream? To avoid impulse purchases, make a list & be disciplined so you are spending to your budget for the week or shop online. Meal planning helps maintain a budget by using budget-friendly recipes and choosing meals with similar components. Minimizing unnecessary purchases while offering a healthy diet saves waste and increases savings.  The less times you go to the grocery store the less you will be tempted to buy on impulse.

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Check your pantry and fridge for fresh supplies while creating a shopping list of what you’ll need. Avoid doubling up on goods and go to the supermarket at the end of the day for meat and bread discounts. This will help you save money on unnecessary purchases.  If you have a large panty or storage buying by the carton or multiple items when the food items you regularly use are on special will also save money in the long run as well.

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Garage sales and Market Place local suburb pages on Facebook can provide good quality items at bargain prices or even free from people downsizing and these items can be kitchen utensils, pans or appliances,  or tools like drills and ladders.  Second hand stores are also good places to go shopping for quality clothes in good areas, books and a wide assortment of items including toys.

Rent various products like campervans, tents, bicycles, children’s equipment, lawnmowers, computers, and apparel from online platforms like Facebook Marketplace, instead of purchasing them.

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Get energy smart

Starting basic home routines and replacing fixtures and fittings with sustainable options is a great opportunity to save money and improve the environment.

Lower your environmental impact and save money by turning off appliances, using energy-saving LED bulbs, washing clothes in cold water, and stocking up on door snakes and seals. Use government websites to get the best energy and gas discounts, and consider turning off appliances at the wall and using cold water instead of hot water for better indoor air quality.

Once you become determined to save money to meet a target, you will be surprised where you find you can save dollars here and there – the trick is if you save yourself $5.00 by not having a coffee then put that $5.00 in a jar; you will be surprised how quickly, cents become dollars and dollars become fifty dollars and fifty dollars become hundreds.

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We hope this blog will get you thinking about what to you are doing when you are spending your money – you will now have a filter “do I need this or do I want it” – if you need it you buy it but you would be surprised how many things you think you need you actually in fact can do without and it is a want… this takes self-discipline I grant you, but the reward is greater than the pain. By the way, do not forget to spoil yourself every now and again just to keep yourself out of scarcity thinking, at all times be grateful for what you have and visualize the goal you are aiming for and how you will feel when you achieve it.  

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Jo helped us to acquire the most rewarding investment property in our portfolio. She is the most diligent and present agent I have ever met in my 20 years experience in property investment. She provides one stop service and did all the heavy lifting on post purchase work till we got the good tenants that contributed good returns. I highly recommend her! “

Shenny Ruan

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