Perth Vacancy Rate Increases To 10-Month High
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Perth Vacancy Rate Increases To 10-Month High

The biggest one-month increase since April 2020.

By Kanebridge News
Tue, Jul 20, 2021Grey Clock < 1 min

The Perth vacancy rate increased to 1.2 per cent in June 2021, the highest-level Perth has seen since August 2020.

REIWA President Damian Collins said not only was it the highest vacancy rate Perth had seen since August 2020, but it was the biggest one-month increase since April 2020.

“While we are still a way off the two to three per cent figure required for a balanced market, the improvements observed since the end of the rental moratorium are encouraging and suggest there is light at the end of the tunnel,” Mr Collins said.

Since the end of March, data shows listings for rent have increased 5.7 per cent in Perth.

The five suburbs to record the biggest percentage froth increase in rental listings include Balga (+108%), Highgate (+90%), Osborne Park (+67%), Karinya (+60%) and Piara Waters (+54%).

Mr Collins added that the increase in listings shows confidence in the market starting to return and is backed by the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics data which indicates investor loan approvals in Western Australia to $498 million in May 2021 – up 10% when compared to April 2021.

However, Mr Collins adds, “As the year progresses, we should see more available rental properties hit the market as investors return and current tenants take advantage of WA’s affordable house prices to become first home buyers.”


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By Robyn Willis
Fri, Aug 19, 2022 < 1 min

Treechangers seeking a home and income should take note of this west coast property in picturesque Pickering Brook in the Perth Hills, which comes with its own live-in residents.

Known as ‘the Margaret River of the Hills’ the area boasts stunning bushland while being just 30 minutes from all the amenity Perth has to offer.

With eight bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, this property is a home and business, operating as a thriving day spa, Hidden Valley Eco Lodges and Day Spa.

The private main residence is made of rammed earth for thermal comfort and has three bedrooms, luxurious bathroom and a large open plan living area. A private jacuzzi on the spacious entertaining deck is the perfect spot for enjoying beautiful bushland views at the end of a long day.

For day spa guests, there are four deluxe spa treatment rooms serviced by qualified staff, a reception area and lounge plus a commercial kitchen. Overnight guests can choose from five lodges with fully equipped kitchen and heated jacuzzi. As a going concern with a consistently high annual turnover, it’s a unique opportunity for the right buyer.

Set over 5.46ha, the property is also home to a very special group of residents: a small herd of alpacas, which are included in the sale.

Price guide: $6.5 million

Inspection: By expression of interest

Agent: Susanne Broido, The Agency 0499 770 237