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Save the date for Christmas in Chinatown

Save the date for Christmas in Chinatown

Planning is well underway on Broome’s annual community Christmas celebration in Chinatown with the event happening on Friday 6 December from 4pm to 8pm.

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5 Regional Centres Record Sales Activity Growth (September quarter)

5 Regional Centres Record Sales Activity Growth (September quarter)

Sales activity has improved in the September 2019 quarter, with five of Western Australia’s nine regional centres recording an increase of more than 19 per cent.

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Cyclone Clean Up

Cyclone Clean Up

The Broome Waste Management Facility will take household rubbish for free on the last weekend in October and first in November to help prepare the town for cyclone season.

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Vote for Broome's Future

Vote for Broome's Future

It is very important that you vote in the Shire Council election this Saturday.Many of the candidates have refused to endorse or support the Kimberley Marine Service Base, even in principle.This type of development will provide Broome with a much-n...

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Recent Law Changes

Recent Law Changes

Laws to allow renters to fix furniture to walls to prevent death or injury to children from toppling furniture have passed through State Parliament. The Consumer Protection Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 amends the Residential Tenancies Act and means landlords must allow tenants, who submit a...

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REIWA Top 30 Winners for Property Management

REIWA Top 30 Winners for Property Management

Congratulations to our Property Management team who were recently recognised in REIWA's top performers.In fact we were the ONLY Broome agent mentioned and we were competing against a much larger demographic with a lot of other agents.This is the fi...

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Chinatown Stage Two gets green light

Chinatown Stage Two gets green light

Further upgrades are coming to Chinatown following the announcement by WA Premier Mark McGowan of $11.95 million in funding towards Stage Two of the Chinatown Revitalisation Project.   The Shire of Broome has also committed $3.6 million to the project, wit...

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$110m Marine Base for Broome

$110m Marine Base for Broome

A private Western Australian company has gained state government approval to develop a floating wharf and onshore terminal at the port of Broome, targeting oil and gas services and cruise ships as its main customers.The $110 million project will be constructed and funded by Kimberl...

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Experience Counts - Strong Results in a Tough Market

Experience Counts - Strong Results in a Tough Market

First National Real Estate Broome is a family business and has been managing properties for over 30 years. Our manager of Property Management, Charmaine Snow has been with our agency for 20 of those years and we are really proud of our team and the service we provide. We are the leading Leas...

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Congratulations Lana & Fraser

Congratulations Lana & Fraser

Some exciting accolades in our office the last couple of months. We knew our sales team were kicking goals but being recognised by the Real Estate Institute of Western Australia just shows the hard work both are put...

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Online Signatures Have Arrived!!

Online Signatures Have Arrived!!

Recently we asked ourselves is the pen-and-paper approach to completing business agreements slowing us down? Our Agency is all about regularly updating our systems and procedures to remain as efficient and productive as we can to offer the best service we can.Traditionally, getti...

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Property Styling Now Available in Broome

Property Styling Now Available in Broome

Edwina recently made the seachange from Adelaide to Broome and luckily for us, has started Enhanced Property Styling. She has years of experience in the creative industry and visual merchandising and offers a mailto:[email protected]?subject=Free%20quote%20service&body=H...

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Small Décor Ideas that can have Big Results for Your Tenants

Small Décor Ideas that can have Big Results for Your Tenants

By making small changes to your rental property, you can make it much more appealing to tenants. When your property experiences a vacancy, it’s the perfect time to make some basic improvements that can add value and appeal.Before you startObviousl...

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Broome's Getting a Bike Park

Broome's Getting a Bike Park

The wheels are in motion on the first stage of the new BRAC 1 Youth Bike Precinct as construction gets underway. The new facility is being created on vacant land off Frederick St between Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre and the Boulevard shopping centre and is being undertaken in s...

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June Quarter Stats See Bottom of the Market

June Quarter Stats See Bottom of the Market

The decline in property prices continued in the June quarter and will most likely mark the bottom of the cycle, according to the latest research from the Real Estate Institute of Australia.REIA President Adrian Kelly said REIA Real Estate Market Facts for the June 2019 quarter show...

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Claiming Maintenance, Repairs & Improvements

Claiming Maintenance, Repairs & Improvements

One of the most common mistakes made by property investors when completing their annual tax return is confusing repairs, maintenance and improvements. According to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), repairs are considered work completed to fix damage or det...

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Top 6 tips to child proof your home

Top 6 tips to child proof your home

When a new baby arrives, a whole new level of domestic geography is revealed to unsuspecting new parents. Innocent cupboards become death traps and doorways and drawers potentially become dangerous guillotines for small fingers.Here’s our list of top tips that you can refer t...

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What should you ask at a home open?

What should you ask at a home open?

Are you one of those people who rush through an open home, thinking about where you’ll put the sofa and how you can renovate? If so, then you are probably also the one filled with regret before the ink has even dried on the contract. It’s always exciting to see a new property, but ...

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Buying? Leave your rose-coloured glasses at home!

Buying? Leave your rose-coloured glasses at home!

At this point in time, consumers have more access to whatever we want than ever before. Maybe it’s the digital revolution that has given us a greater sense of entitlement, along with a sharper impatience for a quick hit. Maybe we just panic buy, because we get overwhelmed with the sheer ...

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Tips to Finding the Perfect Agent

Tips to Finding the Perfect Agent

If you’re thinking of buying, selling or renting you may already have an agent or be familiar enough with those in Broome to choose one. However, that may not always be the case – too much time may have passed since you last interacted with the agent, the market may be too differen...

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Misconceptions about Selling Property

Misconceptions about Selling Property

There are a lot of things to consider when selling your property, but few of us realise as we go through our ‘To Do’ list, just how many of those action items are actually huge misconceptions. When researching dos and don’ts, the best strategy is to pay attention to advice th...

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Preparing Your Air Conditioner for the Warmer Months

Preparing Your Air Conditioner for the Warmer Months

It's important to clean your air conditioner to maintain good air quality in your home. Filters inside air conditioners are designed to catch dust and microbes, but if not cleaned regularly they can clog up and collect moisture and even mould. That's not good for you or for your air con...

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5 Reasons Millenial First Home Buyers will Never See Better Conditions

5 Reasons Millenial First Home Buyers will Never See Better Conditions

Millennials and younger first home buyers may not yet have seen the urgency but we are urging them to get off the sidelines and seize their opportunity to buy now, before the Morrison Government’s First Home Loan Deposit Scheme starts on 1 January 2020.We have record low inte...

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How to successfully navigate an office/ shop fit out

How to successfully navigate an office/ shop fit out

Organising, planning and budgeting for an office or retail fit out can seem overwhelming but with these helpful tips you'll be ready to go in no time.1. Consider employees / friends or familyAsk your staff, family or friends for their opinions on your ideas s...

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A word about Landlord Protection Insurance and the recent Domestic Violence Laws that have come into effect from WA

A word about Landlord Protection Insurance and the recent Domestic Violence Laws that have come into effect from WA

Landlords should check their Landlord Protection Policy as it will depend on the cover of the individual policy if they can claim this or not. If a tenant has legally been able to cease their lease under Domestic Violence Laws, it is unlikely that the Rent Default section could be enacted.<b...

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What’s the difference between a repair and an improvement?

What’s the difference between a repair and an improvement?

Deductions for repairs, maintenance and improvements are matters the Australian Taxation Office pay particular attention to on annual tax returns. For this reason, it is important that landlords understand the difference. Repairs Repairs are...

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Tax Tips for Property Investors

Tax Tips for Property Investors

With tax time fast approaching, here are four commonly asked questions you should be asking yourself to ensure you are maximising yields from your investment property.1. What deductions am I entitled to?&nbsp;As a property investor, you&rsquo;re entitle...

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National Rental Yields

National Rental Yields

Corelogic&rsquo;s national rental index held firm in May and was up 0.4% over the past 12 months. The Darwin and Sydney rental markets remain as the largest drag on national rental growth, with rental rates falling 5.2% and 2.9% respectively over the past twelve months.&nbsp;Hobart...

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Why you should be careful with interest only loans

Why you should be careful with interest only loans

Is an interest-only loan right for you? New banking regulations mean you need to be careful.&nbsp;Amid the credit crunch that is dragging on house prices, it is tempting for borrowers to seek out interest-only loans to minimise their repayments and maximise the amount of capital th...

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Drone Photography Now Available

Drone Photography Now Available

If you are looking for a way for your home or investment to stand out from the crowd then you need to consider drone photography. In additional to professional photographer Taryn Yeates is now offering CASA licensed and insured Commercial Drone Photography as well. https://i....

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Book inspections online for Sales & Rentals

Book inspections online for Sales & Rentals

Life just got so much easier for you and us with an instant online booking system now available.We are thrilled to launch online bookings for all our sales and rental properties making life so much easier for our clients. As you scroll through our website now you're able to select ...

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What's Happening in the Broome Market?

What's Happening in the Broome Market?

The Broome property market is very much still a buyer&rsquo;s market with many Owners seeking market appraisals in an environment where buyers have the choice of many properties to choose from and compare within their budget and description range. Buyers are predominantly compromised of owner/...

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RCD Reminder

RCD Reminder

Residual current devices (RCDs) save lives!New legislation came in November 2018 that requires all electrical installations in new residential builds after 1 January 2019 to comply with&nbsp;_blank...

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Changes to WA Residential Tenancy Act - Family and Domestic Violence

Changes to WA Residential Tenancy Act - Family and Domestic Violence

Recent changes to WA Residential Tenancy Act have come into effect on April 15th&nbsp;2019 and gives tenants the ability to vacate a lease with seven day&rsquo;s notice in cases of domestic or family violence. &nbsp;&nbsp;To end a tenancy due to Family and Domestic Vio...

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Have you considered a Pop Up Shop?

Have you considered a Pop Up Shop?

As we enter Broome's busier months now is a great opportunity to consider leasing a commercial property for a pop up shop and to test the market. Enjoy the flexibility of your owning business without having to commit long term, particuarly if you enjoy escaping over the wet season....

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LABOR’S NEGATIVE GEARING POLICY RISKS RECESSION

LABOR’S NEGATIVE GEARING POLICY RISKS RECESSION

The Australian Labor party is going to the federal election with a risky housing tax policy that will exacerbate already falling house prices, force up rents and threaten the broader economy.&nbsp;Labor&rsquo;s strategy to halve the capital gains tax discount and restrict negative ...

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Combining Dedication & Exceptional Customer Service

Combining Dedication & Exceptional Customer Service

Congratulations to our Manager, Charmaine Snow who just celebrated 19 years of continued service with our Agency.Charmaine is one of those people who truly fit the definition of &ldquo;Awesome&rdquo; and&nbsp; &ldquo;Extraordinary&rdquo;By combining dedication and excep...

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Broome Rental Market Update - April 2019

Broome Rental Market Update - April 2019

The Broome rental market is slowly stabilising again after the wet season.&nbsp; Last week we leased 10 properties in one week and more than 80 properties overall in the past 12 weeks. That is on average 1 property per day.While leasing activity is slightly down from this time last...

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How can you maximise your exposure online when selling?

How can you maximise your exposure online when selling?

In a slower market you may consider tightening your purse strings when it comes to advertising your&nbsp;property. Whilst decreasing your advertising spend can be tempting when the market is not at its peak, investing in that little bit extra upfront can actually pay off in the long run.<br ...

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How our Leasing Officer helps owners and prospective tenants

How our Leasing Officer helps owners and prospective tenants

I am the Leasing officer at First National Real Estate Broome and my main focus is leasing properties to quality tenants. I handle all of our rental enquiries, phone, internet and email and arrange viewings when required.&nbsp;I offer an immediate service where potential tenants ...

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Looking for accurate information in an uncertain market?

Looking for accurate information in an uncertain market?

If you've been considering buying or selling in Broome but aren't sure about the current market how beneficial would it be to have an experienced, qualified valuer working for you?Earlier this year Fraser joined our Sales Team as a Property Consultant coming from an extensive backg...

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Ways To Splash Extra Cash From Depreciation

Ways To Splash Extra Cash From Depreciation

When an investor starts claiming depreciation, they can reduce their tax liability.&nbsp;This is because depreciation essentially lowers their taxable income, meaning they may be able to put more money back in their pocket at tax time.&nbsp;For many investors, the additional savi...

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Thunderbird Mineral Sands Project Update

Thunderbird Mineral Sands Project Update

Sheffield Resources&rsquo; Thunderbird Mineral Sands Project is located midway between Derby and Broome.&nbsp;All key permitting has been secured, financing is on track&nbsp;and the Project is construction ready. &nbsp; Thunderbird promises the people of the Kimberley intergenerational...

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Hurry, the doors are open to property opportunities!

Hurry, the doors are open to property opportunities!

If you are influenced by popular opinion, then you&rsquo;ll probably be sitting on the real estate side-lines right now, at least as far as property investment is concerned. General sentiment is that the Australian property market is &lsquo;crumbling around our ears&rsquo; or &lsquo;falling at...

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Does Renovating Add Value?

Does Renovating Add Value?

To make sure your renovation adds value to the property, you first need to know the fastest and least expensive methods to multiply every dollar you spend on your renovation.&nbsp;Renovating areas that increase first impressions, ie kitchen and bathrooms, painting, floors and gar...

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Have you noticed a difference to your insurance costs?

Have you noticed a difference to your insurance costs?

Following the West's Article "Storm clouds loom over North West insurance hikes"&nbsp;have you noticed a difference in your policy prices?The&nbsp;...

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Real Estate in the New Year

Real Estate in the New Year

Like them or hate them, New Years Resolutions may or may not be something you choose to participate in but they are a great time to at least reflect on what you've achieved and what you plan to do this year.&nbsp;The WA economy is looking very positive for 2019 which is great news ...

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Signs of Life for WA - from Domain

Signs of Life for WA - from Domain

After&nbsp;10 years in the doldrums Western Australia&rsquo;s property market&nbsp;is showing signs of life. The end of the largest mining boom in Australia&rsquo;s history&nbsp;was swiftly followed by a severe&nbsp;downturn in the property market, with property prices falling in Perth...

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What’s happening in the Broome Rental Market and looking back at 2018.

What’s happening in the Broome Rental Market and looking back at 2018.

In this past week we have had a flurry of rental properties hit the market that has made our vacancy rate a bit skewed. At the beginning of Dec our vacancy rate was 4.45% but is now nudging slightly above 5%.The lowest our vacancy rate has been this year was in July just above 1% a...

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Embrace Digital Marketing

Embrace Digital Marketing

Much of the marketing and advertising in real estate previously has been about blasting consumers and hoping to attract as many potential buyers or tenants as possible. In fact there are still quite a few agents using this approach.Marketing mediums have changed dramatically over t...

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Stable property market conditions expected in WA in 2019

Stable property market conditions expected in WA in 2019

REIWA&rsquo;s 2019 outlook indicates the WA property market should remain stable in the New Year, with some notable improvements expected in the Perth rental market.&nbsp;REIWA President Damian Collins said market conditions throughout 2018 had been fairly subdued, with the most significant ...

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On average, one young child dies from drowning in a portable pool in Australia every year?

On average, one young child dies from drowning in a portable pool in Australia every year?

Did you know that, on average, one young child dies from drowning in a portable pool in Australia every year? In addition to those fatalities other children will be hospitalised and some left with severe brain damage.As portable pools &ndash; also known as wading, paddling, inflata...

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Tips for First Home Buyers

Tips for First Home Buyers

Don't just take our word for it - in part one, Australia&rsquo;s leading experts in home buying share their top tips and pieces of advice to remember when buying your first home. Create a definite list of all of the things your property MUST have. Take this list with you when ...

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Real Estate Tips for the Silly Season

Real Estate Tips for the Silly Season

Where has this year gone? Hard to believe we are already starting our Christmas festivities and considering changes for the New Year. Hopefully you&rsquo;ll be able to enjoy some form of a relaxing break over Christmas and celebrations with family or friends.&nbsp;So before the hea...

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Tox Free Christmas Wish for Recycling

Tox Free Christmas Wish for Recycling

Who doesn't wish for a cleaner environment this Christmas?? We are helping Toxfree spread the message for correct recycling. They have been finding&nbsp;a high number of contamination found in the Front Lift Recycle Bins throughout Broome.To help ensure recycling is contamination f...

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How to Manage an Investment Property

How to Manage an Investment Property

Are you weighing up the benefits of using a property manager? If you think you&rsquo;ll be able to handle managing your investment property on your own, we recommend you consider the value a property manager brings.A property manager will save you a lot of time and hassle. They c...

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What if i need to sell my house unexpectedly?

What if i need to sell my house unexpectedly?

We are living longer.&nbsp;Marrying more. Divorcing more.&nbsp;Subsequently, we have complex webs of financial and family arrangements.As we go through life, traumatic events can happen. When a loved one passes away, all those complications can suddenly bubble to the surface. Conse...

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What's happening in Broome (Oct 2018 Update)

What's happening in Broome (Oct 2018 Update)

Today officially marks the first day of the wet season ...&nbsp;lucky for us we are still enjoying beautiful Broome balmy weather.&nbsp;&nbsp; We had a great October in both our Sales and Property Management teams which are great signs for our market. In Sales we had ...

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WOO HOO Qantas extends WA resident airfare flight discounts

WOO HOO Qantas extends WA resident airfare flight discounts

Perth Now reports that QANTAS has announced it will extend it&rsquo;s discount on airfares for residents of several regional WA towns.&nbsp;A trial of the residents&rsquo; fare program began in November 2017, with airfares to nine regional cities in Australia discounted by 10 to 30 per cent fo...

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10 things to do BEFORE moving into your new home

10 things to do BEFORE moving into your new home

In the spirit of keeing moving day as stress free as possible we've come up with some handy tips to help get you through.If you haven't yet found the right property we have a great selection of properties for buying or renting. In fact our VIP alert system ensures you'll be the f...

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It's Time to Bag a Broome Bargain

It's Time to Bag a Broome Bargain

With a very strong link between job creation, housing demand and property prices now is a great time to bag yourself a Broome Bargain. The Thunderbird project alone will make a significant contribution to our&nbsp;ec...

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Broome Market Report Now Available (Oct edition)

Broome Market Report Now Available (Oct edition)

Would you like to know what's happening in Broome's Sales &amp; Rental Market?&nbsp;Our latest Broome Activity Report is a great way to keep up to date with what's happening in your local market. Find out what properties have sold and for what price as well as a Property Management...

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What's happening in Broome's Real Estate Market (Oct 2018 Update)

What's happening in Broome's Real Estate Market (Oct 2018 Update)

While the market in Sydney and Melbourne is now seeing the downside of their market, over on the other side of the country ie the &ldquo;West Coast Eagles&rdquo; side we are finally seeing some real positive signs.&nbsp;Competition is still the name of the game when it comes to ren...

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 FEDERAL ENVIRONMENTAL APPROVAL GRANTED FOR THUNDERBIRD

FEDERAL ENVIRONMENTAL APPROVAL GRANTED FOR THUNDERBIRD

Sheffield Resources Limited (&ldquo;Sheffield&rdquo;, &ldquo;the Company&rdquo;) (ASX: SFX) is pleased to advise that the Australian Government&rsquo;s Department of the Environment and Energy has granted environmental approval for the Thunderbird Mineral Sands Project (Thunderbird) under the ...

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What's the future for WA look like?

What's the future for WA look like?

A recent article from Business News Western Australia details approx 130 billon dollars worth of major projects under way or in the pipeline across the mining, oil and gas, transport and construction sectors in WA.&nbsp;The top 20 projects alone are worth about $101 billion, with t...

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Does Property Represent a Secure, Long Term form of Wealth Creation?

Does Property Represent a Secure, Long Term form of Wealth Creation?

A well-managed investment property can offer distinct advantages, including income and capital growth. Many investors are able to use their investment property to reduce the tax payable on their assessable income. Property is also an important component of an entire investment portfolio, par...

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Why you need to be considering an Investment in Broome

Why you need to be considering an Investment in Broome

Other than Broome being a great holiday destination what you probably don&rsquo;t know is there is more to the town than tourism. Recently there have been some very favourable announcements about the area and we believe the market is certainly&nbsp;https://www.broomerealestate.com.a...

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What does the weather have to do with Broome’s rental cycle?

What does the weather have to do with Broome’s rental cycle?

We are now starting to see the vacancy rate start to creep up from 1.5% to now over 3% which means the rental supply of property is more than the demand for rental properties. This increase is mainly due to the fact that the rate of enquiry is now significantly reduced and furthermore as we ex...

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Economist Upbeat on the Economy

Economist Upbeat on the Economy

The Commonwealth Bank's leading economist believes Broome and the Kimbertey are&nbsp;ideally placed to reap the bene&shy;fits of a sustained growth period&nbsp;that will put upwardpressure on house prices and increase rental demand.&nbsp;The Broome Advertiser last month revealed re...

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Don't take our word for it - read what North West Finance has to say about the market

Don't take our word for it - read what North West Finance has to say about the market

In the most recent newsletter released by North West Finance they gave a wrap up of the current market in Australia.&nbsp;For Western Australia they reported:PERTHPatience might be the key to Perth&rsquo;s market, which looks like it is finally bottoming out after...

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Town Beach Project set to start construction

Town Beach Project set to start construction

Construction is set to get underway on the first sub-project in a range of exciting upgrades coming to Broome&rsquo;s popular Town Beach area. The first stage of the Town Beach Project is the construction of a new rock revetment seawall to address the significant envir...

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REIWA Market Update (June Quarter)

REIWA Market Update (June Quarter)

Looking for accurate information about what's happening in your local market?&nbsp;Recent information prepared by REIWA for the June Quarter for the Broome Urban Area suggests that sales activity has experienced declining trends during the June 2018 quarter.&nbsp;Listings for sal...

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I'd like to know more about Broome

I'd like to know more about Broome

To many, Broome is a fabulous tourist destination, with a great lifestyle, balmy weather, unique pioneering history and pearling industry. Yet there is a lot more to Broome than just tourism&hellip; Broome is fast becoming the destination of choice for industry and commerce and is the regional...

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Recall for Pool Latch - Please Read

Recall for Pool Latch - Please Read

A voluntary recall is underway of unsafe components of&nbsp;gate latches for swimming pool fences which can cause the gate to be locked in an open position, posing a potential drowning risk for children. The strike component is being recalled, contained in the following&nbsp;latches:</...

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Growing Broome

Growing Broome

Read the Growing Broome liftout from the Broome Advertiser and find out what's happening around town.&nbsp;Giving valuable insight about what's in the pipeline for Broome.f you've been unsure about whether now is a good time to buy or sell, have a read and see what you think of Bro...

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Property Management Team Update

Property Management Team Update

There is no argument that the rental market in Broome for the past 6 months has picked up pace and appeared to have stabilised. This demand saw the vacancy rate drop to a low of 1.6% &nbsp;with more than 202 properties leased by our agency for the past 7 months. Rental days-on market fell from...

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Do I really need a mortgage broker?

Do I really need a mortgage broker?

I&rsquo;m sure we&rsquo;ve all heard the expression &ldquo;can&rsquo;t see the wood for the trees&rdquo;.&nbsp; Well that saying cannot be truer when it comes to the Home Loan market.&nbsp;&nbsp; Whilst we have a plethora of technology at our finger prints that we think makes our life easier...

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Update on Broome's Market

Update on Broome's Market

Already in the thick of the tourism season, now is a great time to reflect on how the market is moving. After a prolonged recovery in the WA housing market, green shoots are starting to appear and con...

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The Secret To Future Cash Flow Success

The Secret To Future Cash Flow Success

Calculate depreciation deductions before purchasing property.Investors often question what the real cost will be to hold a property they are considering purchasing. It is important to ensure that their purchase provides them with the maximum cash return.&nbsp...

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Should I consider an investment in Broome?

Should I consider an investment in Broome?

Whether you&rsquo;re considering buying your own home or investment, purchasing at the wrong time can directly affect your overall profitability. While purchasing in a rising market can influence your outlay, selling in a slowing market can also diminish your returns.&nbsp;...

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What's happening in Broome's Real Estate Market (June 2018 Update)

What's happening in Broome's Real Estate Market (June 2018 Update)

HOT OFF THE PRESS - our Broome Market Update Report (April to June 2018 edition).&nbsp;This is a great way for you to read on a quarterly basis what's happening in Broome's local market.&nbsp; &nbsp; https://i.postimg.cc/XJ5Sk18J/promo-image.j...

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What's happening in Broome's Rental Market? (June 2018 Update)

What's happening in Broome's Rental Market? (June 2018 Update)

Things look like they are improving at last in the Broome rental market. For the past few years Investors have had it tough in a highly competitive rental market with rental prices down from as much as $100 per week. Broome was not alone with this downward movement as the pattern followed a si...

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Should You Renovate in an Unpredictable Market?

Should You Renovate in an Unpredictable Market?

When deciding whether to renovate for profit or sell, more homeowners than usual are choosing to invest more into the property they already own. The prospect of trying to jump up a level to something else and risk not finding the right place has some homeowners erring on the side of caution.<b...

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Need help with buying or selling in Broome? John's YOUR Man

Need help with buying or selling in Broome? John's YOUR Man

We would like to introduce you to John Foley from our sales team.John joins us with an extensive background at Branch management level with a major bank as well as sales and marketing experience.&nbsp;He is looking forward to the opportunity to utilise his skills in assisting clien...

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Introducing New Mobile Pool Servicing Business - Poolwerx

Introducing New Mobile Pool Servicing Business - Poolwerx

Introducing a new mobile pool service business committed to making your life easier - Poolwerx.Jeff has been&nbsp;a licensed plumber and gas fitter for over 25 years and felt this business would be a great fit for his skills and experience.&nbsp;Poolwerx is offering residential and...

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More Good News for Broome

More Good News for Broome

According to the West Australian a&nbsp;developer is proposing to build a $100 million floating wharf at the Port of Broome for cruise ships and oil and gas vessels.&nbsp;Kimberley Marine Support Base has struck a deal with...

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Modernising Western Australia’s Planning System

Modernising Western Australia’s Planning System

The Minister for Planning has commissioned an independent review of the planning system to identify ways to make it more efficient, open and understandable to everyone.The Green Paper outlines the challenges in the planning system and proposes five key reform areas. Feedback is sou...

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Derby Port Update from ABC Kimberley

Derby Port Update from ABC Kimberley

MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR LOCK DEVELOPMENT FOR DERBY? Exciting news in the West Kimberley today, with the revelation that shire presidents have been briefed on early-stages planning for a lock system to permit bulk exports and military ships to dock in Derby. The ABC understands bus...

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How does a Property Manager help maximise my income?

How does a Property Manager help maximise my income?

While many investors spend a lot of time and effort carefully researching property to find a great investment, some ignore the role that a professional property manager can play in preserving the capital value and maximising its income.&nbsp;Too many landlords choose their property manager on ...

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Sheffield Secures Derby Port Access Agreement

Sheffield Secures Derby Port Access Agreement

Sheffield Resources Limited (&ldquo;Sheffield&rdquo;, &ldquo;the Company&rdquo;) (ASX: SFX) has advised that it has signed a binding Port Access Agreement (Agreement) with the Shire of Derby-West Kimberley in Western Australia.The Agreement spans a minimum of 20 years of planned pr...

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Great time to consider investing in Broome

Great time to consider investing in Broome

Affordable airfares between Perth and Broome along with several multimillion dollar projects are welcome news for our town, particularly the prosperity of the Real Estate market. Now is a great time to reflect on your existing property portfolio and your goals for the future or take the plunge...

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Cheap Flights to Broome

Cheap Flights to Broome

What a great way to welcome a Friday with news Qantas is offering affordable flights to Broome.&nbsp;Aimed at luring West Australians away from Bali, Qantas will use a 180 seat Airbus 320 which normally flys in and out services to mine sites but sits idle from Friday to Sunday. It ...

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Have you heard? New furniture store in town

Have you heard? New furniture store in town

Have you heard about Harvey Norman's new furniture and bedding store open at 1/26 Clementson Street?To help celebrate the opening they are offering an additional 5% off - just mention First National to score yourself a discount.They carry a large range of lounges, dinin...

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2018 Budget Update from Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA)

2018 Budget Update from Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA)

The 2018 Budget had no measures that specifically address housing supply and affordability, according to the Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA).&ldquo;Whereas housing affordability was a centre piece of the 2017 Budget there was nothing in this year&rsquo;s Budget that direc...

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Gibb River Road OPEN

Gibb River Road OPEN

With the start of the North West's dry season come&nbsp;beautiful warm days and cooler nights, perfect for exploring the Gibb River Road.&nbsp;Station stays and campsites are now open and ready to&nbsp;welcome visitors,&nbsp;tour operators are setting out on their Gibb itineraries,...

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Investment Lending Update

Investment Lending Update

When we last looked at the investment market we reviewed a number of key changes brought about by the Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority&lsquo;s (APRA) review of the Banking system &amp; the level of exposure to the residential investment market in particular the high level of interest...

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Mothers Day Competition

Mothers Day Competition

COMPETITION TIME!!&nbsp;&nbsp;Mothers Day is fast approaching and we know we have some very special Mums in our community who would&nbsp;&nbsp;to WIN a Voucher to the Aarli Bar&nbsp;To Enter: Simply like/ follow our Page (First National Broome) on&nbsp;http:...

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Are you on Instagram?

Are you on Instagram?

When living regional it's so important to keep&nbsp;dollars in our own town as much as possible. When you shop with a small business, your money is going to a family that just like you, shops locally, pays a mechanic to fix their car, eats out at&nbsp;local restaurants and supports other local...

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Direct flights from Singapore to Broome

Direct flights from Singapore to Broome

Commencing this May 2018 fly direct from Singapore to Broome, with SilkAir.&nbsp; &nbsp;Flights and holiday packages are available for a limited period from Tuesday 22&nbsp;May. With a flight time of around 4 hours, travellers will be enjoying the beautiful weather and one of Austral...

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40 tight areas set for a boom

40 tight areas set for a boom

SOURCE&nbsp;Smart Property Investment by&nbsp;Sasha KarenNew data by a ...

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GST changes targeting ‘dishonest developers’ in effect

GST changes targeting ‘dishonest developers’ in effect

A measure to prevent unscrupulous developers from exploiting GST, which was first mentioned during Budget 2017&ndash;18,&nbsp;has been enacted. From 1 July of this year, those who buy new residential buildings or subdivisions of residential land must pay the GST of the purchase price t...

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End of the Cyclone Season

End of the Cyclone Season

We are pleased to be celebrating the end of the cyclone season. The month of May is officially the beginning of the Dry Season and hopefully the end of the adverse weather conditions. Our office is only starting to get back to normal after a very challenging start to 2018.&nbsp;y...

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Where do you think Broome is in the property cycle?

Where do you think Broome is in the property cycle?

The latest Herron Todd White review (April 2018 edition) is now available&nbsp;(http://web.arch...

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Can you buy a holiday home through your SMSF?

Can you buy a holiday home through your SMSF?

Australians are always looking for new ways to maximise their investment in their superannuation funds. This is why so many decide to set up self-managed super funds (SMSF), then look for innovative ways to get the best return possible.&nbsp; Buying property through an SMSF has been possible i...

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Latest from REIWA - Increasing property taxes won’t fix WA’s budget woes

Latest from REIWA - Increasing property taxes won’t fix WA’s budget woes

The property industry is calling on the WA Government to not burden West Australians with unfair taxes, as a means of budget repair, following yet another disappointing GST carve up.&nbsp;REIWA President Hayden Groves said while the Institute understands the WA Government is faci...

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How does depreciation add value to your investment?

How does depreciation add value to your investment?

Put simply depreciation increases an investor's cash return for residential and commercial property. One of the main challenges for investors is managing cash flow for their investment.&nbsp;Tax depreciation schedu...

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Investing in Property - Where Should I Begin?

Investing in Property - Where Should I Begin?

Prepare yourself with as much information on the Broome market and investing in property as you can. Many websites exist with&nbsp;good c...

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How we reduce your vacancy period

How we reduce your vacancy period

While the vacancy rate has crept up again to 4.76% we are still more conscious than ever that we must do our best to avoid higher vacancies for our owners. We completely understand a property sitting empty means no rental income and do everything we can do bring a great tenant to you.&nbsp;<br...

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If nothing changes.... nothing changes

If nothing changes.... nothing changes

As Courtney C Stevens said &ldquo;if nothing changes, nothing changes. If you keep doing what you're doing, you're going to keep getting what you're getting.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp; As the end of February approa...

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What does all this rain in Broome mean for the Real Estate market?

What does all this rain in Broome mean for the Real Estate market?

In case you have been away on an extended holiday to Antarctica and missed it all, Broome has broken the all-time annual record for rainfall.&nbsp; More than 1500mm of rain has fallen from a severe tropical low and three cyclones (Hilda, Joyce and Kelvin) which has left Broome and the Kimberle...

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How long should you hold on to an investment property to make a profit?

How long should you hold on to an investment property to make a profit?

On average, Australian property owners will hold an investment property for 8 &ndash; 1o years. This tends to be slightly longer than the amount of time it has taken historically for the market to to complete a full cycle of growth, which is then followed by a period of adjustment. Of course, ...

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Broome Out Performs Perth Metro Area

Broome Out Performs Perth Metro Area

Just as expected the market is changing locally here in Broome. We have experienced more sales and an increase in buyer activity so if you're keen to buy at today's prices please get in touch.&nbsp;REIWA (Real Estate Insitute of Western Australia)&nbsp;REIWA President Hayden Grov...

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How can I get started on my investing journey?

How can I get started on my investing journey?

Two books I HIGHLY recommend are 'Rich Dad, Poor Dad'&nbsp;and 'Why the Rich are Getting Richer' both written by Robert Kiyosaki.&nbsp;If you like the idea of financial freedom and to understand how to make real estate work for you these books are such an easy to read resource that provide s...

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How should I spend my marketing budget?

How should I spend my marketing budget?

As 2018 kicks off with a great start to local Real Estate activity in Broome we have many vendors and landlords asking where they should be spending their marketing budget?Being in Broome we are unique when compared to capital cities and other area's of the east coast particularly ...

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 Selling or Renting? How can you gain the best exposure?

Selling or Renting? How can you gain the best exposure?

It's no secret that when it comes to marketing a property online, the options are endless with a few websites holding majority of the audience not to mention our pockets at ransom.What if we told you for a fraction of the price of the more expensive web portals you could reach your...

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How can we live more sustainable in Broome?

How can we live more sustainable in Broome?

One of my new year's goals this year has been to reduce excess spending!! It's amazing how the little extras can creep in and form habits without you even knowing. In fact what's been a surprise is how our whole family has embraced the change and are all looking at ways of saving money. What...

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Broome to Singapore Fligts

Broome to Singapore Fligts

Broome is set to benefit from four return flights to Singapore in May and June this year. A partnership between Broome International Airport, the Shire of Broome, SilkAir and Australia&rsquo;s North West Tourism.The four return services will operate on the 22 May, 26 May, 29 May an...

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Buying in Broome - we're here to help

Buying in Broome - we're here to help

Sometimes we have all the right intentions as the New Year begins. Lose weight, buy a home, upgrade my home, invest instead of spending, get healthy - the list goes on and on.&nbsp;In fact how many of these resolutions have carried over from one year to the next? As your local Ag...

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What's happening in Broome's Rental Market January 2018

What's happening in Broome's Rental Market January 2018

Broome&rsquo;s rental market has certainly presented its challenges in recent years so it is pleasing as we start the 2018 new year to see our leasing activity remains strong. This is despite two cyclones within the first two weeks of Christmas.&nbsp;Our Property Management Team ha...

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Super Scheme Legislation Update – not just for first home buyers

Super Scheme Legislation Update – not just for first home buyers

Announced in the Federal Budget in May, the First Home Super Saver Scheme (FHSSS) aims to help Australians save for a first home through voluntary contributions into their superannuation fund. If you&rsquo;ve never owned property in Australia or are experiencing financial hardship the ...

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Facebook Changes January 2018

Facebook Changes January 2018

You may have heard that last year Facebook was testing a dual newsfeed, one that was speculated to entirely separate Business Page content from that of your friends and family. Now, a decision affecting all publishers has been announced and we asking you to ensure you don't miss our regular ti...

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H A P P Y N E W Y E A R

H A P P Y N E W Y E A R

The question on a lot of people&rsquo;s minds at this time of year is &ldquo;what is 2018 going to look like for property?&rdquo;WA is tipped to be a good investment choice overall with some suggesting sooner rather than later. If you have been considering purchasing a first home o...

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How do I choose the right Real Estate Agent?

How do I choose the right Real Estate Agent?

One of the most important elements when choosing the real estate agent to represent you is &lsquo;trust&rsquo;.An agent offering you the lowest commission rate and/or the highest appraisal is not necessarily the best option. To make your selection easier, take the advice of the p...

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Update on Cyclone Hilda

Update on Cyclone Hilda

While most people were still feeling relaxed after the Christmas break the residents of Broome were placed on Yellow Alert on Wednesday due to a tropical low hovering off the coast. This tropical low became named as Cyclone Hilda as it crossed the coast of Broome last night. &nbsp;Cyclone Hild...

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How's the Investment Market in Broome?

How's the Investment Market in Broome?

If the last quarter of 2017 is anything to go by then we are looking forward to a very positive 2018.Our leasing team leased 70 properties from the 1st October through to mid December 2017. Well-presented properties were in high demand with some having multiple applications. Compar...

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What is the recent first home buyers assistance available? First Home Super Saver Scheme

What is the recent first home buyers assistance available? First Home Super Saver Scheme

It's not easy saving for your first home however individuals will be able to apply to withdraw voluntary contributions made to super after 1&nbsp;July 2017 for a first home deposit.&nbsp;Voluntary contributions include&nbsp;undeducted (non-concessional) personal contributions,&nbsp;deducted (c...

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How can I get my bond back quickly?

How can I get my bond back quickly?

Moving out of your property can be very stressful. You are required to leave a rental property in the same state that you moved in - minus fair wear and tear. It is our intention of returning your security deposit as promptly as we can once you have fulfilled your agreement with us. In...

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Should I consider investing in Commercial Property?

Should I consider investing in Commercial Property?

Commercial property represents a secure, sound, form of long-term wealth creation, yet despite being extremely popular with international investors, too many overlook its investment advantages, such as regular income and capital growth.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;With a bright outlook,...

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How can I get the best price for my property?

How can I get the best price for my property?

There comes a time in life when you need to move on. Whether you&rsquo;re changing jobs, retiring, or just need a change of scenery, one thing is certain when it comes to the sale of your home - your key objective is to determine the best, most realistic price for your home and to achieve it i...

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How do I choose a Property Manager?

How do I choose a Property Manager?

Choosing the right estate agency to manage your investment property is one of&nbsp;the most difficult tasks you&rsquo;ll face as a landlord. We appreciate you have a choice,&nbsp;assume you&rsquo;ll talk to several agencies and want to win your business!&nbsp;On a daily basis, we d...

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 What does a Real Estate Agent do?

What does a Real Estate Agent do?

An agent&rsquo;s local experience and advice will help you&nbsp;establish a realistic expectation of your property&rsquo;s&nbsp;market value. They&rsquo;ll also know the most effective way&nbsp;of reaching all potential purchasers.Selling any property&nbsp;can be a complex task but...

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What is easyBondPay? Is there bond assistance available in Broome?

What is easyBondPay? Is there bond assistance available in Broome?

LOOKING FOR A RENTAL?&nbsp;Our aim is to make&nbsp;renting your new home as easy as we can which is why along with easyBondPay we also offer a VIP alert service. Instead of having to spend all your free time looking for the ideal property to rent we can automatically notify yo...

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Subscribe to our BLOG

Subscribe to our BLOG

Keeping abreast of a changing market can be your winning edge in property. Any number of tiny advantages can easily swing an investment from detrimental to wildly profitable. Whether buying, selling or renting your property the market can be so attuned to changes that people are more likely to...

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How can I maximise the profit in my home or investment?

How can I maximise the profit in my home or investment?

In our experience, we have learned that the best price comes from the best preparation. As your Real Estate partner it is our intention to help you maximise your price and to make the sale of your property an enjoyable and rewarding experience.&nbsp;It's important that we keep our ...

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Dealing with Divorce

Dealing with Divorce

Every year almost 50,000 marriages in Australia end in divorce, and an even greater number of relationships break down. A relationship breakdown can be one of the most stressful events in a person&rsquo;s life, particularly if it is not amicable and there are children involved. It can ...

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The NEW Australian Dream

The NEW Australian Dream

It wasn&rsquo;t so long ago that people used to say if you own your own property you&rsquo;d be right for life but times have changed. Everyone needs an investment plan and some way of looking forward in their vision to the future. The question we all have to ask ourselves is, how am I...

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Hot Tips for Presenting Your Home

Hot Tips for Presenting Your Home

If you are about to list your property for sale you must read these 101 tips to make sure you maximise your buyers experience and get the best result.There are two rules we recommend above anything else. No clutter or odours. Your property must be ke...

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What do the changes to depreciation legislation mean for me?

What do the changes to depreciation legislation mean for me?

As at 15th&nbsp;November 2017, the legislation has been passed and all proposed changes are now in full effect. That means if you&rsquo;re a property investor, you need to know what you now can and can&rsquo;t claim. There are still dollars to be claimed by Australian proper...

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When is a good time to buy?

When is a good time to buy?

Depending on your certain circumstance will affect the answer to this. Are you looking to buy your own home and settle for a long period of time? Are you looking to buy something that you want to make improvements to in the hope to sell and buy bigger within the ne...

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A new home for Christmas

A new home for Christmas

If you&rsquo;re a little unsure if the markets moving we&rsquo;ve had&nbsp;8 properties go under offer since the beginning of October.&nbsp;Traditionally January is always a very busy month so why not make this one Christmas you&rsquo;ll remember and secure your new home or in...

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Broome Full Time Employment Opportunity

Broome Full Time Employment Opportunity

This is a fantastic full time opportunity for anyone who loves to keep busy at work and offer exceptional customer service. Ideally you will be good with numbers including banking and creditor processing but we are open to training someone special with initiative and who enjoys working in a su...

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Broome Sales Market Update

Broome Sales Market Update

In Broome we've seen downward pressure on prices over the past three years and if people have not needed to sell they have held off and as a result sales volumes in the Broome region have been low. As we move into a transition m...

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Will finding a career that you’re passionate about make your entire life feel like one big tropical holiday?

Will finding a career that you’re passionate about make your entire life feel like one big tropical holiday?

Will finding a career that you&rsquo;re passionate about make your entire life feel like one big tropical holiday? As most motivational posts will have us believe aren&rsquo;t we all searching for an ultimate lifestyle where we love going to work and bound out of bed feeling happy all the ti...

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Investment Lending Update Broome

Investment Lending Update Broome

The old saying of nothing stays the same forever can certainly be applied to Home Loan lending and specifically Investment lending by the Banks in 2017.&nbsp;Early in the year the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) announced new measures around residential mortgage...

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What does a Canstar Winning Agent mean for me?

What does a Canstar Winning Agent mean for me?

First National Real Estate makes it two years at the top. Whether you&rsquo;re a buyer, seller, landlord or tenant, dealing with estate agents can be a stressful time &ndash; unless you find a really good one. There to help facilitate your next big move, real estate agents should be able to ma...

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Do I need to test gas bottles in Broome?

Often we are asked about the correct placement and clearance of gas bottles. It is very important that cylinder positioning and maintenance meets the Australian Standards.The Dept of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (formerly Dept of Commerce) notes the following about LP Ga...

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What's happening in the Broome Commercial Market?

What's happening in the Broome Commercial Market?

Attending an Industry conference offers a great opportunity for Agents to improve their service to better provide for clients. Improving best practices, seeking the latest advice and making connections with experts in the field are all reasons why the team at First National Broome make it a pr...

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Boating Fun

Boating Fun

How many of us could never leave Broome because of the weekends spent fishing with your kids or mates? After a hard week at work there's nothing better than getting out on the ocean, away from it all and catching your own dinner and soaking up the picturesque landscape.&nbsp;Which ...

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Canstar Winners Again

Canstar Winners Again

First National Real Estate has been presented with Canstar Blue&rsquo;s &lsquo;Most Satisfied Customers &ndash; Real Estate 2017&rsquo; Award, the second year in a row the organisation has won the prestigious industry acknowledgement. It was also awarded &lsquo;Most Satisfied Customers &ndash;...

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Supply Under $400,000 Dries Up

Supply Under $400,000 Dries Up

Buying an affordable house just got more difficult as housing supply under the $400,000 mark dries up in Captial Cities.Research by CoreLogic&nbsp;shows that a decade ago, 62.4% of all house sales and 68.9% of unit sales were priced below $400,000. Almost 17% of al...

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Growth in owner occupier, investor finance continues price increase: REIA

Growth in owner occupier, investor finance continues price increase: REIA

The median house price across Australian capital cities has continued to rise with the weighted average median prices&nbsp;increasing by 1.8 per cent for houses and 2.6 per cent for other dwellings, according to the latest research from the&nbsp;Real Estate Institute of Australia.R...

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 Charity Golf Day Success

Charity Golf Day Success

Repost from original article&nbsp;https://thewest.com.au/news/regional/...

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State to feed off Ichthys when gas giant reigns

State to feed off Ichthys when gas giant reigns

Repost of original article&nbsp;https://thewest.com.au/news/wa/state-to-feed-off-ichthys-when-gas-giant-reigns-ng-b88574431zWoodside Petroleum&rsquo;s Pluto and Chevron&rsquo;s Gorg...

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$3,553 to a Cancer Free Future, thanks First National Broome

$3,553 to a Cancer Free Future, thanks First National Broome

Broome&rsquo;s Daffodil Day fundraising efforts have topped previous years&rsquo; thanks to the team at First National Real Estate Broome, the Broome Florist and our generous community!!!&nbsp;On Friday 25th&nbsp;August the First National team were selling fresh daffodil...

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Mid Range Homes Wanted to Sell

Mid Range Homes Wanted to Sell

With a very succesful start to our 'why rent when you can buy' campaign we've been successfully selling properties in the middle price bracket. We now have some very serious buyers but with no suitable properties to purchase. If you're considering selling, know of someone who may be interested...

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Buy in Broome NOW

Buy in Broome NOW

Broome&rsquo;s Real Estate market is showing strong signs of improvement. Properties priced realistically are being snapped up and there&rsquo;s been an increase in enquiries. Our team at First National Real Estate Broome has sold 8 properties so far this month; they include 6 houses, ...

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We LOVE Daffodil Day

We LOVE Daffodil Day

Daffodil Day is a special day in our events calendar and we&rsquo;ve been proudly supporting it for over 15 years. It was originally an initiative of our First National network but our Agency decided to continue the tradition and make it a part of our annual calendar of fundraising events.&nbs...

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Make it an Enviable Retirement

Make it an Enviable Retirement

For many looking for that idyllic place to retire or a seachange after the kids have flown the coop, Broome is a popular choice for people from all parts of Australia. Situated on the North East coast of the Kimberley region of WA, this historic pearling community has blossomed into the ideal ...

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First Home Buyers Returning to Housing Market

First Home Buyers Returning to Housing Market

The latest housing finance figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show that first home buyers are returning to the market as finance approvals for investor housing trend downward, according to the Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA).&ldquo;The pro...

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Proposed changes could impact investors

Proposed changes could impact investors

This prompted a number of property investors to contact BMT Tax Depreciation&nbsp;to discuss how they might be affected. Understandably so, as the last major changes to depreciation legislation were made by the government in the mid 1980&rsquo;s. The main concerns investors had were ab...

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Looking to Escape the Colder Months in Broome?

Looking to Escape the Colder Months in Broome?

The popularity of a lock-and-leave lifestyle is growing rapidly and why wouldn&rsquo;t it with the ability to turn off the lights, lock the front door and leave for extended periods of time without worrying about property maintenance. The team at First National Real Estate Broome want to ass...

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Why You Need to Use a Licensed Plumber

Why You Need to Use a Licensed Plumber

One of our many duties as a real estate agent is to ensure only &lsquo;fit and proper&rsquo; persons are entering our client&rsquo;s homes and places of business. In Western Australia, a person must be appropriately licensed or an apprentice working under a license...

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Rental Market Update

Rental Market Update

The Broome rental market has shown some consistency in the past quarter which is a&nbsp;positive sign giving owners some relief. The amount of rental stock in the Broome region&nbsp;has reduced by approx. 50% and the median rent price is remaining steady.There has been relief for o...

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Sales Market Update

Sales Market Update

The Broome property market has continued to improve with respect to activity&nbsp;however median prices in all areas are have varied little.Most activity in the housing market in being generated by owner/occupiers and first&nbsp;home buyers taking advantage of in many cases the b...

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New Financial Year Property Goals

New Financial Year Property Goals

Whether you're looking to buy your first home, upsize, sell or invest, there are plenty of changes you can make to reach your property goals this new financial year.&nbsp;&lsquo;At First National Real Estate, we're encouraging all of our customers to make (and keep) a property-rela...

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Depreciation Made Easy thanks BMT

Depreciation Made Easy thanks BMT

One of the reasons investors often miss out on deductions at tax time is because they don&rsquo;t seek expert advice. Quantity Surveyors are recognised under Tax Ruling 97/25 as one of a few professionals with the knowledge necessary to estimate construction costs for depreciation purposes.</p...

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What do proposed changes to tax depreciation mean to you?

What do proposed changes to tax depreciation mean to you?

Although we are not expecting the legislation to be finalised anytime soon, we have been talking with government with the aim of developing fair policy which covers all the necessary factors. Many investors who hav...

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Legislation Changes for Property Management in WA

Legislation Changes for Property Management in WA

Changes to Form 1AA Residential Tenancy Agreement, Information sheets and Form 1CForm 1AA, the prescribed tenancy agreement, has been amended in a number of ways. One significant change is that it will no longer need a witness signature. This will allow a lessor or a tenant to sign and s...

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Kerb pick-ups scrapped

Kerb pick-ups scrapped

Kerb pick-ups scrapped &nbsp; <p data-react...

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Broome Updates from the Shire of Broome

Broome Updates from the Shire of Broome

Broome Shire President, Ron Johnston, says Council&rsquo;s vision for the year ahead will feature a range of transformative projects including work getting underway on implementing the Town Beach Precinct Master Plan ($6.9M), Chinatown Revitalisation Project ($10.9M), BRAC 1 Youth Bike Precinc...

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Golf Day Fun Raising Money for Kyle Andrews Foundation

Golf Day Fun Raising Money for Kyle Andrews Foundation

The team at First National Real Estate Broome would like to invite YOU to become involved in their Kyle Andrews Foundation Charity Golf Day being held on the afternoon of Friday 1st September at the picturesque Broome Golf Club. &nbsp;It&rsquo;s a great afternoon of fun and fundraising and thi...

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Prelude Sets Sail

Prelude Sets Sail

Source: The West Australian The world&rsquo;s biggest floating facility and a feat of engineering, Shell&rsquo;s 488m-long Prelude FLNG platform has begun its journey to the North West. Prelude was towed from S...

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GEM Quarterly Award Winners Jan - March

GEM Quarterly Award Winners Jan - March

First National Real Estate WA members were presented with their&nbsp;General Excellence and Marketing (GEM) Awards&nbsp;for the January to March quarter for 2017.&nbsp;The GEM Awards recognise hard work and teamwork, and Principal Mr Griffiths said &ldquo;it&rsquo;s great ...

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Foreign Resident Capital Gains Withholding Payments - impacts on foreign and Australian residents

Foreign Resident Capital Gains Withholding Payments - impacts on foreign and Australian residents

On 9&nbsp;May&nbsp;2017, the Government announced proposed changes to the foreign resident capital gains withholding (FRCGW) rate and threshold. The changes will apply to contracts entered into on or after 1&nbsp;July&nbsp;2017: for real property disposals where the contract pri...

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REIA welcomes focus on affordable housing

REIA welcomes focus on affordable housing

The 2017 Budget has recognised the need to address housing supply and affordability through a number of complementary measures, according to the Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA).&ldquo;The boost to infrastructure spending, measures to improve housing supply, the extension ...

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Successful Start to the Selling Year

Successful Start to the Selling Year

It has been a very successful first quarter for the Sales Team at First National Broome. Principal, Allan Griffiths has provided an objective view of what is happening in Broome from research comparing the March 2016 quarter to the same 3 months this year.Their team have been leadi...

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Smoke Alarm Update

Smoke Alarm Update

The Building Commission released an e-letter on 28 November 2016 to remind building industry practitioners about interconnection of smoke alarms and the new Australian Standard for smoke alarms. This industry bulletin serves as a further reminder about those requirements that are appli...

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Mothers Day Competition

Mothers Day Competition

As Mother&rsquo;s day is fast approaching we will be taking this opportunity to remind busy mums to take care of themselves. If you know a busy mum that deserves a pamper pack this mothers day - simply tag them in our facebook competition. The lucky mum with the highest number of likes will WI...

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Qantas East Coast direct flights to Broome 2017

Qantas East Coast direct flights to Broome 2017

There&rsquo;s been a few changes to the Qantas schedule for the direct flights from the East coast capitals this year. We&rsquo;ve tried to summarise this as best as possible below:&nbsp;Sydney - Broome The Saturday service commences 8th&nbsp;April ...

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Lots of Happy Tenants and Relieved Investors

Lots of Happy Tenants and Relieved Investors

We are pleased to report the Broome market is starting to pick up some pace. Rental vacancies have fallen with in excess of 130 properties being leased by our Agency since the beginning of this year and this represents an increase of 30% of properties leased by First National Broome. This is a...

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Top WA Agents Revealed at Awards Night

Top WA Agents Revealed at Awards Night

First National Real Estate&rsquo;s Western Australian agents were presented with their General Excellence and Marketing Awards at the Perth Flying Squadron Yacht Club, when Australia&rsquo;s largest network of independent agents hosted its state awards dinner on Friday night.The aw...

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Housing Bubble Speculation Unwarranted

Housing Bubble Speculation Unwarranted

The principal of First National Real Estate Broome, Allan Griffiths says local community fears of an Australian housing bubble are the result of media speculation, based on overseas analysis, that fails to account for Australia&rsquo;s unique market circumstances.&lsquo;The Organis...

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Rental Market Overview

Rental Market Overview

In our last Broome Activity Report we said 2017 had started with a bang! We are pleased to report this trend is continuing with the Broome rental market starting to buzz with excitement with a steady flow of enquiry being received. Tenants are still negotiating hard however there are strong si...

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Sales Market Update

Sales Market Update

Wow another year has begun and with the most positivity we&rsquo;ve seen for some time. January and February are usually very quiet with not too many sales but not this year. We have seen a great number of sold properties to start 2017, the best we&rsquo;ve seen in a few years.&nbsp;<br ...

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17 Years of Loyal Service

17 Years of Loyal Service

Congratulations to Charmaine Snow who celebrates her 17th year representing First National Real Estate Broome. Charmaine&rsquo;s contribution and commitment to the agency coupled with her standard and quality of work are of the highest standard at all times.&nbsp;Principal, Allan G...

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First National Real Estate improves persona-based marketing with inbound martech investment

First National Real Estate has seen a 38 per cent rise in website visitors and a marked improvement in the quality of leads to property agents following an overhaul of its inbound marketing strategy. The not-for-profit, member-based group has more than 350 offices across Australia, and...

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Starting 2017 With a Bang

Starting 2017 With a Bang

We are just a few weeks into 2017 and have already leased 27 properties (50% units, 50% houses). This is a wonderful result compared to last year which was initially slow to get going as we had only leased 19 for the same period so we have got off to a good start. This is despite a huge volume...

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REIWA Property Management Market Share for past 12 months

This is a report provided by the Real Estate Institute of Western Australia (REIWA) for the past 12 months of leasing activity in Broome.A GOOD property management agent can become one of your ...

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Sales Market Update Jan 2017

Sales Market Update Jan 2017

Happy 2017 and welcome back to a beautiful Broome Wet Season. We can honestly say it is a pleasure to see the rain in such abundance bringing life to the town washing away the dust and negativity. This is a great start to the year and we believe it will be the same for the real estate market.<...

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Local Hero - Community Citizen of the Year Lee Anderson

Local Hero - Community Citizen of the Year Lee Anderson

Local heroes lauded on Australia Day Released 26 January 2017 Lee Anderson, Seth Lovell and the Broome Sports Association have been recognised with Community Citizen ...

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Industrial Sector Still Strong – We need more stock

Industrial Sector Still Strong – We need more stock

As with the last update we have continued with good news in the industrial leasing with strong leases again being achieved. &nbsp;However we need your help. Our stock is low and demand is higher than we can accommodate. &nbsp;If you have anyone in your circle of friends with an empty industria...

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Happy 2017 Broome from First National Real Estate Broome

Happy 2017 Broome from First National Real Estate Broome

First National Real Estate Broome are pleased to say that their Property Management team have excelled in what was a very challenging 2016. Every member of their team works tirelessly to make sure your property investments return the absolute best that is possible, and last year ended with som...

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Why 2017 is a great year to buy your first home

Why 2017 is a great year to buy your first home

&lsquo;The median dwelling value in Australia for the end of 2016 was $615,000 - an increase of 10.9 per cent through the year, according to a CoreLogic RP Data report from January 3. New Zealand didn't perform too differently, with the median house value in December 2016 sitting at $627,905, ...

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 Property Management Update

Property Management Update

There must be something in the water as November is traditionally a quite month so we are excited to say that the last few months have been very busy for our Property Management team. In our marketing we promoted that we had leased 30 properties in 30 days as it has a nice sound to it though w...

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Sales Market Update Dec 2016

Sales Market Update Dec 2016

We are really pleased to say the consistency from the third quarter has continued into this last quarter too. Sales numbers have remained similar to the last and there has been an even spread over all the areas of Broome.&nbsp;The pricing has also remained consistent and what we ha...

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Charlie’s Angels – Going Above & Beyond for YOUR Property

Charlie’s Angels – Going Above & Beyond for YOUR Property

Our Property Management Department Manager, Charmaine (or &ldquo;Charlie&rdquo; as we like to call her) knows all too well the difference a dynamic team can make to your investment property. As an owner you want to know your property is being well cared for, maintained and your rental returns ...

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Thinking of Selling? Don't get trumped

Thinking of Selling? Don't get trumped

If you&rsquo;re thinking of selling but can&rsquo;t decide whether to list with an agent this year or early in the New Year, First National Real Estate Broome says there are some unusual factors to consider as 2016 draws to a close.&nbsp;&lsquo;In my experience, this is the time of...

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Six Mistakes to avoid when pricing your home

Six Mistakes to avoid when pricing your home

Although residential property prices and market conditions remain favourable as the festive season approaches, First National Real Estate Broome&rsquo;s principal, Allan has advised homeowners to avoid the six most common mistakes people make when pricing their home.&nbsp;&lsquo;Au...

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Kicking Sales Goals

Kicking Sales Goals

We've recently sold the most expensive residential sale since January 2014 and before that it was 2012. If you'd like an up to date opinion on what's happening in the Broome market we are here to help. You might be interested in buying, selling or even renting a new home - our friendly...

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Coming Soon

Coming Soon

he dawn of a new era is upon us &mdash; one of full immersion into the digital world. It&rsquo;s an era that will be founded upon&nbsp;the technological revolution that&rsquo;s been silently brewing for more than a decade. Our once-dreamed-up reality of uniting the digital world with the physi...

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What Happens with Break Leases in a Weaker Rental market?

What Happens with Break Leases in a Weaker Rental market?

It seems that Tenants seeking to &ldquo;break their lease&rdquo; happen more at the end of the tourist season due to varied reasons for them i.e job transfer, reduction in work hours, moving back home due to a change of plan. &nbsp;A Break Lease is when a tenant makes the choice to vacate even...

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We Are Pet Friendly

We Are Pet Friendly

The First National Pet Friendly search feature clearly labels properties where pets with good references will be considered by the landlord.&nbsp; At the same time, the new feature better serves the interests of landlords by opening up a large market of potential customers who are socially res...

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Real Property Transfers Reporting to the ATO

Real Property Transfers Reporting to the ATO

From 1 July 2016, all state and territory revenue collection agencies will need to collect and report information to the ATO about all transfers of freehold or leasehold interests in real property located in their state or territory. Agencies must lodge a Real Property Transfers Report (RPTR) ...

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Sales Market Update

Sales Market Update

So it really feels like the shift to positivity in our lovely town is continuing. The market for the last quarter has been really consistent and looks like it is continuing in this mode as we leave the race season and start entering the wet.&nbsp;There has not been any change in th...

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How to Choose a Sales Agent?

How to Choose a Sales Agent?

With every real estate agent claiming to be the best it can be extremely difficult to make the right choice. Scratch the surface however and you&rsquo;ll discover a dramatic difference in each estate agent&rsquo;s core objectives, experience, ethics and results. First National Real Estate Broo...

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What's the latest in the Broome Rental Market?

What's the latest in the Broome Rental Market?

Broome&rsquo;s vacancy rate is now above 5% (and climbing as we head towards the end of the tourist year).&nbsp; We have been closely monitoring the days on market of each rental property. &nbsp;The average days on market is 45 days though this varies for a host of...

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Canstar Blue announces First National Australia's leader for customer satisfaction

Canstar Blue announces First National Australia's leader for customer satisfaction

Customer satisfaction research and ratings agency, Canstar Blue, has announced First National Real Estate the winner of its 2016 &lsquo;Most Satisfied Customers&rsquo; award, following customer research about the experience of homeowners, tenants and landlords with Australia&rsquo;s largest re...

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