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Meet a Local - Fraser

Fraser is the Director of Preston Rowe Paterson and has called Broome home since 2015. If you are...


Welcome Keagon

“Coming from extensive sales experience it’s no surprise that Keagon has a natural kn...


Meet a Local - Taryn

We are thrilled to bring you more information about a very well known local! She is an exceptiona...


Are You End of Financial Year Ready?

Do you have a depreciation schedule? A comprehensive tax depreciation schedule prepared by BMT T...


Chinatown construction works enter final stage, public art installed

Stage Two of the Chinatown Revitalisation Project is progressing, with the construction works ent...


THW Update - May 2021

If you've been a regular follower of our blog you'll know we like to refer to the HTW Review for ...


Calling ALL Investors - it's a HOT Market in Broome

WOW!! We knew we weren't the only town currently experiencing a VERY HOT REAL ESTATE MARKET but w...


Time for investors to put on their swimming trunks and dive straight into the market

Locally we are all witnessing the heat of the property market in sales and rentals so it was re...


Short Street Redevelopment

What a time to be in Broome and be in business! With the dry almost here and increased visitors t...


WA General Excellence & Marketing Awards

On Friday evening our team was recognised for outstanding achievement at the national network&rsq...


Considering a move to Broome?

Are you considering a move to Broome and wondering if it's a good idea to relocate your family? H...


Well Done Rachael

We are so proud of our awesome Property Manager, Rach who has raised just under $3,000 in the Wor...


Property Market set for "Boom Year"

Australia’s property market is set for a big year with price growth to accelerate sharply, ...


What is NRAS (National Rental Affordability Scheme)?

Why Purchase an NRAS Property for your next Investment? Up to $100 000 in Government rebates o...


Broome Port's Floating Jetty Set to Begin Construction this Year

A new floating jetty proposal has received state and federal environmental approvals Construct...


What would you tell your 20 year old self?

When you think back on the last 5, 10, 15 years what are some of the things you think you could h...


How the WA property market compares to the other states since COVID-19

As we enter 2021 with high hopes, there are many positive signs for the Western Australian&n...


What is Openn Negotiation??

Open negotiation aims to combine the three common methods of sale typically used in WA; for sale ...


WA Market Update - Ending 2020 with an optimistic attitude towards the future.

Don't just take our word for what's happening in our local market and the rest of Western Austral...


Property driving WA's economic recovery 

Treasurer Ben Wyatt recently announced that WA’s economy is set to record a $2.2 billion su...


2020 Wrap Up

What a year 2020 turned out to be... we certainly couldn’t have predicted that with our cry...


Important Reminders from the PM team

As another year concludes and we head into the wet season we thought it was an opportune time for...


Regional Centres Rental Yields Luring Investors

Regional Western Australia has become an increasingly enticing option for investors, with demand ...


Market Update - Rents Expected to Rise

Rents in WA are expected to jump by as much as 20% when the McGowan Government’s ban on p...


Top 5 Tax Deductions Available for Investors

The latest statistics released from the Australian Taxation Office reveal how much investors cl...


Showerhead Swap

Showers make up 22% of total household water use. By simply switching to water efficient showerhe...


Regional Centres Performing Well with Sales

Eight of the nine regional centres of Western Australia have recorded an increase in median sale ...


Roebuck Bay Caravan Park set for $9m overhaul

The transformation of Town Beach is set to continue, with a $9 million overhaul of the Roebuck Ba...


Broome House Sales Booming

According to ABC Kimberley the latest real estate data shows a tightening of the rental market in...


Councillors endorse Broome Boating Facility concept design

The Shire of Broome Council has endorsed the latest concept design for the Broome Boating Facilit...


Are Properties Selling in Broome Right Now?

Along with the flurry and excitement that Broome is currently enjoying with increased visitors to...


Budget 2020

BUDGET 2020: A STRONG BUDGET IF FORECASTS BECOME REALITY The Real Estate Institute of Australia ...


First Time Sellers Guide

Selling your first property is a major decision, both financially and emotionally. It's very diff...


COVID-19 Market Effects Now Clear

After months of uncertainty in home values due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia, August Core...


Halloween Home Decor Tricks

With Halloween just around the corner and becoming more and more popular each year in Australia, ...


New to Broome - Kombi Keg

We don't know about you but we are always so excited when a new business comes to town. We are ...


3D Tours Immediate Satisfaction

When searching online do you expect to have instant gratification? Do you feel frustrat...


What are the benefits of Property Investing?

Property investment is one of the most popular forms of investment and has the possibility to rea...


Low Vacancy Rates in Broome & Perth

Locally in Broome our Vacancy Rate at First National is currently 0.3%. According to the Real Est...


Sheffield announces transformational JV with Yansteel

Sheffield Resources and YGH Australia Investment (Yansteel), a subsidiary of Yangang (Hong Kong...


Considering a Move?

We pride ourselves on repeat customers and loyalty from our personalised service that has been he...


Celebrating National Property Managers Day

On Friday 24th July we celebrated National Property Managers Day recognising the amazing efforts ...


Announcing the Growth of our Sales Team

Introducing ...We are excited to announce the growth of our Sales Team and would like to introduc...


June Property Management Update

The past 3 months during Covid-19 have been a roller coaster ride in managing rental enquiry and ...


Government's $25k building grants

Builders, construction companies and developers have welcomed the Federal Government’s $25,...


Considering Buying?

Buying a new home or investment should be a fun experience!! We're committed to helping you find...


WA government rolls out new service to combat tenancy issues

The Western Australian government has launched a new service that aims to help tenants and landlo...


End of COVID-19 epidemic

Australia's well planned exit path from the COVID-19 epidemic will likely return life as close ...


How's our local market in Broome doing?

Whilst we have experienced unusual and unprecedented times recently due to the global pandemic, W...


What's the difference between a bank valuation and an appraisal?

Did you know there are two potential values for your property? There is the market value (an appr...


Buying or selling property no matter where you are

Aren't these photos testament to just how great it is to be able to do business from anywhere!!...


When should you start advertising your rental property?

People eventually move out of rental properties that’s just the way the business works. You...


$154.5 Relief Package

The WA Give has announced a new package to support tenants, landlords and the construction indust...


Commercial tenancy support

The WA Government has passed new laws to offer greater protection for small commercial tenants wh...


Unchartered Territory

Despite the escalating Coronavirus crisis in March, housing values continued to rise throughout t...


Financial Hardship Claims Spike

Rental pressures have remained modest across most areas of Australia, with the national rental in...


Informing about Financial Support

As the hardships of Coronavirus make themselves felt across Australia, both tenants and landlords...


How real estate agents can market property in the age of COVID-19

As much as Covi-19 is having an unpredicted toll on the Real Estate industry, there are still...


Have your say on the Broome Boating Facility

Have an opinion on the concept designs for a proposed new boating facility at Entrance Point? Hav...


Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions to real estate inspections and auctions

Following last nights announcement regarding the latest developments regarding Covid-19 there has...


Support Available for Tenants

The Prime Minister on Friday advised that the National Cabinet would consider introducing new rul...


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

With the intent of flattening the ‘COVID-19 Curve’ and ensuring our hospital is well ...


GENERAL EXCELLENCE & MARKETING AWARD WINNERS

Last Friday evening we were recognised for outstanding achievement at First National Real Estate&...


IMPORTANT UPDATE - Coronavirus / COVID-19

Given the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its declaration by the World Health Organisation (...


Property Cleaning Checklist

We are Broome's property management experts, delighting property investors since 1985. If you fin...


Are Higher Rental Returns Due in 2020?

We are now 2 months into the new year already and we are pleased to report we are continuing to s...


Coronavirus and Chinese slowdown lead to job losses at proposed Kimberley mine

It was supposed to be a new mine worth half-a-billion dollars, built in the west Kimberley and em...


How to Apply for a Rental Property

Congratulations! Once you’ve reached this stage it means you’ve found a rental proper...


Rents increase in seven regional centres

Seven of WA's nine regional centres recorded an increase in median weekly rent according to reiwa...


Surge in Climate Control Consciousness

Not only has the push for climate change made its mark on the streets of Australian capital citie...


Airbnb-style accommodation in Broome targeted in council crackdown

Authorities in Broome are cracking down on Airbnb and other sharing economy accommodation, tellin...


Recent Residential Tenancy Amendments You Need to be Aware of

There have been some recent changes to the Residential Tenancies Act as of 1/1/2020 that we need ...


Tips for New Home Buyers in 2020

When it comes to buying your first property, some of the decisions are out of your hands, thanks ...


Broome in favour of $110 million Floating Jetty

Broome residents have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a $110 million floating jetty for the t...


Stay Safe Over Christmas Break

As you may already be aware there has been an increase in crime activity so we please ask if you ...


Annual Electors Meeting

The Shire of Broome Annual Electors Meeting was held at the Shire Offices and although due to com...


Cyclone Safety

Cyclones are a part of life for people in Broome and have the potential to threaten lives and cau...


Crunch the Numbers for Extra Cashflow

Your next investment property may actually be more affordable than you think if property deprecia...


Look Beyond Fees when Choosing a Property Manager

Sometimes we find owners spend too little time assessing the skills of their property manager and...


First home buyers take advantage of low interest rates

Housing affordability has improved across the country seeing the highest percentage of first home...


Save the date for Christmas in Chinatown

Planning is well underway on Broome’s annual community Christmas celebration in Chinatown w...


5 Regional Centres Record Sales Activity Growth (September quarter)

Sales activity has improved in the September 2019 quarter, with five of Western Australia’s...


Cyclone Clean Up

The Broome Waste Management Facility will take household rubbish for free on the last weekend in ...


Recent Law Changes

Laws to allow renters to fix furniture to walls to prevent death or injury to children from toppl...


Vote for Broome's Future

It is very important that you vote in the Shire Council election this Saturday.Many of the candid...


REIWA Top 30 Winners for Property Management

Congratulations to our Property Management team who were recently recognised in REIWA's top perfo...


Chinatown Stage Two gets green light

Further upgrades are coming to Chinatown following the announcement by WA Premier Mark McGowan of...


$110m Marine Base for Broome

A private Western Australian company has gained state government approval to develop a floating w...


Online Signatures Have Arrived!!

Recently we asked ourselves is the pen-and-paper approach to completing business agreements slowi...


Experience Counts - Strong Results in a Tough Market

First National Real Estate Broome is a family business and has been managing properties for over ...


Congratulations Lana & Fraser

Some exciting accolades in our office the last couple of months. We knew our sales team were ki...


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...


Property Styling Now Available in Broome

Edwina recently made the seachange from Adelaide to Broome and luckily for us, has started Enhanc...


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...


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. ...


Claiming Maintenance, Repairs & Improvements

One of the most common mistakes made by property investors when completing their annual tax retur...


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 ...


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&...


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 ...


Tips to Finding the Perfect Agent

If you’re thinking of buying, selling or renting you may already have an agent or be famili...


Misconceptions about Selling Property

There are a lot of things to consider when selling your property, but few of us realise as we go ...


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...


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 the...


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...


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 ind...


Tax Tips for Property Investors

With tax time fast approaching, here are four commonly asked questions you should be asking yours...


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. ...


National Rental Yields

Corelogic’s national rental index held firm in May and was up 0.4% over the past 12 months....


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

Deductions for repairs, maintenance and improvements are matters the Australian Taxation Office...


Drone Photography Now Available

If you are looking for a way for your home or investment to stand out from the crowd then you nee...


Book inspections online for Sales & Rentals

Life just got so much easier for you and us with an instant online booking system now available.W...


What's Happening in the Broome Market?

The Broome property market is very much still a buyer’s market with many Owners seeking mar...


RCD Reminder

Residual current devices (RCDs) save lives!New legislation came in November 2018 that requires al...


Changes to WA Residential Tenancy Act - Family and Domestic Violence

Recent changes to WA Residential Tenancy Act have come into effect on April 15th 2019 and gi...


Have you considered a Pop Up Shop?

As we enter Broome's busier months now is a great opportunity to consider leasing a commercial pr...


LABOR’S NEGATIVE GEARING POLICY RISKS RECESSION

The Australian Labor party is going to the federal election with a risky housing tax policy that ...


Combining Dedication & Exceptional Customer Service

Congratulations to our Manager, Charmaine Snow who just celebrated 19 years of continued service ...


Broome Rental Market Update - April 2019

The Broome rental market is slowly stabilising again after the wet season.  Last week we lea...


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 yo...


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 proper...


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 h...


Ways To Splash Extra Cash From Depreciation

When an investor starts claiming depreciation, they can reduce their tax liability. This is ...


Thunderbird Mineral Sands Project Update

Sheffield Resources’ Thunderbird Mineral Sands Project is located midway between Derby and ...


Hurry, the doors are open to property opportunities!

If you are influenced by popular opinion, then you’ll probably be sitting on the real estat...


Does Renovating Add Value?

To make sure your renovation adds value to the property, you first need to know the fastest and l...


Have you noticed a difference to your insurance costs?

Following the West's Article "Storm clouds loom over North West insurance hikes" have you no...


Real Estate in the New Year

Like them or hate them, New Years Resolutions may or may not be something you choose to participa...


Signs of Life for WA - from Domain

After 10 years in the doldrums Western Australia’s property market is showing sig...


Stable property market conditions expected in WA in 2019

REIWA’s 2019 outlook indicates the WA property market should remain stable in the New Year,...


Embrace Digital Marketing

Much of the marketing and advertising in real estate previously has been about blasting consumers...


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 vaca...


Tips for First Home Buyers

Don't just take our word for it - in part one, Australia’s leading experts in home buying s...


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...


Real Estate Tips for the Silly Season

Where has this year gone? Hard to believe we are already starting our Christmas festivities and c...


Tox Free Christmas Wish for Recycling

Who doesn't wish for a cleaner environment this Christmas?? We are helping Toxfree spread the mes...


How to Manage an Investment Property

Are you weighing up the benefits of using a property manager? If you think you’ll be able t...


What if i need to sell my house unexpectedly?

We are living longer. Marrying more. Divorcing more. Subsequently, we have complex webs...


What's happening in Broome (Oct 2018 Update)

Today officially marks the first day of the wet season ... lucky for us we are still enjoyin...


WOO HOO Qantas extends WA resident airfare flight discounts

Perth Now reports that QANTAS has announced it will extend it’s discount on airfares for re...


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 ...


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...


Broome Market Report Now Available (Oct edition)

Would you like to know what's happening in Broome's Sales & Rental Market? Our latest Br...


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 ...


FEDERAL ENVIRONMENTAL APPROVAL GRANTED FOR THUNDERBIRD

Sheffield Resources Limited (“Sheffield”, “the Company”) (ASX: SFX) is pl...


What's the future for WA look like?

A recent article from Business News Western Australia details approx 130 billon dollars worth of ...


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

A well-managed investment property can offer distinct advantages, including income and capital gr...


Why you need to be considering an Investment in Broome

Other than Broome being a great holiday destination what you probably don’t know is there i...


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 mean...


Economist Upbeat on the Economy

The Commonwealth Bank's leading economist believes Broome and the Kimbertey are ideally plac...


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 m...


Town Beach Project set to start construction

Construction is set to get underway on the first sub-project in a range of exciting upgrades comi...


REIWA Market Update (June Quarter)

Looking for accurate information about what's happening in your local market? Recent informa...


I'd like to know more about Broome

To many, Broome is a fabulous tourist destination, with a great lifestyle, balmy weather, unique ...


Recall for Pool Latch - Please Read

A voluntary recall is underway of unsafe components of gate latches for swimming pool fences...


Growing Broome

Read the Growing Broome liftout from the Broome Advertiser and find out what's happening around t...


Property Management Team Update

There is no argument that the rental market in Broome for the past 6 months has picked up pace an...


Do I really need a mortgage broker?

I’m sure we’ve all heard the expression “can’t see the wood for the trees...


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...


The Secret To Future Cash Flow Success

Calculate depreciation deductions before purchasing property.Investors often question what the re...


Should I consider an investment in Broome?

Whether you’re considering buying your own home or investment, purchasing at the wrong time...


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). This is a ...


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 I...


Should You Renovate in an Unpredictable Market?

When deciding whether to renovate for profit or sell, more homeowners than usual are choosing to ...


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 ...


Introducing New Mobile Pool Servicing Business - Poolwerx

Introducing a new mobile pool service business committed to making your life easier - Poolwerx.Je...


More Good News for Broome

According to the West Australian a developer is proposing to build a $100 million floating...


Modernising Western Australia’s Planning System

The Minister for Planning has commissioned an independent review of the planning system to identi...


Derby Port Update from ABC Kimberley

MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR LOCK DEVELOPMENT FOR DERBY? Exciting news in the West Kimberley today, with...


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 grea...


Sheffield Secures Derby Port Access Agreement

Sheffield Resources Limited (“Sheffield”, “the Company”) (ASX: SFX) has a...


Great time to consider investing in Broome

Affordable airfares between Perth and Broome along with several multimillion dollar projects are ...


Cheap Flights to Broome

What a great way to welcome a Friday with news Qantas is offering affordable flights to Broome.&n...


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 Stre...


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

The 2018 Budget had no measures that specifically address housing supply and affordability, accor...


Gibb River Road OPEN

With the start of the North West's dry season come beautiful warm days and cooler nights, pe...


Investment Lending Update

When we last looked at the investment market we reviewed a number of key changes brought about by...


Mothers Day Competition

COMPETITION TIME!!  Mothers Day is fast approaching and we know we have some very speci...


Are you on Instagram?

When living regional it's so important to keep dollars in our own town as much as possible. ...


Direct flights from Singapore to Broome

Commencing this May 2018 fly direct from Singapore to Broome, with SilkAir.   Flights ...


40 tight areas set for a boom

SOURCE Smart Property Investment by Sasha KarenNew data by a property analyst and buyer...


GST changes targeting ‘dishonest developers’ in effect

A measure to prevent unscrupulous developers from exploiting GST, which was first mentioned durin...


End of the Cyclone Season

We are pleased to be celebrating the end of the cyclone season. The month of May is officially th...


Where do you think Broome is in the property cycle?

The latest Herron Todd White review (April 2018 edition) is now available (view full pdf her...


Can you buy a holiday home through your SMSF?

Australians are always looking for new ways to maximise their investment in their superannuation ...


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 ...


How does depreciation add value to your investment?

Put simply depreciation increases an investor's cash return for residential and commercial prop...


Investing in Property - Where Should I Begin?

Prepare yourself with as much information on the Broome market and investing in property as you c...


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 ...


If nothing changes.... nothing changes

As Courtney C Stevens said “if nothing changes, nothing changes. If you keep doing what you...


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 bro...


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 – 1o years. T...


Broome Out Performs Perth Metro Area

Just as expected the market is changing locally here in Broome. We have experienced more sales an...


How can I get started on my investing journey?

Two books I HIGHLY recommend are 'Rich Dad, Poor Dad' and 'Why the Rich are Getting Richer' ...


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...


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 ...


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 li...


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

Broome’s rental market has certainly presented its challenges in recent years so it is plea...


Broome to Singapore Fligts

Broome is set to benefit from four return flights to Singapore in May and June this year. A partn...


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, upgra...


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 Au...


Facebook Changes January 2018

You may have heard that last year Facebook was testing a dual newsfeed, one that was speculated t...


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

The question on a lot of people’s minds at this time of year is “what is 2018 going t...


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...


Update on Cyclone Hilda

While most people were still feeling relaxed after the Christmas break the residents of Broome we...


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 2...


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 vo...


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...


How can I get the best price for my property?

There comes a time in life when you need to move on. Whether you’re changing jobs, retiring...


What does a Real Estate Agent do?

An agent’s local experience and advice will help you establish a realistic expectation...


Should I consider investing in Commercial Property?

Commercial property represents a secure, sound, form of long-term wealth creation, yet despite be...


How do I choose a Property Manager?

Choosing the right estate agency to manage your investment property is one of the most diffi...


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

LOOKING FOR A RENTAL? Our aim is to make renting your new home as easy as we can which ...


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Keeping abreast of a changing market can be your winning edge in property. Any number of tiny adv...


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 max...


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 R...


The NEW Australian Dream

It wasn’t so long ago that people used to say if you own your own property you’d be r...


Dealing with Divorce

Every year almost 50,000 marriages in Australia end in divorce, and an even greater number of rel...


What do the changes to depreciation legislation mean for me?

As at 15th November 2017, the legislation has been passed and all proposed changes are now i...


A new home for Christmas

If you’re a little unsure if the markets moving we’ve had 8 properties go under ...


When is a good time to buy?

Depending on your certain circumstance will affect the answer to this. Are you looking to buy ...


Broome Full Time Employment Opportunity

This is a fantastic full time opportunity for anyone who loves to keep busy at work and offer exc...


Broome Sales Market Update

In Broome we've seen downward pressure on prices over the past three years and if people have not...


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 ...


Investment Lending Update Broome

The old saying of nothing stays the same forever can certainly be applied to Home Loan lending an...


What does a Canstar Winning Agent mean for me?

First National Real Estate makes it two years at the top. Whether you’re a buyer, seller, l...


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...


What's happening in the Broome Commercial Market?

Attending an Industry conference offers a great opportunity for Agents to improve their service t...


Boating Fun

How many of us could never leave Broome because of the weekends spent fishing with your kids or m...


Canstar Winners Again

First National Real Estate has been presented with Canstar Blue’s ‘Most Satisfied Cus...


Supply Under $400,000 Dries Up

Buying an affordable house just got more difficult as housing supply under the $400,000 mark drie...


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 a...


Charity Golf Day Success

Repost from original article https://thewest.com.au/news/regional/charity-golf-fundraiser-a-...


State to feed off Ichthys when gas giant reigns

Repost of original article https://thewest.com.au/news/wa/state-to-feed-off-ichthys-when-gas...


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

Broome’s Daffodil Day fundraising efforts have topped previous years’ thanks to the t...


Mid Range Homes Wanted to Sell

With a very succesful start to our 'why rent when you can buy' campaign we've been successfully s...


Buy in Broome NOW

Broome’s Real Estate market is showing strong signs of improvement. Properties priced reali...


We LOVE Daffodil Day

Daffodil Day is a special day in our events calendar and we’ve been proudly supporting it f...


Make it an Enviable Retirement

For many looking for that idyllic place to retire or a seachange after the kids have flown the co...


First Home Buyers Returning to Housing Market

The latest housing finance figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) sh...


Proposed changes could impact investors

This prompted a number of property investors to contact BMT Tax Depreciation to discuss how ...


Why You Need to Use a Licensed Plumber

One of our many duties as a real estate agent is to ensure only ‘fit and proper’ pers...


Looking to Escape the Colder Months in Broome?

The popularity of a lock-and-leave lifestyle is growing rapidly and why wouldn’t it with th...


Sales Market Update

The Broome property market has continued to improve with respect to activity however median ...


Rental Market Update

The Broome rental market has shown some consistency in the past quarter which is a positive ...


New Financial Year Property Goals

Whether you're looking to buy your first home, upsize, sell or invest, there are plenty of change...


Depreciation Made Easy thanks BMT

One of the reasons investors often miss out on deductions at tax time is because they don’t...


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 talkin...


Legislation Changes for Property Management in WA

Changes to Form 1AA Residential Tenancy Agreement, Information sheets and Form 1CForm 1AA, the pr...


Kerb pick-ups scrapped

Kerb pick-ups scrapped   The pre-cyclone kerbside rubbish collection has been ...


Broome Updates from the Shire of Broome

Broome Shire President, Ron Johnston, says Council’s vision for the year ahead will feature...


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 thei...


Prelude Sets Sail

Source: The West Australian The world’s biggest floating facility and a feat of engineer...


GEM Quarterly Award Winners Jan - March

First National Real Estate WA members were presented with their General Excellence and Marke...


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

On 9 May 2017, the Government announced proposed changes to the foreign resident capita...


REIA welcomes focus on affordable housing

The 2017 Budget has recognised the need to address housing supply and affordability through a num...


Successful Start to the Selling Year

It has been a very successful first quarter for the Sales Team at First National Broome. Principa...


Smoke Alarm Update

The Building Commission released an e-letter on 28 November 2016 to remind building industry prac...


Qantas East Coast direct flights to Broome 2017

There’s been a few changes to the Qantas schedule for the direct flights from the East coas...


Mothers Day Competition

As Mother’s day is fast approaching we will be taking this opportunity to remind busy mums ...


Lots of Happy Tenants and Relieved Investors

We are pleased to report the Broome market is starting to pick up some pace. Rental vacancies hav...


Top WA Agents Revealed at Awards Night

First National Real Estate’s Western Australian agents were presented with their General Ex...


Housing Bubble Speculation Unwarranted

The principal of First National Real Estate Broome, Allan Griffiths says local community fears of...


Sales Market Update

Wow another year has begun and with the most positivity we’ve seen for some time. January a...


Rental Market Overview

In our last Broome Activity Report we said 2017 had started with a bang! We are pleased to report...


17 Years of Loyal Service

Congratulations to Charmaine Snow who celebrates her 17th year representing First National Real E...


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 improveme...


Sales Market Update Jan 2017

Happy 2017 and welcome back to a beautiful Broome Wet Season. We can honestly say it is a pleasur...


Local Hero - Community Citizen of the Year Lee Anderson

Local heroes lauded on Australia Day Released 26 January 2017 Lee Anderson, Seth Lovell and...


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 pas...


Starting 2017 With a Bang

We are just a few weeks into 2017 and have already leased 27 properties (50% units, 50% houses). ...


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 le...


Happy 2017 Broome from First National Real Estate Broome

First National Real Estate Broome are pleased to say that their Property Management team have exc...


Why 2017 is a great year to buy your first home

‘The median dwelling value in Australia for the end of 2016 was $615,000 - an increase of 1...


Sales Market Update Dec 2016

We are really pleased to say the consistency from the third quarter has continued into this last ...


Property Management Update

There must be something in the water as November is traditionally a quite month so we are excited...


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

Our Property Management Department Manager, Charmaine (or “Charlie” as we like to cal...


Thinking of Selling? Don't get trumped

If you’re thinking of selling but can’t decide whether to list with an agent this yea...


Six Mistakes to avoid when pricing your home

Although residential property prices and market conditions remain favourable as the festive seaso...


Kicking Sales Goals

We've recently sold the most expensive residential sale since January 2014 and before that it was...


Coming Soon

he dawn of a new era is upon us — one of full immersion into the digital world. It’s ...


How to Choose a Sales Agent?

With every real estate agent claiming to be the best it can be extremely difficult to make the ri...


What Happens with Break Leases in a Weaker Rental market?

It seems that Tenants seeking to “break their lease” happen more at the end of the to...


What's the latest in the Broome Rental Market?

Broome’s vacancy rate is now above 5% (and climbing as we head towards the end of the touri...


We Are Pet Friendly

The First National Pet Friendly search feature clearly labels properties where pets with good ref...


Real Property Transfers Reporting to the ATO

From 1 July 2016, all state and territory revenue collection agencies will need to collect and re...


Sales Market Update

So it really feels like the shift to positivity in our lovely town is continuing. The market for ...


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

Customer satisfaction research and ratings agency, Canstar Blue, has announced First National Rea...


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