More Perth residents opting for high density inner city life

An increasing number of Perth residents are resisting large homes in suburbia and opting for higher density living close to public transport, according to the state's land agency, Landcorp. Chief executive Frank Marra said there were strong sales across many of Landcorp's infill developments, despite the slowdown in the West Australian housing market. "Landcorp's infill projects have actually stood up quite resiliently in the softness of the property market generally," Mr Marra said. For the full story click here.

Add a bedroom in 5 seconds!

Now there is robotic furniture that can add a bedroom to an apartment in just seconds. Amazing thinking to make small spaces bigger! The full story is here.

WAAA refutes oversupply of apartments

WA’s Apartment Advocacy body has released data this week which refutes claims that there is an apartment glut in Perth. Based on data publicly released by Urbis in September 2016, there were 3665 apartments under construction with 66% presold. This equates to approximately 1237 available apartments under construction. However research conducted by WAAA of 53 land subdivisions in October, in locations such as Baldivis, Ellenbrook, Byford, Mandurah and northern suburbs, demonstrated that there was in excess of 1249 blocks currently available for sale. WAAA Director Samantha Reece stated that it was evident that there was a level of scaremongering occurring within the WA property sector. “For

DAP rejects Fremantle apartments

The one thing that we are constantly hear is the need for the apartment buildings to be attractive and a part of the neighbourhood precinct. There are concerns that apartments will develop into slums, and while we do not agree with this concept, what we have discovered is that people speak about areas becoming outdated, and when they are towering in the sky - it is hard to miss. That is why we are seeing a greater number of DAP's demonstrating their discretion in approving (or not) apartment projects that are proposed for Perth. Now Fremantle is very proactive, but recently a project on Adelaide St got knocked back based on its design elements. We support this stance because at the end of t

Bike rooms new to apartments

An interesting article that looks at the increase in "bike rooms" within apartments. the common areas of many luxury apartment buildings are now being designed with space explicitly carved out for bicycle enthusiasts, often complete with security cameras, air pumps, equipment lockers, secure access, and even—sometimes—a great view. If we are going to move away from cars - then this makes perfect sense. Read the full story here.

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