The West Australian Apartment Advocacy (WAAA) has welcomed the recommendations, released today by the Short Term Accommodation Parliamentary Inquiry, that the industry should be regulated through a state-wide registration system. Research conducted nationally with 2500 apartment owners in March 2019, regarding the impact of short stay, indicated that 39% of WA respondents found there was a negative influence with the other states registering closer to 50%. Director of WAAA Sa
A reader's perspective: You can read about the legal and financial distinctions between the two here, but they are essentially collections of older people living in one place. Apartments, like retirement housing, come in all shapes and sizes, with all sorts of price tags and locations. I’ve never read an article that sang the praises of downsizing into a mainstream apartment, although lots of people seem to move into them and enjoy the process. Those I speak to love the life
Just a few years ago, Glenda Stephens was living in a big house on five acres and could barely see her nearest neighbours. Now she is one of the first people in Perth to live on a micro lot of just 80 square metres. When the micro lots were first announced they were greeted with horror, and Ms Stephens said that "probably a few years ago I would have said the same" but living in one has changed her mind. "They are light, they are open, they are very well designed, they don't
A new report has found has repair costs for new home owners have totalled $10.5 billion over the past decade as poor construction standards have left them battling leaks, cracks and other problems. Financial comparison site Mozo released it Property Pain - Building Defects Report 2019 today, revealing new homeowners have been faced $10.5 billion in repair costs over the past decade. The figure is based on ABS data on the number of building completions in the past 10 years. T
Australian housing is under fire AGAIN after an accusation from the ABC that residential apartments are in a ‘building crisis’. Samantha Reece, WA Apartment Advocacy director, doesn’t agree, and she’s here to tell us why. Download this podcast here.
Daily commuting times have risen in almost every capital city in Australia and as house prices continue to rise, experts say more families are opting to live in an apartment to beat the gridlock. In 2016, more than 2.3 million Australians were living in apartments and parents with children made up almost 44 per cent of the families in apartments, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The ABS also found nearly one in 10 children aged four or younger lived in
Hot off the back of the successful apartment trial in Perth at Oracle apartments, AAA has partnered with Mirvac to conduct a similar social experiment at their Forge apartments in Yarra's Edge, Melbourne. The trial will commence with a pop up apartment on Southbank from 20-22 September, whereby people who are interested in apartment living, and yet feel some degree of hesitancy, can come and register to win a one month free stay in the two bedroom apartment. There will be thr