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11. November 2015 22:19  /  swanvalleyrealtyblog Comments (0)


 

There is always something on in Ellenbrook and surrounding areas and now that the weather has warmed up there is even more!

4. November 2015 22:09  /  swanvalleyrealtyblog Comments (0)


Do you have a business that may be suited to having a stall at the Ellenbrook Mega Christmas Market. If so applications are open now.

21. July 2015 21:05  /  swanvalleyrealtyblog Comments (5)


  • Article from; 15 Jul 2015
  • Ellenbrook Advocate

Parkrun event draws 100

SCORES of dressed-up runners, joggers, pram pushers and dog walkers from across Aveley turned out on Saturday to celebrate the second anniversary of the weekly parkrun. More than 100 locals completed the scenic 5km course through Central Park and around the lake in Aveley. Free slices of parkrun birthday cake were handed out at the finish line to motivate participants to the end. The parkrun fitness phenomenon has spread rapidly across Australia, with thousands of participants gathering every Saturday morning to run 5km courses against the clock. In the two years of the Aveley parkrun, there have been 101 events, during which time more than 1200 people have covered 35,000 kilometres.

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1. July 2015 19:15  /  swanvalleyrealtyblog Comments (2)


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The following article is from The Ellenbrook Advocate, 1st Juy 2015

THE long-awaited northern sporting fields and pavilion at Ellenbrook District Open Space are now officially open.

Cricket teams started using the facility last October when the grass was ready but last Friday’s official opening marked the completion of the pavilion, fields, playground and paths as a whole.

Ellenbrook’s local sporting teams can now make full use of the Ellenbrook District Outdoor Space northern playing fields.

The northern playing fields have enough space for two full-size AFL ovals, five junior AFL ovals and three cricket fields.

The new pavilion has meeting rooms, change rooms, clubrooms, a bar and catering facilities.

Ellenbrook Eels Football Club and the junior Ellenbrook Dockers will soon start using the oval for training and match days.

Premier Colin Barnett said at the opening ceremony the complete projects would form one of the best and most comprehensive sport and recreation precincts in the State.

“The pavilion is quite magnificent. This is not some little sporting club pavilion, it services two very strong clubs and the wider sports and recreation complex,” he said.

“As announced in the recent budget, we’ll also provide $7 million towards the Ellenbrook Recreation Centre, a commitment we made in 2013.”

About $2 million of that funding will go towards an aquatic facility for Ellenbrook.

Construction of the southern playing fields is set to start soon.

This will include four FIFA-rated synthetic soccer fields and the Ellenbrook Recreation Centre for indoor sports such as basketball, netball and badminton.

Ellenbrook ward Councillor Patty Williams said the sporting and recreational facility would attract people from surrounding areas to Ellenbrook.

“From its inception Ellenbrook has been designed to provide for the lifestyles of a growing community,” she said.

“The Ellenbrook District Open Space will draw even more people to the area through sporting competitions, events and recreational facility use and hopefully attract more people into sport and physical activity, which will contribute to the overall wellbeing of our community.”

 

 

29. May 2015 19:03  /  swanvalleyrealtyblog Comments (5)


The following article appeared on the Ellenbrook Advocates Facebook page;

Joel Kelly May 27, 2015, 3:50 PM | THE ADVOCATE

Retail revelation for Ellenbrook

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The north-west perspective of the new retail precinct at The Shops At Ellenbrook

ELLENBROOK’S main shopping centre is set for expansion, with its owners today announcing it will start building a new retail area for large shops.

Labelled the ‘bulky goods precinct’, shops there will generally be those that sell larger items from warehouse style buildings.

The expansion of The Shops At Ellenbrook will be separate to the existing building in an undeveloped parcel of land at the corner of Pinaster Parade and The Promenade.

The first tenant in the highly visible area will be First Choice Liquor Store.

Insurance Commission of Western Australia, who owns the shopping centre, plans to open the bulky goods precinct next year.

The commission’s chief executive Rod Whithear said the first stage of the project had council approval and would go out to tender soon.

“The development of the bulky goods precinct represents another step to ensure that Ellenbrook, as one of fastest growing urban areas in Perth, has the facilities to meet all community needs,” Mr Whithear said.

The Shops’ bulky goods precinct will be built progressively over the 4.3-hectare site.

Mr Whithear said that the bulky goods establishment was separate to the stage three expansion of the shopping centre, which has been planned for some time.

9. March 2015 19:48  /  swanvalleyrealtyblog Comments (0)


According to CoreLogic by RP Data this may be the case. RP Data have released the following article stating that the current low mortgage rates are invigorating the housing market from the analysis of data they collect.

“Early signs are emerging that lower mortgage rates are providing further stimulus to housing market conditions.

Even though the Reserve Bank chose to keep the cash rate on hold at their March board meeting, the February rate cut brought mortgage rates down to their lowest level since 1968. This was the first rate cut since August 2013 and the ninth drop in the cash rate since the RBA started easing rates back in November 2011.

To provide some perspective on what the rate cuts mean to the typical mortgage holder, before interest rates started falling in late 2011 a $400,000 mortgage would incur interest payments of $27,200 per annum (based on a discounted variable mortgage rate of 6.8%). By March this year, with the average discounted variable rate now tracking at 4.9%, the annual interest payment would be $19,400, a saving of $7,800 per year or $150 per week.

Since the latest rate cut we have seen a variety of timely indicators show a substantial upwards movement.

Auction clearance rates have surged to levels not seen since 2009. The last three weeks of February (including March 1) saw the combined capital city clearance rate move above 70%, with the last two weeks recording a clearance of 77% over both weeks. The higher auction clearance rates indicate that vendors have become more empowered as buyers compete more fiercely for available housing stock.

CoreLogic RP Data’s platform metadata also provides virtually a real time insight into the level of industry activity that is underway across the housing market.

Our valuation platforms, which account for more than 95% of all mortgage related valuation instructions, have seen the number of valuation events move to new record levels in February. The CoreLogic RP Data Mortgage Index, which tracks the number of valuation events on a rolling four week basis, surpassed the previous record high (which was in mid-December last year) over the month of February. The high level of mortgage related activity can be attributed to both an increase in mortgage origination activity as well as refinancing activity.

Another hint that vendors have grown in confidence since the latest rate cut is the amount of real estate agent activity we are seeing across our RP Data Professional Platform. Focussing on real estate agent activity across the platform, we have seen the number of Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) reports move to new record highs in February. CMA reports are generally actioned when a real estate agent is preparing a listing presentation or preparing a home for sale. With real estate agent activity so high, we are expecting a consequent increase in the number of homes advertised for sale over the coming weeks.
The number of newly advertised properties has been tracking around average levels over February. Over the same period a year ago the number of new listings entering the market across the capital cities was 2.4% higher, however with the surge in real estate agent activity we would expect new listing numbers to surpass what was recorded last year.

The increase in market and industry activity comes as no surprise. Australian households are very sensitive to interest rate movements, given the vast majority of mortgage holders and newly originated mortgages are on variable mortgage rates. The challenge for the Reserve Bank and industry regulators will be to keep a lid on the rate of appreciation in home values while at the same time stimulating housing construction and household spending. The number of dwelling approvals is currently at a record high; the ongoing high level of new housing construction will assist in adding new supply to the housing market as well as support economic growth and labour markets.

On the flipside, higher supply levels may help to slow the rate of capital growth. We have already seen a slowdown in rental appreciation, whether this also translates to a slowdown in the rate of capital gain in the face of lower mortgage rates but higher levels of housing supply is yet to be seen.”

 

 

 

 

16. February 2015 19:19  /  swanvalleyrealtyblog Comments (3)


The following article was posted in the Echo News on the 6th February and was written by Anita Mcinnes.

 

“A NEW high school for Ellenbrook is a step closer with the State Government short listing three consortia of companies to provide detailed proposals and costings for Ellenbrook North.

 

Treasurer Mike Nahan said eight public schools including Ellenbrook North would be designed, financed, built and maintained at an estimated capital cost of $370 million.

 

Mr Nahan said the three consortia of companies had been asked to provide detailed and costed proposals for Western Australia’s first public private partnership schools.

 

He said the companies were selected from six that responded to the call for expressions of interest.

 

The short listed companies are Decmil Programmed (comprising Decmil Group Limited, Programmed Maintenance Services Ltd and Cockram Construction Pty Ltd), EduWest Partners (Macquarie Capital Group Limited, Badge Constructions WA Pty Ltd, Perkins WA Pty Ltd and Spotless Facility Services Pty Ltd) and Plenary Schools (comprising Plenary Origination Pty Ltd, Pindan Pty Ltd and Compass Group {Deltas FM Australia Pty Ltd)}).

 

“Evaluation of the expressions of interest showed these three companies have the capability to deliver the project,” he said.

“The project involves a company designing and building eight public schools and then maintaining them over a 25-year period.’’

 

The company also finances design and construction.

“Having a private company finance the design and construction means the State Government starts paying only when each school is operational.”

 

Education Minister Peter Collier said he was pleased the public private partnership had attracted commercial interest.

 

“The partnership is a strong incentive for the appointed company to build high-quality schools on time and within budget, and for maintenance to be performed to a high standard,” he said.

The other new schools are four primary schools (Landsdale East, Alkimos South West, Baldivis North and Byford South West) and three secondary schools (Lakelands, Hammond Park and Harrisdale).

 

Proposals are due by May 8, 2015 and the successful consortium of companies is expected to be announced in August.”

 
 

14. January 2015 18:29  /  swanvalleyrealtyblog Comments (2)


In the Market Watch section of The Sunday Times real estate lift out Terry Ryder, founder of hotspotting.com.au stated that although momentum in WA has cooled, affordable suburbs were the best investment option and that these suburbs are resisting the pattern of market activity tapering off.

Mr Ryder includes the Swan local government area in his list of the strongest markets in Perth. He explains that The City Of Swan is hot due to Urban renewal, government policy and job nodes.

With regards to affordability Ellenbrook still has a median price range of $439,00 which puts in among the most affordable suburbs in Perth.

Source; Sunday Times Jan 11, 2015

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Swan Valley Realty has just listed this little gem in the private estate of Aveley. Built in 2011 on a low maintenance block the home packs a punch with style and design – and space where it counts.

And are you ready for this – all of the quality furniture (except for outdoor setting and master bedroom furniture) you see in the photos below is included in the price. The fridge, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer, TV, couches, dining table. This furniture is quality furniture in as new condition. A massive bonus for the lucky new owner of this delightful house.This equates to a saving of thousands of dollars if you had to purchase these for your new home. 

This three bedroom, two bathroom home has raised ceilings in the living areas which create a feeling of openness and space. This area opens up to the alfresco which again adds to the sense of space.

As you will notice in the photos below the house is beautifully designed with lovely decor and fittings and fixtures. And remember the gorgeous furniture that compliments the house perfectly is included in the price!

All this across the road from a park in a quiet street in Aveley. Tell your family and friends.

 

25. November 2014 19:43  /  swanvalleyrealtyblog Comments (4)


During the decade leading up to 2011, Ellenbrook had the largest population growth of anywhere in WA.

In 1992 an area was rezoned from rural to urban deferred to allow for residential development and in 1994 the first bulldozers moved in to create at the time the largest new town project in Australia. 20 years on Ellenbrook has nearly 30,000 residents in about 8000 completed homes.

The villages;
1995 -Woodlake Village estate launched
1997 – The Bridges launched
1999 – Coolamon launched
2000 – Morgan Fields launched
2003 – Charlotte’s Vineyard launched
2006 – Malvern Springs launched
2011 – Lexia launched
2013 – Annie’s Landing launched

The original objectives for the area were to provide affordable housing, a harmonious social environment and ready or ‘walk-able’ access to community facilities. Thus villages were designed with the intention of trying to return to traditional neighborhood design principles. Although this has been successful with Ellenbrook winning 30 industry awards, there is some current criticism that more rapid transit services are required in order for it to remain sustainable. Developers are currently looking into ways of partnering Government with the private sector to make rapid transport to work centers more likely.

Source; Ellenbrook Advocate Wed 12th Nov 2014

25. November 2014 19:37  /  swanvalleyrealtyblog Comments (2)


On Sunday December 7th bring a picnic and blanket down to Aveley Playing Fields, Bolero Rd, Aveley and let the Christmas festivities begin!

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Congratulations to Aveley Primary School for being one of six entrants to win a place in The State Final of Wakakirri – Australia’s largest performing arts event for primary schools.

The schools performance of The Very Hungry Caterpillar won the Wakakirri Best Comedy Story Award and a music award.

48 students practiced for two months every Tuesday after school for 2 hours. All their hard work paid off and teacher Chris Spencer says there has been a huge interest in performing at the school and that the kids that preformed this year will have a better idea next year and can help others so it creates a momentum.

Source; The Ellenbrook Advocate Wednesday, September 24, 2014