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26. September 2014 14:32  /  swanvalleyrealtyblog Comments (1)

766 Ellenbrook Primary School Children broke a Guinness World Record by creating a human forest. It was all part of a wider effort to involve children in a creative endeavor to get their imaginations and energy inspired and to promote reading. Author Andy Griffith, who originally suggested the idea and has written a book called The 52 Story Treehouse, said it was great to see the tree theme and record attempt captivating young minds. Chris Sheedy, an official representative for Guinness flew in to Perth to witness the attempt and make it official.

19. September 2014 12:20  /  swanvalleyrealtyblog Comments (0)

It’s great that Ellenbrook is growing and thriving but with growth comes some issues with traffic congestion and the need for more infrastructure and services. So i’ts good to know that the following will be occuring soon.

Gnangara Rd is closer to becoming a dual roadway. Now that the excision of 19.8ha of state forest has passed both houses of Parliament all that is needed is a notice to be published in the Government Gazzette and then the works can start. The road will become a dual roadway between Drumpellier Dr and Alexander Dr. It is expected the construction will commence this year and be completed in 2016.
Anybody who has driven down Main Street outside of Ellenbrook Secondary College during school starting and closing times will be aware of the hazard it has been posing to students. After a spate of near misses and a low speed collision between a student and a a car earlier this year, the school is set to get flashing LED school zone signs and an application is in the pipeline for two manned school crossings. Hopefully this will reduce the risk of a more serious accident.

18. September 2014 12:42  /  swanvalleyrealtyblog Comments (0)

Well done and good luck to these local families!
An Aveley mum has been nominated for an award for the 2014 AusMumprepeur Awards.The awards celebrate and recognize mothers who are successful in a business while also managing to balance motherhood and family life. Natasha Burns has been nominated for her business Ladybug Literacy for Kids which is a program designed to develop pre-literacy skills in pre-school children. Classes are held in Aveley and Bullsbrook. Good luck Natasha!

Three generations of a local Henley Brook family will be competing at this years Perth Royal Show in the wood-chopping event. Rob Reynolds (78 years old) is the oldest family member and he has been competitively wood-chopping for almost 60 years. The youngest family member is Austin Reynolds who is eight years old. In the middle is Austin’s dad Brett Reynolds and along with his three other sons all six members will compete for the third year in a row. Good luck Reynolds family!


17. September 2014 12:35  /  swanvalleyrealtyblog Comments (1)

Great turnout on Saturday 13th September to the Local and General Markets in Ellenbrook. Some interesting stalls selling unique and funky products. Swan Valley Realty was there providing free snow cones and over the 4 hours we gave away 240 cones! Hope to see everyone at the next Local and General markets in November









17. September 2014 12:19  /  swanvalleyrealtyblog Comments (0)

Ellenbrook is Australia’s most awarded new town. It is the winner of 30 state and national awards.

Why all the success? As becomes evident from these photos it is due to a collaborative approach to it’s initial and ongoing design from Developers, Planners, Architects and Builders.

These parties all worked together to create seven self sustainable communities (also know as townships). Each neighborhood has it’s own center that can be reached on foot within 10 minutes from any house.

Now an urban Town Center boasts an art gallery, restaurants, tavern, and shopping center with 80 shops including one of the largest Woolworths in the state. And the amount of open space and parkland around every corner is breathtaking!


House rocks

street white arch



3. September 2014 10:46  /  swanvalleyrealtyblog Comments (0)


Each month this update will focus on sales in either Ellenbrook or Aveley or the Rental Market in both suburbs. When sales are the focus in this update will track what price houses are selling for, how long it takes to sell a house and the capital growth of properties in Ellenbrook and surrounds for the previous 12 months. The rental Update we will cover the average prices properties are renting for in Ellenbrook, Aveley and surrounding suburbs and look at the vacancy rates for these areas.


Ellenbrook focus from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014

In the upper quartile houses are selling for $495,000

In the lower quartile houses are selling for $400,000

The median sale price in Ellenbrook for the last 12 months is $435,000

On average it takes 46 days to sell a house in Ellenbrook

The approximate market variance in the past 12 months for Ellenbrook is 4.8%

Growth of nearby suburbs, Aveley 6%,The Vines 9%, Henley Brook 6.6%


These figures were obtained from REIWA (The Real Estate Institute of Western Australia) and are based on settled sales as at 30 June 2014.