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What Drives Real Estate Prices - Population Growth

August 23, 2018

Buying Finance Home Investing Selling

This week economist Ryan Brierty looks at the effect of population growth on dwelling prices. This article will look at the changes in population growth in the City of Busselton, the City of Bunbury and the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River and draw some conclusions regarding dwelling prices. Taking population data from the ABS Census data […]

What Drives Real Estate Prices - Changes In Employment

August 17, 2018

Buying Finance Home Investing Selling

To assist our sellers and buyers to get a better understanding of what drives real estate prices in today’s market we today begin with the first of a series of articles prepared for Stocker Preston by economist Ryan Brierty. We will start by introducing the 3 main drivers of real-estate prices. Unemployment Population changes Interest […]

The Importance of a Comprehensive Property Condition Report (PCR)

July 7, 2017

Home Investing Landlords Property Management Tenants

When a tenant moves into your investment property they are given a Property Condition Report (PCR) by the Property Manager. This is the document that outlines exactly the state your property is in when the tenant takes over the lease. The Property Manager completes this document and gives it to the tenant to read and […]

Ultimate Moving Checklist

June 5, 2017

Moving House Packing

You have complete control over the success of your moving day. If you put the required effort into planning and preparation you will be prepared for all outcomes. On the other hand, if you don’t put in the necessary effort you’re pretty much guaranteed of having a stress-filled day.   This moving house checklist by […]

Tips & Tricks for Moving House with Children

May 30, 2017

Children Moving House Packing

Moving house is usually thought of as an exciting proposition, and it is! It’s the chance for a fresh start, you get to explore a new neighbourhood and of course, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of setting up a new house and making it your own.   What’s often forgotten is that some members […]

Introducing... The Stocker Preston Express

May 25, 2017

Busselton Community Jetty

After four years of planning and 18 months being built, the Busselton Jetty is officially launched its first new train in 22 years, 'The Stocker Preston Express', last Friday. The new electric train, the first of its kind in Australia, was named after a partnership was formed between the region's largest real estate business Stocker […]

Protecting Your Furniture During a Move

May 22, 2017

Moving House Packing

The marker of a successful move is getting your belongings from your old address to your new address in one piece. Furniture is up there with our most important household items. Firstly, it provides an important function. Secondly, we usually invest more in our furniture than we do in other items and thirdly, furniture becomes […]

Top Tips for Decluttering

May 16, 2017

Moving House Packing

When it comes time to move house our ability to collect clutter really comes to light. That’s why moving house is the perfect time to rationalise our belongings and get rid of all the stuff we don’t need.   Decluttering isn’t easy; you need to shut off your emotions and apply cold hard logic to […]

Colouring Competition - Finished

April 7, 2017

Busselton Competition Easter

Stocker Preston Colouring Competition Judged: 15 April 2017   Grab a copy of the picture (or download from the below links) from the Stocker Preston Busselton office at 42 Queen Street, Busselton, or from the pop-up stand located in Busselton Central Shopping Centre (IGA) and sharpen your pencils and get colouring!   Return the picture […]

5 ways to help reduce on your energy bills

May 6, 2016

Energy Finance Saving

The colder months are upon us, and higher energy bills tend to be part and parcel. However, just a few small changes can help make a difference to your energy bill. Here are five ways to help cut costs…   1. Keep an eye on your thermostat settings Although it can be very tempting to […]

Festival of Busselton!

January 6, 2016


The Festival of Busselton has been going for 52 years and has been run by a dedicated commuity group throughout. Local families and newcomers alike have taken the reins of the event and made sure that each year it can provide the community with a unique and exciting program! Running through the month of January, check […]

The Auction Process

November 30, 2015

Auction Selling

A real estate Auction is the process of buying and selling property by offering it to bidders at a forum conducted by a licensed auctioneer. The property will be sold to the bidder who makes the highest offer, if it is more than the "reserve price". The more common method of selling is through sale […]

Natural Ways to make your home smell nice!

November 25, 2015


NATURAL WAYS TO MAKE YOUR HOME SMELL NICE!   Add Your Favourite Scent To Pine Cones. Grab the kids and head out to your nearest Pine Plantation – can’t get much more natural than that! Add a couple drops of your favourite essential oil, such as lavender or cinnamon on to the pine cones. Then, […]

How to create a zero waste home!

October 21, 2015

Energy Home Saving

Refuse what you do not need. Reduce what you do need. Reuse by using reusables. Recycle what you cannot refuse, reduce or reuse. Rot (compost) the rest. Refuse  Fight junk mail. It’s not just a waste of resources, but also of time. Turn down freebies from conferences, fairs, and parties. Every time you take one, you create a demand to […]

Good News For WA Home Buyers!

October 7, 2015


Housing affordability in Western Australia improved over the June quarter, according to a national report released yesterday. The Housing Affordability Report, undertaken by the Real Estate Institute of Australia and Adelaide Bank, found that in WA the proportion of income required to meet loan repayments dropped by just over one per cent to 24.4 per cent. This combined […]

Home and Interior Trends 2015

October 7, 2015


COLOURS This year we’ll be seeing a diversity of colour like we haven’t seen in ages. Our attention is has settled gentle colours like muted pastels, smoky shades of grey, soft neutrals, metal hues, rich leather and marine tones along with at the opposite end of the spectrum vibrant jewel and fruit colours. Paint colours […]

5 Top Tips To Save For Your First Home Deposit

October 7, 2015

Finance Home Saving

The days of rocking up to the bank and scoring a 100% loan are virtually gone: these days, lenders want to see evidence of some genuine savings before they hand over finance to fund your first home.   So, if you want to have your own little piece of property to call home – a […]

September Events Calendar

October 7, 2015


Public Holidays Queen’s Birthday – Mon 28 Sept School Holidays Sat 26 Sept – Sun 11 Oct   Father’s Day at Howling Wolves Sun 6 Sept, 12pm Howling Wolves at Rivendell Estate 1172 Wildwood Road, Yallingup www.rivendellwineryrestaurant.com.au   The Ballad of Pondlife McGurk Wed 10 Sept Margaret River Cultural Centre 51 Wallcliffe Rd, Margaret River […]

Tips To Save Water In The Garden

October 7, 2015


Water your lawn sparingly In summer, lawns generally need watering every five to seven days. In winter, it’s every 10 to 14 days. If you’ve had some solid rainfall it may mean you won’t need to water your lawn for up to two weeks. Keep your eye on the four-day forecast. If there’s rain coming up, […]

Restaurants and Cafes

October 7, 2015


The restaurant and café scene in Your Margaret River Region is unsurpassable. The region has attracted and created world-class chefs that draw their inspiration from the abundant fresh local produce, stunning landscapes and the pristine environment in which they work. http://www.margaretriver.com/wine-gourmet/restaurants-cafes/