Licensed Valuers & Property Valuation Consultants, Perth, Western Australia
Independent licensed valuers & Property valuation consultants
Established 1984 | Expert Valuation Advice | Licensed Valuers

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Latest Property News Blog Posts

Garmony Property Consultants National Property Valuation Partnership

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

Garmony Property Consultants is proud to be a member of Oceanic Property Valuations (OPV) who along with its Partner Firms, form one of the few truly independent national property valuation organisations across Australia.

Garmony Property Consultants are the Western Australian partner firm of Oceanic Property Valuations who provide expert property valuation and consultancy advice in Perth and Western Australia from our Licensed Valuers. Oceanic Property Valuations (OPV) are a national property valuation company who operate across Australasia and comprises multi-skilled property valuers and professionals with extensive senior property valuation and consulting experience, which specialises in offering independent and impartial property advice to a private, corporate and ...

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Stamp Duty and related party transfer valuations

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

When a property is being ‘sold’ or transferred to a family member, related party or related entity (superannuation fund transfer or family trust transfer) the Office of State Revenue may require the purchaser to pay Stamp Duty or Transfer Duty. A Transfer duty is a general tax imposed under the Duties Act 2008 (‘Duties Act’) on dutiable transactions over dutiable property (whether documented or not) including transfers of real estate and certain business assets. A Stamp Duty Valuation will be required. An independent property valuation by a licensed valuer of the property is required before an assessment is issued, when a dutiable transaction is between related parties, or the parties are ...

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Has the Perth property market reached the bottom of the cycle?

Friday, January 12th, 2018

The Perth property market continues to experience subdued market conditions across most market sectors however the industry reports there appears to be more activity in the market place however no change in values. The latest Perth median house price report from the Real Estate Institute of Western Australia (REIWA) as at the 8 January 2018 indicates “Perth’s median house price was resilient in December, remaining unchanged at $525,000.” The Australian Newspaper reported on the 10 January 2018 “housing price growth is likely to reach a trough in the June quarter of this year and then pick up again, according to ...

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Insurance Valuations

Monday, December 18th, 2017

Have you considered reviewing the insurance replacement value of your property asset? Our experienced Licensed Valuers will be able to assess the recommended insurable value based on current construction costs, professional fees, demolition costs and building cost escalations so when your next building insurance renewal is due, you will know if you have your asset adequately insured and not over insured potentially resulting in higher insurance premiums. Our valuers are experienced in assessing the recommended insurable value for single residential houses, walk-up strata titled apartment and villa units, single and two level commercial buildings, industrial premises and some specialised property ...

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Friday, December 15th, 2017

The Licensed Valuers and team at Garmony Property Consultants would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and an Happy New Year.  Our office will close for the Christmas break from 5pm Thursday 21 December 2017 and will re-open on Wednesday 3 January 2018 at 8.30am. Any valuation enquiries over this time period will be attended to upon our return so email your quote requests or queries to or vist our Online Quote page by clicking here. In the interest of the environment, we have chosen not to send out traditional paper Christmas Cards, and have chosen to support the Perth ...

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Consumer Price Index – CPI and rent reviews

Friday, December 1st, 2017

CPI or the Consumer Price Index is results of data collected by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) which is a measure in percentage terms of the change in the costs of living, being the weighted average cost of a standard basket of retail goods and services expressed in relation to a base period. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) as described by the ABS “measures quarterly changes in the price of a ‘basket’ of goods and services which account for a high proportion of expenditure by the CPI population group (i.e. metropolitan households)”. This ‘basket’ covers a wide range of ...

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Taxation Valuations

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

The licensed property valuers at Garmony Property Consultants undertake numerous Taxation Valuations on real property for taxation purposes including Capital Gains Tax or CGT. Your family home or principal place of residence is generally exempt from tax. But investment properties or if you build or renovate for profit,  subdivide land or use property in running a business, then there may be implications for Income Tax, Capital Gains Tax and Goods and Services Tax for your real property assets. You may need a Taxation Valuation. When a capital asset such as real estate is sold, it generally makes a capital gain or ...

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No short term growth in the Perth Property Market

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

The Perth property market is currently experiencing subdued conditions across most market sectors with our analysis indicating that it is unlikely there will be no growth in the short to medium term. Reports from the Real Estate Institute of Western Australia (REIWA) as at 18 September 2017 indicate a continued decline in the medium house price for Perth homes and Perth unit sales. REIWA’s data reveals Perth Property Market’s medium house price has dropped from $549,000 in the June quarter of 2015 to $510,000 in the June quarter of 2017 representing a 7.1% drop over the last three years. Similarly ...

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Property Compensation Valuations for Compulsory Acquisitions by Government – Manning Road Como

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Main Roads Kwinana Freeway Southbound On-ramp from Manning Road requires additional land for road widening. The Main Roads of Western Australia has announced the long awaited Manning Road Kwinana Freeway On-ramp will be constructed after $35 million of State and Federal Government funding was announced earlier this year. Although the project will improve traffic congestion on Manning Road and the Canning Bridge/Kwinana Freeway interchanges, additional land from private properties will be required for the project. We understand Main Roads has already contacted some of the land owners to negotiate the purchase of the whole or part of those properties that are ...

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Garmony’s welcome Licensed Valuer, Peter Murphy to their valuation team

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Licensed Valuer Peter Murphy joins the Garmony Property Consultants specialist property valuation team. Managing Director and Licensed Valuer, Matt Garmony is pleased to welcome Peter Murphy to his valuation team for commercial, industrial and specialist property type valuations and consultancy services. Peter’s 30 plus years experience in the valuation and real estate industry in Perth & Western Australia, will compliment the licensed valuers at Garmony Property Consultants. He has provided valuation advice to a broad range of clients including corporate and financial institutions, government agencies and private individuals. Over the past 10 years, Peter has been involved in valuations across a broad ...

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