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A leading home expert says recent legislative changes in WA will help to make a real difference in the state’s housing market, and allow the real estate sector to shine again.

Managing director of Gemmill Homes, Craig Gemmill, said the WA government has made “crucial” changes to the state’s Keystart loan scheme, setting new income limits, with eligibility for singles increasing from $90,000 to $105,000 and couples from $115,000 to $130,000.

Mr Gemmill said the changes allow the state to realise its potential, with this period a great opportunity for home buyers, ensuring the green shoots predicted 18 months ago.

“When we were talking about green shoots 12 to 18 months ago, we were probably being a bit premature or optimistic,” Mr Gemmill said.