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Your asbestos questions answered

(16/08/2017)
Property managers get asked all sorts of questions about asbestos, but often don’t know the answers.

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Call for tenancy law change

(9/08/2017)
The NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal, which handles disputes between tenants and landlords, currently has no jurisdiction if one party lives in another state.

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The three biggest affordability concerns

(1/08/2017)
The three greatest affordability concerns are having a deposit, the high cost of stamp duty and the number foreign buyers competing for properties.

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Rethink needed on deductions

(25/07/2017)
Changes to allowable deductions for travel to inspect a residential investment property will need to be reconsidered.

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What should you expect from a professional real estate agent?

(24/07/2017)
REINSW President John Cunningham says there are 20 things you should expect from your agent.

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Real estate plans for professionalism

(21/07/2017)
The real estate industry has begun the process to gain professional recognition.

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Seven factors that influence home buyers

(19/07/2017)
CoreLogic say there are seven psychological factors which influence a home buyer's decision.

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Witholding tax could cause delays

(11/07/2017)
The objective of the foreign resident capital gains withholding tax is to ensure foreign residents pay tax on any profits earned from the sale of Australian property.

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Affordability up, first homebuyers down

(5/07/2017)
NSW affordability increases, however first homebuyers decrease.

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Budget fails to deliver for all consumers

(30/06/2017)
The NSW Government used their recent budget to announce a first homebuyers package.

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First homebuyers package

(20/06/2017)
The package of measures to support first homebuyers is a step in the right direction.

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Providing vacant possession

(13/06/2017)
When selling property there is an obligation of providing the purchaser vacant possession.

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Consumers win with fire levy delay

(6/06/2017)
The NSW Government's decision to delay introducing the FESL is a win for consumers.

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Buyer beware

(5/06/2017)
There are many pitfalls you need to avoid when purchasing a property, it is important to prepare beforehand.

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When to accept a bid

(1/06/2017)
There are a lot of factors you need to consider before accepting an early offer.

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Saving money on building and pest reports

(29/05/2017)
A buyer must pay to get a pre-purchase pest and building inspection report completed.

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What determines a property’s price?

(26/05/2017)
There are many factors that determine a property's price including limited supply.

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Strata cosmetic work benefit for owners

(22/05/2017)
One of the benefits of the strata law reform for owners was the new method of renovations.

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Hidden potential can reap rewards

(19/05/2017)
Understanding the type of homebuyer, can help sellers maximise their sale price.

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Landlords’ insurance should be mandatory

(19/05/2017)
One of the most important decisions a landlord will ever make is to take out landlords' insurance.

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