April

Commercial lending: The current state of play

Posted on 4/1/2014
In the first of a two-part series on lending, the Journal asks the industry to assess the commercial lending market and its direct impact on real estate.

Modern marketing analysed by experts in the profession

Posted on 4/3/2014
Is there still a place for print? Do the portals hold all the power? REINSW talked to the experts to find out their thoughts on these marketing questions and many more.

REINSW President Malcolm Gunning calls for greater professionalism

Posted on 4/3/2014
REINSW President Malcolm Gunning discusses education standards in the industry after REINSW made a rallying call for greater professionalism.

The power of LinkedIn

Posted on 4/4/2014
LinkedIn is the world’s largest online professional network with 277 million members, of whom more than 5 million are in Australia. Take-up of the networking platform has grown five-fold in Australia since the company opened an office here in 2010. S

Now is the time to talk state and federal taxes: REINSW CEO

Posted on 4/7/2014
I have been pondering the state and federal taxation systems for some time. It is clear they are holding back New South Wales and the Australian economy as a whole, and now is the time to have a sensible debate in regard to this issue.

Swimming pool compliance delay necessary

Posted on 4/9/2014
Just weeks before the deadline, the NSW Office of Local Government announced that the provisions requiring a property with a swimming pool to have a certificate of compliance before it is sold or leased will be delayed by 12 months.

Opportunities exist in affordable prestige market

Posted on 4/11/2014
All areas of the New South Wales property market are not experiencing record prices, according to the Real Estate Institute of New South Wales.

Pool certificates delayed

Posted on 4/23/2014
Just weeks before the deadline, the NSW Office of Local Government announced that the provisions requiring a property with a swimming pool to have a certificate of compliance before it is sold or leased will be delayed by 12 months.

Is it time to reassess the role of the property manager?

Posted on 4/23/2014
REINSW CEO Tim McKibbin wrote to the NSW Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe in early January to reiterate the industry’s concerns regarding property managers’ responsibilities attaching to the new window safety device laws that passed through Parlia

Taxation placed under the spotlight

Posted on 4/24/2014
Support for a debate on Australia’s taxation system has gathered pace following outspoken comments by Treasury Secretary Martin Parkinson. REINSW has backed calls for a review of the entire taxation system in Australia.