October

Dealing with escalated responsibilities

Posted on 1/10/2014
Over recent years we have seen an escalation of the responsibilities associated with the role of the real estate professional. In particular, the duties of agents working in property management have extended significantly and now include areas outsid

Fraud in real estate

Posted on 1/10/2014
Recent cases of properties being sold without the owner’s knowledge or consent highlight the risks posed by real estate fraud and the need for agents to be vigilant.

Real estate portal take-over in the U.S

Posted on 1/10/2014
News Corp has acquired the third most-trafficked property portal in the United States, Move.com. The deal is intended to expand News Corp's presence in real estate globally.

The debate: Should principals sell?

Posted on 1/10/2014
The Journal asks Myra Bloomfield and Nicolas Lyell which side of the debate they fall on.

Insight: Andrew Lutze reveals how to make it in sales

Posted on 1/10/2014
Andrew Lutze, Partner and Sales Executive at Cunninghams Property, shares his insight into how to make it in sales.

Who’s exempt from stamp duty?

Posted on 6/10/2014
Stamp duty and its place in the property market has been an ongoing topic in 2014. REINSW has been lobbying for the review of stamp duty and other taxes as it severely impacts consumers ability to enter or remain in the property market. However, not

Healthy start to financial year for building approvals

Posted on 7/10/2014
The Housing Industry Association (HIA) has released figures that show residential building approvals increased for the second consecutive quarter in August 2014. These figures demonstrate a healthy start to the 2014/15 financial year.

Breaking down payroll tax

Posted on 8/10/2014
Payroll tax can be a murky topic. The Journal decided to find the facts so you don’t find yourself on the wrong side of tax law.

Healthy new home activity in August: HIA

Posted on 13/10/2014
Figures from the Housing Industry Association (HIA) show new home lending activity in August is at very healthy levels.

William Shen: Chinese interest in commercial property

Posted on 14/10/2014
According to TGC's William Shen, Chinese investment in the property market extends to commercial properties.