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Tips to buying before auction

What should you consider when making a pre-auction offer?

06/07/2019

6/07/2019 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 9:00:12 PM

The benefits of using a buyers' agent

How can a buyers' agent help you in your property search?

29/06/2019

29/06/2019 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 8:45:00 PM

First home buyer initiative

What will be the banks' responses to the Government's proposed first home buyers scheme?

22/06/2019

22/06/2019 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 9:01:34 PM

Consumer protection needed

How will the Government's new home loan scheme impact the market?

15/06/2019

15/06/2019 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 9:07:04 PM

More costs for landlords and tenants

The inability of NCAT to hear some cases is increasing costs for landlords and tenants.

08/06/2019

8/06/2019 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 8:12:04 PM

How can social media affect your rental application?

Can what you put online impact your tenancy application?

01/06/2019

1/06/2019 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 8:44:47 PM

Stop laying the purple bricks

Will Purplebricks's exit from the Australian real estate market cause as many issues as when they entered the market?

25/05/2019

25/05/2019 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 8:38:51 PM

How is value determined?

Value is subjective, so how is it determined for real estate?

18/05/2019

18/05/2019 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 9:37:12 PM

Data: your best friend when buying

Data is the new-age gold mine for property buyers. Find out why.

11/05/2019

11/05/2019 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 8:20:17 PM

Doom and gloom overhyped

Fluctuation is a sign of a healthy, sustainable market. We need the lows to get the highs.

27/04/2019

27/04/2019 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 8:54:12 PM

Your virtual assistant

Technology is moving in, so set up an extra room.

20/04/2019

20/04/2019 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 8:40:46 PM

No winners in negative gearing changes

Labor's proposed changes to negative gearing and capital gains tax will cripple the property market.

13/04/2019

13/04/2019 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 8:20:43 PM

Clearance rates explained

Clearance rates are an indication of the market, not of the credibility of auction as a method of sale.

06/04/2019

6/04/2019 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 9:32:05 PM

Increasing your home's value

Before you sell, ask your agent what improvements will offer the best return-on-investment.

30/03/2019

30/03/2019 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 8:54:40 PM

Land tax crippling investment

Stamp duty, capital gains tax, GST and land tax. Why the property market is begging for taxation reform.

23/03/2019

23/03/2019 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 9:03:41 PM
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On alert! Cyber-crime on the rise

Social engineering fraud has increased in frequency and severity in recent years. Fraudsters have become especially sophisticated when targeting unsuspecting victims and the financial consequences of these crimes can be devastating.

25/02/2021

25/02/2021 12:00:00 AM25/02/2021 9:33:46 AM

Slow and steady: The commercial market to run its own race in 2021

It’s easy to see how COVID-19 has negatively impacted the commercial real estate space, but new data shows CBD workers are slowly, but surely, making their way back into the office.

24/02/2021

24/02/2021 12:00:00 AM24/02/2021 9:37:17 AM

Pre-meeting electronic voting for elections

Clause 14 of the Strata Schemes Management Regulation 2016 (NSW) should be amended to make it clear that pre-meeting electronic voting does not extend to elections.

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23/02/2021 12:00:00 AM23/02/2021 9:20:22 AM

Combustible cladding: interest-free loans to speed up removal from NSW apartment buildings

Interest-free 10-year loans have been welcomed to fast-track the removal of high-risk combustible cladding from apartment buildings across NSW.

22/02/2021

22/02/2021 12:00:00 AM23/02/2021 2:42:02 PM

Quorum

The provisions regarding the quorum at a meeting need to be redrafted, so that it is clear, particularly in the case of small strata schemes, what happens if there’s not a quorum.

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19/02/2021 12:00:00 AM19/02/2021 9:08:35 AM

How agents can help vendors

Not every `Sold’ sticker placed on a real estate signboard is accompanied by a smiling vendor jumping for joy. Divorce, debt and death are among the most challenging reasons for selling property and often super charged with emotion.

18/02/2021

18/02/2021 12:00:00 AM18/02/2021 10:04:20 AM

Items requiring statutory warranty

Further guidance needs to be provided regarding the need to include an item on the Annual General Meeting agenda to consider building defects and rectification where warranty periods under the Home Building Act 1989 (NSW) apply.

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17/02/2021 12:00:00 AM19/02/2021 9:25:20 AM

Take charge of compliance

The 1 April 2021 implementation deadline for the Supervision Guidelines is looming. Here’s what you need to know to ensure compliance.

16/02/2021

16/02/2021 12:00:00 AM16/02/2021 10:01:11 AM

Record keeping

The legislation should be amended to allow for the better maintenance of strata records, including electronic storage and back-up, as well as a requirement to maintain an overall index of records.

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15/02/2021 12:00:00 AM19/02/2021 9:24:23 AM

Small fluctuations in rental vacancies welcome the New Year

MEDIA RELEASE: After a year of uncertainty and dramatic fluctuations, the REINSW Vacancy Rate Survey results for January 2021 show that rental vacancies across the major metropolitan markets remain largely stable.

12/02/2021

12/02/2021 12:00:00 AM12/02/2021 3:48:25 PM

Insurance valuations

The requirement for an Owners’ Corporation to obtain a building insurance valuation every five years should be reintroduced and amendments made to remove reinstatement from the valuation exercise.

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12/02/2021 12:00:00 AM12/02/2021 2:29:41 PM

Window safety devices

The legislation needs to clarify who is responsible for the ongoing maintenance of window safety devices and address the many practical issues that are currently causing confusion.

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11/02/2021 12:00:00 AM19/02/2021 9:18:53 AM

Taking trust to the next level

Neil Webster, the winner of the John Greig OAM Community Service category at the 2020 REINSW Awards for Excellence, reveals how community service can set you up for a thriving career, build trust with clients and help make the world a better place.

10/02/2021

10/02/2021 12:00:00 AM10/02/2021 11:58:29 AM

Minor renovations by owners

There should be a statutory requirement to register minor renovations to common property carried out by lot owners.

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9/02/2021 12:00:00 AM19/02/2021 9:17:13 AM

Your CPD obligations

Continuing Professional Development has changed and all agents need to understand what their obligations are in accordance with their classification in the licensing structure.

08/02/2021

8/02/2021 12:00:00 AM12/02/2021 10:30:03 AM