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Tips to buying before auction

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


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 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 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 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.


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?


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 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 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 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 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 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 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.


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 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 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 9:03:41 PM
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Budget bounces back because of property

MEDIA RELEASE: With Budget figures showing stamp duty from property transactions has contributed over $9 billion to the NSW economy, it’s time for Government to work cooperatively with an industry that’s officially the state’s biggest revenue source.


22/06/2021 12:00:00 AM22/06/2021 4:55:36 PM

Overseas students return to boost rental market but recovery could be slow

A pilot program to allow a limited number of international students to return to Sydney has been welcomed by the REINSW as critical for the rental market recovery.


18/06/2021 12:00:00 AM18/06/2021 11:43:42 AM

Sydney’s vacancy rate shows positivity for areas hit hardest by pandemic

MEDIA RELEASE: The rental market in Sydney’s Inner Ring suburbs recorded its best performance since the start of the COVID-19, with vacancy rates falling to 3.3 percent last month.


17/06/2021 12:00:00 AM17/06/2021 12:18:15 PM

REINSW supports property sector overhaul

With less than 5 days to go now, REINSW is urging the NSW Parliament to pass the Property Services Council Bill 2021 to help prevent real estate related disputes and deliver better consumer outcomes.


17/06/2021 12:00:00 AM17/06/2021 11:39:32 AM

How the property market will warm vendor’s hearts this winter

Winter has long been seen as the least popular time to sell a home, but strong competition, lack of stock and low interest rates are tipped to keep up current momentum throughout the cooler months.


11/06/2021 12:00:00 AM11/06/2021 11:00:42 AM

House prices increase at the highest quarterly rate in a decade

MEDIA RELEASE: The weighted average capital city median price for both houses and other dwellings has increased at the highest rate in a decade, the latest Real Estate Institute of Australia's Real Estate Market Facts report has found.


9/06/2021 12:00:00 AM9/06/2021 3:52:45 PM

Overall housing and rental affordability declines

REIA MEDIA RELEASE: Housing affordability improved in New South Wales and South Australia, remained steady in Western Australia and the Australian Capital Territory but declined in Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania and the Northern Territory.


8/06/2021 12:00:00 AM9/06/2021 8:34:03 AM

Q & A - Sparkling success

From a young age, Simone Luxford, Director at Essential Property Wealth, was intrigued with how to create wealth from property and has gone on to build her own successful property portfolio.


4/06/2021 12:00:00 AM4/06/2021 11:20:24 AM

Strata in the spotlight

Five years after landmark reforms were introduced, the strata framework in New South Wales is once again under review. Here’s how REINSW has responded to the NSW Government’s call for input.


3/06/2021 12:00:00 AM3/06/2021 10:04:55 AM

Straight talking boy from the bush

With well in excess of 5000 days under his belt as REINSW’s Chief Executive Officer, Tim McKibbin is a formidable force. Here we look at the man who is leading the real estate profession into the next decade with passion and gusto.


2/06/2021 12:00:00 AM4/06/2021 2:45:24 PM

Real time benefits for lodging rental bonds electronically

Lodging rental bonds online has improved the efficiency of settling funds making it easier for both agents and tenants, according to NSW Fair Trading.


1/06/2021 12:00:00 AM17/06/2021 10:46:14 AM

We need a dedicated Property Services Commissioner for NSW: Help us to help you now!

For the past 10 years, REINSW has relentlessly lobbied Government to remove our Industry from NSW Fair Trading and establish a dedicated Property Services Commissioner instead. We need your help to get the message to your local MPs without delay.


31/05/2021 12:00:00 AM31/05/2021 10:06:40 AM

Now’s the time for a standard retail lease

In a submission to the Office of the NSW Small Business Commissioner, REINSW has proposed the introduction of a standard retail lease as a “natural evolution” of the Retail Leases Act 1994 (NSW).


28/05/2021 12:00:00 AM28/05/2021 12:07:48 PM

HELPLINE Q&A: Can a tenant carry out changes to the rental premises?

Yes, a tenant can make certain changes of a “minor nature” to the premises.


25/05/2021 12:00:00 AM25/05/2021 2:51:07 PM

On the chopping block: why fee cutting hurts everyone

Commission charges vary across NSW with Sydney already home to the lowest fees due to the sheer number of agents on the ground.


20/05/2021 12:00:00 AM25/05/2021 2:38:47 PM