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How does the real estate industry impact NSW?

The real estate and property services industries have a major impact on the NSW economy and people. Find out why.

12/11/2018

12/11/2018 12:00:00 AM4/08/2020 11:33:47 AM

A step in the right direction, says smoke alarm experts

Australia's largest smoke alarm compliance and maintenance provider weighs in on NSW State Coroner's Court recommendations on smoke alarms.

27/08/2018

27/08/2018 12:00:00 AM4/08/2020 10:34:24 AM

Interest rates remain at 1.50%

The Reserve Bank of Australia has kept interest rates on hold at 1.50%

01/05/2018

1/05/2018 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 8:48:09 PM

Stamp duty brackets unchanged in 32 years

REINSW President Leanne Pilkington says the government’s unwillingness to act on stamp duty is outrageous.

30/04/2018

30/04/2018 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 9:27:33 PM

REIA calls for funding transparency

Real estate agent selection agencies should be treated the same as financial advisers according to the REIA.

23/04/2018

23/04/2018 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 8:46:43 PM
15/02/2018 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 9:03:08 PM

Perception of property managers survey

Tenants and landlords will be revealing how they feel about property managers and real estate agents in two new surveys.

12/02/2018

12/02/2018 12:00:00 AM5/08/2020 9:13:59 AM

25% of homes have no working smoke alarms

Research by Fire & Rescue NSW revealed that 25% of NSW residents don't have working smoke alarms

29/01/2018

29/01/2018 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 8:47:19 PM

Buyers' agent case appeal allowed

NSW Court of Appeal overturned a Supreme Court decision which found a buyers’ agent had breached the Australian Consumer Law.

22/01/2018

22/01/2018 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 8:45:42 PM

REINSW Submission on short-term letting

REINSW has made a Submission to the Short-term Holiday Letting in NSW Options Paper.

08/11/2017

8/11/2017 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 9:09:18 PM

First home buyers driving increased lending

The August 2017 housing finance figures show first home buyers are returning to the market.

16/10/2017

16/10/2017 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 9:17:43 PM
4/08/2017 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 8:47:30 PM

Seven factors that influence home buyers

CoreLogic say there are seven psychological factors which influence a home buyer's decision.

19/07/2017

19/07/2017 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 9:35:41 PM

NSW budget fails to deliver for consumers

The NSW Government's Budget has failed to deliver for those seeking to purchase property.

20/06/2017

20/06/2017 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 8:59:52 PM

Dubbo praises affordability package

REINSW’s Orana Division has welcomed measures to support first homebuyers.

15/06/2017

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Altered arrangements for convening

The provisions allowing electronic convening and voting at meetings, introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, should be made permanent and not repealed on 13 May 2021.

26/02/2021 | Members and non-members can view this content. You will need to create an account or sign in to view this content.

26/02/2021 12:00:00 AM26/02/2021 11:05:03 AM

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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