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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

15/06/2017 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 9:35:01 PM
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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

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

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

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

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.

09/06/2021

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.

08/06/2021

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.

04/06/2021

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.

03/06/2021

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.

02/06/2021

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.

01/06/2021

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

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

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

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

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

Cultivating your community

Time is such a valuable commodity. Most people have little time to answer their phones to friends and family, much less take a call from a local real estate professional.

18/05/2021

18/05/2021 12:00:00 AM18/05/2021 1:15:26 PM