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26/06/2020 9:36:52 PM4/08/2020 2:41:50 PM

Stamp duty breaks for empty nesters will open up the market, says REINSW

Many issues impacting the housing market could be addressed by creating incentives for empty nesters to downsize.

26/06/2020

26/06/2020 9:23:30 PM4/08/2020 2:28:53 PM

Tax relief for retirees downsizing

How will tax exemptions for retirees improve Sydney's housing market?

20/07/2019

20/07/2019 12:00:00 AM14/07/2020 4:10:45 PM

REIA President's message to members

MEDIA RELEASE: REIA President, Adrian Kelly, addresses the appointment of a Minister for Housing.

07/06/2019

7/06/2019 12:00:00 AM5/08/2020 8:36:45 AM

Leading real estate heads support removal of property services from NSW Fair Trading

MEDIA RELEASE: Leading real estate CEOs support REINSW's push for Property Services Commissioner.

24/04/2019

24/04/2019 12:00:00 AM5/08/2020 8:41:04 AM

Real Estate Institute launches Federal Election campaign

MEDIA RELEASE: The Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) has launched a campaign to give its members and the property sector a voice.

12/04/2019

12/04/2019 12:00:00 AM5/08/2020 8:43:18 AM

New government an opportunity for property reform

MEDIA RELEASE: REINSW CEO urges re-elected Government to move property services out of NSW Fair Trading.

25/03/2019

25/03/2019 12:00:00 AM5/08/2020 8:41:30 AM

Labor promises to remove property services from Fair Trading

MEDIA RELEASE: Labor announces it will move property services out of NSW Fair Trading if elected to Government.

13/03/2019

13/03/2019 12:00:00 AM5/08/2020 8:40:35 AM

Is the Australian dream dying?

Recent research from HIA proves housing affordability is a serious concern for Australians.

13/03/2019

13/03/2019 12:00:00 AM4/08/2020 2:27:31 PM

REINSW is calling for changes to property services industry

MEDIA RELEASE: Four days of training and an 80 per cent churn of new industry entrants is not good enough, says REINSW.

07/03/2019

7/03/2019 12:00:00 AM5/08/2020 8:45:18 AM

Would you let a barista sell your home?

You can complete the entry level requirement to become a real estate agent in the same time it takes to complete a barista course.

05/03/2019

5/03/2019 12:00:00 AM4/08/2020 2:30:13 PM

The Opal (land)mine: clarity needed on material fact

REINSW CEO says Opal highlights the need for clarity, consistency and certainty on material fact.

28/02/2019

28/02/2019 12:00:00 AM4/08/2020 2:16:31 PM

REINSW President makes Sydney’s top 100 most powerful list – calls for industry change

MEDIA RELEASE: Leanne Pilkington has been named in the top 100 most powerful people in Sydney.

27/02/2019

27/02/2019 12:00:00 AM4/08/2020 2:22:52 PM

Homebuyers stymied by stamp duty

Stamp duty is a barrier to entry, says REINSW CEO.

16/02/2019

16/02/2019 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 8:55:11 PM

An agent’s concerns about NSW Fair Trading

Why REINSW's election campaign is important: an agent's perspective.

08/02/2019

8/02/2019 12:00:00 AM4/08/2020 2:17:44 PM
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Operations superstar

Smart, outgoing and dedicated, Caitlin Ellis, from DiJones Real Estate, is a real estate operations whizz with a love of all things related to technology and innovation.

02/03/2021

2/03/2021 12:00:00 AM2/03/2021 2:11:59 PM

REINSW is lobbying for mandatory RCDs to be rolled out across NSW

REINSW has been working with Government on improving electrical safety in all NSW properties due to overall concerns of statistics of electrical fires within NSW households.

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1/03/2021 12:00:00 AM1/03/2021 4:11:10 PM

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.

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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