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Updates to Planning Act begin 1 March 2018

Legislative updates to the Planning Act begin on 1 March 2018.


26/02/2018 12:00:00 AM28/04/2022 9:58:56 AM

New home completions beat 1971 record

The number of new home completions in Sydney have broken the previous record high set in 1971.


23/05/2017 12:00:00 AM28/04/2022 10:45:29 AM

REIA welcomes focus on affordable housing

The 2017 Budget has recognised the need to address housing supply and affordability according to REIA.


10/05/2017 12:00:00 AM28/04/2022 10:45:47 AM

Vertical housing a solution to supply

With Sydney's population growing, there is the need for additional housing.


18/04/2017 12:00:00 AM28/04/2022 9:27:32 AM
17/04/2017 12:00:00 AM28/04/2022 10:40:11 AM

Industry needs to disrupt itself

REINSW updated members on training reforms in a recent webinar, discussing changes and timelines.


13/04/2017 12:00:00 AM28/04/2022 9:37:44 AM

Five things NSW Government needs to do

To improve the property market NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian needs to do five things.


10/04/2017 12:00:00 AM28/04/2022 10:05:42 AM

Creative housing affordability solutions

It is now time to come up with creative solutions to the housing affordability issue.


4/04/2017 12:00:00 AM28/04/2022 10:59:14 AM

Online lodgement of DAs to save time

The time it takes to prepare and submit a DA will be less than 30 minutes.


28/03/2017 12:00:00 AM28/04/2022 10:26:57 AM

Co-working up by 41% in Sydney

Knight Frank’s report on co-working in Australia has revealed why it is growing so rapidly in Sydney.


22/03/2017 12:00:00 AM28/04/2022 9:37:58 AM

Blacktown fastest growing LGA in Australia

Blacktown is the fastest growing LGA in Australia with its population set to reach 500,000 by 2036.


15/03/2017 12:00:00 AM28/04/2022 10:06:08 AM

Newcastle’s commercial transformation

Newcastle’s commercial landscape is being transformed thanks to widespread investment in the city.


13/03/2017 12:00:00 AM28/04/2022 10:58:46 AM

Solution to housing affordability

Housing affordability is a hot topic, but behind all the conversations is there a solution?


6/03/2017 12:00:00 AM28/04/2022 9:50:49 AM

Sydney needs supply to stop housing crisis

The only long-term solution to Sydney’s housing affordability is to increase supply.


20/02/2017 12:00:00 AM28/04/2022 11:08:30 AM

Planning reforms aim to boost supply

The NSW Government has recently proposed reforms designed to make the planning system more efficient.


16/01/2017 12:00:00 AM28/04/2022 11:12:43 AM
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From selling to buying: Becoming a buyers’ agent

In recent years buyers’ advocacy has gone from a service almost exclusively for wealthy house hunters to a common option for purchasers. The shift has created a surge in the sector and as a result has offered property agents a new career direction.


25/05/2022 12:00:00 AM25/05/2022 9:46:16 AM

Keep Calm! How to respond to an audit by NSW Fair Trading

AGENCY SERVICES DRIVEN CONTENT: It is the least glamorous side of the property industry but neglecting paperwork can prove to be an expensive error for agents – even costing some their licence.


12/05/2022 12:00:00 AM12/05/2022 10:43:42 AM

Regional vacancy rates on the rise, as Sydney remains stable

REINSW's Vacancy Rate survey results for April'22 show residential vacancies for Sydney remain stable; however, while rates have risen slightly in some areas, sourcing sufficient rental stock to meet tenant demand continues to be an issue across NSW.


11/05/2022 9:00:00 AM11/05/2022 9:01:44 AM

Rain and common property repairs – who’s responsible?

With the unprecedented rainfall that Australia has recently experienced, properties are being put under stress, testing the patience of every strata manager fielding numerous complaints about water leaks into strata lots. So who's responsible?


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Sydney's vacancy rate remains steady, as Hunter and Illawarra regions tighten

The REINSW Vacancy Rate survey results for March 2022 show that residential vacancies in Sydney remain steady. Outside Sydney, finding a home to rent continues to present a challenge for tenants as vacancy rates across regional NSW remain low.


26/04/2022 9:00:00 AM28/04/2022 9:50:27 AM

Bidding on behalf of another - what are the rules?

Personalities, pressure and paperwork - there’s a lot going on in the moments before an auction. In today’s fast-paced market it takes well-versed selling agents and auctioneers to tick all the necessary compliance boxes before bidding begins.


19/04/2022 12:00:00 AM28/04/2022 11:05:00 AM

Another Nail in the Coffin for smoking in strata

A recent NCAT decision has recognised that even though a lot owner smokes inside their lot, they still may be in breach of the by-laws of the owners corporation and leave themselves open to a penalty being imposed by NCAT.


14/04/2022 12:00:00 AM28/04/2022 10:50:49 AM

Building from the ground up

Chris Henry, Managing Director of River Realty, was always destined for a successful career in real estate. Here he talks about his journey, shares some setbacks and reveals the lessons he’s learnt along the way.


13/04/2022 12:00:00 AM28/04/2022 10:45:03 AM


MEDIA RELEASE: The 15th annual REINSW WIRE conference will be held at the Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney on Tuesday 29 March; a high-profile selection of inspiring local and international speakers will headline this major event.


22/03/2022 12:00:00 AM28/04/2022 11:20:28 AM

Reinsw Responds to Release of Housing Affordability Inquiry Report

Real Estate Institute of NSW (REINSW) CEO Tim McKibbin responds to the Report of the Federal Inquiry into Housing Affordability and Supply released today. Read more...


18/03/2022 12:00:00 AM28/04/2022 9:47:56 AM

REIA MEDIA RELEASE: House prices hit a 20 year record for annual growth

House prices have increased at the highest rates in two decades with a rise of 25.1% for the twelve months ending December 2021, the latest Real Estate Institute of Australia’s (REIA) Real Estate Market Facts has found.


16/03/2022 12:00:00 AM28/04/2022 9:55:56 AM

Floods set to impact vacancy rates across New South Wales

MEDIA RELEASE: The REINSW Vacancy Rate survey results for February 2022 show that residential vacancies in Sydney have dropped for the third consecutive month and the number of available rental properties across regional NSW remain extremely tight.


11/03/2022 9:00:00 AM28/04/2022 9:38:37 AM

Australians at risk of being priced out of home ownership

REIA MEDIA RELEASE: Housing affordability continued its decline over the December quarter of 2021, with the proportion of income required to meet loan repayments reaching 37%, the latest REIA Housing Affordability Report has found.


9/03/2022 12:00:00 AM28/04/2022 11:26:54 AM