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Residential sales market at a glance

REINSW CEO comments on the state of the Sydney property market.

26/06/2020

26/06/2020 9:34:38 PM4/08/2020 2:48:25 PM

Unpredictable market conditions present opportunities for buyers’ agents

A correcting market is the perfect opportunity to demonstrate the benefits of engaging a buyers' agent, says Rich Harvey

26/06/2020

26/06/2020 8:16:29 PM4/08/2020 2:24:05 PM

Buyers' agents can predict the future by looking back

Can Sydney's property past help us predict its future? Buyers' agent, Veronica Morgan, thinks so.

25/01/2019

25/01/2019 12:00:00 AM4/08/2020 11:59:01 AM

Regional is the new black

Regional property markets are seeing a resurgence in popularity and are set to grow rapidly in 2019, says John McGrath.

08/01/2019

8/01/2019 12:00:00 AM4/08/2020 12:01:10 PM

Stamp duty reforms are an insult, says REINSW

MEDIA RELEASE: REINSW CEO Tim McKibbin says stamp duty reform is disingenuous political grandstanding.

12/11/2018

12/11/2018 12:00:00 AM4/08/2020 11:29:44 AM

It's a buyer's market, so where are all the buyers?

Rich Harvey (2 x 2018 Awards for Excellence winner) of propertybuyer explains how agents can help their clients in a slowing market.

11/10/2018

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Properties quick to sell in upbeat Southern Highlands market, says DiJONES

DiJONES's head auctioneer says Sydney-siders are hot for the Southern Highlands character homes and lifestyle.

06/09/2018

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Interest rates on hold for two years

Interest rates remain at 1.50 per cent, giving stability to the property market, says Brett Hunter, REINSW deputy president.

07/08/2018

7/08/2018 12:00:00 AM4/08/2020 10:38:11 AM

Off-the-plan: the need for reform

Government makes statements regarding proposed reforms for off-the-plan contracts, as the number of properties sold increases.

03/08/2018

3/08/2018 12:00:00 AM4/08/2020 10:40:42 AM

CPI good news for renters, says REIA

The Consumer Price Index reveals good news for renters with an increase in rental stock and low rent growth.

30/07/2018

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Property prices on the rise

Property prices ended 2017 on a high according to the latest research from the Real Estate Institute of Australia.

15/03/2018

15/03/2018 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 9:21:08 PM

Housing finance continues to decline

The January 2018 housing finance figures show that lending for housing continues to decline across the board.

14/03/2018

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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.

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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

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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