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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

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

Stamp duty stymies the real estate market

REINSW launches petition to protect industry and homebuyers from unfair stamp duty tax.

04/02/2019

4/02/2019 12:00:00 AM4/08/2020 2:23:18 PM

How property services compares to other industries under NSW Fair Trading?

NSW real estate is more valuable than the mining, retail and tourism industries combined.

31/01/2019

31/01/2019 12:00:00 AM15/07/2020 8:54:51 AM

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

Stamp duty last reviewed in 1986

NSW stamp duty brackets haven’t been reviewed since 1986 when the median house price was $80,675*.

14/05/2018

14/05/2018 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 8:54:47 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
24/04/2018 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 9:51:23 PM

Deliver stamp duty reforms

REINSW President Leanne Pilkington has urged the government to deliver stamp duty reforms this Christmas,

21/12/2017

21/12/2017 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 9:50:45 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

Five things NSW Government needs to do

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

10/04/2017

10/04/2017 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 8:13:14 PM

NSW must follow Victoria on stamp duty

Victoria's decision to abolish stamp duty for first homebuyers must act as a catalyst for NSW.

20/03/2017

20/03/2017 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 9:42:54 PM

Group established to tackle affordability

A cross-government working group has been established to make housing more affordable.

09/03/2017

9/03/2017 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 8:54:49 PM

Group to tackle housing affordability

The NSW Government has established a working group to develop a strategy to tackle housing affordability.

27/02/2017

27/02/2017 12:00:00 AM26/06/2020 9:27:43 PM

Helping retirees sell key to supply

The key to housing supply is unlocking property held by retirees and upgraders.

27/02/2017

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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

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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

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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

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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

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