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Week-long NSW Fair Trading compliance program begins today!

NSW Fair Trading announced on Friday that a compliance team will be inspecting real estate agents and their businesses in the South coast region of NSW from today.

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NSW Budget 2020-21

REINSW President Leanne Pilkington and CEO Tim McKibbin discuss the NSW Budget and the proposed changes to property taxation.

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Winter is coming: are your properties smoke alarm safe?

The whitewalkers aren't the only thing you need to worry about this winter. What about your smoke alarm compliance?

26/06/2020

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Government must act to prevent consumer danger

Magistrate of the NSW State Coroner's Court makes recommendations to improve fire safety in homes that echo changes proposed by REINSW.

21/08/2018

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Are you committing copyright infringement when playing music?

We consume and use music to enhance our client's experience. But do you have permission to benefit from someone else's work?

26/07/2018

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Government fails landlords and tenants

The High Court has ruled NCAT doesn't have jurisdiction where one or more of the parties to the dispute are interstate.

18/04/2018

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Agents fined $25,000 after compliance blitz

More than 70% of Northern Beaches real estate agents inspected were fined over $25,000 after a NSW Fair Trading compliance blitz.

09/04/2018

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REINSW Submission on combustible cladding

REINSW has welcomed the proposed reform to address the safety risks posed by combustible cladding.

21/03/2018

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Clamping down on tax evasion

Purchasers will have to withhold GST on the purchase price of new residential premises from 1 July 2018.

13/03/2018

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Agent safety obligations unfair and dangerous

REINSW CEO Tim McKibbin has labelled fire safety obligations imposed on real estate agents as dangerous and unfair.

12/03/2018

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Beware misuse of stock images

Are you using copyright-free images for your social media and website? Find out three things you can you do to avoid potential problems.

08/03/2018

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Under the hammer: The female auctioneers breaking the mould

It goes without saying that women have an equal footing throughout the real estate industry from front of house operations, to selling homes or leasing them out.

17/05/2021

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The facts about women and super

Did you know that more than 80 per cent of women currently retire with insufficient superannuation savings to fund a comfortable lifestyle?

14/05/2021

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Sydney’s vacancy rate continues to rise, as regional rates remain historically low

MEDIA RELEASE: After an uplift last month, the latest REINSW Vacancy Rate Survey results for April 2021 show that residential rental vacancies in Sydney have again risen and now sit at 4.3%.

12/05/2021

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