Consumer News


Do I need a plan for home opens?

There are certain things you can do before and during a home open to ensure you’re prepared

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Buying with a partner? What you need to know

It’s an exciting thing to buy a property with your partner, and often signals a new stage in your life together

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Buying and renovating won’t bring you closer together as a couple

On television these days, you will regularly see shows about a couple renovating a home.

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Land tax explained

REINSW CEO, Tim McKibbin, explains land tax and what it means for your investment properties.

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Tips to buying before auction

What should you consider when making a pre-auction offer?

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The benefits of using a buyers' agent

How can a buyers' agent help you in your property search?

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First home buyer initiative

What will be the banks' responses to the Government's proposed first home buyers scheme?

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Consumer protection needed

How will the Government's new home loan scheme impact the market?

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More costs for landlords and tenants

The inability of NCAT to hear some cases is increasing costs for landlords and tenants.

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How can social media affect your rental application?

Can what you put online impact your tenancy application?

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Stop laying the purple bricks

Will Purplebricks's exit from the Australian real estate market cause as many issues as when they entered the market?

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How is value determined?

Value is subjective, so how is it determined for real estate?

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Data: your best friend when buying

Data is the new-age gold mine for property buyers. Find out why.

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Doom and gloom overhyped

Fluctuation is a sign of a healthy, sustainable market. We need the lows to get the highs.

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Your virtual assistant

Technology is moving in, so set up an extra room.

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No winners in negative gearing changes

Labor's proposed changes to negative gearing and capital gains tax will cripple the property market.

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Clearance rates explained

Clearance rates are an indication of the market, not of the credibility of auction as a method of sale.

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Increasing your home's value

Before you sell, ask your agent what improvements will offer the best return-on-investment.

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Land tax crippling investment

Stamp duty, capital gains tax, GST and land tax. Why the property market is begging for taxation reform.

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Agent or trusted advisor?

Goodbye agent. Hello trusted advisor. Why you need a professional.

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