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Free interpretation service now available

Real estate agencies can access a free interpretation service to discuss private residential property matters.

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Deliver stamp duty reforms

Tax should be a consequence of a transaction not a considerable.

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Home energy efficiency ratings

The National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) assessment tool is being expanded from commercial to apartment buildings from mid-2018.

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Real estate reforms announced

The REINSW has been campaigning for the training standards of CPD and entry level education in real estate to be improved for over 10 years.

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NCAT laws need more work

A jurisdictional issue uncovered earlier this year found that NCAT, has no jurisdiction if one of the parties lives in another state.

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Should you buy off the plan?

Many property buyers choose to buy a home ‘off the plan’. This method brings benefits, but has some risks

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Property investors to lobby the government

A new lobby group has been formed with the aim of stopping residential landlords being ‘singled out’.

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True test on housing approvals still to come

NSW experienced its 45th consecutive month of record housing approvals, however, the true test is yet to come.

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Short-term holiday letting reform

The NSW Government recently released an options paper inviting holiday and short-term rental stakeholders to comment on an regulatory framework.

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Calling the government to account

Our industry, through property taxation, is the NSW Government’s single biggest revenue generator and is the engine room of our economy

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What does a good investment look like?

There are a number of factors you need to take into consideration when looking for a good property investment

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Make the most of your equity

Find out about leveraging potential and its benefits to finance an investment.

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Financing your property purchase is not simple

Borrowing money to buy a home sounds simple, unfortunately it’s not.

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Strata window safety required by March 2018

Around 50 children accidentally fall from windows or balconies in Australia every year.

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First home buyers driving increased lending

The number of first home buyers returning to the market is on the rise thanks to more stable market conditions.

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Electronic signatures bring consumer benefits

Technology plays a critical part in real estate transactions for buyers, sellers, tenants, landlords and real estate agents.

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Sydney house prices keep on rising

Median house prices increased in every Sydney zone over the past year, ranging from 10.6% in Inner Sydney to 17.4% in Middle Sydney.

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Summit commits to professionalism

REINSW is working with industry leaders to commit to a pathway of professionalism.

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Vertical living growing in popularity

More than two million people in NSW live in a strata apartment, and it is estimated that over 50% will by 2040.

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Is cheapest the best option?

A property is the most expensive asset many people will ever own.

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