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Conducting an inspection

Buying a home is an emotional decision, but you must do your due diligence to ensure the property lives up to your expectations.

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UPDATE: The Residential Tenancies Amendment (Review) Bill 2018

The Residential Tenancies Amendment (Review) Bill 2018 is now in Parliament and public debate has finally commenced.

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Rental availability increases across Sydney

REINSW's August Vacancy Rate Survey shows rental availability across Sydney is increasing.

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Are you out of line?

Value is subjective, but not to the bank. Understanding the actual value of a property you want to buy could save you time, money and disappointment.

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Housing prices continue to fall, says REIA

REIA report shows median house prices are slipping across Australia.

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What is value?

Value may be subjective to the individual, but if you're buying a property, you must also understand what the market says it's worth.

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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.

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More affordable market for most, says REIA

REIA and Adelaide Bank reveal state of housing market in Australia.

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Interest rates remain steady

REINSW president, Leanne Pilkington, comments on the RBA's decision to keep interest rates at 1.50 per cent.

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REINSW responds to NSW Fair Trading's proposal to de-license auctioneers

REINSW recently prepared a Submission condemning NSW Fair Trading's proposal to de-license auctioneers.

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Property buying tips

REINSW CEO, Tim McKibbin, shares his top tips for buying property.

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Everybody needs good NABERS

The National Australian Built Environment System is now available for apartment buildings.

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RTA update: REINSW continues to fight for fair and equitable outcomes

Your latest update on the Residential Tenancies Act review.

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A step in the right direction, says smoke alarm experts

Australia's largest smoke alarm compliance and maintenance provider weighs in on NSW State Coroner's Court recommendations on smoke alarms.

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Simple mistakes, costly results

Buying a house can be a confusing time. But don't make these mistake because they'll cost you.

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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.

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NSW Government agencies update external cladding regulation following Grenfell fire

NSW Government and Fair Trading address danger posed by external flammable wall cladding.

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Housing finance numbers continue to fall, says REIA President

The ABS June 2018 housing finance figures show continued decline in purchase and construction of new dwellings.

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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.

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Making a pre-auction offer

Making a pre-auction offer should be a consideration for homebuyers.

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