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Consumers deserve better

The property services industry and its consumers deserve better representation.

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If stamp duty brackets were updated

REINSW calls on NSW Government to update stamp duty brackets.

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What is a material fact?

Sales agents are bound by law to disclose ‘material facts’ when selling a property. But what are they and what has to be disclosed?

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Maximise your borrowing capacity

You can increase your borrowing capacity with a few simple lifestyle changes.

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Parliamentary Inquiry and self-regulation

MEDIA RELEASE: Following a request for a Parliamentary Inquiry, REINSW CEO Tim McKibbin responds to Minister Kean's standard accusation that the property services industry is seeking self-regulation.

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The value of property services

Why does the Government department responsible for tattoo parlours and coffee shops govern NSW's most lucrative industry?

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REINSW calls for Parliamentary Inquiry into Fair Trading

MEDIA RELEASE: REINSW CEO Tim McKibbin says a Parliamentary Inquiry is needed to address NSW Fair Trading's poor decisions.

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Five reasons why NSW Fair Trading is the wrong place for property services

The property services industry and its consumers deserve better representation. Here's five reasons why.

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The stamp duty farce

Indexing outdated stamp duty brackets is political grandstanding, says REINSW CEO.

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Rental availability in Sydney rises 0.1%

MEDIA RELEASE: Sydney vacancy rates have increased according to October Vacancy Rate Survey.

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Property services industry moves forward with electronic signatures

MEDIA RELEASE: In good news for consumers and the property services industry, witness contracts can soon be signed electronically.

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Buyers' agents recognised by NSW Fair Trading

NSW Fair Trading has released a fact sheet for consumers on engaging a buyers' agent.

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Stamp duty reforms are an insult, says REINSW

MEDIA RELEASE: REINSW CEO Tim McKibbin says stamp duty reform is disingenuous political grandstanding.

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What does an agent look like?

The true face of real estate is very different to the picture painted by Minister Kean.

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Big step towards e-sign for witnesses

A new Bill currently in Parliament has the power to enable electronic signing of the residential tenancy agreement.

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REINSW pushes for improved methods of testing mould

REINSW submission results in more stringent accreditation for mould testing.

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REINSW suggests alternative to amendment in PSBA Act

Section 205 of the PSBA Act changed despite concerns raised by REINSW.

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Preparing for settlement

Settlement is when the buyer takes legal possession of a property. But there’s more to it than handing over the money and collecting the keys.

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Cooling off and S66W

As a buyer, you can waive your right to a cooling off period using a section 66W certificate.

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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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