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  • SACAT and The Residential Tenancies Tribunal

    SACAT and The Residential Tenancies Tribunal

    23rd Mar 15

    On 30 March 2015 the South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (SACAT) will commence operations. At the outset SACAT will deal with matters which previously have been dealt with by the Residential Tenancies Tribunal, Guardianship Board and the Housing Appeals Panel.

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  • From the CEO's desk...

    From the CEO's desk...

    20th Mar 15

    From time to time I am asked what responsibilities an Agent has with regard to Form 1 preparation when that preparation is actually outsourced to a third party provider.  My short answer is EVERYTHING – you might have outsourced the task but you remain at law responsible for the Form 1 (see section 9 of the Act).

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  • On the way up

    On the way up

    20th Mar 15

    REISA’s Mentoring Program is flying.

    And applications are now open.  It’s a rolling intake so you can apply at any time.

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  • 11 years and counting...

    11 years and counting...

    20th Mar 15

    Most businesses now acknowledge that they ‘should’ be on social media but for many business owners, just the mention of the ‘F’ word conjures up all of the bad stories that the media reports.

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  • Winners of excellence announced

    Winners of excellence announced

    13th Mar 15

    The Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA)’s National Awards for Excellence soared to new heights last night with 16 winners selected from a highly competitive pool of 116 finalists. 

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  • Brand performance - are you checking yours?

    Brand performance - are you checking yours?

    27th Feb 15

    When I mention 'branding' most people think 'that's just my logo' – well no, it's not and it's not just a tagline, it's not an advertisement either. It is certainly not something that can be bought overnight.

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  • Proposed foreign investment fees on the high side

    Proposed foreign investment fees on the high side

    26th Feb 15

    In setting the fee level for Australia, REIA encourages the Government to consider the equivalent global rates and not discourage foreign investment that has been proven to increase the supply of new housing at a time of a severe shortage.

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  • First home buyers switch off

    First home buyers switch off

    13th Feb 15

    Adjusted figures do little to ease industry concerns that first home buyers are dropping out of the market.

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  • 3 techniques to nail your listing presentation you haven't considered

    3 techniques to nail your listing presentation you haven't considered

    13th Feb 15

    Dating and being a realtor are surprisingly similar, something that's clearest in the process of giving a listing presentation. In both cases, you're courting someone who has a number of suitors, and you're seeking to form a more long-term relationship with them.

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  • Vendor funnelling-  REISA CEO says no

    Vendor funnelling- REISA CEO says no

    12th Feb 15

    There is a proliferation of online companies at the moment either presenting information to vendors to assist them in choosing an agent or actually selecting agents and then facilitating contact between the agent and vendor.

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  • Good news for Owners and Buyers

    Good news for Owners and Buyers

    3rd Feb 15

    The Real Estate Institute of South Australia (REISA) has welcomed the decision of the Reserve Bank of Australia to lower the cash rate by 25 basis points to a low of 2.25%.

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  • Interest rate cut justified

    Interest rate cut justified

    30th Jan 15

    The Real Estate Institute of Australia is calling on the Reserve Bank of Australia to cut current interest rate levels following the release today of the latest Consumer Price Index figures. 

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  • A Year and Change

    A Year and Change

    22nd Jan 15

    Following the release of the Valuer General’s median house prices for the December 2014 quarter, the regional housing market recorded a 2.64% increase in the median house price over the last quarter and a 1.87% rise when compared to the same period last year.  

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  • A Good Year

    A Good Year

    22nd Jan 15

    The last quarter of 2014 has recorded a significant upswing from the traditionally flat results experienced in the previous three months. 

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  • Moderating lending activity may point to a rate cut

    Moderating lending activity may point to a rate cut

    15th Jan 15

    The latest housing finance figures released on Monday 12 January by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reflect moderating activity in the housing market.

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  • New Car Allowances From 1 Jan 2015

    New Car Allowances From 1 Jan 2015

    9th Jan 15

    The Real Estate Industry is put on alert regarding new vehicle allowances for salespersons, property managers, sales associates and property management associates (including employees in strata) in accordance with the Real Estate Industry Award 2010.

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  • REIA and Tax Coalition

    REIA and Tax Coalition

    15th Dec 14

    REIA has joined representatives from business and community sectors in an on-going dialogue about the very topical issues of tax reform – ahead of the Government’s tax review next year.

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  • New Franchising Code

    New Franchising Code

    15th Dec 14

    From 1 January 2015, the current Franchising Code of Conduct will be repealed and replaced with a new Code. This will apply to all franchise systems operating in Australia.

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  • A Profile of Australian Property Investors

    A Profile of Australian Property Investors

    15th Dec 14

    The Real Estate Institute of Australia has long argued that the majority of investors in residential real estate are ordinary mums and dads who have only one investment property, and it often forms an important part of a self funded retirement plan.

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  • Cooling housing market has a silver lining

    Cooling housing market has a silver lining

    10th Dec 14

    A new report released today shows a cooling housing market across Australia with strong growth in Sydney the exception.

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