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INTEREST RATES SHOULD STAY LOW

August 28th, 2014

With the Reserve Bank of Australia holding its September board meeting next week, the Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) believes the recent labour force data provides a clear indication that the monetary stimulus of low interest rates needs to continue.

TRADEMARK GRAB THREATENS REAL ESTATE PROFESSION

August 12th, 2014

The Real Estate Institute of Australia has asked REA Group to withdraw their trademark application for “realestate.com.au” which, if granted, could jeopardise the use of the term “real estate” by other businesses and professional bodies.  “Given recent media reports about REA Group, their timing with this latest move to register realestate.com.au could hardly have been […]

SUPERANNUATION CAN UNLOCK THE DOOR FOR FIRST HOME BUYERS

August 5th, 2014

<p>The Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) says that access to superannuation by first home buyers will unlock the door to affordability.</p>

Marginal Improvement in Housing Affordability

June 5th, 2014

Australia has had a marginal improvement in housing affordability according to the March quarter 2014 Adelaide Bank/Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) Housing Affordability Report. Download media release

FIRST HOME BUYERS TO SHARE IN THE HEAVY LIFTING

May 14th, 2014

Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) President, Peter Bushby says the housing sector is not immune to the Treasurer’s call for everyone to contribute to the Budget repair. In REIA’s response to the Federal Budget, Mr Bushby says first home buyers saving for a deposit have lost yet another incentive with the abolition of the […]

Budget Snapshot 2014-15

May 14th, 2014

The Government will not proceed with the final round of the National Rental Affordability Scheme.  The scheme will be reviewed to address ongoing issues and ensure remaining incentives meet the scheme’s original aim. In consultation with states and territories, investors, developers and the housing sector, the Government will look at how best the scheme can […]

REIA Publications

April 3rd, 2014

REIA provides timely and authoritative information on real estate activity in the market through Bendigo Bank Real Estate Market Facts and The Adelaide Bank Housing Affordability Report. More information available here

Housing Affordability Roundtable

April 2nd, 2014

The Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) hosted a roundtable discussion on the 26th March 2014 on housing affordability. The roundtable featured Government and industry leaders from real estate, construction, finance and community sectors, sponsored by Genworth. Read more here

REIA submission to the Senate Economics Reference Committee Inquiry into Affordable Housing

April 2nd, 2014

REIA made its submission to the Senate Economics Reference Committee Inquiry into Affordable Housing. REIA recommended that  all states and territories either recommit …