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Investor activity dampens need for macro-tools

October 10th, 2014

<p>The latest housing finance figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reflect a stable market with a moderation in investor activity.<strong><br /><br /></strong><a href="http://reia-web.oskyweb.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Housing-Finance-Oct-2014.pdf">Investor activity dampens need for macro-tools</a></p>

Extra funding for ASQA Welcomed

October 8th, 2014

<p>The Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement today to bolster training and skills development compliance.</p> <p><a href="http://reia-web.oskyweb.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/ASQA-funding-welcomed-8-Oct-14.pdf">Click here for the full media release </a></p>

The Best of the Best in NSW announced

September 26th, 2014

<p><a href="http://reia-web.oskyweb.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Thebestofthebest.pdf">Click here for the full release and a list of all the winners</a></p>

REIA Fact Sheet on Changes to Franchising Laws

September 22nd, 2014

<p>The Australian Parliament has passed the <i>Competition and Consumer Amendment (Industry Code Penalties) Bill 2014</i>.</p> <p>Fact Sheet on Changes to the Franchising Laws which will come into effect on 1 January 2015.</p> <p><a href="http://reia-web.oskyweb.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/REIA-Fact-Sheet-on-Changes-to-Franchising-Laws-September-2014.pdf">REIA Fact Sheet on Changes to Franchising Laws - September 2014</a></p>

Latest data shows no reprieve for first home buyers

September 19th, 2014

A new report released today shows Housing affordability levels remained relatively stable over the June quarter but worryingly first home buyers continue to stay away in droves  

Real estate sector formally opposes REA trademark grab

September 1st, 2014

<p>The real estate sector has sent a clear signal to the REA Group that it will oppose any attempt to trademark generic terms widely used by many Australian real estate businesses.</p> <p>The opposition period to REA Group’s trademark application closed this week with nine real estate businesses and member organisations lodging their objection with IP Australia.</p> <p>Find <a href="http://reia-web.oskyweb.com/media-releases/media-releases-2014/">out more here</a></p>

E-Conveyancing may answer Foreign Investment concerns

August 29th, 2014

<p>The Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) says the introduction of e-Conveyancing could improve monitoring activity to ensure that foreign nationals are complying with foreign investment rules in Australia’s real estate sector.</p> <p><a href="http://reia-web.oskyweb.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/E-conveyancing-Media-Release-final.pdf">Download media release </a></p>

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>