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Find and Assess Subdivision and Development Sites Like a Pro [On-Demand Webinar]

Prospecting for new, feasible development sites is hard. Which is why Real Estate Investar is excited to be partnering with Archistar. We aim to make identifying and assessing small scale property development opportunities as quick, painless and accurate as possible. We are thrilled to be adding Archistar's deep-dive property development software to our already powerful suite of tools to make property development easier for investors. Level the playing field and use the same platform that Mirvac, Frasers and other major property developers are using to assess their next site! Real Estate Investar members will have access to the Archistar "Starting Out" package with the following features: National access Find Sites - search, site details, filter and digital planning library Map Visualisations - base package which includes zoning, overlays, heritage, building height, contours, flooding, bushfire and basic satellite imagery Assess Sites - quick estimate (residual land value) and due diligence reports Domain Listings and Suburb Insights Commercial Real Estate Listings

Property Markets Across Australia Climb in October

The resurgence in the Australian property market has continued in October, with dwelling values increasing in all states except Victoria.

Will the Federal Budget Help Property Investors?

There’s been plenty of attention on this week’s Federal Budget after Treasurer Josh Frydenberg put a clear focus on creating jobs and lifting the economy out of recession. However, was there enough in the budget to help property markets?

5 Mistakes Property Investors Make and How to Avoid Them

While Australian property presents itself as a lucrative, retirement-securing investment strategy, first purchases are generally the confirmation that this may not be the walk in the park you hoped for. Deciding what to buy and calculating growth trends are just the iceberg’s tip when it comes to researching and purchasing an investment property. Here are five mistakes both rookie and veteran property investors make and how to avoid a disastrous start to the pursuit.

CoreLogic Home Value Index

September marked a striking turn in housing market sentiment; consumer confidence increased, new listings rose, and six of the eight capital cities recorded a rise in home values over the month, according to the Core Logic Home Value Index.

Buying Property Sight Unseen - 5 Essential Tips

In the current climate, we are starting to see a big push away from CBDs, with both investors and homebuyers looking to regional areas and even interstate to find properties. With the low level of stock on the market, it is causing a number of buyers to put in offers on properties without ever seeing them. For many people, the idea of buying property sight unseen could be a scary proposition, however, there are a number of things you can do to make sure you’re mitigating any risks.

Australian Suburbs Where it's Cheaper to Buy than Rent

To own, or to rent? That's the question many investors and home owners ask themselves. So how do you know which option is better for your hip pocket, now and for your future?  The location of your property can help determine which avenue is smarter. This infographic shows the top three suburbs in Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales that make more sense to purchase than to rent. 

Property Prices Holding Steady Throughout the Second Wave

All the focus at the moment remains on how COVID will impact the economy and house prices in the weeks and months ahead. As has been the case for some time now, the forecast of large scale falls in property prices doesn’t appear to be happening. And in certain segments of the market, property prices are remaining very strong underpinned by low stock levels and high demand.

Australia Property Prices Holding Steady in June

Despite the fears for 30 per cent price falls, property markets across the country are remaining resilient.

3 Ways to Take Advantage of the Real Estate Market in 2020

Early in the year, 2020 was shaping up as another very strong one for property investors. On the back of a big end to 2019, where house prices in Sydney and Melbourne in particular, started to rebound strongly, there was a lot of positivity in the air. Then come mid-March, COVID hit and the ensuing lock-downs across the country ground real estate activity to a halt. As the saying goes, ‘crisis breeds opportunity’ and the current market is now offering up a range of possibilities for investors that weren’t present only months ago. Here are a few ways to take advantage of the current market conditions in 2020.

How to Invest in Distressed Property

The discount property investment strategy involves purchasing investment property below valuation, not below the vendor’s asking price. 

10 Year Suburb Long-Term Growth Trends

Being able to review the growth trends of a suburb over a long period of time can help you identify suburbs that will provide potential long-term growth. Past growth isn't an indicator of guaranteed future growth but it does provide an indication that there has been demand in the area.

PIPA and CoreLogic Reveal Best Performing Suburbs Over the Past Decade

New CoreLogic research has identified the best performing locations for average annual capital growth in every city over the past decade. 

Compare Australia's Best Property Investment Research and Data Tools

  Property investors and property professionals are always asking us how we differ from CoreLogic RP Data and APM Pricefinder. We partner with both platforms giving you access to two of the very best property research and property data tools available in Australia. Pair your preferred property data and research tool with Real Estate Investar's powerful search and analysis tools. Our property investment platform enables property investors to replace emotional decision making with data-driven property investing, with access to the same tools the property professionals use. Both RP Data and PriceFinder provide the latest property research and property data tools for desktop valuations and reports, verified and obtained direct from the Valuer General's Office. Read more for a brief overview of some of the key differences between RP Data and Pricefinder and our special Real Estate Investar pricing options.

Average Days on Market

One of the areas of research to help property investors determine the demand for an area is the average days on market (DOM). This statistic will help you determine the level of demand for property in the area as it is a measure on how long it takes property to sell. Real Estate Investar provides data on this statistic to help property investors understand how quickly a property will sell.

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