Sam’s Weekly Reading List Week of July 24th – 28th

June 30, 2013 Sam Saggers

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As savvy property investors it’s important to keep on top of events and changes which can have an impact on our property investments. There are so many analyses, opinions and articles about investing in property out there that it can be tough trying to keep up with what’s happening in property.

I’d like to take a moment to share some of the more interesting articles I’ve come across this week.

  • RPData’s Tim Lawless explains the geographic boundaries used when reporting real estate statistics. His very detailed and informative description goes a long way towards explaining the often times confusing world of housing market statistics.

Read the full article here.

 

  • Hotspotting.com’s Terry Ryder shares his thoughts on Port Lincoln, South Australia. He discusses the often misleading characteristics of statistics and compares them to the more reliable indicators of growth including, among other characteristics, the diverse industry and planned development which are taking place.

Read the full article here.

 

  • When developers are on the move, take a good look at what may be happening in that marketplace. “Hungry developers looking for good sites are moving back into the residential market after a long pause caused by lack of cash,” reports Nicole Lindsay of The Age.

    Purchased for $700,000 in 2008, sold for $1.43 million in 2013 – not a bad deal for the vendors, eh? Says Sweeney agent, Ben Watson, “Developers have come back in force in the past few months. There’s a lot of big blocks in Newport.”

Read the full article here.

 

  • Michael Yardney with propertyupdate.com discusses recently released RPData statistics for the capital cities. He recommends investors key in on the following data:
  • Key housing market indicators available; including private treaty and auction market statistics
  • Summary of the RP Data-Rismark daily index movements over the past week and month
  • Snap shot of recent sales across each state
  • Top ten most expensive sales transacted over the past week
  • RP Data Mortgage Index
  • RP Data Property Index

Read the full article here.

 

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