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The 3 Best Metrics to Determine Where to Buy an Investment Property

RCS (Relative Composite Score)™ is designed to rank markets on 3 key parameters – capital growth, cashflow and risk. The scores are updated on a monthly basis, so investors can keep up-to-date with changes in the market.

RCS™ allows us to quickly and easily understand how a property market is performing. It’s a simplified way to look at data that can be difficult to parse otherwise. A single score is more accurate than relying on multiple metrics, because it accounts for many factors via a comparison algorithm designed to handle data complexity.

Maximise Your Property Investment Analysis with HtAG Skill Points

Are you looking to maximize your property investment strategy with cutting edge analysis and market research? Our innovative Property Investment Software, designed with users in Australia in mind, offers not only the latest data and insights but also a compelling way to save on your data costs while you learn. Discover how our unique gamification … Read more

Property Investment Course Survey

We’re excited to announce that we’re developing a Property Investment Course focused on Data-Driven Market Research.

As we are preparing the course content, we want to make sure it’s perfectly aligned with YOUR needs and expectations. This is your chance to influence what goes into the course!

Please take a few minutes to fill out our questionnaire. Your responses will directly shape the course, ensuring it meets your specific challenges and goals in property investment.

Australia in Flux: A Comprehensive Exploration of Socio-economic and Demographic Shifts

Socio-economic changes in Australia

Shimmering beaches, cute koalas and Hugh Jackman – these Australian clichés just aren’t cutting it anymore. As our nation morphs at an accelerating pace, we need to ride the wave of socio-economic change. Whether you’re knee-deep in urban planning, investing in real estate, or simply curious about your homeland’s transformation, this analysis based on Australia’s … Read more

Revolutionising Real Estate Data Analysis: Enriched Features in 2.6.0 Software Release

In the ever-evolving realm of prop tech, HtAG Analytics continues to take strides in ensuring our users have the most innovative and insightful features at their fingertips. With our latest software release, we’ve introduced a variety of enhancements designed to bring your data exploration to new heights. From the full deployment of our Relative Composite … Read more

Unravelling Property Affordability via the “Years to Own” Metric

As property prices have continued to soar across Australia in the past 3 years, prospective homebuyers are grappling with the intimidating task of affording a home. Many Australians face an overwhelming challenge when it comes to buying property in their desired area. In this comprehensive guide, we will unravel property affordability in Australia, examining the … Read more

A Deep Dive into Typical Price vs. Median Price: Unlock the Secret to Smarter Property Investment

In this video, Alex Fedoseev, co-founder of HtAG Analytics, explains the concept of typical price in real estate and how it differs from median price. [00:00:00] Introduction[00:01:00] What is Typical Price?[00:02:00] Refresher on Median Prices[00:03:00] Issues with Median Prices[00:04:00] Median Price and Composition of Sales[00:05:00] Introducing the Typical Price[00:06:00] Methodology of Typical Price[00:07:00] Comparing Data … Read more

Non-Residential Building Approvals: Markers of Infrastructure Growth

The non-residential building sector plays a vital role in shaping Australia’s economic landscape, reflecting the government’s commitment to investing in infrastructure and amenities. As such, understanding the trends in non-residential building approvals can provide valuable insights for real estate professionals and property investors, allowing them to make informed decisions and capitalize on emerging opportunities. In … Read more

The Pitfalls of Median Price: How Typical Price Provides a More Accurate Picture

Median Price is one of the most commonly reported property market metrics. All major media outlets and data providers use it to highlight real estate price levels in capital city and regional markets. In this article we will explore whether this metric is a reliable indicator to perform data-driven market research and assess suburbs for investment opportunities…

Explore Australia’s Varied Real Estate Markets | Feb-March 2023

Real estate markets can often appear overwhelming and complex, and when you take a closer look you can see that small and medium markets often exist within an even larger market. This is certainly true in Australia’s real estate, where a variety of different markets intersect and cross over. In this article, we’ll take a … Read more

The Role of Building Approvals in Projecting Future Housing Supply

Building approvals are crucial numbers in the building industry and provide an insight into the trends and current state of the housing market. Understanding how these numbers are produced and what they represent can help anyone interested in real estate investing. This blog post will cover how building approvals are created, how they are interpreted … Read more

Backtesting the Forecast: Debate of Trend vs. Error

House Price Forecasts

Estimated reading time: 10 minutes As we live in an increasingly data-driven world, it has become increasingly important for real-estate investors to be able to accurately predict the future worth of properties in a suburb. More and more algorithms are being developed which can forecast house prices. But have you ever wondered how accurate these … Read more

Use Real Estate Hold Periods as a Supply Indicator

Intro to Hold Periods

Real estate hold periods are a measure of how long properties are held by their owners before being resold. This metric is used to represent the level of supply in the property market, with higher hold periods indicating lower levels of supply.

Overall, hold periods are a helpful metric for investors to use when making decisions about which areas to invest in. By taking into account the level of supply in the market, investors can choose areas that are more likely to appreciate in value long-term.

The Price of Real Estate: A Comprehensive Look at House Price Indices

Unlike with other goods and services that have a fixed price per unit, each sold property is always priced differently.

Furthermore, there are no transaction prices every month/quarter on the same property. Instead, there are infrequent transactions on diverse properties.

This results in noisy and unreliable data if we chose to rely on simplistic indices such as Median Price.

In this article we explore the solution to this problem and describe the methodologies used.

The Complete Guide to the IRSAD and How it Relates to House Prices

The Index of Relative Socio-Economic Advantage and Disadvantage (IRSAD) is a geographical index published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics that ranks areas in Australia by socio-economic factors.

In this article we explore how IRSAD relates to house prices in Australia.

Explore an interactive map that shows IRSAD decile scores for LGAs in Australia. The higher the score (dark orange), the better off is the area in terms of its’ socio-economic status.

Breakdown of Days on Market (DoM) and Discounting Metrics

Days on Market (DoM) and Discounting are important metrics used by real estate professionals to gauge market demand. Over the last 3 months, our data analysts made good progress integrating additional data sources into our dataset, which enabled us to incorporate these 2 metrics into HtAG reports and dashboards.

Our dev team are now focusing on enabling this feature on the site, targeting an early December deadline. In this post, we are releasing the preliminary Q3 DoM/Discounting report for 3,342 suburbs to the public. The table below summarises these 2 metrics for house, townhouse, unit and land sales in Q3.

Please read till the end to see the top performing market in Australia right now. I also hope you can help me answer the questions in the last paragraph.

Deep Dive into the HtAG Algorithm with the Investor Lab

Did you know that you can outperform other investors by predicting the future of the property market? What if there is a way for you to foresee how it will be doing in the next three or four years? If you are an existing HtAG subscriber you may already know that as unreal as it sounds, it is possible.

Matt and Sasha had a lot of fun chatting with Goose from the Investor Lab about machine-learning algorithm and how it’s different from AI… What makes the human element essential to this kind of technology… Why there are multiple growth drives that factor in… And lots, lots more!

In this video, we cover:

  1. The origins of Higher than Average Growth [04:49]
  2. The team behind HtAG [09:11]
  3. Using past property market performance data to predict the future [11:41]
  4. Challenges in predicting the property cycle, all variables considered [15:41]
  5. How HtAG measures accuracy [18:15]
  6. AI vs machine-learning algorithms and their roles in property investing [20:09]
  7. The downside of applying technology to property investment [25:21]
  8. The biggest drivers of the growth of an area [30:02]
  9. The future of HtAG [36:16]
  10. Data interpretation still requires a human element [37:45]
  11. The only way to get your answers would be to keep probing [41:15]
  12. To train an algorithm, you have to feed it with a good diet of healthy data [42:40]

Can you see into the future and predict real estate market trends?

AI, Machine Learning, Big Data are not only IT industry buzz words but are established technologies with real-life applications. These technologies have already solved several everyday problems in the recent decade. For example, Google Maps gets you from point A to B via an optimal route in peak traffic using Big Data and Machine Learning. … Read more

What is the impact of COVID-19 on the Australian real estate market?

In recent weeks several leading real estate bodies published detailed assessments of the COVID-19 impact on the Australian property market. The consensus is that, although the sales activity has significantly decreased, it is too early to conclude whether the property prices have been impacted. Based on current data, median prices remain steady despite the restrictions imposed on the real estate industry and the general recessional trends in the economy.

In this article, we will take a close look at the latest sales data in major Australian capital cities – Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Canberra. We will establish the market trends before the spread of the pandemic early in the year and compare them to values reported in March, April and early May. These 3 months signify the introduction and subsequent easing of COVID-19 restrictions throughout the country. Therefore analysis of property market data during this period, will provide us with a valuable insight into the impact of the pandemic on the Australian real estate market…