Possibly a simple question, however I am wondering what tools/websites/data people use to research/assess an area. I am currently investigating the Campbelltown region (NSW) however, the ABS data seems very out of date –
I was using the ABS data for income levels, demographics, population growth, areas of employment etc. From the 'future releases' information on the ABS website, the next release is in early 2013 (next year…), however only has information to 2011 so is still 2 years out of date.
Persistence is 'to keep on keeping on, no matter how hard the going may be'Jamie MooreParticipant@jamie-mJoin Date: 2010Post Count: 5,069
The ABS can be handy. There’s also a heap of links on our website that might help http://passgo.com.au/property-data-websites.html
I was looking for demographics and employment/economic information at a regional level to target areas worth further investigation.
Persistence is 'to keep on keeping on, no matter how hard the going may be'[email protected]Participant@n-thanJoin Date: 2010Post Count: 241
Domain.com.au should show you what you are looking for. I haven't used it for a while but I think you just click on the 'reports' tab.
Many thanks Nathan
Looks good. The thing I like about the ABS data is that I can get trend information (e.g is the population increasing/decreasing etc..).
Persistence is 'to keep on keeping on, no matter how hard the going may be'mattstaParticipant@mattstaJoin Date: 2011Post Count: 604
the realestate.com.au website has subrub data tooworldinvestorParticipant@worldinvestorJoin Date: 2011Post Count: 297
I use realestate.com and check out recent sales for comparables and also rental data.
I check out Council sites to find out information on projects for the area and zoning.
Also contact the most prominent RE agents in the area and pick their brain to find out most desirable pockets and some info on demographics of area etc.NHGMember@nhgJoin Date: 2010Post Count: 198
Everything you want to know about an areas demographics!lillystarMember@lillystarJoin Date: 2012Post Count: 15
You Investment Property Magazines website has a suburb search function which will give you: vital statistics, demographics, recent sales and rentals and a "more info" tab which it says will get you in touch with a local expert (probably a local real estate agent) who can provide you with info like:
. The best and worst streets
- The best schools
- Most in-demand properties for tenants
- Most in-demand properties for owner-occupiers
- How tight the rental market is
- Environmental issues
- Current market conditionsBMWParticipant@bmwJoin Date: 2012Post Count: 25
Some brilliant resources here, many thanks.
the idcommunity website is very detailed, and I think has done half my demographics research for me!!
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