Quality online sources of property investment related information
Stay informed on the latest property market news, data and information. Below is a list of quality information sources to explore.
Below is a list of the Real Estate Institute website links where you can find the latest property news relevant to each state.
Real Estate Institute - Queensland
Real Estate Institute - Victoria
Real Estate Institute - New South Wales
Real Estate Institute – Western Australia
Property and investment glossaries
www.investopedia.com > Dictionary
Investopedia states that it is the leading source of financial content online including a comprehensive dictionary of financial terms.
realestate.com.au has a full A to Z glossary of property terms to help you bust out some of the lingo you’ll stumble across.
Regulatory and legal
The Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority (APRA) is the corporate watch dog for banks, credit unions, building societies, general insurance and reinsurance companies, life insurance, and the superannuation industry.
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), is Australia’s corporate, markets and financial services regulator.
Property investment media and news sources
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The Australian Financial Review is a business and finance media publication that regularly covers topical property related news.
The Property Observer is an independent source of news and information for property investors and astute buyers, to help make informed property investment decisions.
You’ll find the latest property news from the Property Council of Australia on this website.
Westpac > Personal Banking > Home Loans > Read up on...
Westpac property market reports are available to the public.
Property Council of Australia > ANZ / Property Council Survey
This is where you’ll find the ANZ Property Industry Confidence Survey.
Free online calculators, data, research and analysis
Stamp Duty Calculator is a website that brings together stamp duty calculators, information and latest news on all things relating to stamp duty.
Genworth is a provider of Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI). The website offers online tools including a Lenders Mortgage Insurance estimator.
Forecast Id is a population forecast company employed by local government organisations to help plan for future population growth and shifting demographics.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics collates national statistics on a wide range of economic, population and social insights.
Residex is an online CoreLogic (formerly RP Data) product providing Australian property statistics and commentary.
BIS Shrapnel is a provider of property research, analysis and forecasting.
Domain is a great source of readily available property statistics and research.
My Property Value is a product from CoreLogic (formerly RP Data). You’ll find free property suburb research reports on this website.
SQM Research Pty Ltd is an Australian investment research organisation specialising in property research, data, valuations, forecasting and statistics.
Australian Property Monitors specialise in providing property data to some of Australia’s key industry sectors but provides information targetted for buyers, sellers and investors too.
Canstar is a comparison website to help you compare home loan interest rates.
Resources for landlords – that’s you!
Below is a list of state by state website links where you can find the latest information for landlords and tenants.
This is the Department of Commerce website for Western Australia (WA).
This is the New South Wales (NSW) Government Fair Trading website.
This is the Queensland (QLD) Government Homes and Housing website.
This is the Consumer Affairs Victoria website.
Associated property and investment professional sources
The Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors is a professional standards body driving the highest standards of professional excellence in practising Quantity Surveyors.
The Housing Industry of Australia (HIA) is the official body of Australia’s home building industry. On the Economic page you’ll find analysis and forecasting data and research related to Australia’s housing industry.