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Comprehensive guide on when investors should get professional property valuations for strategic investment planning
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When to Get a Professional Valuation as an Investor

The Importance of Professional Property Valuation for Investors For investors in the real estate market, obtaining a professional property valuation is not just a formality but a crucial step in various investment processes. Understanding when and why to seek these valuations can significantly impact investment strategies, risk management, and financial planning. This article explores key instances where property valuations for investors become essential. Professional Valuation for Financing Purposes One of the primary reasons investors seek professional property valuations is for

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Australian House Price Factors

6 Factors That Impact House Prices Location Land Size Condition of the Property Market Conditions Age and Historical Value Extra Features The property market can often feel like a rollercoaster ride, with house prices rising and falling based on a myriad of factors. Whether you’re looking to buy, sell or simply understand the value of your current home, knowing the key determinants of house prices is crucial. Here, we break down six primary factors that impact house prices in Australia

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Sydney Property Value Trends Over the Past Decade

Sydney’s property market has seen significant growth and fluctuation over the past 10 years. While some areas have skyrocketed in value, others have remained relatively stable or even declined. Understanding Sydney property value trends by area can help buyers and investors make informed decisions. We’ve enlisted help from certified Sydney property valuers to gather the most up-to-date information. Inner City Suburbs See Strong Growth Suburbs within 5-10km of the CBD like Surry Hills, Redfern, and Waterloo have seen enormous growth

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Weighing Up the Pros and Cons of Online vs In-Person Valuations

Getting a property valuation is crucial when buying or selling a home. But should you go for the convenience of an online valuation or invest time in an in-person inspection and appraisal? Here we examine the key pros and cons of each approach. Online Property Valuations Online valuations use property data and algorithms to estimate a property’s value without visiting the site. Pros Fast and convenient – get an indicative value instantly online Low cost – online valuations are usually

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Melbourne House Price Trends and Forecasts

The Melbourne property market has seen strong growth over the past decade, with house prices more than doubling between 2012 and late 2021. However, the market has cooled slightly in 2022 as rising interest rates and cost-of-living pressures curb buyer demand. Examining Historical Melbourne House Prices According to CoreLogic home value data, Melbourne’s median house price has grown from $407,000 in 2012 to a peak of $916,000 in December 2021 – an increase of 125% over the decade. Over the

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Technology Trends Changing Commercial Valuations

The commercial property landscape in Australia is undergoing a transformation. Rapid advancements in technology are impacting property valuations and the metrics used to determine commercial property worth. As technology evolves, valuation approaches must adapt to account for emerging trends. The Rise of Prop-tech One of the biggest factors influencing commercial valuations is the growth of prop-tech, or property technology. Prop-tech refers to software, analytics, platforms, and other technological tools applied to the property sector. These innovations are streamlining how properties

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