Before you buy a home or vacant residential land, you should be aware of a range of issues that may affect that property and impose restrictions or obligations on you, if you buy it. This checklist aims to help you identify whether any of these issues will affect you.
Australian Bureau of Statistics The Australian Bureau of Statistics is Australia's official statistical organisation. PRD Research use ABS statistics on a daily basis including rich demographic information, population data, dwelling approvals and a variety of other information.
Property Council of Australia (PCA)
The PCA are one of the peak industry bodies for the property industry. The organisation produces a variety of property related research (see their Cyberstats page) and also organise industry events.
RP Data are Australia's largest online property information provider. RP Data provides instant access to any of 7 major real estate information databases and download a variety of property related information. An invaluable tool for both real estate agencies and those looking to purchase or sell a property.
The Housing Industry Association
The industry body for the residential construction industry, the HIA has a respected economics unit that studies new home starts and construction costs.
The UDIA promote the urban development industry in achieving sustainable urban development. The organisation is constantly organising property seminars, forums, networking, and information presentations. These occasions are well worth attending and provide an excellent opportunity to become more informed about the property industry.
The Reserve Bank of Australia is the central bank for the nation. PRD Research use RBA statistics on a daily basis including information on monetary policy, exchange rates, commodity prices, inflation and a variety of other information.
The National Bank of Australia has a well respected economics team that regularly produce reports concerning the Australian and foreign economies.
PriceFinder is an online property search application offering a range of tools to assist in generating timely information for all residential, commercial and rural properties. Pricefinder is the key tool used by one of Australia’s leading property data providers, PDS.