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Understanding Property Data for Your Benefit

Data may seem complicated but Valen Low sees it as important information that helps with buying, selling and renting properties.

By iProperty.com on May 03, 2017

How does property data help home buyers with decision-making?

To start, real estate data is the performance from every sector in the industry. It includes the financial institutions, constructions, developers, suppliers, human resources and more. Home buyers can use this information to judge whether it is the right time to buy, and predict the market trend.

For example, a home buyer is about to buy a landed property. By analysing the data, it shows that the particular property’s price is going up and the economy is improving. According to the projected data, the home buyer should definitely get a unit in advance.

 

What kind of data is relevant to home buyers and why?

While there are various sorts of data, they must look out for the real estate market report. It shows the latest transaction trend of the real estate market. From there, you’ll get to know the supply and demand.

To simplify things, if the report shows that demand is higher than supply, the incoming housing price will increase. If it is shown otherwise, the incoming housing price will be weaker. Let’s not forget about the bank mortgage interest rates because this influences the home buyer’s ability to make their payment. If it is too high, they should watch out.

 

What are the current trends in the market that home buyers should know?

Often times, home buyers must keep an eye out on bank mortgage interest rate and currency exchange rate. Banks typically finance a certain percentage of the price of the home, with interest over a specific period. You don’t have to do the calculation seeing that banks already created a payment schedule that breaks down each payment into paying off principal and interest. It is up to you to find the best rates or hire agents to help.

Then, currency rate is constantly fluctuating and it pays to follow it closely. This can make a difference to how much cash you have in your pocket. If you buy at the right time, you can own more affordable property.