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The best property blogs and websites

One of the biggest changes over the time I’ve been investing in property is the abundant availability of property research data.

Today there's a plethora of statistics offered about Australia's property scene – median house prices by the year, the quarter, the month or day, median advertised rents, rental vacancy rates, auction clearance rates, days on the market, and the list goes on.

While you’d think this would make research so much simpler, in fact, the abundance of confusing and contradictory information often makes it harder.

One of the things about all this real estate investing information on the internet is that it's not created equal.

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Most of it is too simple, some of it is just plain wrong and some can even be dangerous to your financial health!

So, to save you much searching – and to save you from following bad advice – I've put together a list of the top property information - websites, property investment blogs, resources, and podcasts out there - to ensure you're accessing the very best online property information.

If you’re looking for wondering which property blogs are actually worth reading, fortunately, Feedspot.com has gone through the trouble of curating thousands of property investment blogs and ranked the top hundred property websites and blogs for property industry pros.

And I'm proud to say that our website Property Update continues to rank in first place worldwide… where it has sat for the past 8 years against hefty international and local competition.

The best property websites in the world

Anyway...here are the top 10 property blogs and websites in the world out of Feedspot's top 100 index, as ranked by quality and consistency of posts, expert review, Google reputation, and Google search ranking.

And be sure to scroll down because below are my Australian choices...

1. Property Update

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This #1 ranking is something I'm very proud of, especially when you see the competition we're up against and I must admit we work very hard at regularly delivering:

  • Commentary from a wide range of leading experts in the fields of property investment, money, success & wealth creation handpicked by me and...
  • Exclusive commentary from me, not available anywhere else.

I’m proud of our 9.3k Facebook followers, 47.4k Twitter followers, and of the fact that last year alone we had over 2.7 million unique readers come to our site, so if you don't get our daily commentary - please click here and subscribe now.

2. OnTheMarket.com

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OnTheMarket.com is the UK's top property search website which has the latest advice and top tips on buying, selling, and renting a home for buyers, sellers, tenants, and landlords as well as housing market insight.

It publishes about 1 property blog per week to its 95.5k Facebook followers, 21k Twitter followers, and 34.5k Instagram followers.

3. The Guardian - Property

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With the latest property news, comments, and analysis, the Guardian claims to have the world’s leading liberal voice.

It posts one blog per day for its 8.5m Facebook followers, 10.9m Twitter followers, and 5.8m Instagram followers.

4. Financial Times - Property

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The Financial Times is one of the world's leading business news and information organisations recognised for its authority, integrity, and accuracy.

It publishes around 3 property-related posts each day and has 4.1m Facebook followers, 5.8m Twitter followers, and 3.3m Instagram followers.

 5. Rightmove property news and blog

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Another popular UK blog site, Rightmove publishes about 3 posts per week on housing market trends as well as news and advice for buyers, sellers, renters, and landlords.

It posts around 3 times per month and has 299k Facebook followers, 97.9k Twitter followers, and 108.7k Instagram followers.

6. PropertyWire

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PropertyWire.com is an online channel focused on news from both the residential and commercial real estate sectors.

It is aimed at key business decision-makers from industries such as estate agencies, property development, and construction.

Updated daily, the site offers extensive news coverage for all major regions of the world as well as expert analysis, in-depth features, and downloadable guides.

7. Hartford Courant - Property Line Blog

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The Hartford Courant Media Group is the preeminent news organisation in Connecticut, a multi-media company delivering news and information in print, online, and through social platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Founded in 1764, the Courant is the nation’s oldest continuously published newspaper in America and the state’s largest daily.

The Hartford Courant’s property line blog posts around 19 times per day.

8. 99.co - Singapore's Fastest Growing Property Portal Blog

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99 Group is a leading real estate technology company that operates real estate portals across South East Asia, specialising in digital property advertising.

It posts around 30 times per quarter on buying or renting an HDB or condo in Singapore, interior design, renovation ideas, finance, property news, and neighbourhood guides.

9. MoneySmart.sg Property

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Another Singapore-based property blog, MoneySmart.sg’s property blog gives insights and tips about the current property market to help people get more out of their money.

It posts to its followers around 1-4 times per month.

10. LandlordZONE

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LandlordZONE® is a free access website that posts around 30 times per year for landlords & agents involved in letting property.

Based in the UK, its primary aim is to assist new and experienced landlords with successful property investment & management by providing an encyclopaedic wealth of information for Landlords, Letting Agents, and other property professionals.

The best real estate investment blogs in Australia

1. Your Investment Property

Your Investment Property Magazine is a leading property investment website.

There's always a wide range of articles and videos from a wide range of experts including a number of the team at Metropole, including Ken Raiss, Leanne Jopson, and Brett Warren.

There are also some great calculators on the site and other investor resources.

2. Pete Wargent's Daily Blog

This blog provides real-time thoughts & analysis of the markets, economy, property & more from one of Australia's finest financial commentators.

Pete achieved financial freedom at the age of 33 and now manages his investment portfolio, travels, and works as a consultant in the finance industry from time to time.

Pete Wargent is also a regular contributor to this Property Update blog and one of the featured experts at Wealth Retreat - Australia's ultimate property educational event.

3. Stuart Wemyss’ Investopoly Blog

Stuart has over 20 years of experience and is the founder of ProSolution Private Clients and writes a thought-provoking blog.

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He is a regular contributor to The Australian newspaper and other TV, radio, and print media.

The best Australian property websites for research and data

1. CoreLogic

CoreLogic is Australia's most comprehensive source of property data, insights, and analytics.

It has in-depth statistics for both agents and consumers, including regular commentary from analysts Tim Lawless and Eliza Owen.

Rather than reporting median prices, CoreLogic reports a hedonic house price index, using a statistical technique known as “regression analysis” to assess the resale value of dwellings using each property’s unique individual attributes (e.g. location, land size, number of beds/baths, etc.)

2. SQM Research

SQM is a respected Australian investment research house, headed by Louis Christopher and specialising in providing ratings and data across all major asset classes.

Louis Christopher is a regular contributor to this Property Update blog and has extensive knowledge and experience of property and is regularly quoted in the media on his insights and has been remarkably accurate in his property market forecasts.

You can get a bundle of free statistical data at this website.

SQM reports Vendor’s Asking Prices that measure seller sentiment rather than median prices.

You can also use this website to investigate your chosen suburb and drill down to identify vacancy rates, how many properties are for sale, demographics plus a lot more.

3. Home.id.com.au

The Population Experts has a wealth of demographic data by suburb, including a lot of the latest Census data demystified.

Id.Com.Au provides a great resource for demographic data. You can look up any Australian location and see population forecasts, community profiles, economic profiles, social atlases plus lots more, and all for free.

4. McCrindle

Demographer Mark McCrindle has some insightful infographics.

5. Domain

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Domain's property portal has a great news section with lots of news and commentary on anything from renting to buying, selling, investing, financing, and even insurance.

It’s targeted at both agents and consumers in Australia’s property space.

6. RealEstate.com.au

On Realestate.com.au you can read the latest real estate & finance news, property market trends, housing information, and insights.

7. Walkscore

Walkscore shows the walkability of a property or location and ranks the location compared to others in the suburb and state.

8. The Australian Bureau of Statistics

Here you’ll find a wealth of statistical data and plenty of graphs and numbers to download.

9. ABS QuickStats

ABS QuickStats is a fast, simple way for users to understand an area at a glance and is intended for anyone wanting quick summary information about an area.

10. The Reserve Bank

Each month the RBA puts out a Chart Pack full of useful graphs and statistics. The problem that many investors will have is interpreting all of this information, so the best resource I know for getting a variety of experts’ opinions is still Michael Yardney’s Property Update.

About Michael Yardney Michael is a director of Metropole Property Strategists who help their clients grow, protect and pass on their wealth through independent, unbiased property advice and advocacy. He's once again been voted Australia's leading property investment adviser and one of Australia's 50 most influential Thought Leaders. His opinions are regularly featured in the media.
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