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Some numbers speak volumes for property investors

Data can be a goldmine for investors, but with so many different market measures available, it can sometimes feel like navigating a minefield. Custodian managing director James Fitzgerald tells us which numbers every investor should be watching.

Some numbers speak volumes for property investors
James Fitzgerald says while some statistics are exceedingly useful for investors, others can be misleading. Photo: Leah Desborough

‘There’s only truth in numbers’ was one of the golden rules of real estate investing that I was taught as a novice dipping my tentative toe into the market more than a decade ago.

Careful scrutiny of the numbers surrounding a specific property, the wider suburb and the local government area will provide a solid indication of future capital growth and minimise the risks associated with investing.

It seems straightforward but here’s the rub: it d…