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The Value of Vegetation – The Secret Agent Report

Location, style and condition. These are often the first things prospective buyers consider when purchasing a house. In a competitive market it is the less obvious features that may be even more important to take notice of.

This report takes an in depth look into how median strips, front gardens and vegetation affect property prices based on 2100 housing sales in 2012.

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The Secret Agent Report July 2013

The Secret Agent Report – Volume 3 Released

The Secret Agent Report – Volume 3: The Year in Review Special Edition… Has just been released!


In this edition, we cover some of the notable results that helped shape and define the year.

Our research on underquoting analyses the widely accepted 10% rule – that is adding 10 percent to an advertised price in order to gauge what the property will actually sell for. The findings are interesting, and remind us of the complexities of the real estate industry.

The Secret Agent Report November 2012

  • The Year In Review
  • Underquoting – The ’10%’ Rule Analysed
  • 2012 Noteworthy Sales
  • 2012 Winners & Losers
  • Available Properties on the Market – A 3 Month Comparison
  • Median Sales Prices – Apartments and Houses
  • Square Metre Rates
  • Lowest and Highest Sales per Suburb

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November Report Released

The Secret Agent November Report has been released and is available for download on our research page.

Secret Agent Report - How Close

How Close? How proximity to public housing affects house prices…

The feature story How Close? outlines our findings with regard to the affects of public housing on surrounding real estate.

New areas have been added as our research expands, and our unique Buy vs Rent Ratio is an extremely useful tool for the home buyer and investor alike!

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