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  • Key Investment Tools: Median Prices

    by: Prime Asset Investments

    Median prices are the most useful measure available for those looking to find out information about the cost of homes in an area. The median is the midpoint between a high and a low. Median prices are not the same as average prices, and, in fact, are much more useful than average prices...

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  • Key Investment Tools: Calculating Average Prices

    by: Prime Asset Investments

    In mathematics, an average is a sum of all values added up and then divided by the number of values in the set. An average is used to come up with a mathematical midpoint for all of the values. In real estate, those values are the prices of homes or rentals, and average prices represent the mathematical midpoint for the costs of homes or for the cost of rentals...

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  • Key Investment Tools: Nominal Prices vs. Real Prices

    by: Prime Asset Investments

    A nominal price is the historical amount that an item was rented for or purchased for at a given time. In comparison, real prices represent the price of a piece of real estate when adjusted for factors such as inflation. It is important to take the real value of a piece of real estate into account when assessing its value over time, to ascertain whether it actually increased or decreased in value...

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  • Key Investment Tools: Inflation Adjusted Prices

    by: Prime Asset Investments

    Inflation occurs when there is an increase in price levels over a sustained period, and in terms of economics is measured as an annual percentage increase. When there is inflation, the value of the dollar continually decreases, along with its purchasing power. Purchasing power refers to what one can buy with one unit of currency. When there is inflation, something that costs $1.00 in one year may cost $1.02 the next...

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  • Key Investment Tools: Supply Rate

    by: Prime Asset Investments

    Supply and demand is a classic consideration in real estate. However, there are unique things to be taken into account when considering the supply rate of the real estate market...

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  • Key Investment Tools: Average Days on Market

    by: Prime Asset Investments

    In real estate, the average days on market refers to the average amount of time that properties spend before being purchased or rented...

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  • Key Investment Tools: Assured Rentals

    by: Prime Asset Investments

    Assured rentals are those that are granted by housing associations or trusts. They offer renters a guarantee of tenancy so long as they do not break any of the terms that were set out in their lease agreement...

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  • Key Investment Tools: Yield

    by: Prime Asset Investments

    In real estate, yield is a term that refers to the amount of future income that an investor can expect a property to produce. Most often the yield is calculated as an annual figure and is represented as a percentage. Understanding what kind of yield to expect from a piece of property is an important thing for an investor to be aware of to make strong investment choices...

    14th October, 2015Continue reading
  • Key Investment Tools: Price to Income Ratio

    by: Prime Asset Investments

    As it pertains to real estate, the price to income ratio is a basic tool for measuring how affordable the housing is in a given area. A price to income ratio is typically represented either as years of income or as a percentage. When the ratio of an area is applied to an individual, it becomes an important part of the process of making a decision on whether a bank will lend someone a mortgage...

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  • Key Investment Tools: Price to Rent Ratio

    by: Prime Asset Investments

    In real estate, the price to rent ratio is a tool to determine how the total cost of home ownership compares to the annual rent for homes in an area. The average list price typically is used to determine whether it is preferable to buy or to rent in an area...

    14th October, 2015Continue reading

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    28th July, 2016