Hi all, Just trying to find out what main websites or cheap programs do use for your researching to make an Informed decision on a particular property? The ones you can genarally hope is accurate and able to cross-check with other data? Also sites that gather their data from reliable sources. Would prefer the experts to chime in here! For example i use the following (remembering i try and cross check at all times) I also am not linked to any of the below - couldn't care less if you use them or not: Realestate.com.au: apart from looking at a particular property - 'Invest' section to locate areas of interest based on yield, median house price, hotmaps, good for initial suburb sourcing. 'Sold' section - current comparable sales 'Rent' Section - current rental prices http://house.ksou.cn/: - sales history of particular property and ones close by http://www.sqmresearch.com.au - Vacany Rates, and Vendor sentiment (almost live stats on market movement) (trends). Vendor sentiment updated weekly , not sure on vacancy rate. http://www.yourinvestmentpropertymag.com.au/ - monthly median price data based on 'suburb' not post code, updated monthly (trends) Xero- Online accounting linked to bank accounts for bookeeping, mobile app as well. Property Chat- networking, peoples thoughts on anything IP, using the 'search' function to see if any talk on a particular suburb. Facebook - to search for student photographers (or anyone) in a suburb to take photos for me if i can't get to the property myself, also when i don't trust the selling agent giving me all the info - i have them attend and get me on the phone Dropbox- uploading large files, i.e. photos for any property, file sharing Propertyinvestmentcalculator program - cheap and excellent for keeping track of portfolio, but also i use it a lot for making up different scenarios, i.e best and worst case, reno's etc Microsoft excel - some jobs its just easier doing a quick spreadsheet. i.e listing materials for reno and cost. (Easier to get away with at work!) google street view and maps - get an idea of surrounding houses, although not up to date. 'Genius Scan' mobile app - scanning bills, receipts etc on the fly ready for tax time, can be emailed and also seperated into different properties. Use this for personal receipts/ bills too. I know i use a lot more, but can't think of them as they are not on my toolbar or phone thanks in advance.