Advanced Property Analysis

Subject ABPL40016 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours: 1x2 hour lecture per week; 1x1 hour tutorial per week
Total Time Commitment:

120 hours


Either one of the subects below or an equivalent.

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects:
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Subject Overview:

This subject builds on property fundamentals and focuses on research in the real estate market. The subject aims to give you a range of applied skills in advanced property analysis, such as:

  • contemporary consideration in valuation of specialist properties (e.g. rural properties, shopping centres, retirements homes, leisure centres, resorts, easements, etc);
  • advanced financial analysis;
  • composition and functioning of the property lending market;
  • property lenders and lending products;
  • the determination (and assessment of major determinants) of lending interest rates;
  • contemporary risk issues;
  • measurement of returns.
Learning Outcomes:

When you have completed this subject you should be able to:

  • use a variety of market research techniques;
  • appreciate the challenges faced when assessing the value of non conventional property;
  • understand, both basic and advanced, techniques of financial analysis and how they apply to property analysis;
  • understand composition and functioning of the property lending market;
  • appreciate complexities and interdependencies of risk and return relationship;
  • understand how Australian lenders determine their lending interest rates;
  • develop the necessary skills to undertake a small research project.

  • Class presentation and assignments totaling no more than 3000 words (50%).
  • One three hour end of semester examination (50%).

A minimum grade of at least 40% must be achieved in the final examination to pass the subject.

Prescribed Texts:
  • Whipple, R. T. M., Property Valuation and Analysis, Law Book Company Limited, 1995.
  • Australian Property Institute, The Valuation of Real Estate, API, Canberra, 2007

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of the subject students should have developed the following generic skills and capabilities:

  • professional/industry communication;
  • applied research skills;
  • analytical and problem solving skills.
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Property and Construction

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