• Deakin University

What Influences Property Values?

Explore the factors that influence property values and house prices with this free online course.

3,604 enrolled on this course

An evaluator defining the worth of a model property
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    3 hours

Gain new insights into the property market

Our homes provide shelter, sanctuary and comfort, but they’re also a source of wealth. This online course asks: what makes some properties more valuable than others?

The course unlocks the mystery of property values; looks at the influences that inflation and interest rates can have on house prices; and explores the differences between price, market and investment values.

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What topics will you cover?

Our homes provide shelter, sanctuary and comfort, but they’re also a source of wealth. In this course we:

  • explore some of the mysteries of property values
  • reflect on whether house prices always rise
  • explore property related career options
  • consider the influence of interest rates and inflation on house prices
  • explore the influence of proximity to various amenities and demographics on property demand
  • access and interpret property price data

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Become familiar with the language of property
  • Explore a variety of career and investment opportunities in property
  • Explore diverse characteristics of land that influence its value
  • Access and interpret some data on property prices

Who is the course for?

This course will benefit anyone who wants to know more about property, wants to be an investor in real estate, or would like to work in the real estate industry. Together we will discover and develop your knowledge of property and move closer to understanding the mystery behind property value.

Take your learning to the next stage

The course provides a free introduction to Deakin University’s postgraduate degree in Property and Real Estate which can be done entirely on FutureLearn.

Who will you learn with?

DBA MBA BBus CPA AAPI. Bill has worked at the University for over 30 years, mostly part-time, allowing him to develop/build over 1200 residences and shops plus be involved in many land subdivisions.

Tom has an MBA and a B.Bus degree and enjoys a diverse career in education, business and development. He has been lecturing in property at Deakin for over three years.

Who developed the course?

Deakin University

Deakin University is one of Australia’s largest universities with more than 61,000 students and over 15,000 online.

  • Established

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia
  • World ranking

    Top 280Source: QS World University Rankings 2021

Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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