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Online course

What Influences Property Values?

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

What Influences Property Values?

This course is part of the program Property and Real Estate Context, which is one of the building blocks that leads to a Property and Real Estate degree. Find out more.

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

When would you like to start?

  • Date to be announced
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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?

Bill Dimovski

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 Keel

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 is one of Australia’s largest universities with more than 58,000 students studying online and on-campus.

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  • Access to this course for 4 weeks
  • Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes


  • Unlimited access to this course
  • Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes
  • Tests to validate your learning
  • Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you're eligible
  • Download and print your Certificate of Achievement anytime

Advance your career with a degree

This course is the first step to a degree in Property and Real Estate.

What's different about this course?

Since 2017 you have been able to take a degree on FutureLearn. This free course is a bit like a starter course for a degree — it should give you a flavour of the degree subject but can also be your first step towards a degree qualification.

If you enjoy this course you can apply to join the program it’s part of to start working towards a degree on FutureLearn.

Don’t worry, you can still take the course without doing a full degree!

How do degrees work on FutureLearn?

Do the free course
Join and complete the program
Get academic credit for an online degree from Deakin University

Which program and degree is this course part of?

This course is part of the program Property and Real Estate Context, which is part of the degree Property and Real Estate.

Get a taste of this course

Find out what this course is like by previewing some of the course steps before you join:

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