When Maps Do NOT Align


Why don’t the Micro and Metro Maps and indicators always look the “same” for the same market?


The most common explanation is because the maps may not be using the same indicator.

For example, Micro Maps load the “Annual Home Price Appreciation (“AHPA”) – 2 yr CAGR”

Interpreting Moving Averages in the Wealth Phase Charts


In the wealth phase chart, which line represents the slow moving average and the which represents the fast moving average?  Does the fast moving average line signal about a year ahead?


The MA (Moving Average) lines individually do not have any particular time period attached to them but depending on where/how you’re using the green line,

Cash Flow vs Appreciation


Seems like the info is mainly based on how much an area will appreciate. We don’t buy that way. We base everything we do on cash flow with appreciation being a byproduct.


With all due respect, this approach may, in my humble opinion, leave a lot of money on the table and cause excessive,

House Value Finder – Users Guide

This tool is unprecedented in the REI industry for 3 Big Reasons:

You can now find the median home value for any county, zip code, or neighborhood, with the click of a mouse.
You can find HOT appreciating markets that have the lowest cost properties.
You can price your deals better than competing investors in any market.

Using the STAR Momentum Indicators to ENTER and EXIT markets

We look at TWO broad categories (variables) to analyze a market:

a) Momentum (red, yellow, green STAR traffic signal icons)
b) Technical Score (TAPS slider balls)

These are both important and INDEPENDENT variables. They do not always agree/align.

Housing Alerts Lite & PRO 
[ Joined After January 2018 ]

Housing Alerts Legacy (Classic) 
[ Joined Before January 2018 ]

So with that as background,

Mobile Home Parks


Do you have any suggestions on adapting the data directly from your platform and into something I could apply to mobile home parks?  Or, do you find the mobile home parks are close enough to normal SFR that the data should apply the same?

Ken’s answer:

Mobile Home values closely correlate with SFR in each market.

Creating, Saving and Accessing a Saved Chart

Locating the Custom Charts & Tables tool Housing Alerts Lite & PRO 
[ Joined After January 2018 ]

To find the Custom Charts and Tables, simply click on the Reports tab on the menu bar, and select Custom Charts and Tables from the drop-down list.

Or, you can locate it in the Dashboard (PRO section).

Clearing HousingAlerts Cookies & Cache

To clear HousingAlerts cookies & cache from your Google Chrome or Firefox browsers is a pretty easy thing to do.

1)  Launch Google Chrome, and click the 3 vertical dots located in the upper right corner of the page.

2) A drop-down list will appear.  Click “Settings”

Cash Flow Finder – User Guide

One of the many new powerful tools we offer is the “Cash Flow Finder“. In general, higher cash flowing properties are typically located in weak or flat markets. The higher cash flow reflects the increased market risk from lower anticipated property appreciation.

Locating the Cash Flow Finder tool

To find the Cash Flow Finder,

Missing data for Neighborhoods or Tracts

If there were less than a few dozen RESALES of SFR houses (EXCLUDE all new home sales) in any of the 3 prior years, that would explain why there is no data for that tract.

Here’s how the Micro Market data works in our system

In order to get the dead-accurate data needed for TA,

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