Map vs Gauges & Table Color Schemes

Our data TABLES and GAUGES use a simplified ‘traffic light’ color scheme of green, yellow, or red whereas our MAPS use all 10 colors on the color wheel (from red to blue to pink and purple) which makes it easier to see the different levels of hot/cold or strong/weak on the maps.

The map colors are roughly in-line with the comparison charts below...

Map Tools – General User Guide

We have a large array of Map Tools offered. Each group of Maps has their own specific data sets and features. You may see more Maps and features added as we continue to grow our systems.

Our various Maps cover data beginning at the “State” level and many even work their way down to the granular “Neighborhood”

Map Indicator Definitions

Master Score (raw)

This is the best single indicator (if you only want to look at ONE indicator). The “Master Score” is a proprietary algorithm that integrates our data into both a ‘raw’ score or a ‘percentile ranking.’

The ‘raw’ score indicates the ‘absolute’ market strength (or weakness) compared to previous local and national real estate cycles.

When Maps Do NOT Align

Question:

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

Answer:

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

Question:

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?

Answer:

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

Question:

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.

Answer:

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

Question:

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”

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