What is the Stacked Up Index Score?

Stacked Up app gives each suburb an index number - or 'index score' - to show the ratio between estimated short term rental income and the median purchase price of a unit property. A higher index number indicates a higher estimated rental-income to median purchase price ratio, demonstrating how short-term renting in some suburbs may…

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Why has ShareCover developed the Stacked Up app?

In short; to create something that's authentically useful. Making the numbers stack up, or even just thinking about it, is an undeniably daunting challenge. We hope to provide, with the Stacked Up app, a tool that can be of some genuine use to people navigating this space - whether you're buying a property, planning to…

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Does the Stacked Up app only use short-term rental data from Airbnb?

At this stage we are sourcing short-term rental data from Airbnb and Eliot & Me (who provide estimates for Airbnb as well as other sites), and we are looking to expand our data-inputs in future so as to include quality information from as broad a set of recognised short-term rental platforms as possible. Read the Stacked…

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Does the Stacked Up app cover all suburbs in Australia?

Stacked Up currently sources property data from CoreLogic and Airbnb rental data from Airbnb and  Eliot & Me. Combining these data sets, the app has information on most Australian properties. This means that it does cover the vast majority of suburbs, especially in the more densely populated areas. Read the Stacked Up App Disclaimer

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What is the Stacked Up App Disclaimer Statement?

Stacked Up App is intended only as a source of information. You should not rely on any representation, statement or information in this App without first making your own enquiries about the accuracy and reliability of the information provided. Insurance Australia Limited ABN 11 000 016 722 does not accept any liability for the information…

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What is the privacy policy of Stacked Up?

When we collect your personal information, our commitment to the protection and privacy of your personal information is a priority. Our Privacy Policy provides details about the management of your personal information including: How we collect and hold it Purposes for which we collect, hold, use and disclose it How you can access your personal…

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Does the Stacked Up app, or ShareCover, advocate that first-home buyers purchase a home based on expected future returns from short term renting?

No. Results created by the Stacked Up app are imperfect, and do not constitute financial advice. Financial decisions, including those made around purchasing and renting property, should be considered carefully by individuals. When making any decision about insurance, ShareCover recommends visiting the Australian Government website: www.moneysmart.gov.au Also, ShareCover Enterprises is owned by Insurance Australia Limited…

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Who developed the Stacked Up app?

Stacked Up is being developed by ShareCover. ShareCover provides security and peace of mind for people in the Sharing Economy. We launched in 2015 and have provided thousands of nights of cover to hosts all over Australia. With our unique unitised product and experience, ShareCover is leading the way for insurance in the Sharing Economy.…

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What are the limitations of the current version of the Stacked Up app?

While Stacked Up can provide a broad comparison between the estimated income from renting a private room on Airbnb on a per-night basis and median sales price of a unit property, at this stage it cannot provide information on the occupancy rates of Airbnb listings, or on the number of spare rooms available in a…

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