Articles by John Lindeman

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John Lindeman is a property market researcher, educator and author of Mastering the Australian Housing Market and Unlocking the Property Market, both published by Wileys. For more information, visit

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What they don’t tell you often matters most

As if it’s not enough having to sift through countless reports, articles, brochures and other media when researching a potential investment location, the real issue for property investors is often what’s been left out. Property project marketers and developers want you to buy their properties so they promote their developments with the best possible gloss…

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The property investment strategy cycle

There’s been a dramatic increase in the number of so called ‘experts’ hitting my email inbox recently. People I’ve never heard of before, people making unbelievable claims about their ability to help me get rich quick. People whose track record seems consist of a recently created web presence with no credible background whatsoever. Right now,…


Beware of the rental yield trap

Property prices around Australia are starting to stabilise and they have even been declining in some areas. There’s little prospect of any change in the near future as the rate of overseas investment is slowing, the rate of population growth not increasing, interest rates can’t get much lower and governments are not promising any incentives…

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The misleading median

The median sale price is one of the most common methods used by investors to track property values and assess their changes over time. But today I’d like to explain why it can often be a misleading measure.  According to data providers Australian Property Monitors, one of the best performing suburbs in Australia during 2015 was…