Articles by Kevin Turner

Australia's leading independent property commentator, brings together leading authorities on the property market. Each week at Real Estate Talk we take a fresh look at the property market so you get all the facts to help you make the right choice.
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Ask Michael Anything [video] – House or apartment – what makes a better investment?

In this video series we answer your questions of Michael Yardney.  Watch Michael discuss what makes a better investment  – a house or an apartment. This weeks question: I’m looking at buying my first investment I’ve heard the ongoing debate about houses vs apartments – and I’ve heard good arguments for both – I’m after…

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Ask Michael Anything [video] – Is this a good suburb?

In this video series we answer your questions of Michael Yardney.  Watch Michael discuss what makes an investment grade suburb and what makes a better investment – established or off the plan. This weeks question: I’m looking at buying a 2 bedroom apartment as an investment. Do you think Caulfield in Melbourne as a good…

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How do you find the best areas for property price growth?

How do you find the best locations for future property price growth? That’s a question I asked John Lindeman, Director of Property Power Partners on a recent Real Estate Talk show. Here’s a transcript of the interview: Kevin:  It’s only one element of the research cycle that we should be doing, but probably it’s one of…

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Prestige property and off market selling

In his column in Switzer, John McGrath discusses the off-market sales trend that has emerged in Australia’s prestige property market.  Here’s what he had to say: A significant off-market sales trend has emerged in Australian prestige property due to an undersupplied market, better use of database marketing, the rise of the buyers’ agent and increased opportunity for…