Articles by Kevin Turner

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.


The affordability challenge

In his column for Switzer, John McGrath discusses the challenges facing housing affordability.  Affordability has become a very serious issue in Sydney following a five-year boom during which time Sydney home prices have risen by 74.9%, according to the latest CoreLogic statistics. We are hearing more stories about the affordability struggle, not just for first home buyers, but also…

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Ask Michael Anything [Video] – How can I help my child get into the property market?

Every parent wants to give their child the best possible start at life, including ensuring their financial future.  This week watch Michael explain and discuss the many ways parents can help their children enter the property market, whilst also teaching them to be financially responsible. This week’s question: How do I help my daughter get…

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Sydney and Melbourne investors should consider rental yields

In his column for Switzer, John McGrath discusses the rising demand from investors in Sydney and Melbourne.   Demand from investors in Sydney and Melbourne is particularly high today following significant property price rises over the past five years in both cities. Investor appetite for bricks and mortar is reflected in the latest finance figures which show that NSW…

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Ask Michael Anything [Video] – What are common investor mistakes or traps?

Whenever trying something new – there’s always the chance of experiencing the ‘trial and error’ phase – property investing is no different, so what can you do? This week watch Michael explain and discuss some of the ways to try and avoid common mistakes and traps through educating yourself.   This week’s question: I’ve often…