Articles by Jeremy Sheppard

Jeremy Sheppard

Jeremy Sheppard is a keen property investor and a self-proclaimed property data “nutcase.” He is a guest columnist for Your Investment Property mag


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Should property investors wash and iron their clothes or get them dry cleaned? Years ago I was frustrated at how long it took me to iron my shirts each week. I did some quick calculations in my head at the ironing table to see if it would be more efficient to have my shirts dry…

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Don’t let the catch-cry “These areas will always be in demand” mislead you. We need to understand exactly what demand is and how to gauge it if we’re to pick great growth locations. Investment experts Hands up if you’ve ever heard this… “These areas will always be in demand” This is quite often in reference…

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There’s been a lot of mouthing off about how hard it is for 1st home buyers (FHB) to get into the market. I think I know what one of the problems might be. And if I’m right, the solution is quite simple. Averages It doesn’t make sense to me. How can the average Australian on…

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Hands up if you’ve ever heard an industry expert recommend buying in suburbs where there are high income earners? Would you like to be smarter than an industry expert? Ordinary advice I’ve heard quite a few commentators in property investment circles suggest that buying in a suburb with high income earners will produce better capital…

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You may have heard, “Don’t buy units in a suburb dominated by big families”. It sounds wise but is misleading. Property professionals often advise investors to check the demographics before choosing between houses or units. Nice advice. But in my opinion, how the demographic data is interpreted by the professional, is often arse-about-face. And I’ve…

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Increasing housing supply won’t improve affordability, a recent report suggests. In fact, some data in the report suggests prices might even rise during periods of increased supply. Bunkum! This rumour is based on an address at Sydney University Sept 9th advertised as: “Why building more houses won’t fix Sydney house prices.” The keynote address was…

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How many times have you heard the following clichés used to describe a property market? “Too hot” “Overheated” There’s no such thing – depending on how you interpret these “temperature” metaphors. I’ll explain why, but first we need to… Define terms What defines a market as hot? Is it: a) Prices have recently risen faster…

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