Articles by John Lindeman

John Lindeman

John Lindeman has well over a decade of experience researching the nature and dynamics of various types of assets at major data analysts and is a leading property market researcher, author and commentator. For more information visit Lindeman Reports.


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Around 10,000 millionaire migrants are lured to Australia each year, attracted by our relative safety, political stability and affordable top tier housing prices. The housing demand they create is concentrated in Sydney and Melbourne’s older and well-established upper socio-economic suburbs which are about to experience mini booms as a result, quite against the market trend….

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Australia has big regional centres such as the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Townsville and Cairns in Queensland, Newcastle and Wollongong in New South Wales and Geelong in Victoria which have much larger populations than some of our capital cities. But did you know that the populations of the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Geelong are…

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At some stage in our lives, many of us dream of owning a cottage in the south of France or a hacienda on the Spanish Riviera, maybe even a log cabin up in the Swiss mountains. Others may be tempted to buy an overseas investment property, particularly when our own housing market is stagnant and…

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We all love a good mystery, but don’t usually expect to find one lurking in our property markets. What is the mystery all about? The riddle is about the number of listings, or rather the lack of them in our largest property markets. Listings are properties that are for sale, and when buyer demand falls,…

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When it comes to the property market, many experts assure us that past performance is the best indicator of future performance. But if we actually look at how they use past performance to make their forecasts, we immediately come across a huge contradiction. Only buy in areas that have stood the test of time One…

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Many commentators hope that property market prices are on the rise again, but there’s a much more likely prospect in store for property investors, because rents are about to start rising dramatically. Property investors have two strings to our bow – cash flow and growth, and the recent media focus on prices has pushed cash…

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We tend to think of ghost towns as places where all the residents have long since packed up and gone, but in China some huge cities have recently been completed – built entirely on the opposite premise, that people will arrive. One such new ghost city is Kangbashi, located on the barren steppes of Inner…

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This is a tale of two visionaries which holds a message for property investors, because one of them was totally right and the other was completely wrong. The first visionary was Henry Hellyer, who was employed by the Van Diemen’s Land Company in the early 1800’s to find suitable sheep farming land in their recently…

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One of my children’s favourite stories was the Very Hungry Caterpillar. No matter how many times they heard the ending; there were always gasps of amazement when the caterpillar changed into a beautiful butterfly. What seemed like a miracle to them is actually a normal part of the life cycle of many insects, but it…