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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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…

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Will we have a mini boom later this year if Labor wins the election, as investors rush to buy established properties before the new tax rules take effect? Many commentators are predicting that investors will rush to buy established properties before the negative gearing and capital gains tax rules are changed if Labor wins the…

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Faced with the prospect of little price growth on the horizon, property investors are starting to see innovative get rich quick schemes being promoted which offer huge returns. It has always been true that if the property market can’t generate a return for investors from market driven growth, then investors can make some growth themselves….

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If it’s true that the best time to buy is at the bottom, then now might be a good time to buy Crypto currencies, especially Bitcoin, which has undergone a dramatic plunge in value over the last year. But will crypto prices fall further? Crypto currencies have lost more than $400 billion off their peak…

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There’s been a lot of chat lately about the eighteen-year real estate clock.  So much so, that it appears to be turning into an accepted truth about housing market performance. But is there really an eighteen-year clock? The promoters of the eighteen-year cycle claim that Western economies exhibit an 18-year real estate cycle which averages…

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People have enjoyed the companionship of animals for thousands of years, but can we protect their futures by leaving them property in our wills? Around two thirds of Australian homes have a pet of some sort. Not only do dogs and cats protect our homes from unwelcome visitors, they provide fun, friendship and give our…